Transitioning between top-down maps and local navigation of reconstructed 3-D scenes

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PATENT NO 8624902
APP PUB NO 20110187723A1
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12699896

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Technologies are described herein for transitioning between a top-down map of a reconstructed structure within a 3-D scene and an associated local-navigation display. An application transitions between the top-down map and the local-navigation display by animating a view in a display window over a period of time while interpolating camera parameters from values representing a starting camera view to values representing an ending camera view. In one embodiment, the starting camera view is the top-down map view and the ending camera view is the camera view associated with a target photograph. In another embodiment, the starting camera view is the camera view associated with a currently-viewed photograph in the local-navigation display and the ending camera view is the top-down map.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30895

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Chen, Billy Bellevue, US 50 481
Dawson, Mark Ruane Sammamish, US 2 6
Dughi, Jonathan Robert Bainbridge Island, US 4 33
Gedye, David Maxwell Seattle, US 6 40
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2143
Podolak, Joshua Seattle, US 2 6

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