[OSM-talk] OpenTrailView 360 - StreetView-like application for hikers

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 1 12:26:44 UTC 2019


Hi

I was thinking of purchasing a 360 camera & assumed all would have this 
feature built in. I was clearly mistaken.

Can anyone recommend one which does?

Cheers
DaveF

On 01/06/2019 04:58, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> A neat thing you can do is infill the base of the image where your
> hand/body/head are to make it less distracting. For example all my 360
> images on Mapillary do this ->
> https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/xfQGW4eK_ntjhRNyXDW5bQ
>
> The script I use for this is
> https://github.com/andrewharvey/lg360-mapillary-helpers/blob/master/lg360_inpaint
> which
> uses gmic's inpaint capabilities
> http://gmic.eu/reference.shtml#inpaint_matchpatch. The script takes a
> black/white mask, then patches that part of the image on a thumbnail sized
> image (to make it faster) then composites that into the final output.
>
> On Fri, 31 May 2019 at 21:49, Nick Whitelegg <nick.whitelegg at solent.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>> Some of you are probably aware that way back in 2010 I started developing
>> OpenTrailView , which aims to be a StreetView-like web application but
>> focusing on off-road routes such as hiking trails, with crowd-sourced
>> panoramas.
>>
>>
>> Recently, due to the increasing availability of 360 cameras and the
>> appearance of mature panorama APIs (e.g. Pannellum) and client-side routing
>> APIs (GeoJSON Path Finder) I have restarted work on OpenTrailView and did
>> an initial presentation at FOSDEM 2019 back in February.
>>
>>
>> Since then I have done further work and OpenTrailView, while still
>> incomplete, is in a state where I believe it's ready to start receiving
>> contributions.
>>
>>
>> It's available at
>>
>> https://www.opentrailview.org/
>>
>>
>> You can get an idea of how it allows you to 'walk' along OSM ways by
>> navigating in the default area (Southampton Common). There are also some
>> panoramas available close to Fernhurst, West Sussex (lat 51.05, lon -0.72).
>> There's a Nominatim search available if you switch to 'map' mode (see the
>> map icon).
>>
>>
>> If you signup and then login, you can contribute your own 360 panos.
>> Obviously follow the usual privacy considerations (no faces, no car number
>> plates) - panos will be moderated before they go live to ensure they do not
>> have any privacy violations amongst other things.
>>
>>
>> The key thing about this version is that it will use underlying OSM data
>> to auto-connect panoramas. This was not done on any previous version.
>>
>>
>> However, note that while the site will accept panos anywhere in the world,
>> at present, the auto-connection facility will only work in *Europe* plus
>> Turkey (I am using the Europe Geofabrik extract), as my server currently
>> only stores European data. Nonetheless I have had a possible offer of
>> helping with hosting costs so expansion to the entire world could well
>> happen soon.
>>
>>
>> The maps provided are rather basic, showing only highways, coastlines and
>> a few selected POIs, this is due to server capacity constraints. If anyone
>> is aware of a tile server I can use legitimately as a replacement, without
>> violating the usage policy, please let me know.
>>
>>
>> In similar style to OSM, panos will be copyright 'OTV360 contributors' and
>> licensed under CC-by-SA. IANAL but this seems to be the most common
>> practice.
>>
>>
>> Do remember once again that this is an unfinished product but it is now in
>> a state where I believe it is of interest to contributors.
>>
>>
>> Gitlab: https://gitlab.com/nickw1/opentrailview/
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Nick
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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