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April 21, 2011


I can give you a concrete example from this past Saturday. I attended the 175th Celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto reenactment in Houston. The reenactment took place on the other side of the park from where the Texians overran Santa Anna...so spent a god bit of time walking the stone markers listing these positions. I was taking GPS readings and pics looking back toward the San Jacinto monument on the rise. The battle opened up on the other side of the rise. I was trying to picture how fast the Texians would have approached the Mexican army position as they came over the rise. I would have loved to have the ability to easily understand the downward slope, much less with a bearing, see which unit came from which direction.

I can see several uses for this patent on historic battlefields. This could be helpful when we really start to see Augmented Reality. Preservationists might find this helpful in fighting urban encroachment on battlefields.

One additional use. I just finished redoing my yard's water irrigation system. This would have been handy on aligning my drawings of the trenches and sprinklers with my paper/digital notes.

Keep up the good work.

This would mean that you can not only know where you took it, but in which direction. Maybe this will be integrated nicely into iPhoto or Aperture, so you can start to build 3D environments out of your images

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