Mapjack.com wearable street-view rig found…

Mapjacker finally captured...

I recently discovered the high-quality street view experience of Mapjack.com, and learned that their virtual experience extended beyond the roads, and onto narrow alleys as well as even indoors.

That beats Google Street View which has so far been limited to vehicle-mounted panorama cameras as seen here.

Having heard that Mapjack’s street-view rig was wearable, I was determined to find pictures of their setup. After a bit of flickr diving, I hit the jackpot…

On the left is a photograph of whom I believe to be the “mapjacker” (hat tip warzauwynn). You see him complete with his wearable computer setup, overhead panoramic camera, video monocle, and a Playstation controller at his waist. Recently the military mentioned that game controllers make for ergonomic input devices. Here’s a closer image of the “mapjacker” captured by davidyuweb.

The capture even shows the junction he was at, so I went on Mapjack to find the actual panorama captured by him. Aside from a time difference between both images, I believe what you see on the right is exactly what was being captured by him that day.

As expected, Mapjack experienced the same ethical and privacy issues as Google. Just check out the images they had to remove from their trip in sin city Pattaya, Thailand.

If they ever need more cyborgs to capture the lay of the land, I’d gladly help! Definitely wish I could build one.

57 thoughts on “Mapjack.com wearable street-view rig found…

  1. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  2. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  3. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  4. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  5. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  6. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  7. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  8. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  9. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  10. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  11. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  12. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  13. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  14. man…that was the first thing on my mind when i first saw Google Streetview…things are bound to get more granular… going from road level to narrow pedestrian streets to inside shopping malls…the “views” would be so linked-up that the entire world (and i'm talking abt every square meter of space, at different vertical levels) will be entirely seamless…

    there sld be ton of interesting apps one can build with such a wide-scale virtual snapshot of the real world…

    btw, u sld check out these 2 sites here (if u haven't done it already):
    http://sh.city8.com/
    http://shanghai.edushi.com/

    the Chinese are amazing!

  15. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  16. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  17. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  18. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  19. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  20. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  21. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  22. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  23. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  24. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  25. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  26. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  27. That's no Mapjacker. That's Immersive Media. I work for them, and use the same system. If you want details, feel free to write me back. And Mixie says to tell you that she sent me. She held that very camera in her hand…

    Pablo

  28. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  29. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  30. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  31. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  32. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  33. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  34. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  35. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  36. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  37. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  38. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  39. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

  40. Sorry, this is not Mapjack-related in any way.
    This is a Immersive Media operator as you can see by the system they use for imagery, the backpack and controller. 200% sure.

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