When is geolocation coming to Sketchfab? Altizure may eat your lunch!


(Aleahy) #1

Altizure seems to be working on an 'Altizure Earth' to aid in discovery of places which have been 3d imaged with drones...

https://www.altizure.com/features#altizure/2

When is geolocating/rectifying coming to Sketchfab :slight_smile:

Andrew | Western Sydney University


#2

We have an experiment here :slight_smile:

https://labs.sketchfab.com/experiments/map/


#3

cc @mauricesvay


(Aleahy) #4

I can see where to add 'geo' tags, but where do you add the coordinates?

"Coordinates:
-33.7685168117906, 150.72941780090332

Tags for Sketchfab:
Required: meta_geo, geo_r3gpvutu1upy
Optional: geo_r, geo_r3, geo_r3g, geo_r3gp, geo_r3gpv"

Note 13 decimal places in the lat&long is WAY to precise.
This pinpoints a location to sub-atom accuracy!

Cheers, Andrew


(Mauricesvay) #5

We don't support georeferencing for models, and I don't think it's on our short-term roadmap.
Could you tell us a bit more about what it would enable you to do?


(Aleahy) #6

Go to https://www.altizure.com/earth zoom down to the bottom of the pins.

A globe/map-based discovery for the virtual heritage people would be awesome.

Google Earth used to be a good place for this when they ran the 3DWarehouse for user-contributed models. They closed that down a few years ago when it was clear photogrammetry was going to win for city-scale models. But there are lots of parts of the world that may never end up with 3d meshes in Google Earth, and there's certainly no path now for user contributed models onto a public globe.

Altizure is from Everest Innovation a start up out of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology https://www.everest-innovation.com/

Cheers, Andrew | Western Sydney University