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Topic: Will Photosynth or Bing ever offer a public Location Matching API like R/WW

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I'm just curious as to whether Bing plans to offer a public location matching API (like you guys were building with your Read/Write World project before that disbanded and a large part of the team left Microsoft) whether that's branded as a Photosynth service or not.

It seems like services like Flickr could really benefit by having such an API to call to get GPS coordinates for un-geotagged photos or even to refine the GPS coordinates of images which have been geotagged or get camera pose information.

I believe that I've seen images on Flickr with verbage to the effect that the location had been provided by Google, so it would seem that you guys have a reason to compete on this front.

I guess I'm not just asking about only matching images. 
I was excited at R/WW's vision of visually linking photos, panos, synths, videos, etc. to each other and miss that vision and ambition.
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
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