Spot The Christmas Landmark...
Recognise a well known landmark from a 3D aerial movie on the Tracklogs site and you could land an aerial photography CDROM every single day between now and Christmas Eve.
Posted: 1 December 2005
The nice people over at TrackLogs generally run a Christmas
compeition on their site. Usually it involves dashing round the
country taking snaps of landmarks, but this year you can do it all
from your desktop.
from today, 1 December, every day at 12 noon, a new 3D aerial movie
of a well known UK landmark will be appearing on the Tracklogs
Digital Mapping site. All you have to do is decide where the movie is
taken and the first correct answer will win a daily prize.
The daily prize is a site centred 60km x 60km TrackLogs Digital
Mapping Aerial Photography CDROM centred on the landmark location
(SRP £48.00). That's over £1000 worth of prize maps. The
game starts today, 1st December. and runs right up until Christmas
The Technical Bit
Apparently the movies that form the centrepiece of the competition
were generated using TrackLogs Digital Mapping v3 software. Elevation
data from NASA is combined with visual terrains from TrackLogs Aerial
Photography to produce real world 3D models.
TrackLogs Aerial Photography products were launched earlier this
year and include seamless aerial photography of the UK taken by
aerial survey at 5,000ft. The aerial photography data is fully
georeferenced to allow route planning and navigation and is best used
with an equivalent TrackLogs Ordnance Survey digital map. Complete
coverage of England and Wales is available now with data for Scotland
expected just as soon as the Scottish weather clears.
You can find the competition at www.tracklogs.co.uk
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I had exactly the same experience as Dave has just described.
Plus it didn't take long for today's competition to close, so unless you're on the dot of 12 each day it'll hardly be worth a look.
Nice idea, but not as satisfying as finding the Alpkid!
Posted: 01/12/2005 at 12:51