3D Map Data: the Digital Scaffold for the 21st Century



Edward Miller



In 1996, US president Bill Clinton announced that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be made available to civilians around the world. Over the years, GPS has helped to enable services like Google Maps, products like remote-controlled aeroplanes and even games like Pokemon Go.

20 years later, we are starting to see the emergence of a new type of positioning system, one with is based on computer vision. In this talk, we will look at some of the state-of-the-art mapping technologies which will pave the way for next-generation augmented reality for years to come.

Speaker Bio

Having worked in the field of interactive imagery (VR, AR & 360 video) for the past 7 years, Edward is now working to build city-scale localisation technology for augmented reality at Scape Technologies.

Starting his first VR company whilst studying Philosophy & Psychology at university, Edward has created interactive content for the likes of BBC, Jaguar, UEFA, NBCUniversal, ESNP, Vogue, Save the Children, NHS, Daily Mail and Royal Ballet.

In 2014, Edward notably produced 'Hong Kong Unrest', the first 360-degree news documentary designed for virtual reality, which covered the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. Later in 2015, Edward helped form 'Medical Realities', a new startup based upon medical training in virtual reality. In February, Edward helped Medical Realities launch the first 360-degree capture of a medical procedure for VR.