Need Statement
There is a need for a Natural Interaction interface for Google Earth and Google Earth Street View. This combination could serve to reduce reliance on GPS navigation devices, thereby eliminating a major distraction and increasing safety on the road.
Goals and Objectives
•Build a Natural Interaction Interface for Google Earth and Google Street View using the Microsoft Kinect.
•Allow the user to control the Google Earth interface using hand point tracking.
•Allow the user to control Google Earth Street View using skeleton tracking.
•Allow the user to move between modes and modify options using gesture recognition.
•Create an experience that may allow users to memorize routes more quickly.
•Make a fun and immersive experience for the user.
•Package the 3rd party software and our software in a manner that is easy to install, initiate and use.
•Encourage active use of electronics and software through a movement-dependent interface.


  • Final Presentation - May 4th, 2011 @ 1 p.m. in HRBB 131
    Final Deliverables due during final exam time (Tuesday May 10th, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
  • Video Demonstration Below is a video demonstration of our end results of our project.  The video covers the following: 1) Hand detection 2) Changing modes 3) Controlling each feature 4) Operating street ...
    Posted May 7, 2011, 10:53 AM by Cory Walker
  • Proof of Concept - Map Mode Demo We have successfully completed a demo for our map mode interface.  The user is currently allowed to control the map with four main features of pan, zoom, rotate, and tilt ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2011, 2:27 PM by Cory Walker
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