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Traversing Complex Environments Using Time-Indexed High-Dynamic-Range Panoramas

Theme: Complexity and Accessibility
Hall H

This system demonstrates practical capture and display of multi-viewpoint, synchronized time-lapse panoramas in high dynamic range. The capture technique performed well during demanding archaeological site work at Chichén Itzá, México, for the National Science Foundation project Maya Skies.

The demonstration features a novel viewer that allows the user to quickly traverse the image data generated by the capture system via embedded links drawn in the interface. In timed tests, users are able to identify environmental elements and search for scene features much more rapidly using this system instead of a typical image viewer, and the time advantage scales as the database size increases.

Kevin Cain