Vectorial Elevation glitters Vancouver - Powered by Google Maps and Google Earth

Opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics are just days away and the city of Vancouver glitters in festivity. Its nightly sky has been adorned with 20 robotic searchlights at “Vectorial Elevation” powered by Google Maps and Google Earth APIs. It’s an interactive artwork that allows users to direct powerful light beams and transform Vancouver’s […]

Opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics are just days away and the city of Vancouver glitters in festivity. Its nightly sky has been adorned with 20 robotic searchlights at “Vectorial Elevation” powered by Google Maps and Google Earth APIs. It’s an interactive artwork that allows users to direct powerful light beams and transform Vancouver’s skyline between February 4 - 28, 2010. Users submit designs together with name, location and dedication or comments. The project automatically creates a personal webpage for each participant, documenting his or her contribution with views from 4 project webcams. With a 15 Km visibility radius, installation intends to blend the virtual space of Internet with one of the most emblematic public spaces in Vancouver. User selections and configuration of search lights’re adjusted using jQuery JavaScript library and Maps API, and are dynamically reflected in the 3D Earth view using Earth API.

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