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Point and Click on the Real World

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Cellphones have recently come equipped with maps and GPS capabilities. Now cellphones users in Japan can point their cellphone cameras at buildings in the real world and click on them to get information about what’s happening there. According to a press release, “With Mapion Local Search, users can walk down virtually any street in Japan and point at over 700,000 buildings, retailers, restaurants, banks, or historical sites to instantly retrieve information on what they are looking at, or find what they are looking for just by pointing their phone.” Visit the GeoVector site for a demo of the product.

Another indication of the way things are moving: the real world becomes a virtual world.

By way of engadget

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