This may be a bit late, but so goes the tide of the blogosphere.
A video from this year’s TED conference has been making the web-rounds recently, and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome.
It’s a live video demo of some new Microsoft technology called Photosynth. It’s partially a new way to organize and search for photos, but at about 3:50 the demo gets really incredible when it scans tagged Flickr photos to build a fully 3-D model of the Notre Dame cathedral.
They’ve got a very early beta demo available for download, if you’re running a decently powered Windows machine.
Until the final build is released, check this thing out and know we’re one step closer to having fully navigable 3-D trail maps at our keyboard fingertips.