Microsoft labs awhile back released a few visualization tools that might
be of interest:
1. Deepzoom: quickly explore gigapixel sized images and collections of
Here's one of my favorite examples of Yosemite valley:
And the classic Hard Rock Memorabilia site:
3. Photosynth - really innovative but perhaps limited in it's scope.
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Examples of visual searching or browsing
Dear fans of cool Web-ness,
I'm looking for examples of projects that use visual(=largely non-text
non-numeric) interfaces to let patrons browse/search collections. Things
like the GeoSearch on North Carolina Maps, or projects that use
Simile's Timeline or Exhibit widgets to provide access to collections
(e.g., what's described here:
, or in-the-wild uses of Recollection. I'm less interested in knowing
about tools (although I'm never *uninterested* in finding out about cool
tools) than about production or close-to-production sites that are
making good use of these or similar tools to provide visual, non-linear
access to collections. Who's doing slick stuff in this area that
deserves a look?
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