I have refrained from mentioning the gossip on the Google heads up display engadget has one of the best reviews, but its just getting to much, so here goes. The video below came on stream, yesterday and its already, as I type, got 473,000 hits, so some one has clocked it, but I doubt they have sat back an thought, other than cool, where can I buy, my social networking is going to get so much better, but this morning I did sit back and think for a while, for the Architectural Technologist this has to be a little more interesting than just some of the points in the video, like mail, photo and camera work. for instance, can I overlay my own drawings on the screen as I walk, making notes, live to my office staff. Will it bring up construction notes and building reg info on request.
So much I can see this being used for, but and here is the massive but, what format will it be accepted in, Google already has Sketchup, and I can see the vision, that they had now, some one was thinking so far into the future, at Google, maps, buildings construction information, all this could be in Sketchup, so easy, and why bother with any one else’s CAD format, when Sketchup can do so much, and what it can’t do yet like BIM info and the more sophisticated data work we are used to in Vantagepoint Cartographics with Vectorworks, why not introduce export functions.
But be sure for what ever reason you use your particular brand of CAD, be sure its compatible with Sketchup, google Earth and what ever else Google comes up with regarding data.
As a last though, and probably one of many I will add throughout the day on Google+, will it recognise QR codes of specific materials and bring up manufacturer info, not thats useful, the symbols need not be big, just enough for Google software to pickup,,,,,,,,,,,, more on my Google+ +steve Scaysbrook
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