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Microsoft Research Releases Hotmaps

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  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    IF the world were to ever overflow with lava, Microsoft Research would have the maps for this new world first in the industry. Last April, Danyel Fisher, a Microsoft Researcher at Redmond developed a tool to create a paradox of looking at what we look at on online maps.
    “Hotmaps” is the name of this smart tool which uses internal Microsoft statistics to generate a heatmap overlay for Virtual Earth. Areas of interest on the map with the most views are given bright red spots whilst areas without much interest with not many views are given dark spots.
    Previously used for only research purposes, now the tool is freely available for the public to see how many people are looking at their house and neighbors.

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    That is a pretty interesting concept no doubt.
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    Well you could use it to see if someones spying on you :p
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    What is this? I downloaded it, but I don't understand what I'm looking at. Is this showing the temperature?
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    Its showing the places that people download maps or zoom in the most...I think :)
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    It shows where all of the porn servers are located.

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