Virtual vacation iternary visualizer
Number of Teammates Desired: 2
Description of Idea:
The application called virtual vacation and is intended to help users visualize the breath taking views offered by any travel route or point that they choose. The idea is to allow the user to select a path of travel by drawing a line on a map or connecting points to create their desired travel route. Using the geo information from this and keywords pertaining to the users interests we can create a timeline of visual images for sights and activities the user can engage in on this travel route. In the future coupled with more information from sites like trip advisor we will be able to make an entire suggested travel that you can virtually experience.
Description of Data: The data will mainly comprise of geo coded flicker images. Flicker contains a database of over 150 million geo coded images see here . This included with the face that we can get detailed information about the popularity and associated tags for an image will provided a rich data source to construct a meaningful visual.
Additional Information: I can work with the api and server side components but will want someone who can do a good job with working using core graphics and design tools to not just design but effectively implement the user interaction of the flicker image timeline.