"The idea is just to take a collection of pictures taken of the same location. Not necessarily at the same time. And the software automatically determines where in space the pictures were taken from and creates a 3D map of the environment in which the pictures were taken. So you can sort of navigate the space and walk through it. We've also developed some techniques for effectively assembling a large number of photographs and creating what amounts to a super photograph. We call it HD View of an environment. Multi giga pixel images for example of the city of Seattle, where you can go very deep into the photograph and see very tiny objects or step out and see the whole panorama." Microsoft, by the way, has developed a new format for digital images called HD Photo…that it hopes will compete with or replace the JPEG standard. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.