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The Times (UK): Computer recreates 3D scenes of crimes

Thanks to mark henson
for this link.

“RE-ENACTMENTS of crimes in virtual reality will allow the
police to “fly” around the scene of a crime to search for new
clues.

“Greater Manchester Police are experimenting with a system being
developed at Manchester University that can recreate a
three-dimensional crime scene from police photographs and video
footage.”

The software, named Maverik, “is available as
source code and should compile on any UNIX systems that has OpenGL
(and/or IrisGL on SGI’s) and X11 libraries.”

“Maverik is known to run on GNU/Linux (using Mesa 3.0)…”


Complete story
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