The idea - to map TLV in 3D using photogeometry.
We maintain the data on official TAMI superclusters and release it as emperors of the digital realm.
what already exists
metroscape has 3d models of a few tens of bldgs in tlv
googearth has also a few tens of tlv buildings
will goog come and nail it all down ? if we scoop them we get to ride in the google helicopter.
The 3d scanners such as mantis and kinect are apparently not set up for long ranges like 10-50m which is what we're after to get buildings. Satellite photos probably are not of help here due to shallow angles and probable closed source-ness. A quadcopter may be of use but would take massive time and batteries. Rough order of magnitude of the problem:
one street every 50m
about 20km^2 of area in TLV
--> 800 km of street in TLV
--> a car / bike mounted 3d scanner is needed.
from several cameras with known relative angles and baseline, reconstruct 3d info using known algorithms
try to obtain 3d info from a large-ified kinect hack
it is possible to build a massive structured light rig, using a 3000+ ansi projector and a DSLR.
see here > https://code.google.com/p/structured-light/