Rip Van Recker

I am really going a bit crazy here. It has been almost ten years since I last used panoramic imaging software. As I have ramped up my efforts to finish Virtual Antietam, I spent this evening looking at the upgraded versions of the software I used 'way back when.' Well, I was expecting great things, but I was not really prepared for how great things have gotten. 

Integration with Google Maps has gotten almost seamless. Different output formats such as HTML5 allow panos to play on iPhones. EFIX data integrated into the images makes linking scenes together much easier and much more accurate.

The funny thing is that all of these technologies are happening outside of Drupal, yet just today I made a huge leap with Drupal-based mapping. So, although I have been steeped in great software every day for ages, I feel as though I just woke up from a decade long nap and everything is different.

Reminds me of the first time I saw a universal remote control. I thought, this changes everything!