Photosynth can create 3D models out of photos

Whoa, this is cool, apparently it creates 3D models from images uploaded.  Given that we’ve the ability to tag photos, location, and time, this could easily be a great way to create 3D worlds.

Imagine what happens when this ties with Second life, flickr, image recognition like Riya, and Google maps.

If you don’t want to download all the plugins and application, watch this video, there’s a few other videos on the page such as this demo of St Peter’s Basilica (I was there last fall). Or try photosynth for yourself, (You’ll need IE)

I wish I could do this for my pictures of Nijo Castle I just took yesterday, it’s the old former capital of Japan, occupied by the feudal lords called Shoguns.