Gone are the days where expensive LiDAR equipment is needed to create 3D models. Now all you need is your smartphone and the Travel Trails Android app to contribute points to a crowd sourced collection of 3D models that you can view on your phone. Check out some of our unique features.
We fuse user photos into photorealistic 3D models of landmarks and monuments. Users can download the Android app to contribute images and view models on their phone.
We provide a heatmap overlay on each model to highlight areas that are low resolution. Users can then enhance the quality by including those areas in their photos.
Looking to interact with virtual models in new ways? Our models can be exported and post-processed into game assets, 3D printable objects, VR/AR experiences, and more!
Austin is a senior at GW and will be graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science, with a double major in math. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant and published researcher at GW. After graduating he will be working on the Program Analysis team at Semgrep, Inc.
For Travel Trails, Austin worked on setting up the backend server in a Kubernetes cluster, the flask API, and post processing of COLMAP's point clouds.
Jonathan is a senior at GW and will be graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant at GW and has been an active member of Design/Build/Fly. After graduating, he will be starting a two year Masters in Robotics program to pursue his interest in robotic perception and autonomy.
For Travel Trails, Jonathan worked on utilizing 3D reconstruction software (COLMAP) to create high resolution point clouds generated from user and internet images.
Ryan Hudson is a senior at GW and will be graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology. During his time at GW, he completed a non-technical track in Law & Crime and interned at the US District Court for the District of Columbia. After graduating, he will be pursuing a Juris Doctor and subsequently, a career in patent law.
For Travel Trails, Ryan worked on front end development, designing and building the Android application that users interact with.
We would also like to give a special thanks to our Industry Mentor, John Shepherd, for his generous support and critical insight throughout the ideation and development cycle.