Norway's Largest Marketplace Website Goes Live With C3's 3D Streets

Oct 29, 2010, 09:00 ET from C3 Technologies

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FINN, Norway's largest marketplace for buying and selling goods on the Internet, is now using C3 Technologies' 3D Streets so users of the eBay-like site can quickly find and see a location or local business as they would if they were standing on the street.

"What you're now seeing on the FINN.no site are not the flat, 2-dimentional photos that you get with most other providers," said Mattias Astrom, C3 Technologies CEO. "These are true 3D models so everything on the screen – streets, buildings, trees and objects – is 360 degrees exploreable.  It's the world as it really is."

C3 Technologies is the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, offering photo-realistic models of the world for search, navigation and geographic information systems.  

FINN.no (Finn is the Norwegian word for Find), with more than 2.4 million unique users per week – 50% of all inhabitants in Norway – has been using C3's Realistic 3D City Models of 12 Norwegian cities for nearly two years.  Now it has added 3D Streets for 10 of those cities using C3's Flash viewer.

Beyond zoom, rotating and seamlessly panning through Norway's streets, C3's 3D Streets makes it possible to show both the address for the photo position of a panoramic image as well as the address for anywhere the cursor is pointed on the screen. This is possible because C3's panoramic images are applied to 3-dimentional depth maps that contain the exact longitude and latitude for every pixel.  

"C3 is redefining mapping as you know it today," said Astrom.

To experience C3's 3D Streets in action go to http://kart.finn.no/gatebilder

About C3 Technologies

C3 Technologies is the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, offering photo-realistic models of the world for search, navigation and geographic information systems. Since 2007 when it was spun out of the aerospace and defense company Saab AB, venture-backed C3 has redefined mapping by applying previously classified image processing technology to the development of 3D maps as a platform for new social and commercial applications. The Sweden-based company's automated software and advanced algorithms enable C3 to rapidly assemble extremely precise 3D models, and seamlessly integrate them with traditional 2D maps, satellite images, street level photography and user generated images, that together are forever changing how people use maps and explore the world. Experience the world the way is really is, was and could be at www.c3technologies.com.

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