Tim Holt has created a web app that combines the 2004 DARPA Grand
Challenge waypoint data with aerial images from the Terrasoft database
to create an interactive
aerial map of the Grand Challenge course. You can explore the map or
jump directly to a waypoint of your choice. Images are at the 1
meter/pixel scale, and max off-track distance is
represented to scale.
That's an 8 minute MPEG movie of the entire course being "driven". The
movie speeds up and slows down depending on the max course speed.
David Anderson brought a CD with the full-course MPEG to the
DPRG meeting last Tuesday night and we watched it run through a couple
of times. The number of way points and the speed limits changes
(some of which seem a bit weird) make it hard to believe anyone could
win the contest as-is. We were pretty sure even a human driver couldn't
the way points and keep the speed inside the constantly changing limits.