Liquid Galaxy

A cluster of computers running Google Earth, Street View, and other panoramic applications to create an immersive experience.

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Overview

The Liquid Galaxy platform utilizes a cluster of computers, controllers, and multiple displays to provide an immersive panoramic experience. Starting as a Google 20% project, the Liquid Galaxy can now be found in over 50 permanent locations globally, as well as numerous conferences and events.

The core parts of the Liquid Galaxy are open source: scripts to sync the view across application instances, as well as scripts to adjust the viewing angle of a 3D rendered environment (such as Google Earth).

This website links to code repositories where you can find specific features, installation guides, and even blueprints to build your own display frame:

Below, you will also find a list of known issues on GitHub and a gallery of installations from around the world.

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The Liquid Galaxy combines several apps for viewing content as well as libraries to support those apps in a properly maintained system. The Liquid Galaxy can run on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems. Anecdotal evidence shows Linux to be the most stable.

End Point Corporation has developed an extensive new codebase of ROS (Robot Operating System) nodes to provide Liquid Galaxy functionality. This system is under active development and provides an organized framework for further extending the system.

The Liquid Galaxy combines several apps for viewing content as well as libraries to support those apps in a properly maintained system. The Liquid Galaxy can run on Linux, Apple, and Windows systems (note: anecdotal evidence shows Linux to be the most stable).

Liquid Galaxy GitHub

End Point Corporation has developed an extensive new codebase of ROS Nodes to provide Liquid Galaxy functionality. This system is under active development and provides an organized framework for further extending the system.

End Point LG ROS Nodes

Google Summer of Code Projects

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Documentation

Development on the Liquid Galaxy is an ongoing and current process, with contributors in many different regions globally. Configuration files, deployment guides, usage guides, and blueprints for physical build-out are all available on our wiki.

Liquid Galaxy wiki

Issues

Tell us about an issue you're having, or browse through solved issues.

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Showcase

Find a Liquid Galaxy near you, or browse photos of Liquid Galaxy installations below.