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3D Map of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in January 28th Editions of USA Today

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 12:38 PM

According to the latest issue of USA Today, a three-dimensional Wizarding World of Harry Potter map is set to be included in the January 28th issue of the national newspaper.  The small, front page article, which can be seen right here in our Image Galleries, relates:

"With a computer, webcam, and the newspaper, you can a three-dimensional sneak peek at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort before its opening in spring 2010.
By rotating a printed map in the newspaper in front of your webcam, you can take a closer look at the entire area from all sides and angels through augmented-reality technology."
The paper goes on to say, by using this webcam viewing system, newspaper readers will be able to utilize this feature:
  • Hogwarts castle will appear.
  • Hold the map closer to your webcam and explore Hogsmeade village. 
  • See where the Hogwarts Express has just arrived. 
  • Blow on your computer's microphone, and the banners on the map will wave. 
Anyone able to scan the 3D map of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, please do so, and send word into

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80450 Points

My webcam is dead!

Posted by Won_Two on January 22, 2010, 08:29 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

It’s awesome! And I’m practically sure that nobody have never done anything like this! It will be great if someone can scan it!

Posted by Pollytomat on January 22, 2010, 08:35 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

However, I still don’t understand how it works from the technical point of view… It’s a reall magic for me)))

Posted by Pollytomat on January 22, 2010, 08:43 AM report to moderator
4852 Points


Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 22, 2010, 09:16 AM report to moderator
2525 Points


Posted by The Nerd on January 22, 2010, 09:36 AM report to moderator
668 Points

That sounds so cool, I want that map.

Posted by Little Deatheater on January 22, 2010, 09:45 AM report to moderator
340 Points

this is just like what hank green had in a vlog from a while back. It is sorta cool.

Posted by hrrypttrfn328 on January 22, 2010, 11:13 AM report to moderator
340 Points

this is just like what hank green had in a vlog from a while back. It is sorta cool.

Posted by hrrypttrfn328 on January 22, 2010, 11:13 AM report to moderator
180 Points

That’s soooo cool and I’m thinking about crying because I don’t have a webcam… sobs at missing out on the HP amazingness

Posted by phoenixortheflame on January 22, 2010, 11:37 AM report to moderator
1435 Points

Apparently I need to steal a webcam from somebody?

Posted by Sauvium ROAR!? on January 22, 2010, 11:39 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

That’s kinda cool but it’s not like it’s anything new compared to what we already know.

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on January 22, 2010, 12:06 PM report to moderator
1599 Points

wow! that sounds so crazycool! i’m about to go and get that asap!!! :D

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on January 22, 2010, 12:33 PM report to moderator
222 Points

Oh my goodness! I can’t wait!!

Posted by Snakems on January 22, 2010, 12:55 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I will be certain to pick up a copy of the newspaper next week. This feature looks like it will prove to be a fantastic experience for all interested fans.

Posted by Kirk on January 22, 2010, 01:29 PM report to moderator
4565 Points

I am definitely going to have to remember this next week. Most likely I will forget but I am going to put it on my calendar now in hopes of remembering. I think I need a rememberall. LOL

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 22, 2010, 02:29 PM report to moderator
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