Create dimensioned floor plans from pictures using your iPhone

TUAW’s Steven Sands reports on a new iPhone app that automatically creates dimensioned floor plans from photos:

A French-Canadian development company, Sensopia, has just released an app that takes the work out of creating floor plans. Sensopia’s MagicPlan works with the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch. To build a floor plan, you go into each room and take a picture of each corner of the room. By doing that, MagicPlan measures the walls and doors in the room, and it creates a floor plan of each room. You then slide the rooms into their proper location by dragging them on the screen, and MagicPlan aligns the rooms and manages the thickness of the walls. Finally, furniture and photos can be added to show what the actual house or apartment looks like, and geotagging information is attached.


Below is a video showcasing the app, which is available in both free and paid versions: