Beyond GPS: Determining the camera viewing direction of a geotagged image

Minwoo Park, Jiebo Luo, Robert T. Collins, Yanxi Liu

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Abstract

Increasingly, geographic information is being associated with personal photos. Recent research results have shown that the additional global positioning system (GPS) information helps visual recognition for geotagged photos by providing location context. However, the current GPS data only identifies the camera location, leaving the viewing direction uncertain. To produce more precise location information, i.e. the viewing direction for geotagged photos, we utilize both Google Street View and Google Earth satellite images. Our proposed system is two-pronged: 1) visual matching between a user photo and any available street views in the vicinity determine the viewing direction, and 2) when only an overhead satellite view is available, near-orthogonal view matching between the user photo and satellite imagery computes the viewing direction. Experimental results have shown the promise of the proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMM'10 - Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference
Pages631-634
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event18th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2010, MM'10 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 29 2010

Publication series

NameMM'10 - Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference

Other

Other18th ACM International Conference on Multimedia ACM Multimedia 2010, MM'10
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period10/25/1010/29/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Park, M., Luo, J., Collins, R. T., & Liu, Y. (2010). Beyond GPS: Determining the camera viewing direction of a geotagged image. In MM'10 - Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference (pp. 631-634). (MM'10 - Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference). https://doi.org/10.1145/1873951.1874038