3D image geo-registration using vision-based modeling

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3D image geo-registration using vision-based modeling
Image geo-registration is the process of relating a photograph and its pose to referenced world coordinates. The application is relevant, especially to the social networking, photo-sharing, and intelligence communities, where the locations of objects of interest are to be determined. This paper proposes an algorithm that identifies and geo-registers query photographs in the absence of any meta-data that are spatially co-located with training sets of user-collected images. Training images construct a 3D model using inherent structure from motion between images. Using SIFT features, the 3D model fuses co-located points and generates an averaged SIFT comparison feature. This paper also advises on training set augmentation to mitigate deleterious illumination, seasonal, and weather effects by introducing methods of merging separate point clouds. As such, probability of detection (and therefore, registration performance) is enhanced. After the 3D model is generated, each test photograph i...
Karl Ni, Zachary Sun, Nadya Bliss
Added 21 Aug 2011
Updated 21 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Karl Ni, Zachary Sun, Nadya Bliss
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