Handling Urban Location Recognition as a 2D Homothetic Problem

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Handling Urban Location Recognition as a 2D Homothetic Problem
Abstract. We address the problem of large scale place-of-interest recognition in cell phone images of urban scenarios. Here, we go beyond what has been shown in earlier approaches by exploiting the nowadays often available 3D building information (e.g. from extruded floor plans) and massive street-view like image data for database creation. Exploiting vanishing points in query images and thus fully removing 3D rotation from the recognition problem allows then to simplify the feature invariance to a pure homothetic problem, which we show leaves more discriminative power in feature descriptors than classical SIFT. We rerank visual word based document queries using a fast stratified homothetic verification that is tailored for repetitive patterns like window grids on facades and in most cases boosts the correct document to top positions if it was in the short list. Since we exploit 3D building information, the approach finally outputs the camera pose in real world coordinates ready fo...
Added 13 Jul 2010
Updated 13 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ECCV
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