Accurate Image Localization Based on Google Maps Street View

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Accurate Image Localization Based on Google Maps Street View
Abstract. Finding an image’s exact GPS location is a challenging computer vision problem that has many real-world applications. In this paper, we address the problem of finding the GPS location of images with an accuracy which is comparable to hand-held GPS devices.We leverage a structured data set of about 100,000 images build from Google Maps Street View as the reference images. We propose a localization method in which the SIFT descriptors of the detected SIFT interest points in the reference images are indexed using a tree. In order to localize a query image, the tree is queried using the detected SIFT descriptors in the query image. A novel GPS-tag-based pruning method removes the less reliable descriptors. Then, a smoothing step with an associated voting scheme is utilized; this allows each query descriptor to vote for the location its nearest neighbor belongs to, in order to accurately localize the query image. A parameter called Confidence of Localization which is based on ...
Added 14 Aug 2010
Updated 14 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ECCV
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