Tuesday, November 30, 2004


Photo Recognition Software Gives Location

Roberto Cipolla and Duncan Robertson have developed a program that can match a photograph of a building to a database of images. The database contains a three-dimensional representation of the real-life street, so the software can work out where the user is standing to within one metre.
This is an old article (4/04), but the idea is pretty crazy. If these scientist-folks can create a scalable solution that actually works, they'll have something I'd be willing to pay $0 for on a regular basis. Seriously, if it was free, wouldn't we all play with it for at least a day or two?

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