Location-based Services using Image Search

Pieter-Paulus Vertongen, Dan Witzner Hansen

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Recent developments in image search has made them sufficiently efficient to be used in real-time applications. GPS has become a popular navigation tool. While GPS information provide reasonably good accuracy, they are not always present in all hand held devices nor are they accurate in all situations, for example in urban environments. We propose a system to provide location-based services using image searches without requiring GPS. The goal of this system is to assist tourists in cities with additional information using their mobile phones and built-in cameras. Based upon the result of the image search engine and database image location knowledge, the location is determined of the query image and associated data can be presented to the user.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision
Number of pages6
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1913-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventWACV 2008. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, 2008. -
Duration: 2 Jul 2010 → …


ConferenceWACV 2008. IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, 2008.
Period02/07/2010 → …
SeriesIEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision


  • Image search
  • Location-based services
  • Mobile augmented reality
  • Urban navigation
  • Tourist assistance


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