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dc.contributor.author Snavely, Noah
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Ross W.
dc.contributor.author Cho, Peter L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17T14:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-17T14:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.date.submitted 2010-04
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/58581
dc.description.abstract Recent work in computer vision has demonstrated the potential to automatically recover camera and scene geometry from large collections of uncooperatively-collected photos. At the same time, aerial ladar and Geographic Information System (GIS) data are becoming more readily accessible. In this paper, we present a system for fusing these data sources in order to transfer 3D and GIS information into outdoor urban imagery. Applying this system to 1000+ pictures shot of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, we present two proof-of-concept examples of geometry-based photo enhancement which are difficult to perform via conventional image processing: feature annotation and image-based querying. In these examples, high-level knowledge projects from 3D world-space into georegistered 2D image planes and/or propagates between different photos. Such automatic capabilities lay the groundwork for future real-time labeling of imagery shot in complex city environments by mobile smart phones. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Dept. of the Air Force (FA8721-05-C-0002) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher SPIE en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.849767 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source SPIE en_US
dc.subject computer vision en_US
dc.subject 3D reconstruction en_US
dc.subject ladar georegistration en_US
dc.subject knowledge transfer en_US
dc.title 3D exploitation of large urban photo archives en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Peter Cho, Noah Snavely, and Ross Anderson (2010). 3D exploitation of large urban photo archives. Proc. SPIE 7697: 769714/1-8. ©2010 COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Lincoln Laboratory en_US
dc.contributor.approver Anderson, Ross W.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Anderson, Ross W.
dc.contributor.mitauthor Cho, Peter L.
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering; v. 7697 en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Cho, Peter; Snavely, Noah; Anderson, Ross en


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