—Five years ago we reported at AIPR on a nascent project to archive images from every webcam in the world and to develop algorithms to geo-locate, calibrate, and annotate this data. This archive of many outdoor scenes (AMOS) has now grown to include 28000 live outdoor cameras and over 630 million images. This is actively being used in projects ranging from… (More)
—The vast amount of public photographic data posted and shared on Facebook, Instragram and other forms of social media offers an unprecedented visual archive of the world. This archive captures events ranging from birthdays, trips, and graduations to lethal conflicts and human rights violations. Because this data is public, it has led to a new genre of… (More)
We present an extension to the widely used spectral angle metric, calculating an azimuthal angle around a reference vector. We demonstrate that it provides additional information, thus improving the classification ability of the spectral angle.