Visual summaries of popular landmarks from community photo collections

@article{Chen2009VisualSO,
  title={Visual summaries of popular landmarks from community photo collections},
  author={Wei-Chao Chen and Agathe Battestini and Natasha Gelfand and Vidya Setlur},
  journal={2009 Conference Record of the Forty-Third Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers},
  year={2009},
  pages={1248-1255}
}
We present a novel data-driven algorithm that leverages online image repositories such as Flickr for automatically generating tourist maps. Our hypothesis is that, given a large enough dataset of images with geo-based metadata, clusters of matching images from that dataset tend to provide reliable cues as to what the popular tourist spots may be. Our algorithm takes the geographical area of interest as input and retrieves geotagged photos from online photo collections. By clustering the photos… CONTINUE READING
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