The text presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in large-scale visual geo-localization, and discusses the emerging trends in this area.
Author: Amir R. Zamir
This timely and authoritative volume explores the bidirectional relationship between images and locations. The text presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in large-scale visual geo-localization, and discusses the emerging trends in this area. Valuable insights are supplied by a pre-eminent selection of experts in the field, into a varied range of real-world applications of geo-localization. Topics and features: discusses the latest methods to exploit internet-scale image databases for devising geographically rich features and geo-localizing query images at different scales; investigates geo-localization techniques that are built upon high-level and semantic cues; describes methods that perform precise localization by geometrically aligning the query image against a 3D model; reviews techniques that accomplish image understanding assisted by the geo-location, as well as several approaches for geo-localization under practical, real-world settings.