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Method and System for Building Map Search Index by Extracting Features from a Street View image

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237400D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 237K

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Zordius Chen: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for building a map search index by extracting features like text, object, color, texture, shape etc., from a street view image. The system enhances search experience for users, and enables the users in discovering more unknown information from the image. Using the map search index, the method and system enables the users to perform text based search in either street view, or in an augmented reality view.

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Method and System for Building Map Search Index by Extracting Features from a Street View image

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for building a map search index by extracting features like text, object, color, texture, shape etc., from a street view image.  The system enhances search experience for users, and enables the users in discovering more unknown information from the image.  Using the map search index, the method and system enables the users to perform text based search in either street view, or in an augmented reality view.

Description

A method and system is disclosed for building a map search index by extracting features like text, object, color, texture, shape etc., from a street view image.  The system enhances search experience for users, and enables the users in discovering more unknown information from the image.  Using the map search index, the method and system enables the users to perform text based search in either street view, or in an augmented reality view.

Fig.1 illustrates a block diagram of the system as disclosed herein.

Fig. 1

In accordance with the method and system, an image is obtained either from a geo-tagged image database or a set of street view images.  Thereafter, the system extracts features like text, object, color, texture, shape etc., from the image.  Subsequently, the features are imported into a map search index database.  The map search index database categorizes information in terms of places of interest (POI), place...