Google Landmark Recognition Demo
This demo presents a global landmark recognition engine consisting of 5486 landmarks from 1259 cities in 144 countries, which is based on our following paper on CVPR 2009 (we have more than 50,000 landmarks now):
Tour the World: Building a Web-Scale Landmark Recognition Engine.
Yantao Zheng, Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ulrich Buddemeier, Alessandro
Bissacco, Fernando Brucher, Tat-Seng Chua, and Hartmut Neven
This work was performed at Google when Yantao Zheng was a summer intern at Google hosted by Ming Zhao and Yang Song, and was reported by
Official Google Blog .
This demo has four parts:
- Demo Video (227M), Demo Video on Youtube :
A video summarizing our work, and showing the following three demos.
- Landmark Models on HTML:
An html page showing the visual clusters of 15 landmarks, and a list of 1000
randomly selected landmarks from our recognition engine with their iconic
- Landmark Models on Google Earth:
An interactive demo showing the landmarks on Google Earth. Google Earth
provides an intuitive way to present the landmarks. The users can browse the
landmarks easily by flying, zooming and searching on Google Earth.
- Landmark Recognition Engine:
A live landmark recognition engine. A user can input any image by a URL. The
engine decides whether there exists a landmark in the image. If a landmark is
recognized, the name, city and country of the landmark will be returned.