Tour the World: Building a Web-Scale Landmark Recognition Engine

This demo is for the following paper:
Yantao Zheng, Ming Zhao, Yang Song, Hartwig Adam, Ulrich Buddemeier, Alessandro Bissacco, Fernando Brucher, Tat-Seng Chua, and Hartmut Neven, "Tour the World: building a web-scale landmark recognition engine," CVPR 2009.

We provide 2 demos:

1. The visual clusters of 15 landmarks, shown in this HTML page as below. Click on the landmark name to jump to its visual cluster section. 

2. A list of 1000 randomly selected landmarks from our recognition engine, together with their iconic images. Click here to view the list.

 


 


Landmark Visual Clusters

Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Akshardham Temple , Jaipur, India
Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel 
"A Christmas Story" House, Cleveland, United States 
Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton, Canada 
Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany 
Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, United States
Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece
Beihai Park, Beijing, China 
Burj al-Arab hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reginald's Tower, Waterford, Ireland 
Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima, Japan

Note: the region in red bounding box is the region of interest, which is involved in matching.



Landmark: Acropolis, Athens, Greece


 

 

Landmark: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

 

 



Landmark: Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

 

 



Landmark: Akshardham Temple , Jaipur, India

 



Landmark: Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel

 



Landmark: "A Christmas Story" House, Cleveland, United States

 



Landmark: Alberta Legislature Building, Edmonton, Canada

 

 



Landmark: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany

 



Landmark: Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 



Landmark: Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, United States

 



Landmark: Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece

 



Landmark: Beihai Park, Beijing, China

 



Landmark: Burj al-Arab hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 



Landmark: Reginald's Tower, Waterford, Ireland

 

 



Landmark: Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima, Japan