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How Computer Vision Can Help in Outdoor Positioning

  • Ulrich Steinhoff
  • Dušan Omerčević
  • Roland Perko
  • Bernt Schiele
  • Aleš Leonardis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4794)

Abstract

Localization technologies have been an important focus in ubiquitous computing. This paper explores an underrepresented area, namely computer vision technology, for outdoor positioning. More specifically we explore two modes of positioning in a challenging real world scenario: single snapshot based positioning, improved by a novel high-dimensional feature matching method, and continuous positioning enabled by combination of snapshot and incremental positioning. Quite interestingly, vision enables localization accuracies comparable to GPS. Furthermore the paper also analyzes and compares possibilities offered by the combination of different subsets of positioning technologies such as WiFi, GPS and dead reckoning in the same real world scenario as for vision based positioning.

Keywords

computer vision based positioning local invariant features sensor fusion for outdoor localization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Steinhoff
    • 1
  • Dušan Omerčević
    • 2
  • Roland Perko
    • 2
  • Bernt Schiele
    • 1
  • Aleš Leonardis
    • 2
  1. 1.TU DarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.University of LjubljanaSlovenia

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