INSTREET - Application for Urban Photograph Localization

  • Michał Grega
  • Seweryn Łach
  • Bogusław Cyganek
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 287)


The paper proposes a solution to the problem of geolocation of a photograph based on comparison of its content to a geolocated database of street view images. The proposed algorithm allows the pinpointing of the location where a photograph was taken. In order to solve this problem we have proposed an algorithm based on MPEG-7 features. We have conducted large-scale tests (4% of area of the city of Krakow, Poland) that prove that the algorithm is characterized by high accuracy at the cost of high computing power required.


geolocation geotagging localisation of photographs criminal investigations MPEG-7 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michał Grega
    • 1
  • Seweryn Łach
    • 1
  • Bogusław Cyganek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of TelecommunicationsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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