A Mobile Mapping Data Warehouse for Emerging Mobile Vision Services

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Vande Velde L., Paletta L., Amlacher K., Luley P., Almer A., Perko R., Omercevic D., Leonardis A.

15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, ITS 2008, New York City, NY, USA, 16-20 November, 2008, in print , 2008


Mobile vision services are a type of mobile ITS applications that emerge with increased miniaturization of sensor and computing devices, such as in camera equipped mobile phones, and appropriate adoption of advanced computer vision methodologies. The interpretation of mobile imagery with reference to geo-coded information from augmented city maps offers new applications. In this paper we describe a central component in mobile geo-service application, the Mobile Mapping Data Warehouse (MOMA) as developed by Tele Atlas, and associated prototypical mobile vision services that make use of MOMA features and cognitive vision technology, such as, (i) vision based geo-indexed object recognition, (ii) image based localization, and (iii) hyperlinking reality via camera phones. We demonstrate the applicability of the state-of-the-art mobile vision technology and outline a roadmap towards the realization of future mobile ITS applications.

Keywords: Mobile interfaces, digital city maps, geo-services, cognitive vision, mobile mapping