Geo Tagging - Professional Version
Most new Camera
and Mobile Phones are now coming with a new and exciting feature called Geo
Tagging. This new technology stores the latitude and longitude of the
place and position the photo was taken then stores latitude and longitude
within the image.
This geo information can be very useful.
Therefore we have introduced three methods of utilizing this information.
First we can ask the Picture Recognition to search and analyze images that
have Geo Tagging. This will speed up the search time because the
software only needs to analyze images that we know are geo tagged.
The software also can select a photo with geo tagging and only search
for a geo tagged image in a certain location. The distance away from
the geo location can be selected. For example if you took a photo of
London Bridge then you could look at all photo take say 10 miles radius of
London Bridge. You could even search for other pictures of other
bridges within that 10 mile radius. The aim is that the software will
very quickly find images with geo information within that area.
can also be used in a third way and that is just as a retrieval method
without using any picture recognition. It's a very good and useful
tool if you know the location where the image was taken.
used in conjunction with picture recognition this will certainly improve
search times and also give the "User" more way to search and find
pictures this can only be a good thing.
Geo however has some negatives.
Most old photos will not hold geo tagged information. Secondly
the standard does not seem to have been adopted across the industry.
The other problem is if file formats are converted geo information is often
lost and always lost if the format converted does not support geo
information. But for those who have purchased a camera or mobile phone with
geo facilities our software can extract and use geo information usefully.