Geocoding by image matching

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8189925
APP PUB NO 20100310182A1
SERIAL NO

12478569

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Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods and computer storage media for associating a known geographic location with a known identity. Feature matching, of at least two images, is performed in at least two iterations. The iterations are based on an orientation of feature vectors associated with points of interest in each image. A geometric model is applied to the matched points of interest to improve the matched pairs. Two images are identified as being related. As a result, the known geographic location is associated with the known identity. Additional embodiments include augmenting feature vectors with a coordinate location of a related point of interest based on a geometric model. Further, an exemplary embodiment includes an additional matching iteration based on the augmented feature vectors. In an exemplary embodiment, the feature matching utilizes a Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT).

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA31142

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kimchi, Gur Bellevue, US 102 2740
Kroepfl, Michael Redmond, US 16 249
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2185
Wexler, Yonatan Redmond, US 59 377
Wysocki, Donald Austin, US 1 18

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