Li Yiqun, Lim Joo Hwee, Goh Hanlin
Methods and system to retrieve place information without getting very close to the place using place image recognition are proposed. Users can take photos and send them to a server to get information about the place at the time of image capturing or thereafter. With this invention, people can acquire place information without bringing along special location-sensing device such as GPS unit as long as they have an image capturing device connected to a relevant service provided (e.g. camera phone).