Methods and System to Retrieve Place Information Based on Place Image Recognition

Li Yiqun, Lim Joo Hwee, Goh Hanlin
Patent number: 
167194 (2013-10-31)
Strategic Thrust: 
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).