Reconstructing the World* in Six Days *(As Captured by the Yahoo 100 Million Image Dataset)

Jared Heinly, Johannes L. Schonberger, Enrique Dunn, Jan-Michael Frahm; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 3287-3295

Abstract


We propose a novel, large-scale, structure-from-motion framework that advances the state of the art in data scalability from city-scale modeling (millions of images) to world-scale modeling (several tens of millions of images) using just a single computer. The main enabling technology is the use of a streaming-based framework for connected component discovery. Moreover, our system employs an adaptive, online, iconic image clustering approach based on an augmented bag-of-words representation, in order to balance the goals of registration, comprehensiveness, and data compactness. We demonstrate our proposal by operating on a recent publicly available 100 million image crowd-sourced photo collection containing images geographically distributed throughout the entire world. Results illustrate that our streaming-based approach does not compromise model completeness, but achieves unprecedented levels of efficiency and scalability.

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@InProceedings{Heinly_2015_CVPR,
author = {Heinly, Jared and Schonberger, Johannes L. and Dunn, Enrique and Frahm, Jan-Michael},
title = {Reconstructing the World* in Six Days *(As Captured by the Yahoo 100 Million Image Dataset)},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}