CVL Seminar: Shawn D. Newsam, University of California, Merced talks about Proximate Sensing: Inferring What-Is-Where From Georeferenced Photo Collections".
Date: March 9, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: A.V. Williams Building, Room 2120
In this talk, I will describe an interesting new research direction which I term Proximate Sensing that leverages ground-level georeferenced images to map what-is-where on the surface of the Earth much like the field of Remote Sensing has done for decades using overhead imagery. Enabled by the growing collections of community contributed photo collections, Proximate Sensing represents a rich framework in which to apply and evaluate current image understanding tasks such as scene classification and object recognition as well as motivate the development of novel problems. I will describe how Proximate Sensing can be considered part of the larger phenomena of Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), a term coined by geographer Michael Goodchild in 2007 to refer to the growing collections of geographically relevant information provided voluntarily by individuals.