Minimal Scene Descriptions from Structure from Motion Models

Song Cao, Noah Snavely; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 461-468

Abstract


How much data do we need to describe a location? We explore this question in the context of 3D scene reconstructions created from running structure from motion on large Internet photo collections, where reconstructions can contain many millions of 3D points. We consider several methods for computing much more compact representations of such reconstructions for the task of location recognition, with the goal of maintaining good performance with very small models. In particular, we introduce a new method for computing compact models that takes into account both image-point relationships and feature distinctiveness, and we show that this method produces small models that yield better recognition performance than previous model reduction techniques.

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@InProceedings{Cao_2014_CVPR,
author = {Cao, Song and Snavely, Noah},
title = {Minimal Scene Descriptions from Structure from Motion Models},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}