Software that can tell what
city it's looking at

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Software that can tell what city it's looking at

Dezeen Wire: researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris have designed software that can look at a photo and identify the city in which it was taken by recognising building typologies.

The software uses images extracted from Google Street View to cross-reference architectural elements like balconies, windows and street signs and identify patterns unique to particular locations.

This movie explains how it works:

Visit the project website for more information »