Thousands of others have taken the trouble to geotag their photos, so why should you have to jump through a lot of technical hoops to add location data to your pictures?
That's the upshot of a technique devised by Carnegie Mellon researchers and announced Wednesday. The technique, called IM2GPS, compares a single photo to the millions already on Flickr that already have latitude and longitude coordinates.
The algorithm looks at a photo's properties, such as textures, color distribution, and line patterns, then looks for matches at Flickr.
"We're not asking the computer to tell us what … Read more