Financing:

   

 
Management
 
The Management Structure follows the principals which are stated in the Final Application Guide composed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 
Management Bodies


Region of Central Macedonia
(RCM)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(AUTH)

University of Macedonia
(UOM)

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas
(CERTH)

Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece
(SEPVE)
Federation of Industries of Northnern Greece
(FING)
Thessaloniki Technology Park
(TTP)
Research Commitee of AUTH
 
 
 
Information machine based on position awareness from visual identification
Organisation responsible for implementation of the task
• Kostas Daniilidis, Private person, Electrical Engineer, PhD

Task Description
The product called TOPO-NAVIGATOR is a software tool that runs on a PDA or a smartphone equipped with a camera and possibly a GPS. The user points the phone/PDA camera towards an outdoors location and the system automatically displays the name of the scene correctly overlaid on the building. Alternatively, it shows a map (bird’s eyeview) with information on spatial content.
The difference to current GPS supported maps is the immersion of the user, the fact that the scene speaks by itself, and the functionality even in areas without GPS perception. GPS is used only to constraint the search for the location. Data are accessed through a 3G cellular connection or a WLAN if available. Additional graphical content like overlay of the scenery as it was one century ago is supported as well as services like translation of signs.

Expected Results
Related applications concern environments where the user inquires information of her location and surroundings. TOPO-NAVIGATOR does not only find location but labels also all places in a picture hat has recognized and provides hyperlinks to up-to-date information about them. The first target application is tourism and tours of cities and larger scale historical places. Additional applications involve guides to delivery couriers, aid to elderly people with weak memory, and as an annotation tool for forensics.

Task Manager
Kostas Daniilidis
Tel: +30 2310 831.532
E-mail: kostas@cis.upenn.edu.gr 
 
 
Copyright 2007