In recent years the growth in popularity of digital photography, together with the development of services and technologies to annotate and organize data on the Web, have extended the possibilities for managing and sharing large numbers of pictures. Our work explores the kinds of metadata that can be captured at the time a photo is taken, and ways to share these metadata in order to create a browsing experience of distributed photo collections based on their spatial information and relations. We present a prototype system in which an RDF description of pictures, including location and compass heading information, is used to discover geo-related pictures from other users. A browsing interface that allows users to explore pictures according to the spatial relationships discovered is proposed.
|Published - 2006