Google will determine the location of a photo by pixels
There are many services that determine the location of the survey using hidden data, which are attached to most digital images. Google specialists went much further. The system of identifying the location of the survey, which they create, presupposes the scanning of the landscape.
Photos are broken into pixels and superimposed on the developed system, which includes a bank of photo images and geodata attached to them. In case of coincidence, the algorithm makes a conclusion about the place where the picture was taken.
As a result, a unique project, PlaNet, appeared, containing 90 million geotagging (geographic coordinates of photographs) from around the world. The earth was divided into 26,000 sectors of different sizes, depending on the number of images in the database. According to the results of studies of 2.3 million photo images, 28% of them managed to identify the country and the time of shooting, and 48% – the continent.
Google continues to replenish and develop the intellectual potential of PlaNet. The project manager Tobias Veiang is sure:
“In our opinion, PlaNet has an advantage over people, since no person in the world is able to visit so many places, capture so many fragments, and then manage to figure them out, even if he is an avid traveler.”