Building Rome in a Day

By Deane Barker on July 30, 2009

Building Rome in a Day: Making 3D models of famous cities from nothing but downloaded images on the Web.   Complete with video.

In this project, we consider the problem of reconstructing entire cities from images harvested from the web. Our aim is to build a parallel distributed system that downloads all the images associated with a city, say Rome, from Flickr.com. After downloading, it matches these images to find common points and uses this information to compute the three dimensional structure of the city and the pose of the cameras that captured these images. All this to be done in a day.

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