Stella: Geotagging images via crowdsourcing

Christopher Jonathan, Mohamed F Mokbel

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Abstract

Geotagged data (e.g. images or news items) have empowered various important applications, e.g., search engines and news agencies. However, the lack of available geotagged data significantly reduces the impact of such applications. Meanwhile, existing geotagging approaches rely on the existence of prior knowledge, e.g., accurate training dataset for machine learning techniques. This paper presents Stella; a crowdsourcing framework for image geotagging. The high accuracy of Stella is resulted by being able to recruit workers near the image location even without knowing its location. In addition, Stella also return its confidence about the reported location to help users in understanding the result quality. Experimental evaluation shows that Stella consistently geotags an image with an average of 95% accuracy and 90% of confidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2018
EditorsLi Xiong, Roberto Tamassia, Kashani Farnoush Banaei, Ralf Hartmut Guting, Erik Hoel
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages168-178
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450358897
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2018
Event26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2018 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2018Nov 9 2018

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Other

Other26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period11/6/1811/9/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation, USA, under Grants IIS-1525953 and CNS-1512877.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.

Keywords

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Geotagging Framework
  • Spatial crowdsourcing

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