Large Scale Mobile Visual Identification

Imagine walking around a new city and stumbling upon a building of which you know nothing about. Using your smartphone you should be able to snap a picture of the building and quickly and accurately return the name of the building along with many other interesting facts and characteristics.

We have developed a system that captures salient features from images and can quickly find similar images based on these features. Here is a web demo: http://hercules.ece.northwestern.edu/visualsearch