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Title: GPSView: A scenic driving route planner
Authors: Zheng, Y.-T.
Yan, S. 
Zha, Z.-J. 
Li, Y.
Zhou, X.
Chua, T.-S. 
Jain, R.
Keywords: Algorithm
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Zheng, Y.-T., Yan, S., Zha, Z.-J., Li, Y., Zhou, X., Chua, T.-S., Jain, R. (2013). GPSView: A scenic driving route planner. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 9 (1). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: GPS devices have been widely used in automobiles to compute navigation routes to destinations. The generated driving route targets the minimal traveling distance, but neglects the sightseeing experience of the route. In this study, we propose an augmented GPS navigation system, GPSView, to incorporate a scenic factor into the routing. The goal of GPSView is to plan a driving route with scenery and sightseeing qualities, and therefore allow travelers to enjoy sightseeing on the drive. To do so, we first build a database of scenic roadways with vistas of landscapes and sights along the roadside. Specifically, we adapt an attention-based approach to exploit community-contributed GPS-tagged photos on the Internet to discover scenic roadways. The premise is: a multitude of photos taken along a roadway imply that this roadway is probably appealing and catches the public's attention. By analyzing the geospatial distribution of photos, the proposed approach discovers the roadside sight spots, or Points-Of-Interest (POIs), which have good scenic qualities and visibility to travelers on the roadway. Finally, we formulate scenic driving route planning as an optimization task towards the best trade-off between sightseeing experience and traveling distance. Testing in the northern California area shows that the proposed system can deliver promising results. © 2013 ACM.
Source Title: ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
ISSN: 15516857
DOI: 10.1145/2422956.2422959
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