positioning – NAVI
This project was
a part of the “Service architecture and metadata (PAM)” project that
was a support project for NAVI programme. Personal Navigation (NAVI)
programme was launched in May 2000 by the Ministry of Transport and
Communications in Finland. NAVI was a research, development and
co-operation programme. The aim of the programme was to develop and
test infrastructure, devices, software and services within the
framework of consumer demand and the possibilities of technology.
The Project was funded by the National Technology Agency (TEKES).
positioning, exterior orientation of an image and image georeferencing
mean that the location and the viewing direction of a camera are
solved. An oriented digital image, if properly handled, includes
measurable information about the scene. Image positioning is a basis
for versatile navigation applications, and oriented images are suitable
for both outdoor and indoor applications. Special interest about
digital images has become topical because of the development of mobile
terminals with digital cameras.
objectives of this research were to collect basic requirements for
digital image measurements, to solve image orientations with known 3-D
ground information, to give examples of personal navigation
applications based on oriented images, and to discuss about special
requirements for land information services.