Virtual Earth Academic Research Collaboration Award

To get a peek into what current R&D are happening around the online geo-information area, here is the list of research topics by the 10 Virtual Earth research award receipients:

Techniques for Rendering Effective Tourist Maps

Semantic Enrichment of Street Side Imagery

City Capture

Enhancement of Photographs Using Virtual Earth

Efficient Image Correspondence and Indexing Methods for Urban Scene and Object Recognition

Local Search for Hotel and Restaurants Using Econometrics Spatial Data and Image Classification

Integrating Online Maps with Aerial Imagery

A New View on NEWS

Towards Reconstructing the World from Photos on the Internet

On Testing Non-Testable Information Retrieval Systems with Geographic Components on the Web

Note the Australian recipients!