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Re: [uk-government-data-developers] Couple of Ordnance Survey things

From: Jens de Smit <jens.desmit@surfnet.nl>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:01:08 +0200
Message-ID: <4C73C294.1000901@surfnet.nl>
To: Alex Hill <ahill@gatech.edu>
CC: Thomas Wrobel <darkflame@gmail.com>, public-poiwg@w3.org
>> For things that can't be done at all with co-ordinates (like your car
>> example), we have to think of what other data to use so the device can
>> get a fix on if its in view, and where it is.  My view is this pretty
>> much has to be an image. Some sort of image recognition of the car,
>> that can then be associated with data. It could also be a RFID, or
>> another identifying technology....but that would require a physical
>> change to the car, so it seems less practical.
> 
> I think this is a good example of why Rob Manson is proposing something
> akin to a sensor-based approach.
> Although image recognition seems to be the "ground truth" for
> registering content to objects, that image recognition will
> only likely be a part of a larger identification process.
> Data communications between the vehicle will likely narrow the visual
> search and provide vital disambiguation information.
> While unrealistic only a decade years ago, it isn't inconceivable that
> every object (i.e a Gillette Razor) will have a built in communication
> and tracking device before we
> have reliable image recognition on mobile devices.
> Either way, I think we have to acknowledge that image recognition always
> need some form of contextual aid - and that leads us to including other
> complementary sources in the equation.

...which brings us back to the ongoing development of incorporating more
and more sensors into devices and the fact that we want to and _need_ to
use them to create better experiences.

Jens
Received on Tuesday, 24 August 2010 13:01:41 UTC

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