Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 279–305 | Cite as

PhotoGeo: a photo digital library with spatial-temporal support and self-annotation

  • Hugo Feitosa de FigueirêdoEmail author
  • Yuri Almeida Lacerda
  • Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva
  • Marco Antonio Casanova
  • Cláudio de Souza Baptista


The recent popularity of digital cameras has posed a new problem: how to efficiently store and retrieve the very large number of digital photos captured and chaotically stored in multiple locations without any annotation. This paper proposes an infrastructure, called PhotoGeo, which aims at helping users with the people photo annotation, event photo annotation, storage and retrieval of personal digital photos. To achieve the desired objective, PhotoGeo uses new algorithms that make it possible to annotate photos with the key metadata to facilitate their retrieval, such as: the people who were shown in the photo (who); where it was captured (where); the date and time of capture (when); and the event that was captured. The paper concludes with a detailed evaluation of these algorithms.


Personal photo collections Geo-referenced photos Automatic photo organization Metadata Geo-tags 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Feitosa de Figueirêdo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuri Almeida Lacerda
    • 1
  • Anselmo Cardoso de Paiva
    • 2
  • Marco Antonio Casanova
    • 3
  • Cláudio de Souza Baptista
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Campina GrandeParaíbaBrazil
  2. 2.Applied Computing Group NCAFederal University of MaranhãoMaranhãoBrazil
  3. 3.Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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