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New Linux-based technology to make �smarter� GPS

Aug 06, 2009, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dahna McConnachie)

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"AutoMap, developed by National ICT Australia (NICTA), uses machine vision techniques that can detect and classify geometric shapes from video footage.

"These shapes include things like signs and company logos: the type of fixtures that change frequently in a neighbourhood and make it difficult for digital map makers to keep their products up to date.

"AutoMap project leader Lars Petersson says that on average 10 to 15 per cent of street signs in an area will change every year."

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