Deep View: An Image and Data Bank

A picture is more than a thousand words. As cameras become smarter, imagery will be enhanced by meta-data of all sorts. Some of our early field projects, like the exploratory use of the dataCam on Mount Everest, pointed out the acute need to fuse image and sensor data, and perhaps more importantly, to construct a new image bank that can really leverage these new collections of data-enhanced images. Deep View addresses this latter need. As a first step, we are digitizing a large backlog of photographs (two years of expeditionary images) and building the new file system and relational framework to leverage this and future data-rich imagery. With this basis, the system will be able to intelligently create overview presentations or slide shows.