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!