Andrés Lucero

Image Space · Geotagged Media Use

The increasing use of digital cameras and cameraphones has changed our behavior regarding the amount of photos we take. As a result, growing collections of photos are more difficult to understand, search and navigate. Helping people make sense of these collections and create an understanding of the world that they depict has become a challenging task.

We present the results of a two-month empirical study of geotagged mobile media content use. We equipped 20 people with ImageSpace, an Internet-based service that allows people to automatically share geotagged mobile media content captured with their cameraphones onto 2D and 3D representations of photo collections online. The service also introduces Scenes, which allow people to organize photos according to spatial and/or chronological associations.