Mobile augmented reality developer Blippar’s mission is to construct a computer vision map the world, with visual recognition of thousands of notable buildings, bridges, castles, holy places. A major step toward that goal has been taken by the company this month with the announcement of its landmark recognition API.

The API, available now via the Blippar app for iOS and Android, is capable of recognizing famous structures like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of Liberty based on computer vision—and without the assistance of GPS. Once identified, the app delivers more information about the… more

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