Patent Number: 8,819,117

Title: Display of images on a map using image position information

Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a position information extraction unit that extracts position information from image data selected by a user; a communication control unit that exchanges data with various servers via a communication network; a map image acquisition unit that acquires a map image corresponding to the position information, extracted by the position information extraction unit, from a map information providing server; a landmark information acquisition unit that acquires landmark information corresponding to the position information, extracted by the position information extraction unit, from a landmark information providing server; an associated image acquisition unit that acquires an associated image corresponding to the landmark information, acquired by the landmark information acquisition unit, from an image sharing server; and a display unit that displays the image data selected by the user, the map image, the landmark information and the associated image.

Inventors: Moriwaki; Kenichi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06K 9/54 (20060101); G08G 1/123 (20060101); G06F 3/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018