VarCity - semantic and dynamic city modelling

November, 21st 2017: Digitaltag Schweiz
We were invited at Digitaltag to present VarCity together with an interactive demo from ParQuery.
It was a delight to meet Tobias Mueller and their team, as well as Viktor Giacobbo.



September, 5-6th 2017: Studieninformationstage at ETH Zurich
We are happy to motivate young students for research at the information days at ETH Zurich!


September, 1st 2017: ETH Zurich Scientifica
We are happy to present our research results at the Zurich Science Days @ Scientifica!


August, 29th 2017: Press Releases Updated!
New updated press releases, in total +100 news papers, blogs, television, radio and various reports!!
We are very proud to receive so much media attention, especially from renown news such as NZZ, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, SRF Television, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, TechCrunch, Nvidia, etc, etc
Also +25k views in total on our short and full versions of the VarCity video!


June, 16th 2017: Press Release!
Here is a current overview of the press releases regarding VarCity and its video:

July 29th 2017 sueddeutsche: Kamera aus!
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/informatik-kamera-aus-1.3607182
June 16th 2017 radiofarda: See the Zurich city three-dimensional
https://www.radiofarda.com/a/f3-three-dimensions-zurich/28531731.html
June 1st 2017 reuters: Smart algorithm builds 'living' 3D model of Zurich
http://www.reuters.com/video/2017/06/01/smart-algorithm-builds-living-3d-model-o?videoId=371787570&videoChannel=6
May 25th 2017 RSI Telegiornale: Le nuove mappe tridimensionali
http://www.rsi.ch/play/tv/telegiornale/video/telegiornale?id=9106735
May 24th 2017 ZI News Artificial intelligence began to rebuild the city
http://zi.dn.ua/news/iskusstvennyy-intellekt-perestraivaet-goroda_23021/
May 22nd 2017 Techcrunch Japan: VarCity creates a city 3D map from images gathered online
http://jp.techcrunch.com/2017/05/22/20170519project-recreates-cities-in-rich-3d-from-images-harvested-online
May 22nd 2017 printf.eu: Vos photos de vacances bientot utilisees pour planifier
https://printf.eu/photos-de-vacances-planifier-amenagement-villes/
May 22nd 2017 OnlinePC: 3D-Modell von Zurich aus Millionen Bildern und Videos
http://www.onlinepc.ch/software/koepfe/3d-modell-zuerich-millionen-bildern-videos-1224661.html
May 22nd 2017 Vrodo: Forscher der Eidgenoessischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) haben ein Computerprogramm entwickelt, das Bilder und Videos aus unterschiedlichsten Quellen auswerten und daraus ein 3D-Modell einer Stadt erstellen kann.
https://vrodo.de/ein-programm-erstellt-aus-fotos-und-videos-ein-3d-modell-einer-stadt/
May 21st 2017 newsx: Swiss tech firm ETH Zurich has developed an algorithm called VarCity that allows you to recreate cities in rich 3-D mode from images harvested online.
http://www.newsx.com/video-gallery/167658-tech-skoda-unveils-new-suv-karoq
May 20th 2017 http://shiftdelete.net: 3D city view with photos!
http://shiftdelete.net/fotograflarla-3d-sehir-goruntusu-olusturdu-82071
May 20th 2017 Sohu: Social network scenery can only be used to see? VarCity says it can also be used for urban 3D modeling
http://www.sohu.com/a/142097335_114778
May 20th 2017 ioebusiness: Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online
https://www.ioebusiness.com/project-recreates-cities-in-rich-3d-from-images-harvested-online
May 19th 2017 Nvidia: Modeling Cities in 3D Using Only Image Data
https://news.developer.nvidia.com/modeling-cities-in-3d-using-only-image-data
May 19th 2017 electronics360: VarCity Software Creates City Models from Images Alone
http://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/8765/varcity-software-creates-city-models-from-images-alone
May 19th 2017 photonics: Images Alone Form a Dynamic 3D City Model
https://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=62060
May 19th 2017 gigazine: A project "VarCity" in which machinery learning algorithms make fully 3D models from images and movies on the net
http://gigazine.net/news/20170519-varcity/
May 19th 2017 hightech: Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online
https://hightech.fm/2017/05/19/Varcity
May 19th 2017 TechCrunch: Artificial intelligence will rebuild the virtual Zurich
https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/project-recreates-cities-in-rich-3d-from-images-harvested-online/
May 18th 2017 digitaltrends: Machine learning algorithms re-create city in 3D using only image data
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/zurich-image-data-var-city/
May 17th 2017 futurity: Tourist pics and YouTube create 3D model of city
http://www.futurity.org/3d-city-model-1431842/
May 17th 2017 N+1: Tus fotos en redes sociales pueden servir para crear modelos de tu ciudad en 3D
https://nmas1.org/news/2017/05/19/modelo3d-ciudad
May 17th 2017 vladtime: Experts have created a unique 3D version of Zurich
http://www.vladtime.ru/computers/574988
May 17th 2017 36kr: Social network scenery can only be used to see? VarCity says it can also be used for urban 3D modeling
http://36kr.com/p/5075873.html
May 17th 2017 3dprintingindustry: ETH Zurich creates 3D map of the city using photographic images
https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3d-printing-news-sliced-fathom-desktop-metal-sculpteo-eth-zurich-113724
May 17th 2017 Luzerner: 3D-Modell von Zurich aus Millionen Bilddaten
http://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/nachrichten/digital/3d-modell-von-zuerich-aus-millionen-bilddaten;art308,1030741
May 17th 2017 greaterzuricharea: ETH researchers bring city maps to life
https://www.greaterzuricharea.com/it/detail/eth-forscher-erwecken-stadtkarten-zum-leben/
May 17th 2017 Radio SRF 1 Tagesschau: Die Stadt Zurich dreidimensional fassbar machen
https://avenue.argusdatainsights.ch/Kundenartikel_ab_2016_08_31/2017/05/1086740/65376223.mp3
May 17th 2017 TV SRF 1 Tagesschau: Stadt Zurich als 3D-Modell aus der Vogel-Perspektive
https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/tagesschau/video/stadt-zuerich-als-3d-modell-aus-der-vogel-perspektive
May 17th 2017 Spektrum der Wissenschaft: Zurich entsteht im Computer
http://www.spektrum.de/news/zuerich-entsteht-im-computer/1459289
May 17th 2017 SchweizerischeDepeschenAgentur (SDA): Ein 3D-Modell von Zurich aus Millionen Bildern und Videos
https://avenue.argusdatainsights.ch/Kundenartikel_ab_2016_08_31/2017/05/1086740/65382027.pdf
May 17th 2017 Science APA: Ein 3D-Modell von Zurich aus Millionen Bildern und Videos
http://science.apa.at/rubrik/kultur_und_gesellschaft/3D-Modell_von_Zuerich_aus_Millionen_Bildern_und_Videos/SCI_20170517_SCI39351351636078562
May 17th 2017 Also reported on: berneroberlaender.ch, bernerzeitung.ch, computerworld.ch, google.ch, ictk.ch, NewsDeutschland.com, nzz.ch, thunertagblatt.ch, 20min.ch, aargauerzeitung.ch, badenertagblatt.ch, barfi.ch, basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch, bazonline.ch, blick.ch, bzbasel.ch, derbund.ch, Futurezone ORF.at, grenchnertagblatt.ch, landbote.ch, limmattalerzeitung.ch, marchanzeiger.ch, oltnertagblatt.ch, solothurnerzeitung.ch, suedostschweiz.ch, swissinfo.ch, tagesanzeiger.ch, tageswoche.ch, zsz.ch, zuonline.ch
May 17th 2017 ETH Zurich: City model created from images alone
https://www.ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2017/05/city-model-created-from-images-alone.html


June 6th 2017: Top 10 ETH!
Woohoo! We are in the Top 10 videos on the ETH channel with more than 17.000 views (in just 4 weeks) of the short view and around 5.000 views for the full video!

May, 19th 2017: World Premiere!
On this magic day, we will show the world premiere of VarCity - The Video!

May, 17th 2017: News are out!
We received some press coverage about our project starting with an ETH Zurich press release!

September, 16th 2016: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting is on at Villa Hatt, Zurich!



May, 20th 2016: Press Release!
Here is a current overview of the press releases regarding Michael Gygli's work on Video2GIF:
The work Video2GIF: Automatic Generation of Animated GIFs from Video by M. Gygli, Y. Song, and L. Cao, which was published at CVPR 2016 (PDF) was reported acorss the news. Motherboard VICE reported about it as well as leMonde.

May 19th 2016 - Yahoo! Made an AI That Automatically Turns Videos Into Fire GIFs
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/these-fire-gifs-were-made-by-artificial-intelligence-yahoo
May 20th 2016 - Une intelligence artificielle peut-elle faire des meilleurs GIFs que nous ?
http://www.lemonde.fr/big-browser/article/2016/05/20/une-intelligence-artificielle-peut-elle-faire-des-meilleurs-gifs-que-nous_4923255_4832693.html

For your information, the dataset and an online demo are available.

February, 18th 2016: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at ETH Zurich!



January, 27th 2016: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at Stadtgaertnerei, Zurich!



December, 9th 2015: OpenLabNight!
The VarCity projects including the first full city game fly-over (based on CVIU'16) are shown at the OpenLabNight @ Computer Vision Lab, ETH Zurich!
Lots of demos, food, and fun! Join us again next time!



May, 11-12th 2015: Joint Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting was held jointly with the CVL Workshop at Schloss Rapperswil, Switzerland and special guest star Richard Hartley!


December, 2nd 2014: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at Villa Hatt, ETH Zurich!



August, 28th 2014: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at TechnoPark, ETH Zurich!



August, 28th 2014: Technical Demos!
Demos and presentations by ESRI / Cityengine innovator Pascal Mueller,
FaceShift presenter Gabrielle Fanelli, and the smarterbettercities team, ETH Zurich!



April, 3rd 2014: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at an underground think tank location, ETH Zurich!



September, 3rd 2013: Project Meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting at three landmarks in Zurich - St. Peter Church, Fraumuenster and Grossmuenster!



August, 15th 2013: Architecture meets Vision meets Architecture meeting!
Interactions between architecture and computer visionn workshop was held at CVL Seminar, ETH Zurich!



May, 08th 2013: Project meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting is on today at ETH Main Building, ETH Zurich!



January, 18th 2013: Project meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting is on today at Villa Hatt, ETH Zurich!



December, 19th 2012: OpenLabDay!
The VarCity projects are shown at the OpenLabDay @ Computer Vision Lab, ETH Zurich!
Lots of demos, food, and fun. Join us again next time!



November, 12th 2012: SPAR 2012 Demo!
The VarCity project demos are shown at SPAR 2012 conference, The Hague. Prof. Luc Van Gool presented the invited keynote speech.



September, 14th 2012: Project meeting!
Project and collaborators meeting went on today at HIT ValueLab, Hoenggerberg!
The ValueLab is an environment for collaborative design and management.



September, 1st 2012: Website online!
First version of the VarCity project website is online! More (re)construction soon!



August, 15th 2012: Kickoff meeting!
Kickoff meeting for all partners and people involved went on today at the Zurich Zoo!



May, 1st 2012: Launch at ETH Zurich!
Today was the launch day at ETH Zurich in the Computer Vision Lab.