The DOCOMO Image Recognition Java SDK enables server side Java applications to integrate image recognition functionalities. The Image Detection API scans an image to return relevant information found within. Returned information includes products and URLs found within the picture, referencing a database of over 5 million recognizable product labels.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).