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Innovators I - Road Traffic Snapshot

Innovators I User Partnership - Road Traffic Snapshot

road traffic statistics service demonstration based on detecting and counting vehicles in very high resolution satellite images (Quickbird and IKONOS).

Innovators I - Road Traffic Snapshot
Innovators I User Partnership - Road Traffic Snapshot
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€100k
Service Demonstration
Completed

The objective of the Road Traffic Snapshot (RTS) project was to demonstrate a road traffic statistics service based on high resolution optical satellite imagery to complement ground based point measurements. The service has been demonstrated in a specific service case area defined to be central areas in Oslo, Norway.

RTS aimed at demonstrating that such a service is possible and that it can produce vehicle counts and statistics that are of value for different governmental bodies involved in road traffic planning and monitoring. Vehicle counts and traffic statistics are essential for planning and monitoring of road traffic. Today, such counts are primarily made using inroad installations (such as pressure sensors, video cameras or induction loops) for counting vehicles.

The RTS project was a joint project between the Norwegian Computing Center (prime contractor), the Institute of Transport Economics (subcontractor) and the Norwegian Public Roads Authority (user).

Final Report
Norwegian Computing Center
TOI
Vegvesen
Lars Aurdal
Norwegian Computing Center
P.O. Box 114, Blindern
N-0314 Oslo
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 22852615
Fax: +47 22697660
Email: aurdal@nr.no
Frank Martin Seifert
European Space Agency – ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel.: +39 06-941.80560
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: frank.martin.seifert@esa.int