Role of aerial imagery in traffic monitoring

Heikki Ahola, Matthieu Molinier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

VTT Information Technology, together with the City of Helsinki, has been developing a traffic monitoring method based on digital aerial imagery. It is included in a two-year ENVIMON-project (Environment monitoring using earth observation) as one of the key applications of earth observation (EO-) data in the near future. The idea is to use a conventional digital video camera for imaging and a software package compatible with a modem PC for image processing and data extraction. Algorithms for image stabilisation, moving object detection and object tracking throughout the image sequence have been compiled and traffic parameters, ie vehicles and their speeds, can be calculated from each sequence and the information stored in GIS (Geographic Information System) for later analysis. Algorithm and software development within the ENVIMON-project will continue until spring 2006. The target is a general purpose program applicable in various fields of traffic monitoring and which can be adapted for both moving and static camera platforms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalTraffic Engineering & Control
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

Fingerprint

imagery
information technology
image processing
stabilization
software
monitoring
traffic monitoring
project
video
city
software development
detection
traffic
method
vehicle
parameter
speed
analysis
programme
geographic information system

Cite this

@article{43df062ec7b444febda31c4b1823f9f8,
title = "Role of aerial imagery in traffic monitoring",
abstract = "VTT Information Technology, together with the City of Helsinki, has been developing a traffic monitoring method based on digital aerial imagery. It is included in a two-year ENVIMON-project (Environment monitoring using earth observation) as one of the key applications of earth observation (EO-) data in the near future. The idea is to use a conventional digital video camera for imaging and a software package compatible with a modem PC for image processing and data extraction. Algorithms for image stabilisation, moving object detection and object tracking throughout the image sequence have been compiled and traffic parameters, ie vehicles and their speeds, can be calculated from each sequence and the information stored in GIS (Geographic Information System) for later analysis. Algorithm and software development within the ENVIMON-project will continue until spring 2006. The target is a general purpose program applicable in various fields of traffic monitoring and which can be adapted for both moving and static camera platforms.",
author = "Heikki Ahola and Matthieu Molinier",
year = "2006",
language = "English",
volume = "47",
pages = "110--115",
journal = "Traffic Engineering & Control",
issn = "0041-0683",
number = "3",

}

Role of aerial imagery in traffic monitoring. / Ahola, Heikki; Molinier, Matthieu.

In: Traffic Engineering & Control, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2006, p. 110-115.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

TY - JOUR

T1 - Role of aerial imagery in traffic monitoring

AU - Ahola, Heikki

AU - Molinier, Matthieu

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - VTT Information Technology, together with the City of Helsinki, has been developing a traffic monitoring method based on digital aerial imagery. It is included in a two-year ENVIMON-project (Environment monitoring using earth observation) as one of the key applications of earth observation (EO-) data in the near future. The idea is to use a conventional digital video camera for imaging and a software package compatible with a modem PC for image processing and data extraction. Algorithms for image stabilisation, moving object detection and object tracking throughout the image sequence have been compiled and traffic parameters, ie vehicles and their speeds, can be calculated from each sequence and the information stored in GIS (Geographic Information System) for later analysis. Algorithm and software development within the ENVIMON-project will continue until spring 2006. The target is a general purpose program applicable in various fields of traffic monitoring and which can be adapted for both moving and static camera platforms.

AB - VTT Information Technology, together with the City of Helsinki, has been developing a traffic monitoring method based on digital aerial imagery. It is included in a two-year ENVIMON-project (Environment monitoring using earth observation) as one of the key applications of earth observation (EO-) data in the near future. The idea is to use a conventional digital video camera for imaging and a software package compatible with a modem PC for image processing and data extraction. Algorithms for image stabilisation, moving object detection and object tracking throughout the image sequence have been compiled and traffic parameters, ie vehicles and their speeds, can be calculated from each sequence and the information stored in GIS (Geographic Information System) for later analysis. Algorithm and software development within the ENVIMON-project will continue until spring 2006. The target is a general purpose program applicable in various fields of traffic monitoring and which can be adapted for both moving and static camera platforms.

M3 - Article

VL - 47

SP - 110

EP - 115

JO - Traffic Engineering & Control

JF - Traffic Engineering & Control

SN - 0041-0683

IS - 3

ER -