Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Examples of Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Placemeter develops sensors and analytics to count all types of traffic. According to City Observatory the sensors are inexpensive and easy to use, making them ideal for use by local residents.
According to Placemeter’s About page: “Placemeter ingests any kind of video to analyze pedestrian and vehicular movement, revealing hidden patterns and strategic opportunities. Our platform leverages proprietary computer vision technology to gather data from live streams. We take privacy very seriously, designing our systems to yield useful data without identity detection.”
City Observatory Article: Counting People and Cars: Placemeter
By Joe Cortright, 27 September 2016.
The company waycount.com offers personal sized traffic counters for bikes or cars at less than $200 a unit. Software is available to easily upload traffic data to the Internet for everyone to view and analyse.
From Next City: Tech startup CTY is producing a video based sensor to count bicyclists, pedestrians and more. Their data counting hardware — called Numina — is essentially a camera mounted 15 feet up on a light pole capturing video of a piece of infrastructure. The software is programmed to recognize and count patterns such as a bicyclist or walker crossing the screen. The sensors send the aggregate data via cellular signal to CTY’s servers and erase the original images.
Next City Article: More Accurate Bicycle Counter Could Give Complete Streets Advocates a Boost – By Josh, Cohen; June 6, 2016.
Blog Posts: Traffic Count Data Crowdsourcing
Thanks to all those who have played the BusMeister game on GreenCityStreets.com! I’ve received several comments from people who suggest that the starting interface is a little too involved (especially the tutorial which really slows things down). Sorry! I guess sometimes when you are working closely on things you don’t always see these types of […]
Today I created two pages to describe the project and how to improve public transport: About the BusMeister Project Improve Public Transport The “Improve Public Transport” page is the starting page for a set of pages that describe relatively simple and inexpensive (compared to building new rail-based public transport lines) measures that can be used […]
Here are some organizations working on using Web 2.0 for sustainable transportation: Open Plans – umbrella organization for lots of great projects including open transportation, streetsblog, streetfilms (a recent Streetfilms video on Transport Camp West is embedded above) … wow. govloop – Gov Loop is a social network for people working on Web 2.0 in […]
Great post by Andrea DiMaio on the impending shutdown of US federal open data program. I especially like his point: It is about tasking employees with finding cheaper, faster solutions by applying open government principles, such as creating communities of voluntary people to address well defined issues, or finding external information and skills that can […]