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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).

Project References
 Name Innovators I - Road Traffic Snapshot
 Title Innovators I User Partnership - Road Traffic Snapshot
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (02/10/2005 – 10/2007)
Project Description

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).

 Results Final Report
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor NR : Norwegian Computing Center
 Subcontractors TOI : Institute of Transport Economics TØI
User Partnership
 Users Vegvesen : Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Contact Points
 Project Manager Lars Aurdal
Norwegian Computing Center
P.O. Box 114, Blindern
N-0314 Oslo
Tel.: +47 22852615
Fax: +47 22697660
 Technical Officer 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
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