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DataFromSky cooperates with PTV Vissim

We are proud to announce that we have connected DataFromSky with a simulation model VISSIM! PTV Vissim is a microscopic multi-modal traffic flow simulation software package developed by PTV Group, first developed in 1992 and nowadays, Vissim is a global market leader in microscopic simulation models! The simulation displays all road users and their interactions in one model.

We have created a promo video demonstrating how to export the results from DataFromSky and use it as an input in Vissim. This possibility opens so many opportunities how to utilize the real data from DataFromSky analysis and how to increase the accuracy of your simulation model!

What kind of data can be exported and what are the plans for further interconnection?
– traffic counts
– vehicle category (number of cars, heavy vehicles, buses, motorcycles etc.)
– turning movements – route decisions and routes
– speeds for model calibration
– accelerations
– travel times (between two defined gates)
– headways between two vehicles following each other (gap in seconds) – advanced gap analysis and headways data provided only by DataFromSky!
– queue lengths (will be added)

The video plays also the role of the very first User manual video of DataFromSky Viewer – it describes the process of creating counting gates in order to export the Origin-destination data and import them into Vissim. Other short instructional videos will follow soon!

Enjoy the video:

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DataFromSky in Czech press

An article about DataFromSky appeared in Czech e-magazine Svět-chytře. This online newsletter focuses on smart solutions in various areas, including smart businesses, smart cities and municipalities, or smart government.

The article itself describes DataFromSky as a solution, which is often used to determine the traffic situation and evaluate the existing infrastructure, whether it is sufficient or not. Do you need a safety study of a particular traffic junction? Do you want to know the capacity of the roundabout? Analyze peak hours and driver’s behavior patterns in these critical periods in busy road segments? Or monitor a risky behavior of drivers on highways etc.?
The combination of drone technology for data collection and advanced video processing tool – DataFromSky – assists many users such as government entities and road agencies for effective traffic monitoring and management, police forces for continuous, precise and inconspicuous surveillance of the traffic situation, traffic engineers and many others. Because small UAVs can provide very good situational awareness from the bird’s eye perspective, it can be used in several situations in traffic monitoring, surveillance and control.
Besides traffic, the list of potential uses of DataFromSky technology goes on and on. There is congestion monitoring during mass events, crowd control during the demonstrations and strikes, perimeter surveillance and much more.

As the article summarize, our AAI (Aerial Artificial Intelligence) uses deep neural networks that are trained on millions of shots from junctions of all over the world, including Mexico, United Arab Emirates, the United States, India and other countries of the world. The machine learning is an ongoing process and the ability to automatically analyze and detect the objects in the video is constantly improved. Thanks to that, DataFromSky analysis reaches the accuracy over 98,5 %.

For more information, read the full article (available only in Czech language).

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DataFromSky in Danish TV!

We are continuously working on traffic behavior analysis of traffic participants in surrounding of schools and kindergartens in Denmark. DataFromSky together with COWI has created another data-rich analysis of traffic behavior nearby a school in Vejle Municipality. The analysis maps traffic near the school during the morning rush hour when many students arrive at school at the same time. It also gives a complex overview, where potential conflicts between cyclists, pedestrians and cars may happen.

Based on the analysis and its outputs, it is easier to formulate some changes which should be adopted by schools to protect the safety of schoolchildren. This analysis can also lead to better decision making done by municipalities, whether to build a new crossing or add some safety features or how it is possible to change an established behavior that is dangerous or inappropriate.

Have a look at the report in the Danish TV SYD.


Trajectories: pedestrian (pink), bicycles (blue), cars (green)


Heatmap showing acceleration of bicycles and pedestrians – displaying possible conflict areas

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Taking DataFromSky technologies to realtime – the police drone

We at RCE have been working passionately on transforming UAVs into a game-changing technology for advanced traffic flow monitoring, opening a completely new market within the UAV industry. As the most advanced solution for traffic monitoring using aerial platforms today, DataFromSky has revolutionized the process of traffic data collection and analysis and unlocked new possibilities in the analysis of microscopic traffic behaviors, such as capacity evaluation and detection of risky situations – near accidents.

Analyzed thousands of hours of aerial video footage…
Thanks to the focused development and collaboration with our partners, DataFromSky has grown into something more than a mere tool for traffic inspection. The analysis of thousands of hours of aerial video footage has given us a unique position in the market due to the number of challenges we had to tackle, driving us to create the real Aerial Artificial Intelligence – AAI. The past few months have seen us working tirelessly on massive parallelization and optimization of AAI with a sole goal in mind – to take DataFromSky to realtime and thus create a brain for the smartest drones ever.

The police drone – let’s change the game!
However, this goal is too big for us to accomplish on our own. We focus on developing technologies and ways to easily implement them. Together with our partners, we have been pooling our resources to create solutions customized to the needs of our customers. And now we are working on something big – the police drone – and once more looking for partners who will use our technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

Let’s take DataFromSky to the next level.
Let’s create a new market together.
Let’s rethink traffic management.

For more information, please send us a direct request.

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DataFromSky analyzes busy traffic in India!

Take a look at our latest traffic analysis coming from India! DataFromSky has again proven its capabilities by carrying out the analysis of a very busy intersection in the city of Gururgram in India. The traffic flow was 507 tracked vehicles and motorcycles in just 1,5 minutes long video sequence; with regard to that, the average flow would reach up to 20,000 vehicles per hour!

Another feature that is worth mentioning and you can notice it in the video is the permanent blurring of some parts of the video. From now on, you can permanently blur the input video directly in the DataFromSky Viewer!
Watch the video below:

Some overall statistics from the analysis:

  • Total number of tracked objects in the short sequence of the video (1,5 minute): 507
  • Number of cars: 252
  • Number of medium vehicles: 7
  • Number of buses: 6
  • Number of motorcycles: 242
  • Total distance traveled: 88,5 km
  • Average speed: 12,5 km/h
  • In the picture below, the Origin-Destination matrix is showing the most used routes.


    Are you interested in such traffic analysis using the most advanced software for traffic data extraction DataFromSky? Do not hesitate and contact us for an inquiry.

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    Safety analysis using data from 8 drones at once!

    Another great project has been accomplished, among other things, thanks to DataFromSky analysis! DataFromSky has made a traffic study of a corridor in the city of Fairfield in Connecticut, U.S.. The data were used for an extensive Safety analysis of the whole corridor called Black Rock Turnpike. The study, created by The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) and FHI, identifies strategies to create a safe and attractive pedestrian environment, a robust infrastructure for bicyclists, and linkages between residential areas and the shops, businesses and restaurants along Black Rock Turnpike.

    Black Rock Turnpike is a major arterial that serves one of the city’s largest business and commercial districts. According to the estimates, approximately 20,000 vehicles utilize this corridor every day. As the results of the analysis show – although Black Rock Turnpike has a posted speed limit of 50 km/h (30 miles/h), the average speeds are between 55 – 65 km/h (35-40 miles/h). The road widths, speed, high traffic volume and numerous curb cuts create an unsafe and uninviting pedestrian environment. Click on this link to read more about the whole project.

    Analyzed area

    However, what is truly remarkable about this analysis is the method how the data were recorded and analyzed. To be able to cover the whole corridor, which is roughly 1,3 km in length, up to 8 drones recording at the same time were needed! This allowed us to analyze the corridor as a complex scene, obtain the complete trajectories of vehicles for the whole analyzed route and create the detailed Origin-destination statistics! What were the key conditions for the successful analysis?

    1. top-down view position (bird’s eye perspective)
    2. space overlap – at least 10 % of overlap in the analyzed area from each side
    3. time overlap – all the drones started filming at the exact same time


    Take a look at the video of raw output of 8 drone videos merged together:

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    DataFromSky presented on Startup-day in Prague

    DataFromSky attended the event called Smart Startup Day organized by ČSOB (Československá obchodní banka, a. s.) and held on 26. 2. 2018 in Prague.
    The event welcomed innovative start-ups from Czech Republic and was focused on the following topics:

  • Mobility
  • Smart home
  • Smart city
  • Smart office / Flexible workspace
  • Smart data and AI
  • Robotization and automation of internal processes

    It was a good opportunity to meet with other innovative startups and see their ideas and products. We hope that this event will help us to create some new business connections and to achieve greater awareness of DataFromSky also within Czech Republic.

    See some pictures from the event below:


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    DataFromSky measures speeding

    New video analysis comes from Czech Republic and measures the speeding!
    In this demonstration survey, we tracked 204 vehicles which traveled 114 kilometers in total, averaging 555 m per vehicle. The average speed was 34,5 kph.

    The video is displaying the sections with maximal speed allowed and highlights vehicles that have exceeded this speed. In the DataFromSky Viewer, you can create such a measured area simply using a polygon, where you can define the conditions under which the alert should appear (e.g. to which categories of vehicles does the rule apply, speed range etc.).

    Do you have a video you want to get analyzed? Send us an inquiry and we will create an advanced traffic study right away! Contact us directly at this link.

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    People tracking in crowded environment

    Another great move and improvement of DataFromSky – take a look what the software is now capable of! We can detect and track people even in very crowded environment, reaching the accuracy of detection over 99 %!

    The following video is a part of a project supported by EU programme Horizon 2020 called “Study of the individual and collective behavior of people in large-scale events”. The objective is to extract the trajectories of all individuals and to create a pedestrian behavior model for the crowded environment based on the real data from DataFromSky analysis.

    This project opens new channels and brings other new possibilities in using DataFromSky in UAV monitoring:
    – utilization in perimeter security – active and real-time aerial surveillance in mass events (sport events, concerts, parades, demonstrations etc.)
    – detection of non-standard behavior, dangerous situations, suspicious gathering (in demonstrations and crowds)
    – studies of pedestrians movement behavior and its patterns
    and much more!

    Keep a close eye on our website and social pages to follow our progress (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vimeo)!

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    DataFromSky in Drone Market Environment Map 2018

    Another great success!
    We are proud to announce, that DataFromSky is mentioned in the Drone Market Environment Map for 2018, among the companies and people that are set to have the biggest impact on the drone market in this year! The map includes around 1000 companies and organizations in 12 main sections, that will truly drive and define the drone industry. You can find DataFromSky in the Software section – Computer Vision/AI & Navigation. To read the article or see the whole map, click on this link.


    Source: droneii.com

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