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PF 2019

DataFromSky team and everyone at RCE systems would like to wish to all of our partners a wonderful holiday season
and prosperous and joyful New Year. Thank you for your continuing support in 2018 and we are looking forward to continued success in 2019!

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DataFromSky Light is now out!

Christmas is just around the corner and we have prepared a special gift for you. An alpha version of our new service DataFromSky Light is now available for all traffic analysis enthusiasts! We have moved closer to the ground to make the awesome features of the DataFromSky closer to you as well. Fully automatic traffic data extraction from various “ground” video sources can be now smoothly and quickly delivered to you using the DataFromSky Light service. Rethink the traffic studies with our free video analytic tools, rethink the way you explore traffic!

The DataFromSky Light is an online service that processes traffic-related video data captured by smartphones, camcorders or highway surveillance cameras. It detects, classifies and tracks traffic objects in any video source. The following traffic object classes are supported:

  • pedestrian
  • bicycle
  • motorcycle
  • car
  • heavy vehicle

Video and result data exchange is performed via WeTransfer sharing service. How to use the DataFromSky Light service can be seen in the following video:

The results of the traffic analysis are provided in our TLGX format and can be viewed using a new lightweight license-free version of the DataFromSky Viewer called DataFromSky Viewer Light. The DataFromSky Viewer Light can visualize the spatial-temporal data that can be interactively examined in the whole analyzed time interval. The DataFromSky Viewer Light has the most of the licensed DataFromSky Viewer version functionality including:

  • traffic objects counting
  • directional/selective gate counting
  • O/D matrix counting
  • capacity estimation
  • headway statistics computation
  • gap time computation
  • time to follow computation
  • target time computation
  • trajectories visualization
  • heat-map visualization
  • export of the trajectories in various formats (.csv, .trj, .xlsx)
  • snapshot/video render export

The DataFromSky Light can process data from any video input such as static/handheld consumer camera video recording or a video capture from an existing video infrastructure (i.e. surveillance cameras). For the best traffic analysis results we recommend the following input video parameters:

  • resolution: 1280×720 or more (min. PAL)
  • bitrate: 5 Mb/s or more
  • framerate: 25 or more
  • min. traffic object size: 32px in one dimension
  • continuous video without cuts
  • no camera movement

The service can provide accurate results even beyond these parameters. We also recommend minimizing occlusions in the view on the scene in order to maximize the traffic analysis accuracy. For the post process traffic analysis in the DataFromSky Viewer Light software, it is useful for the input video to be as stable as possible with the area of the interest kept in the view throughout the whole video capture process to prevent a misleading gate counting since the video is not georegistered.


Picture 1: Examples of scene views suitable for the DataFromSky Light.


Picture 2: Not suitable scene views for the DataFromSky Light service (commented from the top left to bottom right – rotated; intended for DataFromSky Aerial; a lot of partial occlusions; big moving objects causing enormous occlusions)

There is no registration needed in order to use the DataFromSky Light. Free usage of the service is limited to 5 videos per day per one e-mail address. The maximum length of 2 hours per video can be analyzed for free as well. For the unlimited DataFromSky Light access please contact info@datafromsky.com. Try and see for free.

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DataFromSky presented at RMS Bridge Conference

In the first week of December 2018, the annual RMS Bridge Conference was held in Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. One of the main topics was „Smart Technology for Bridges” where a concept of using drones with Aerial Artificial Intelligence (DataFromSky software) in bridge inspection was presented. Besides the new application field in bridge inspection, other use cases of DataFromSky were shown by Houman Hatamian (traffic monitoring, perimeter surveillance, pedestrian monitoring etc.). The presentation on this event, that attended more than 350 participants this year, was received with a very positive response!

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Will drones rule Singapore? – DataFromSky presented Smart dron on Czech Business Mission

Lately, the team of RCE systems /DataFromSky/ had the honor to participate on Czech Business Delegation in Singapore, held from 21. – 23. 11. 2018. The delegation was represented by chosen Czech companies, representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Czech Republic, the branch of CzechTrade in Singapore or Embassy of the Czech Republic in Jakarta. During this delegation, we had a speech on Czech Business Forum in SMF and were warmly welcomed by special guests e.g. Mr. Kwee (Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic), Mr. Khoon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to Czech Republic), representatives of Enterprise Singapore or Singapore Manufacturing Federation. Thank you for such a great opportunity and we are looking forward to developing future cooperation in Singapore!

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Presenting DataFromSky on HiTech Exhibition China

RCE systems presented its products DataFromSky and ParkingDetection on HiTech Exhibition China, held from 14. to 18. 11. 2018 in Shenzhen – have a look on few photos from our stand we had together with CzechTrade. Both of our smart solutions attract lots of interest among the visitors, we are looking forward to the new upcoming opportunities in the Chinese market!

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Visit us on HiTech China Expo in Shenzhen

DataFromSky is participating on Hi-Tech China exhibition in Shenzhen! One of the biggest hi-tech event in Asia is held from 14. to 18. 11. 2018 in the Convention and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen. You can find us on the stand together with the Czech governmental agency Czech Trade. Come to visit us on stand nb. 1A93 in Hall 1!

Click here to see the event’s website.

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DataFromSky in Traffic Expo India

DataFromSky participated on the Traffic Expo in India, Mumbai, alongside with our partner VTRAC Worldwide. Our AAI, Aerial Artificial Intelligence, aroused big interest among many visitors of this smart traffic exhibition.
Have a look at a few photos from our stand!

Next station? Hi-Tech Exhibition in Shenzhen, China, 14.-18.11. 2018, come to visit us on our stand n.1A93, Hall 1 in Convention and Exhibition Center in Shenzhen!

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DataFromSky on Traffic Science Congress in Netherlands

Roelofs, partner of DataFromSky for BENELUX region, is participating on the National Traffic Science Congress, held on 31st October and 1st November 2018 in Conference Center in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

During the congress on November 1st, Mr. Tim Adema, the head of the Traffic & Transport cluster in Roelofs, will give a lecture on the Traffic Research and will discuss the use of drones and advanced software analytics in traffic surveys. The topic to the discussion is also what are the main advantages of drones in traffic surveys over the traditional methods.

Do not miss the lecture Traffic research 2.0: Thursday 1 November 15:40 and find out more about the innovative approach of the traffic surveys using drones and DataFromSky software!

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New version of DFS Viewer brings advanced Safety analysis

We are proud to announce that a new version of the DataFromSky Viewer is now available and brings lots of new amazing features for the advanced Safety Analysis. Do you want to evaluate how many risky situations and dangerous driving events occurred on the road? Use our DataFromSky intelligence! We can count the milliseconds to the near accident and predict the accident before it happened!

Traffic safety is a very important subject in the traffic industry and therefore our focus in this version was mainly on the new Safety Analysis feature that detects traffic conflicts like Time to Collision, Post-Encroachment Time or Heavy Braking in the scene. The DataFromSky Viewer now becomes a first tool that allows the user to detect and interactively analyse various traffic conflict situations between different traffic objects. Besides the standard ways of detecting the preemtive traffic conflicts, we used an innovative approach to simulate traffic object movement. Due to the huge interest in the traffic Safety Analysis, you can look forward to new features regarding this topic in the near future.

Enjoy a video showing an example usage of the new Safety Analysis feature:

The development of DataFromSky Safety Analysis features is done in collaboration with FAST VUT Brno and is supported by Technological Agency of Czech Republic (TAČR, project TH02010882).

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How advanced image analysis is contributing to optimize urban mobility?

A very good summarizing article about the capabilities of DataFromSky and how the advanced image data processing is contributing to optimize the urban mobility has been published on LinkedIn. Several use cases in which the data from the sky might be helpful are described by this article:
– possibility of analyzing the traffic node in terms of traffic safety – based on the detection of risky situations, near accidents and collisions
– analysis of interaction of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in public areas such as in surroundings of schools, city centers, bus and train stations etc.
– studies of parking lots utilization, behavior of vehicles in a carpark
– and many other applications which you can think about

To summarize, the greatest benefits of traffic research from the aerial video using advanced software for image processing are:

A) Accurate and detailed data about traffic from the bird’s eye perspective:

– complete trajectory and moving patterns of each traffic participant
– complex OD- matrix – vehicle counts, turning movements
– speed and acceleration profile of each vehicle
– vehicle classification into categories (car / heavy vehicle / bus, / motorcycle etc.)
– measurement of travel time and stationary time (queuing time)
– advanced heatmaps based on the velocity, acceleration, traffic flow
– evaluation of traffic safety (detection of near accidents based on calculation of Time to Collision [TTC], detection of risky situations or inappropriate driving behavior, heavy breaking)

B) Reliable, detailed research without influencing traffic behavior (inconspicuous solution).

C) Ultimate traffic research, almost without a human intervention – based on the machine learning and DNN.

D) Powerful tool which can improve traffic safety and urban planning of many Smart cities.

Do you want to know more? Read the whole article – click on this link.

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