We have been recently asked by a student of civil engineering from University of Trieste to analyze a video for his master’s thesis titled “The Design of Road Intersection“.
With this video, we can present another mode of use for DataFromSky, a first for us: Video shot from buildings. As you can imagine, the image is stable as a rock, and not too bad for just 45 meters at 13th floor. The covered area is rather small, but that does not matter much here. The area is quite confined anyway, with all the buildings around. One of the roads almost immediately disappears in a tunnel. To quote the author:
The analysed crossroad is an urban traffic-light intersection, located in the suburbs of the Municipality of Trieste. The intersection presents a substantial traffic flow especially in the morning and the evening hours. Most of the inhabitants which live in the suburbs of Trieste cross this road intersection to go to work, to school and to university.
Gate placement – click for Google maps. The building with camera is on the right.
Exit gate 8,Exit gate 9,Exit gate 12,Exit gate 14,Exit gate 16,Exit gate 17
Entry gate 7,0,0,0,504,673,0
Entry gate 10,0,0,7,0,1,103
Entry gate 11,1,2,1,2,8,121
Entry gate 13,555,21,0,45,285,0
Entry gate 15,676,35,40,136,1,164
You can also take a look at the thesis abstract written by Ing. Erik Sferco:
In this survey, we tracked 3 617 vehicles which travelled 338 898 meters in total. Length of the analyzed video was about one hour. We are looking for partners from academic sphere as well! If you want to utilize DataFromSky approach in your research, do not hesitate to contact us.