Taking the Temperature of Pedestrian Movement in Public Spaces

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Cities require data on pedestrian movement to evaluate the use of public spaces. We propose a system using thermal cameras and Computer Vision (CV) combined with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to track and assess pedestrian dynamics and behaviors in urban plazas. Thermal cameras operate independent of light and the technique is non-intrusive and preserves privacy. The approach extends the analysis to the GIS domain by capturing georeferenced tracks. We present a pilot study conducted in Copenhagen in 2013. The tracks retrieved by CV are compared to manually annotated ground truth tracks, and an example of pedestrian behavior is analyzed.
Translated title of the contributionTag temperaturen på fodgængeres bevægelser i byrum
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Pages (from-to)660-668
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2014
EventThe Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 - Hotel van der Valk, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014


ConferenceThe Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014
LocationHotel van der Valk

Bibliographical note

Paper to: The Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 (PED 2014), 22-24 October 2014, Delft, The Netherlands

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - Tracking, Thermal camera, Computer Vision, GIS, Smart Cities, Pedestrian behaviors, Movement Pattern Analysis, Trajectories, Visual analysis, space-time cube, Urban Plazas

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