OpenDataCam

(2017 - 2019)

Object Detection
Object detection with street footage from New Delhi

OpenDataCam is an open source tool to quantify the world. It quantifies and tracks moving objects with live video analysis and is designed to be an accessible, affordable, and transparent tool to better understand interactions in urban environments.

The tool never records any photo or video data. The system only saves surveyed meta-data, in particular the path an object moved or the number of counted objects at a certain point. All processing happens locally and no visual data is saved or sent to online cloud solutions. The tool has a friendly user interface and is currently optimised for detecting and counting traffic participants.

I initiated the project in 2017 together with Benedikt Groß and Thibault Durand while working at the move lab. Currently an active community on Github is developing the project further.

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