“Geospatial scientists have developed a new program to monitor street signs needing replacement or repair by tapping into Google Street View images.
The fully-automated system is trained using AI-powered object detection to identify streetsigns in the freely available images.
Municipal authorities currently spend large amounts of time and money monitoring and recording the geolocation of traffic infrastructure manually, a task which also exposes workers to unnecessary traffic risks.
Results just published in the journal of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems show the system detects signs with near 96% accuracy, identifies their type with near 98% accuracy and can record their precise geolocation from the 2-D images…”
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