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Friday, June 21, 2019

Google Streetview AI to Inventory Infrastructure

This came to mind once as a means to check our business locations for infrastructure regulation and compliance.   Though it was noted that we would be reliant on Google for updates of the images involved.  Still a good thought to build on top of existing data gathering means.

New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View   by RMIT University

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 street signs 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.  .... " 

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