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Best City Projects for People Counting

People counters are used in cities to provide information about how many pedestrians are on the streets and at which times. With this information municipal authorities can easily plan and optimize future activities in urban planning. Here we showcase the best deployments of people counter technologies in a city.
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Auckland's Pedestrians in the City people counting system provides valuable insights into how people are using its city center streets. The system captures real-time information on the number of pe...
Simple and effective to use, colourful and incredibly useful, gives a sense of what's happening in the city immediately.
The City of Melbourne's 24-hour pedestrian counting system measures pedestrian activity in the city each day. The system counts pedestrian movements to give the City of Melbourne a better understanding of how people use the city so it can manage the way they function and plan for future needs. The online visualisation tool is an interactive map of these sensor locations, which enables the public to see pedestrian counts on particular dates and times and compare data. Read more about the s...
In New York, a company called Placemeter is using feeds from hundreds of traffic video cameras to study 10 million pedestrian movements each day. It's using that data to help businesses learn how to market to pedestrian consumers. Placemeter also says it wants to use the data to help consumers with information such as when to visit your neighborhood coffee bar when the line is shorter. Placemeter says it doesn't store the video, nor does their analysis involve facial recognition.
Dublin's Pedestrian footfall index counts pedestrian data from 13 cameras with high definition sensors in key shopping streets of Dublin City Centre. There is data from 6 of the cameras going back to 2007, plus data from seven newer cameras. The camera at Korky’s on Grafton St was relocated to Dame Lane in 2013. Cameras were recalibrated in January/February 2012 to show pedestrian directional flow data ‘in’ and ‘out’. The 2014 data has been updated on a weekly basis and can be found...
This thermal imaging camera is a pilot project in the El Born neighborhood for studying the location and flow of moving pedestrians, all done anonymously by installing thermal imaging cameras. This data can be used for lots of different purposes. In this case, we are studying the flows of people in tourist and shopping areas.