4DM completed development of satellite based object motion mapping application

4DM was awarded financial support from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to extract the speed, trajectory, position, area, and counts of moving objects (e.g. vehicles) from a single-pass high resolution satellite image for a variety of applications, such as transportation planning and coastal surveillance. The work involved translating the developed mathematical algorithms into a software application that can be interfaced with third-party software tools for future licensing. The model has been completed and validated for a selected study area using different satellite images and available traffic information achieving a speed detection of ± 5 km/h.