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Fully Automatic Roadside Camera Calibration for Traffic Surveillance

DUBSKÁ Markéta, HEROUT Adam, JURÁNEK Roman and SOCHOR Jakub. Fully Automatic Roadside Camera Calibration for Traffic Surveillance. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 2014, no. 1, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1524-9050.
Czech title
Automatická kalibrace kamery ze silničných dat
journal article
Dubská Markéta, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Herout Adam, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Juránek Roman, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Sochor Jakub, Ing. (FIT BUT)
Hough Transform, Camera Calibration, Diamond Space, Roadside Data
This paper deals with automatic calibration of roadside surveillance cameras. We focus on parameters necessary for measurements in traffic surveillance applications. Contrary to the existing solutions, our approach requires no a priori knowledge and it works with a very wide variety of road settings (number of lanes, occlusion, quality of ground marking), and with practically unlimited viewing angles. The main contribution is that our solution works fully automatically - without any per-camera or per-video manual settings or input whatsoever - and it is computationally cheap. 
Our approach uses tracking of local feature points and analyzes the trajectories in a manner based on Cascaded Hough Transform and parallel coordinates.  An important assumption for the vehicle movement is that at least a part of the vehicle motion is approximately straight -- we discuss the impact of this assumption on the applicability of our approach and show experimentally, that this assumption does not limit the usability of our approach severely.
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 2014, no. 1, ISSN 1524-9050
IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
   author = "Mark\'{e}ta Dubsk\'{a} and Adam Herout and Roman Jur\'{a}nek and Jakub Sochor",
   title = "Fully Automatic Roadside Camera Calibration for Traffic Surveillance",
   pages = "1--10",
   journal = "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems",
   volume = 2014,
   number = 1,
   year = 2014,
   ISSN = "1524-9050",
   doi = "10.1109/TITS.2014.2352854",
   language = "english",
   url = ""
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