Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:13 AM
I am being dense, how would these cameras actually manage to collect useful data?
As far as I can tell the cameras will be able to tell how many people are at a given location at a given time, but I do not see how they would track where people are going or how far they are going.
I assume they are using these sort of cameras because the data can be analysed by a computer and not have to be done by people. But what will these data really tell people?
Also, with only three of them in place, that is hardly a lot of data about downtown.
Yes, I think the software can make all the counts. Three, but they can move them around I guess. I wonder, it's a useful tool, but who needs the data? I'm guessing if I'm looking at opening a store that needs lots of walk-by traffic, I'm going to spend many hours downtown doing my own counts.
I guess there is some use to finding areas with slow traffic, and moving events there. But don't we sort of already know those?
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