OpenDataCam 2.0 – An open source tool to quantify the world
OpenDataCam is an open source tool to quantify the world. It quantifies and tracks moving objects with live video analysis. It is designed to be an accessible, affordable and open-source solution to better understand interactions in urban environments.
OpenDataCam never records any photo or video data. The system only saves surveyed meta-data, in particular the path an object moved or number of counted objects at a certain point. The novelty of OpenDataCam is, that everything happens on location, while no visual data is saved or sent to online cloud processing.
OpenDataCam runs on Linux and CUDA GPU enabled hardware. It is optimized for the NVIDIA Jetson Board series. The most affordable setup runs on a Jetson Nano (low cost, credit-card sized GPU-computer) combined with other other off-the-shelf equipment (webcam, power supply, housing), this entire setup is priced around $150. All software is based on open source components and runs completely locally. The software features a friendly user interface and is currently optimised for detecting and counting traffic participants, but is not limited to that.
Both software and hardware setup are documented and offered as an open source project, to underline transparency and full disclosure on privacy questions. The simple OpenDataCam setup allows everybody to become an urban data miner.
App Demo Screen Recording
OpenDataCam wins Selected Teams Prize @ MyGalileoSolution Competition of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)
Selected Teams Prize (Track 2), MyGalileoSolution Competition, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), 2021
OpenDataCam @ IoT Happy Hour. Episode #13. (balena.io)
"OpenDataCam" featured on IoT Happy Hour
OpenDataCam is CAN 2019 Editors’ Choice @ CreativeApplications.Net
"OpenDataCam 2.0" featured on CreativeApplications.Net
OpenDataCam @ NVIDIA Jetson Community Projects
"OpenDataCam 2.0" featured on NVIDIA Embedded
Open-Source-Tool macht Verkehrszählungen einfacher @ heise online
"OpenDataCam 2.0" featured on heise online