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Road hole detection

asked 2013-01-14 05:11:37 -0500

Henning gravatar image

updated 2013-01-14 05:14:09 -0500

Hey Guys, for a project I need to detect road holes on bicycle lanes. I thought it could be done with OpenCV and a HD Camera. What do you think? Would that be possible? It would also be nice to calculate the width of the lane. Is that possible too? It´s gonna be 2000Km of lanes so a good algorithm for that would keep it handy :) Thanks for your ideas and informations

Greetz Henning

Edit: Another nice feature would be to detect the type of decking e.g. asphalt, cement or else

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That's a significant undertaking. You should take some sample images to evaluate feasibility.

Adi gravatar imageAdi ( 2013-01-14 08:44:36 -0500 )edit

it´s gonna be quite heavy I guess ;) but try and error will not bring the solution, so I need to have a plan first. Of course I will do some testing first but first at all I need a great idea how to do

Henning gravatar imageHenning ( 2013-01-15 03:42:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-01-14 09:14:15 -0500

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You may want to think in terms of a hyperspectral camera instead of just an HD. That will allow you to distinguish between different material types due to their different spectral signature. In case the pot holes are deep, you may get a different signatures for pot holes as well making them stand out.

Width of the lane will be dependent on a number of other factors including the distance of the camera from the lane. I am sure you have already thought of those things.

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