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Isovist Analyst - An Arcview extension for planning visual surveillance

Rana, S; (2006) Isovist Analyst - An Arcview extension for planning visual surveillance. In: (Proceedings) ESRI International User Conference. ESRI (on CD-ROM),: 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373-8100, USA. Green open access


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7-11 August, 2006, San Diego, CA, USA. Visual Surveillance e.g. CCTV, is now an essential part of the urban infrastructure in modern cities. One of the primary aims in visual surveillance is to ensure a maximum visual coverage of an area with the least number of visual surveillance installations, which is a NP-Hard maximal coverage problem. The planning of visual surveillance is a highly sensitive and costly task that has traditionally been done with a gut-feel process of establishing sight lines in CAD software. This paper demonstrates the ArcView extension Isovist Analyst, which automatically identifies a minimal number of potential visual surveillance sites that ensure complete visual coverage of an area. The paper proposes a Stochastical Rank and Overlap Elimination (S-ROPE) method, which iteratively identifies the optimal visual surveillance sites. S-ROPE method is essentially based on a greedy search technique, which has been improved by a combination of selective sampling strategy and random initialisation.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Isovist Analyst - An Arcview extension for planning visual surveillance
Event: ESRI International User Conference
Dates: 07 August 2006 - 11 August 2006
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: GIS, Visual Surveillance
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2104
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