Autobahn Showcase

German Autobahn (Motorway)

In Summer of 2018 we recorded the German Motorway A5 nearby Frankfurt am Main in Hessen, Germany.
Including the Steingrund (Southbound) and Kaiserstein (Northbound) parking areas and the junctions Langen and Neu Isenburg.
We then published the same data to our own player and to Google streetview for demo:

Applied Streetview Web Player

Applied Streetview Web Player

Click to open the Web Player.

Google street view

Google street view

Click to open Google street view.

How we did the Autobahn project

We recorded all 4 lanes of each direction of the motorway as a single tour with the Original 360 Streetview Camera and the Car Mount. The optional OBD2 wheel sensor was used to increase positioning accuracy and robustness.

Then we automatically blurred all faces and number plates using the Privacy Keeper.
Followed by processing with Creator 3.

Because having all 4 lanes of each direction is a bit of an overkill we deactivated most of the footage using the Duplicate Remover set to a distance of 20 meters instead of the default 5 meters. Followed by a bit of manual fine tuning.

In hindsight recording each lane as an individual tour would have saved 8 of the 10 minutes spend on manual fine tuning. This is a good example for straight instructions to the driver, based on the needs of the project and experience from processing.

We then processed the footage with our Creator 3 program.

For the Web Player we uploaded the streetview tiles to our Amazon S3 cloud. Adding Amazon CloudFront ensures a speedy delivery of the streetview tiles to viewers worldwide. The last step then was to upload the Web Player itself to our own server and to create and connect the MySQL database.

For Google street view we uploaded the footage with our G-Publisher program:

G-Publisher close up

G-Publisher close up

G-Publisher overview

G-Publisher overview