The overarching goal of the joint project FLORIDA is to implement legally compliant tools for law enforcement agencies that will increase their effectiveness in analyzing mass video data and speed up investigative work. A range of new methods for the analysis of video data will be developed in close cooperation with end users. These include geospatial crime scene reconstruction, interactive exploration of extracted information (Visual Analytics), prioritization of video data, generic object search and audio analysis. Combining these methods will greatly reduce the amount of data to be analyzed by investigators, thus increasing focus on relevant events and supporting decision making. In Germany, FLORIDA is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the program “Research for Civil Security” and its published topic “Civil security – aspects and measures in fighting terrorism.”
Research prototype of FLORIDA project. A detailed 3D reconstruction of the crime scene is enriched with automatically detected objects from multiple input image/video sources. Integrated annotation capabilities allow investigators to re-enact the sequence of events before and after the investigated crime.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, Germany) in the project FLORIDA (project number 13N14253).