melbourne-vic-gov-au/pedestrian-counting-system-sensor-locations-h57g-5234
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Pedestrian Counting System - Sensor Locations

This dataset contains status, location and directional information for each pedestrian sensor device installed throughout the city. The sensor_id column can be used to merge the data with related datasets.

<p>Since the inauguration of the <a href="https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/research-and-statistics/city-population/Pages/pedestrian-counting-system.aspx">Pedestrian Counting System</a> in 2009, some sensor devices have been removed or relocated. This may be for various reasons such as construction works. Others may be inactive due to a temporary issue. This is detailed in the notes column. Any changes to sensor locations are important to consider when analysing and interpreting historical pedestrian counting data.<p>Sensors are typically installed under an awning or on a street pole to form a counting zone on the footpath below. They record bi-directional pedestrian movements through the zone, 24 hours, every day. Locations are selected based on three criteria – retail and event activity, regular pedestrian use and the egress and entry flow to these areas. The system records movements, not images, so no individual information is collected. New sensor devices have been recently installed, with more to come in the near future as part of the city’s commitment to expanding the system. <p>Status field:

This field indicates if the sensor is expected to be active and is manually maintained as needed. A pedestrian sensor with an active value ('A') may be unavailable in some situations.

<p>A representation of pedestrian volume which compares each location on any given day and time can be found in our <a href="http://www.pedestrian.melbourne.vic.gov.au/?_ga=2.44607906.760678413.1541972518-340051665.1506055261">Online Visualisation</a>.<p>Related datasets: <br><b><a href="https://data.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Transport-Movement/Pedestrian-volume-updated-monthly-/b2ak-trbp">Pedestrian Counting System – 2009 to Present (counts per hour)</a></b><br><b><a href="https://data.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Transport-Movement/Pedestrian-Sensor-Updated-every-15-minutes_TEST/d6mv-s43h">Pedestrian Counting System – Past Hour (counts per minute)</a></b>

Columns

NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
location (address)location_addresslocation_addressText
direction_1direction_1direction_1TextDirection 1 of the sensor reading
location (zip)location_ziplocation_zipText
location (city)location_citylocation_cityText
direction_2direction_2direction_2TextDirection 2 of the sensor reading
installation_dateinstallation_dateinstallation_dateCalendar dateWhen the sensor was installed
locationlocationlocationPointThe latitude and longitude of each sensor
sensor_namesensor_namesensor_nameTextThe name of the sensor
statusstatusstatusTextStatus of each sensor (A = Active I = Inactive R = Removed)
location (state)location_statelocation_stateText
latitudelatitudelatitudeNumberLatitude of each sensor
longitudelongitudelongitudeNumberLongitude of each sensor
notenotenoteTextFurther infomation on changes to sensor status or location
sensor_descriptionsensor_descriptionsensor_descriptionTextA description of where the sensor is located
sensor_idsensor_idsensor_idNumberThe unique ID of the sensor
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