Bianchi, Frederick W.
MAINE / Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park, one of the smallest national parks geographically, is visited by millions of people each summer. In response to the significantly increased visitor volume, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Friends of Acadia, a non-profit conservation organization, have been experimenting with several methods in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion. One promising approach is to establish a webcam monitoring system to allow for real-time traffic updates in the most visited areas in the park. To examine this approach, our team implemented a proof-of-concept webcam system to monitor visitor traffic in some of the park’s most congested areas. This report includes an evaluation of the performance of the associated webcam network.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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