Identifying safe intersection design through unsupervised feature extraction from satellite imagery

@article{Wijnands2021IdentifyingSI,
  title={Identifying safe intersection design through unsupervised feature extraction from satellite imagery},
  author={Jasper S. Wijnands and Haifeng Zhao and Kerry A. Nice and Jason Thompson and Katherine Scully and Jingqiu Guo and Mark R. Stevenson},
  journal={Computer‐Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering},
  year={2021},
  volume={36},
  pages={346 - 361}
}
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