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Introduction to the model

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This model detects pavement cracks and potholes in drone imagery. Such deterioration of road surfaces may be caused by poor construction, heavy load, or weather factors. This negatively affects road safety, driving comfort, and the wear and tear of vehicles. Civic authorities need to accurately identify these cracks and perform repair work. If these cracks are not repaired at an early stage, the cost of repair escalates quickly.

Traditionally, inspection of road surface is done by human inspectors or by using sophisticated machines, which are accurate but very expensive. This model can automate the pavement inspection process using drone imagery and enable better monitoring and maintenance of roads.

License requirements

To complete this workflow, the following are the license requirements:

  • ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Image Analyst extension for ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS EnterpriseArcGIS Image Server
  • ArcGIS OnlineArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online

Model details

This model has the following characteristics:

  • Input—Raster, mosaic dataset, or image service (under 2-centimeter spatial resolution).
  • Output—Feature class containing detected pavement cracks.
  • Compute—This workflow is compute intensive, and a GPU with minimum CUDA compute capability of 6.0 is recommended.
  • Applicable geographies—The model is expected to work well globally.
  • Architecture—The model is implemented using computer vision techniques.
  • Accuracy metrics—This model is implemented using computer vision techniques, and due to unavailability of ground truth data, accuracy metrics are not available.

Access and download the model

Download the Pavement Crack Detection pretrained model from ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. Alternatively, access the model directly from ArcGIS Pro, or consume it in ArcGIS Image for ArcGIS Online.

  1. Browse to ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World.
  2. Sign in with your ArcGIS Online credentials.
  3. Search for Pavement Crack Detection and open the item page from the search results.
  4. Click the Download button to download the model.

    You can use the downloaded .dlpk file directly in ArcGIS Pro, or upload and use it in ArcGIS Enterprise.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:


March 2022

  • First release of Pavement Crack Detection