Geomni UK

Traffic light system signals pavement width to support social distancing

Geomni use remote sensing and machine learning technologies to gather, store, process and deliver highly accurate geographic and spatially referenced information.


With social distancing playing a key role in the national response to Covid-19, UKMap users asked if data on pavement widths was also available. To meet this demand, Geomni UK needed to quickly develop a method to analyse the database to deliver a pavement width map containing crucial information to those planning and implementing government guidelines.


Using FME Desktop and supported by 1Spatial, a member of Geomni UK’s team was able to analyse and calculate the average width of pavements, and quickly supply the data as a value-add to UKMap. Users can clearly and quickly identify the space available thanks to a colour-coded traffic light system: Green being a width of more than three metres; yellow showing pavements of between two and three metres; and red indicating an average width of less than two metres.

Key Benefits

  • Traffic light colour-coding quickly and clearly shows distancing space on Greater London pavements.
  • Provides Geomni UK data, including UKMap pavement width maps, free of charge to public services as part of Covid-19 response.
  • Swift delivery of data due to FME’s rapid prototyping and processing capability.
  • Provides crucial information for planning and implementing government guidelines.
  • Simple to use visual interface of FME requires no code for users to benefit from solutions.

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