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Tapei’s Police Tracking System Active

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about using facial features as the primary key in a database. Today, the Tapei Times published a news article about the Tapei Police Department’s new suspect tracking system that has integrated over 13,000 traffic cameras, a proposed 27,000 high resolution cameras, GPS, GIS and the incident reporting telephone reporting system.

The $68.9 million image monitoring system automatically matches facial pictures with identity card images and other databases to help the police to identify suspects. I guess it was closer than I had expected…