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Number Plate Datasets

Dataset of license plate photos for computer vision. Some research groups provide clean and annotated datasets. However most dataset are rather small. Those dataset may be used by any object detection frameworks like YOLO or SSD if the bounding boxes are provided. However some work is necessary to reformat the dataset.

Holistic Recognition of Low Quality License Plates by CNN using Track Annotated Data

Datasets of number plate images. It can be used to train machine learning algorithms. Some of those datasets may contain restrictions. Please see links for details.


UCSD car dataset

About 10 hours of recorded video of cars entering the UCSD campus from the Gilman entrance during various times of day. Still frames taken from video feeds, hand-labeled with make and model information, license plate locations, and license plate texts. Frame by frame snapshots of the license plates of 878 cars. Still images of 291 cars in parking lots taken with a digital camera. Files are password protected.



900 of cars with gray LP; 300 of cars with red LP; 300 of motorcycles with gray LP. The dataset is released for academic research only, and is free to researchers from educational or research institutes for non-commercial purposes.


500 Images of the Rear View

License Plate Detection, Recognition and Automated Storage. Has around 500 images of the rear views.


CCPD: Chinese City Parking Dataset

Open-source dataset for license plate detection and recognition, described in 《Towards End-to-End License Plate Detection and Recognition: A Large Dataset and Baseline》. This dataset is open-source under MIT license. More details about this dataset are avialable at our ECCV 2018 paper (also available in this github) 《Towards End-to-End License Plate Detection and Recognition: A Large Dataset and Baseline》.


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License Plate Websites

The characters of the license plate may be missing and no bounding boxes are provided. A web scraper is necessary to collect the data.

Olav’s License Plate Pictures

Amateur website with photographs of license/ number/ registration plates from more than 90 countries. Does not include bounding boxes.

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Plates Mania

Internet project dedicated to vehicle registration plates and everything pertaining to them: history, manufacturing technologies, usage and statistics of issues.

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License Plate Portal

Amateur website. License plates from a wide variety of countries. The data is unstructured and extraction is not convenient.

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