Exploring population distribution and motion dynamics through mobile phone device data in selected cities - lessons learned from the UrbanAPI project

Jan Peters-Anders, Wolfgang Loibl, Johann Zueger, Zaheer Khan, David Ludlow

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Abstract

The paper discusses experiences of development and implementation of public motion explorer (PME) tool as part of the EU FP7 project urbanAPI. This tool has been applied to three EU cities with the objective to investigate population distribution dynamics and anonymous population movement patterns within urban environments as an instrument to map shapes of urban attractiveness and accessibility and as a support for transportation and infrastructure planning. The paper describes technical details of the Motion Explorer application by demonstrating the different applications for the City of Vienna, Bologna and Vitoria-Gasteiz and it discusses the results of the first round of the user evaluation using the Criteria Indicators and Metrics methodology. The initial results indicate that the application is intuitive and highly useful for city planning and provides the evidence-based information, which is either expensive or difficult to collect using other approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLAN IT SMART CLEVER SOLUTIONS FOR SMART CITIES; 19. internationale Konferenz zu Stadtplanung und Regionalentwicklung in der Informationsgesellschaft GeoMultimedia 2014
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Energy

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