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

Peter-Anders, Jan; Loibl, Wolfgang; Züger, Johann; Khan, Zaheer; Ludlow, David

Authors

Jan Peter-Anders

Wolfgang Loibl

Johann Züger

Zaheer Khan Zaheer2.Khan@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Computer Science

David Ludlow David.Ludlow@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in European Smart Cities



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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date May 21, 2014
Publication Date May 1, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 871-876
APA6 Citation Peter-Anders, J., Loibl, W., Züger, J., Khan, Z., & Ludlow, D. (2014, May). Exploring population distribution and motion dynamics through mobile phone device data in selected cities – lessons learned from the UrbanAPI project. Paper presented at REAL CORP 2014
Keywords smart cities, urban planning, smart mobility, passive participation
Publisher URL http://programm.corp.at/cdrom2014/papers2014/CORP2014_150.pdf
Related Public URLs http://programm.corp.at/cdrom2014/en/proceedings.html
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society - REAL CORP 2014
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