Mobile Technologies for Activity-Travel Data Collection and Analysis
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Mobile Technologies for Activity-Travel Data Collection and Analysis

Soora Rasouli (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Harry Timmermans (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 325
ISBN13: 9781466661707|ISBN10: 1466661704|EISBN13: 9781466661714|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6170-7


As mobile technologies become ever more pervasive in modern society, users find increasingly innovative methods to take advantage of the newest developments and mobile devices. Data mining, in particular, has seen a vast shift as a result of wireless technologies.

Mobile Technologies for Active-Travel Data Collection and Analysis concentrates on one particular and fast-growing application of mobile technologies: data acquisition for the tourism industry. This critical reference source provides travel agents, visitors, and hosts with the most advanced data mining methods, empirical research findings, and computational analysis techniques necessary to compete effectively in the global tourism industry.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Globalization
  • Knowledge Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Computing
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Traveler Behavior
  • Wireless Technologies

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in mobile software, civil engineering, transportation planning, and urban planning shed light on the collection of GPS data from travelers’ smart phones for travel research. The book’s 21 chapters are divided into three sections. The first section reports on experiences with the use of GPS devices and smartphones for collecting active-travel data. The second section looks at methodological advances in improving the ability to get more valid and accurate activity-travel diary data from GPS traces. The final section provides examples of the use of GPS data in transportation planning. Some specific topics addressed include the role of GPS data in qualitative research, characterizing urban structure using taxi GPS data, and measuring travel behavior changes to variably priced car sharing using mobile applications.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Soora Rasouli (Assistant Professor, Urban Planning Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) has research interests in activity-based models of travel demand, uncertainty in complex systems, and methods of data collection. She is member of the editorial board of Journal of Urban Planning and Development, International of Transportation, Modern Traffic and Transportation Engineering Research, International Journal of Urban Science, and Journal of Traffic and Transportation Planning. She is junior career member of International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences, and member of the Transportation Research Board Special Committee on Travel Forecasting Resources. Her work has been published in Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B, Networks and Spatial Economics, Transportation Research A, and the International Journal of Geographic Information Science. She has acted as guest editor for Environment and Planning B, Travel Behavior and Society, and Journal of Choice Modeling. She received several awards for her research.
Harry Timmermans holds a PhD degree in Geography/Urban and Regional Planning. He studied at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His dissertation concerned a theory of the functional and spatial structure and the dynamics of central place systems. Since 1976 he is affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Nether¬lands. First as an assistant professor of Quantitative and Urban Geography, later as an associate professor of Urban Planning Research. In 1986 he was appointed chaired professor of Urban Planning at the same institute. In 1992 he founded the European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (a sister institute of the Canadian Institute of Retailing and Services Studies). His main research interests concern the study of human judgement and choice processes, mathematical modelling of urban systems and spatial interaction and choice pattens and the development of decision support and expert systems for application in urban planning. He has published several books and many articles in journals in the fields of marketing, urban planning, architecture and urban design, geography, environmental psychology, transportation research, urban and regional economics, urban sociology, leisure sciences and computer science.