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Monitoring travel patterns in German city regions with the help of mobile phone network data

Fina, Stefan and Joshi, Jigeeshu and Wittowsky, Dirk (2020) Monitoring travel patterns in German city regions with the help of mobile phone network data. International Journal of Digital Earth, 14 (3), pp. 379-399. Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/17538947.2020.1836048. ISSN 1753-8947.

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This paper discusses the possibility to use mobile phone network data to monitor spatial policies in land use and transport planning. Monitoring requires robust time series and reproducible concepts linking spatial policies to monitoring outcomes, a requirement differing from current literature where mobile phone data analysis is exemplified in selected areas with privileged data access. Concepts need to serve the evaluation of policy objectives, for example in regional or local area plans. In this study, we, therefore, extend the application of mobile phone network data to monitoring applications comparing urban settlement types and their characteristic mobility patterns. To accomplish this, we link mobile phone records with urban classifications and transport network data, using both visual and computational approaches to mine the data. The article presents comparisons of travel patterns for selected monocentric and polycentric city regions in Germany, testing hypotheses of transit-oriented regional development, as well as testing for congestion risks in the transport network. The results help us to gain a more detailed understanding of spatial and temporal patterns in mobility for different urban types and assess future potentials for monitoring spatial policies with mobile phone network data.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142056/
Document Type:Article
Title:Monitoring travel patterns in German city regions with the help of mobile phone network data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fina, StefanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3910-8882UNSPECIFIED
Date:22 October 2020
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Digital Earth
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 379-399
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Keywords:GIS congestion mobility bigdata mobile phone network data visual analytics spatio-temporal analysis
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Joshi, Jigeeshu
Deposited On:17 May 2021 16:47
Last Modified:17 May 2021 16:47

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