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Mobile Technologies for Activity-Travel Data Collection and Analysis

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. Shifting Data Requirements in Activity-Based Modeling of Travel Behavior – Is Mobile Technology the Panacea?
    2. REFERENCES
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1: Origin-Destination Data Collection Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGIES FOR SELF-REPORTED ORIGIN-DESTINATION DATA
    4. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) TECHNOLOGY
    5. GPS-EQUIPPED SMART PHONE TECHNOLOGY
    6. AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION (ALPR)
    7. TECHNOLOGIES FOR OBSERVED ORIGIN-DESTINATION DATA
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Behavioural Data Collection Using Mobile Phones
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MOBILE PHONE-BASED TRAVEL SURVEYS
    4. SMARTPHONE-BASED SURVEY
    5. SMARTPHONE SURVEY IN KUMAMOTO
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Horses for Courses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A V-MODEL FOR DESIGNING A GPS TRACKING STUDY
    4. STUDY OBJECTIVE
    5. RESPONDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY
    6. DETAILED PLANNING OF TRACKING PHASES
    7. TRACKING
    8. CLEANING OF DATA, ANALYSIS, AND REPORTING
    9. CASE STUDY: THE ACTUM GPS TRACKING PROJECT
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Collecting Activity-Travel and Planning Process Data Using GPS-Based Prompted Recall Surveys
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SURVEY MODE AND EQUIPMENT SELECTION
    5. DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
    6. SURVEY INSTRUMENT DESIGN
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Space-Time Behavior Survey for Smart Travel Planning in Beijing, China
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RATIONAL FOR SPACE-TIME BEHAVIOR SURVEY IN SMART TRAVEL PLANNING
    4. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION DELIVERY
    5. TRIP DECISION SUPPORT SERVICE
    6. SPACE-TIME BEHAVIOR SURVEY IN CHINA: A BRIEF REVIEW
    7. SPACE-TIME BEHAVIOR SURVEY FOR SMART TRAVEL PLANNING
    8. THE GPS TRACKER AND THE SURVEY WEBSITE
    9. DESIGN OF QUESTIONNAIRES
    10. SAMPLE SCHEME
    11. IMPLEMENTATION
    12. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    13. CONCLUSION AND PROSPECTS
    14. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Understanding Trip Misreporting Behavior Using Global Positioning System-Assisted Household Travel Survey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. APPROACHES TO ADDRESSING MISREPORTING
    5. DATA DESCRIPTION
    6. TOUR FREQUENCY MODEL RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Multi-Week Travel Surveys Using GPS Devices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SURVEY
    4. DATA PROCESSING
    5. USER PARTICIPATION
    6. SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: The Annotation of Global Positioning System (GPS) Data with Activity Purposes Using Multiple Machine Learning Algorithms
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE
    4. DATA CHARACTERISTICS
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. DISCUSSION OF FINAL PREDICTION RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: A New Algorithm for Mode Detection in Travel Surveys
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DATA
    4. HYPOTHESES FOR DEVELOPING THE ALGORITHMS OF MODE DETECTION
    5. PREDICTABLE MODES OF TRANSPORT
    6. TRAINING MULTINOMIAL REGRESSION MODELS
    7. GENERAL MODEL FOR KNOWN TRIP STAGES
    8. MODE DETECTION ALGORITHM
    9. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: A Real Time Topological Map Matching Methodology for GPS/GIS-Based Travel Behavior Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. USE OF GPS MEASUREMENTS FOR TRAVEL BEHAVIOR
    4. THE MAP MATCHING PROBLEM AND EXISTING METHODOLOGIES
    5. REAL TIME METHODOLOGY
    6. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF A MAP MATCHING PROBLEM AND RESOLUTION
    7. APPLICATION OF REAL TIME MAP MATCHING
    8. CONCLUSION AND FINAL REMARKS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Using Smartphones to Capture Personal Travel Behavior
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE PEATON APPLICATION
    5. DATA PROCESSING IN PEATON
    6. ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: Individual Mobility Analysis Using Smartphone Data
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LAUSANNE DATA COLLECTION CAMPAIGN (LDCC)
    4. SMARTPHONE DATA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR MOBILITY ANALYSIS
    5. SOLUTIONS
    6. MODELING
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Smartphone-Based Travel Survey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
    4. SURVEY METHODOLOGY
    5. DATA PROCESSING AND MANAGEMENT
    6. THE PR SURVEY
    7. PILOT IMPLEMENTATION
    8. FINDINGS FROM THE PILOT SURVEY
    9. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Using Call Detail Records of Mobile Network Operators for Transportation Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHARACTERISTICS OF MOBILE POSITIONING DATA
    4. TEMPORAL INTERPOLATION OF PASSIVE POSITIONING DATA
    5. THE GEOGRAPHIC DOWNSCALING OF LOCATION POINTS
    6. MAPPING THE “REAL” RADIO COVERAGE OF NETWORK CELLS
    7. DEFINING TRANSPORT ZONES AND THE TEMPORAL SCOPE OF THE STUDY
    8. GENERATING USER CHARACTERISTICS USING THE ANCHOR POINTS MODEL
    9. TRANSPORTATION MODE AND ACTIVITY
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 15: The Application of Venue-Side Location-Based Social Networking (VS-LBSN) Data in Dynamic Origin-Destination Estimation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Obtaining Public Transport Level-of-Service Measures Using In-Vehicle GPS Data and Freely Available GIS Web-Based Tools
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HANDLING GPS DATA TO OBTAIN LOS MEASURES
    4. DATA AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    5. A METHODOLOGY TO COMPUTE LOS MEASURES FROM GPS DATA
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Measuring Travel Behavior Changes to Variably Priced Carsharing Using Mobile Applications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CARSHARING PROGRAM
    4. CAR-SHARING USAGE PATTERNS
    5. MONITORING TRAVEL BEHAVIOR
    6. SPATIAL DISPERSION OF TRIPS
    7. RESPONSIVENESS TO VARIABLE PRICING
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: GPS Travel Diaries in Rural Transportation Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RATIONALE
    4. GPS TRAVEL DIARIES VS. PEN AND PAPER DIARIES
    5. APPLICATION TO PRESSING ISSUE: THE AGING RURAL DRIVER POPULATION
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. LESSONS FOR OTHERS CONSIDERING RURAL GPS TRAVEL DIARIES
    8. APPLIED USE OF THE DATA
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTES
  26. Chapter 19: A Role for GPS Data in Qualitative Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
    4. METHODS FOR EXAMINING WALKING BEHAVIOUR: A ROLE FOR GPS?
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. ILLUSTRATIVE APPLICATION OF THE MULTI-METHOD APPROACH
    7. METHODOLOGICAL COMMENTS ON USE OF GPS DATA TO QUANTIFY MEASURES OF WALKING ACTIVITY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  27. Chapter 20: Using a GPS Active Logger to Implement Travel Behaviour Change Programs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 21: Characterizing Urban Structure Using Taxi GPS Data
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DATA
    4. ANALYSES AND RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Compilation of References
  30. About the Contributors