Urban Studies Lunchtime Workshop: From GPS trajectories to Spatial Interaction

Monday, 9th March
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Urban Studies Boardroom, 29 Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RS

This event is part of the Urban Studies Lunchtime Workshop Series.

Katarzyna Sila-Nowicka

Research Associate in Urban Methods, Modelling and Simulations, Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow

Spatial Interaction is a term for any type of movement over space that results from a decision-making process. More specifically, examples of spatial interaction include, commuting journeys, shopping trips, recreational visits, travelling to school, telephone calls, and various forms of social networking. Consequently, spatial interaction is arguably one of the most significant topics within human geography because it incorporates so many important types of human behaviour (Fotheringham & O'Kelly, 1989). Explosive increases in the amount of available geo-referenced data, which can be easier and cheaper to collect than conventional surveys, is making it possible to consider new ways of deriving observed interaction flows. These can then be used in order to calibrate models. One particular example is Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI).