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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 151, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-151-2019
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 151, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-151-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  10 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019

Combined GPS and motion-tracker data for activity levels and various route selections in everyday travel

Kaito Yoshida1, Madoka Nakajima1, and Takashi Morita2 Kaito Yoshida et al.
  • 1Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd, Japan
  • 2Professor Emeritus, Hosei University, Japan

Keywords: Urban design, Physical activity, Location-based data, Route selection, Shortest path

Abstract. This study used location and physical-activity data to test hypothesis that Tokyo’s residents exercise more because they walk to and from public transit stations for daily trips. An activity tracker and a mobile app were used by ten subjects over 48 days to collect data. Analysis of the dataset showed that on an average, all subjects walked over 10,000 steps per day and ∼40% of trips were taken in outdoor urban environments. Results also revealed that the subjects did not always take the shortest path between the origin and destination of a walking trip. These results suggest that urban residents choose routes of travel based on both internal and external factors, including the subjective effects of street design and personal preference.

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