Generating Trajectories from Mobile Phone Data

The paper reports on a method which generates time-space trajectories of travelers by analyzing data from the mobile phone network. The method utilizes mainly the data from location-area-updates, which are recorded from any mobile phone in the standby-mode and thus does not require phone calls or handset equipment. The main idea of the method is to derive location-area-sequences for single trips from the mobile phone data and to compare these with location-area-sequences, which are based on routes through the road and rail network. The method generates a vast number of trajectories on highways and can be used for several applications in the field of transportation planning.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0374
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2010 7:32AM