An Agent-Based Model of Place Formation

Human cognition of space involves its structuring and enrichment with complex meaning, in particular related to its action potentials, and thus results in the formation of separate places. Despite its central role, however, work on the representation of place in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is still at an early stage. Particular challenges arise from place-inherent characteristics, and i...

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Modeling pre-colonial migration in the Amazon region

Terra Preta WebGIS

The project is concerned with the analysis and modeling of migration flows of pre-colonial colonies with a focus on sp...

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Visual analysis of urban mobility and taxi driving behavior

high-06-12-0531-map-label Mobility has been one of the top priorities in the industrial regions and has profound i...

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Provision of personalized landmarks for routing instructions

Facebook, Google or Yahoo websites no longer show each user the same content. All pages are filtered by personal interests on the basis of collected behavioral information of the user. Although mobile routing services for pedestrians are widespread available and used from many people in everyday live the concept of personalization hasn’t been yet implemented for this domain. Studies from cogniti...

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Context-aware analysis of mobility in urban environment

Different activities in urban environment involve mobility and an efficient mobility is an important factor for a smooth running of these activities. Recent advances in sensing technology have made it possible to track moving objects (e.g. pedestrians and vehicles) especially in urban environment. While the analysis of these traces has mainly focused on discovering movement patterns, the interpret...

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