Positium Ltd and the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu in cooperation with Eurostat presents the paper “Feasibility Study on the Use of Mobile Positioning Data for Tourism Statistics”, which can be found here. All deliverables as well as the workshop presentations are now available on the Eurostat website: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/tourism/methodology/projects_and_studies
This spring from 31.03. until 23.05.2014 the new study module “Urban Planning: Changing Cities and ICT” takes place in the Department of Geography of University of Tartu. The study module consists of 5 courses: 1)Information and Communication Technology and Urban Planning (Prof. Rein Ahas, University of Tartu, Prof. Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky, USA) 2)… Continue reading New study module “Urban Planning: Changing Cities and ICT” has started
Rein Ahas – professor of human geography in University of Tartu – held a public lecture entitled “How does the smartphone in my pocket changes geography?” in Tallinn English College on 3rd of March 2014. It can be seen here: http://www.uttv.ee/naita?id=19371 Lecture is in Estonian.
On the 6th of February there was a held a meeting within the framework of the survey „MobilGen“ – “The impact of genetic variation in human behavior in time and space”. The aim was to obtain an overview of the current state of the study, the current sample (socio-demographic characteristics, etc.) was presented, and the… Continue reading A workshop for the study “MobilGen”
From October 23 to 25, 2013 the conference „Mobile Ghent ‘13“ was held in the city of Ghent (Belgium). The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and experts from around the world to discuss emerging topics and research findings across various fields related to location tracking. From the Mobility Lab of University of Tartu… Continue reading Conference “Mobile Ghent’ 13”
Matthew Zook, Fulbright visiting professor from University of Kentucky Tuesday 15.10. at 14.15 Department of Geography of University of Tartu In Granö Auditorium (Vanemuise 46-327) NEW!!! Video here: http://www.uttv.ee/naita?id=18207 Professor Zook researches technological change and the evolving spatial structures and practices of society and the economy. His work focuses on geocoded user-generated data including Google Maps… Continue reading SEMINAR! “Space, Social Media & Society: Mapping the Cyberscapes of the Bronze Soldier”
UT Mobility Lab were invited to speak in the final conference of the Move project of the European COST program (http://www.move-cost.info), held at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria on the 30th of September and 1st of October 2013. The objective of COST MOVE is the theoretical and methodological development of the geography of moving objects… Continue reading Cost Move Project Final Conference
University of Tartu Mobility Lab (R. Ahas) and Positium LBS (M. Tiru) were invited to partake in the European Directors General of the National Statistics Institutes (DGINS) Conference and the Meeting of the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC), held in The Hague, Netherlands, on the 25th-27th September 2013, with the main topic of this year’s… Continue reading Mobility Lab and Positium LBS participated in the European Directors General of the National Statistics Institutes Conference
Rein Ahas participates in the project of European Comission „The Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (EIP)“. He is the member of the associated Sherpa group. The partnership aims at catalysing progress towards industrial-scale deployment of innovative Smart City solutions at the intersection of energy, transport and information and communication technologies so to significantly… Continue reading Rein Ahas participates in the project of European Comission „The Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (EIP)“.
Meetings with the labs and spin-off enterprises of University of Helsinki have been held. Also the researches and projects of University of Tartu have been presented. Delegation included: V. Kalm, E. Puura, M. Kirm, A. Metspalu, R. Ahas, S. Üprus. Rein Ahas made a presentation: “Toolbox for using BIG Telecom data for applications in tourism, logistics and… Continue reading Delegation of University of Tartu in Helsinki 15.05.13