Mobility Lab of University of Tartu participated in Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 3-7, 2019.
The five-day conference hosted more than 7,000 geographers from around the world and featured over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.
On the first day of the conference, 3rd of April, Mobility Lab held a panel session on Strategies for Using Mobile Big Data for Official Statistics where Prof. Harvey Miller from the Ohio State University described their action on Urban Data Observatories, Dr. Anto Aasa from the Mobility Lab of University of Tartu opened the secrets of mobile positioning research, Dr. Age Poom introduced the Infotechnological Mobility Observatory of the Mobility Lab of University of Tartu to be used for generating official statistics, Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak from the University of Twente gave insights on the challenges and pitfalls of mapping progress on Sustainable Development Goals, Prof. Tuuli Toivonen from the University of Helsinki conceptualized the use of alternative datasets such as social media data in validating official statistics and Prof. Matt Zook from the University of Kentucky closed the panel with classifying Big Data privacy concerns. The panel was fallowed with the
In addition to the panel session four of Mobility Lab’s members gave a speech on the conference.
PhD Age Poom on “Developing dynamic greenspace exposure assessment methodology from long-term GPS tracking dataset”.
PhD Anto Aasa on “Calculation of population and migration statistics based on mobile positioning data”.
PhD student Janika Raun on “The role of major gateways on national tourism flows, measured by two types of tracking technologies”.
PhD student Veronika Mooses on “Ethnic differences in outbound travel: a study with mobile phone data”.