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Goel, Rahul; Sharma, Rajesh; Aasa, Anto (2021). Studying segregation in Estonia using call data records. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 11 (1), ARTN 98. DOI: 10.1007/s13278-021-00817-0

Goel R, Sharma R, Aasa A (2021) Understanding gender segregation through Call Data Records: An Estonian case study. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248212. DOI:

Järv, O., Masso, A., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2021). The Link Between Ethnic Segregation and Socio‐Economic Status: An Activity Space Approach. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Vol. 112, No. 3, pp. 319–335.DOI:

Altin, L., Ahas, R., Silm, S., Saluveer, E. (2021) Megastar concerts in tourism: a study using mobile phone data, Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/15022250.2021.1936625

Silm, S., Mooses, V., Puura, A., Masso, A., Tominga, A., & Saluveer, E. (2021). The Relationship between Ethno-Linguistic Composition of Social Networks and Activity Space: A Study Using Mobile Phone Data. Social Inclusion, 9(2), 192-207, DOI:

Silm, S., Jauhiainen, J. S., Raun, J., Tiru, M. (2021). Temporary population mobilities between Estonia and Finland based on mobile phone data and the emergence of a cross-border region, European Planning Studies, 29:4, 699-719, DOI:

Tammaru, T., Knapp, D., Silm, S., Van Ham, M., Witlox, F. (2021). Spatial Underpinnings of Social Inequalities: A Vicious Circles of Segregation Approach. Social Inclusion, 9 (2), 65−76. DOI: 10.17645/si.v9i2.4345

Järv, O., Tominga, A., Müürisepp, K., Silm, S. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on daily lives of transnational people based on smartphone data: Estonians in Finland. Journal of Location Based Services, 15(1), DOI:


Mooses, V., Silm, S., Tammaru, T., Saluveer, E. (2020). An ethno-linguistic dimension in transnational activity space measured with mobile phone data. Humanit Soc Sci Commun7, 140, DOI:

Kalvet, T., Olesk, M., Tiits, M., Raun, J. (2020). Innovative Tools for Tourism and Cultural Tourism Impact Assessment. Sustainability12, 7470. DOI:

Poom, A., Järv, O., Zook, M., Toivonen, T. (2020). COVID-19 is spatial: Ensuring that mobile Big Data is used for social good. Big Data & Society 7(2) July-December, DOI:

Silm S, Järv O and Masso A (2020) Tracing human mobilities through mobile phones. In: Büschner M, Freudendal-Pedersen M, Kesselring S, Grauslund Kristensen N (eds) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications for Mobilities. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 182–192.

Raun, J., Shoval, N., Tiru, M. (2020). Gateways for intra-national tourism flows: measured using two types of tracking technologies. In: International Journal of Tourism Cities. DOI:

Saluveer, E., Raun, J., Tiru, M., Altin, L., Kroon, J., Snitarenko, T., Aasa, A., Silm, S. (2020). Methodological framework for producing national tourism statistics from mobile positioning data. In: Annals of Tourism Research, vol 81. DOI:


Puura, A., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2019). The relationship between social networks and spatial mobility. A mobile phone–based study in Estonia. In: Plaut, Pnina O; Shach-Pinsly, Dalit (Ed.). Digital Social Networks and Travel Behaviour in Urban Environments (72−93). London: Routledge DOI:

Ahas, R., Mooses, V., Kamenjuk, P., Tamm, R. (2019). Retrofitting Soviet-Era Apartment Buildings with ‘Smart City’ Features: The H2020 SmartEnCity Project in Tartu, Estonia. In D.B. Hess & T. Tammaru (Eds.), Housing Estates in the Baltic Countries. The Legacy of Central Planning in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (pp. 357-375). DOI:

Orru, K., Poom, A., Nordlund, A. (2019). Socio-structural and psychological factors behind car use: comparing Northern and Eastern Europe. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 119, 313−325. DOI:

Masso, A., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2019). Generational differences in spatial mobility: A study with mobile phone data. Population, Space and Place, vol. 25, issue 2. DOI:


Järv, O., Tenkanen, H., Salonen, M., Ahas, R., Toivonen, T. (2018). Dynamic cities: Location-based accessibility modelling as a function of time. Applied Geography, 95, 101-110. DOI:

Tammiksaar, E., Jauhiainen, J. S., Pae, T., Ahas, R. (2018). Edgar Kant, Estonian geography and the reception of Walter Christaller’s central place theory, 1933-1960. Journal of Historical Geography, 60, 77-88. DOI:

Puura, A., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2018). The Relationship between Social Networks and Spatial Mobility: A Mobile-Phone-Based Study in Estonia, Journal of Urban Technology

Silm, S., Ahas, R., Mooses, V. (2018)  Are younger age groups less segregated? Measuring ethnic segregation in activity spaces using mobile phone data, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44:11, 1797-1817, DOI:


Burkhard, O., Ahas, R., Saluveer, E., Weibel, R. (2017). Extracting regular mobility patterns from sparse CDR data without a priori assumptions. Journal of Location Based Services, 11:2, 78-97. DOI: 10.1080/17489725.2017.1333638

Kamenjuk, P., Aasa, A., Sellin, J. (2017). Mapping changes of residence with passive mobile positioning data: the case of Estonia. International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Poom, A., Orru, K., & Ahas, R. (2017). The carbon footprint of business travel in the knowledge-intensive service sector. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 50, 292-304…/article/pii/S1361920916308653


Mooses, V., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2016). Ethnic segregation during public and national holidays: a study using mobile phone data. Geografisca Annaler B: Human Geography, 98 (3), 205−219,

Poom, A. and Ahas, R. (2016). How Does the Environmental Load of Household Consumption Depend on Residential Location? Sustainability 2016, 8, 799; doi:10.3390/su8090799

Raun, J., Ahas, R., Tiru, M. (2016). Measuring tourism destinations using mobile tracking data. Tourism Management 57: 202–212. DOI:


Ahas, R, Aasa, A., Yuan, Y., Smoreda, Z., Raubal, M., Liu, Y., Ziemlicki, C., Tiru M., Zook, M. (2015). Everyday Space-Time Geographies: Using mobile phone based sensor data to monitor urban activity in Harbin, Paris and Tallinn, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29(11): 2017-2039

Zook, M.; Kraak, M.J.; Ahas, R. (2015). Geographies of mobility: applications of location-based data. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29 (11), 1935−1940

Toomet, O; Silm, S; Saluveer, E; Ahas, R; Tammaru, T. (2015). Where Do Ethno-Linguistic Groups Meet? How Copresence during Free-Time Is Related to Copresence at Home and at Work. PLoS ONE, 10 (5), 1−16

Järv, O., Müürisepp, K., Ahas, R., Derudder, B., Witlox, F. (2015). Ethnic differences in activity spaces as a characteristic of segregation: A study based on mobile phone usage in Tallinn, Estonia Urban Studies 0042098014550459, first published on September 22, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0042098014550459, Vol. 52(14) 2680–2698


Ahas, R., Witlox F., Miller, H. (2014). From the Guest Editors: Mobility, Communication, and Urban Space, Journal of Urban Technology 21 (2):1-7.

Poom, A., Ahas, R., Orru, K. (2014). The impact of residential location and settlement hierarchy on ecological footprint. Environment and Planning A 46(10): 2369–2384.

Nilbe, K., Ahas, R., Silm, S. (2014). Evaluating the Travel Distances of Events Visitors and Regular Visitors Using Mobile Positioning Data: The Case of Estonia, Journal of Urban Technology, 21(2), 91-107

Järv, O., Ahas, R. and Witlox, F. (2014). Understanding monthly variability in human activity spaces: a twelve-month study using mobile phone call detail records. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 38 (1): 122–135.

Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2014). The temporal variation of ethnic segregation in a city: Evidence from a mobile phone use dataset, Social Science Research, 47, 30-43

Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2014). Ethnic Differences in Activity Spaces: A Study of Out-of-Home Nonemployment Activities with Mobile Phone Data. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 104(3), 542-559

Saluveer E, Ahas, R. (2014). Using Call Detail Records of Mobile Network Operators for transportation studies, In: Timmermans H. & Rasouli S. (eds.) Mobile Technologies for Activity-Travel Data Collection & Analysis, IGI Global, 325 p.

Lamp, M-L, Ahas, R, Tiru, M, Saluveer, E, Aasa, A. (2014). Mobile positioning data in emergency management: measuring the impact of street riots and political confrontation on incoming tourism. In: Liu, C. (ed) Principle and Application Progress in Location-Based Services, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Springer pp 295-314.


Silm, S., Ahas, R., Nuga, M. (2013). Gender differences in space-time mobility patterns in a post-communist city: a case study based on mobile positioning in the suburbs of Tallinn. Environmnet and Planning B, 5, 814-828

Novak, J., Ahas, R., Aasa, A., Silm, S. (2013). Application of mobile phone location data in mapping of commuting patterns and functional regionalization: a pilot study of Estonia. Journal of Maps, 9(1), 10 – 15


Järv, O., Ahas, Saluveer, E., Derudder, B., Witlox, F. (2012). Mobile Phones in a Traffic Flow: A Geographical Perspective to Evening Rush Hour Traffic Analysis Using Call Detail Records, PLoS ONE 7(11),


Kuusik, A., Tiru, M., Varblane, U., Ahas, R. (2011). Process innovation in destination marketing: use of passive mobile positioning (PMP) for segmentation of repeat visitors in case of Estonia, Baltic Journal of Management, 6(3), 378–399.

Saluveer, E., Silm, S., Ahas, R. (2011). Theoretical and methodological framework for measuring physical co-presence with mobile positioning databases. Gartner, G., Ortag, F. (Eds.) Advances in Location-Based Services. 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services, Vienna 2011. Springer, pp 247-266.


Tiru, M., Kuusik, A., Lamp, M-L., Ahas, R. (2010). LBS in marketing and tourism management: measuring destination loyalty with mobile positioning data. Journal of Location Based Services, 4(2), 120-140.

Ahas, R. (2010). Mobile positioning data in geography and planning, Editorial. Journal of Location Based Services, 4(2), 67-69.

Silm, S., Ahas, R., (2010). The seasonal variability of population in Estonian   municipalities, Environmnet and Planning A, 42(10), 2527-2546.

Tiru, M., Saluveer, E., Ahas, R., Aasa, A. (2010). Web-based monitoring tool for assessing space-time mobility of tourists using mobile positioning data: Positium Barometer. Journal of Urban Technology,  17(1), 71-89.

Ahas, R. (2010). From the Guest Editor: Mobile Positioning and Tracking in Geography and Planning, Journal of Urban Technology,  17(1), 1-2.

Ahas, R., Silm, S., Järv, O., Saluveer E., Tiru, M. (2010). Using Mobile Positioning Data to Model Locations Meaningful to Users of Mobile Phones , Journal of Urban Technology,  17(1): 3-27.

Ahas, R. Aasa, A., Silm, S., Tiru, M. (2010). Daily rhythms of suburban commuters’ movements in the Tallinn metropolitan area: case study with mobile positioning data. Transportation Research C, 18: 45–54.

Ahas, R. (2010). Mobile positioning in mobility studies. In: Mobile Methods (Büscher, M., Urry, J., Witchger K eds.) Routledge, pp. 183-199.

Kuusik, A.; Ahas, R.; Tiru, M. (2010). The ability of turism events to generate destination loyalty towards the country: an Estonian case study. Mäeltsamees, S.; Reiljan, J. (Toim.). XVIII rahvusvaheline majanduspoliitika teaduskonverents Majanduspoliitika Eesti riikides – aasta 2010 (156 – 175).Berliner Wissenchafts-Verlag, Mattimar.


Kuusik, A., Ahas, R., Tiru, M. (2009). Analysing Repeat Visitation on Country Level wirh Passive Mobile Positioning  Method: An Estonian Case Study. XVII Scientific Conference on Economic Policy, Estonia 1–3.07.2009 in Tartu and Värska.

Ahas, R., Pechlaner, H., Nilbe, K. (2009). Developing event marketing strategies with mobile telephone positioning data: case study with Lindora agricultural fair in Estonia. Events and meeting in the city, Göteborg, Sweden, 17.-20.06.2009, conference proceedings.


Tammaru, T., Leetmaa, K., Silm, S, Ahas, R. (2008). New residential areas in the Tallinn Metropolitan Area. European Planning Studies, European Planning. Stud 17(3), 423-439

Ahas, R. Aasa, A., Roose, A., Mark, Ü., Silm, S. (2008). Evaluating passive mobile positioning data for tourism surveys: An Estonian case study. Tourism Management 29(3), 469–486

Ahas, R., Saluveer, E., Tiru,M. and Silm, S. (2008). Mobile Positioning Based Tourism Monitoring System: Positium Barometer. In: O’Connor, P., Höpken, W. and Gretzel, U. (Eds.), Springer Computer Science: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism, pp. 475-485.

Ahas, R., Silm, S,  Saluveer, E. and Järv, O. (2008). Modelling Home and Work Locations of Population Using Passive Mobile Positioning Data. In: G. Gartner and K. Rehr (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Location Based Services and TeleCarography II, From Sensor Fusion to Contexts Models, Springer, pp 301-315.


Ahas, R., Aasa, A., Silm, S., Aunap, R., Kalle, H., Mark, Ü. (2007). Mobile positioning in space-time behaviour studies: Social Positioning Method experiments in Estonia. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 34(4), 259-273.

Ahas, R., Aasa, A., Mark, Ü., Pae, T., Kull, T. (2007). Seasonal tourism spaces in Estonia: case study with mobile positioning data. Tourism Management, 28(3), 898–910.

Ahas, R., Aasa, A., Silm, S., Tiru, M. (2007). Mobile positioning data in tourism studies and monitoring: case study in Tartu, Estonia. In: Sigala, M., Mich, L., Murphy, J. (Eds.), Springer Computer Science: Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism, ISBN: 978-3-211-69564-7, pp. 119-128.

Ahas, R., Laineste, J., Aasa, A., Mark, Ü. (2007). The Spatial Accuracy of Mobile Positioning: Some experiences with Geographical Studies in Estonia. In: Gartner, G., Cartwright, W., Peterson, M.P. (Eds.) Location Based Services and TeleCartography. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-36727-7 (pp 122-146).


Ahas, R., Mark, Ü., Järv, O., Nuga, M. (2006). Mobile positioning in sustainability studies: Social Positioning Method in Studying Commuter’s Activity Spaces in Tallinn In: Mander, Ü., Brebbia, C.A. and Tiezzi, E. (Eds.) The Sustainable City IV. Urban Regeneration and Sustainability. WIT Press, Southampton, Boston. (pp. 127-135).

Pae, K., Ahas, R. and Mark, Ü. (eds.) (2006). Joint Space. Open Source on Mobile Positioning and Urban Studies. X Venice Biennaale of Architecture. Positium, Tallinn, 174 p.


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