Projects

OpenPaths supports research initiatives, art projects, education programs, and technological innovation by facilitating the participation of OpenPaths users. An OpenPaths project is able to request that all users, specific users, or just those within a geographic region make their data available. Active initiatives are below — we are just getting started, so if you have a compelling use for OpenPaths data, please propose a project.

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Here are the current initiatives requesting data from OpenPaths participants:

Name Organization Summary
Tourists patterns in Spain The Data Republic Unveiling mobility and consumption patterns of tourists visiting Spain....
Mapping Habitual Geographies The New York Times R&D Lab The Research and Development Lab at the New York Times is developing algorithms that identify and map the places we visit every day....
Mapping City Neighborhoods Connecting.nyc Inc. We want people to bike (or walk) around their neighborhood's perimeter between 7 AM and 1 PM on Sunday, May 13, 2012, and share that information with ...
urbanAPI (EU FP7) AIT (lead: Fraunhofer) Trying to build tools for urban planners based on GSM data...
Variation in Activity Spaces Concordia University, TRIP Lab Evaluating the temporal variability in activity spaces...
Tiger-Tracker Project Movement Ecology Lab@CEAB Analyzing human commuting patterns to learn about the spread of the Tiger Mosquito...
Mobility and Sustainability Institute ENPB (TU Munich) The research project aims to understand how travel patterns in an urban context influence the sustainability of the built environment....
Human Thermodynamics Galen Wilkerson / TU-Berlin To understand energy consumption of cities using mobility data....
Longboarding China Politecnico di Milano Are you in China? Are you longboarding? Let's start re-map China!...
ResearchtheCity TrinityHaus To map how people use Dublin city...
Real-time marketing exposure Legacy / Thomas Kirchner Individual mobility patterns for quantification of real-time exposure to point-of-sale product marketing....
Forgotten Public Space Darren Smith A project to understand the use of public space in cites, focusing on over looked as spaces of poor quality and there role in the future of our built ...
Routine in Daily Life Mobility Southampton University, UK To analyse and better understand departures from routine in daily life mobility....
Ethnicity & Movement - Toronto Maggie Chan This is an attempt to study the types of movement that citizens of a multilingual/cultural city such as Toronto may perform due to ethnicity and langu...
Location Based Storytelling Ap Elena Parker Researching how to disburse pieces of a story over a person's daily movements....
Lost & Found Omer Shapira / NYU The Science of Getting Lost in a City, and How It Can Benefit Future Technology...
Smart Mobility Samiul Hasan/Satish Ukkusuri Discovering Individual Activity-Travel Patterns from Smartphone Data...
Student Mobility Behavior Rodrigo Mesa/Satish Ukkusuri Collecting and analyzing student mobility behaviors in a college campus (course project)...
Mapping Dominant Urban Paths Akshay Kumar (Yale University) I am a senior at Yale writing a thesis research project attempting to use geolocation data to understand the dominant pathways in New York City via ve...
My Lifestyle Signature Imperial College London Creating individual lifestyle signature from GPS data...
Mobility-assisted SocialNet Wireless Mesh Network Group, N In this project, we focus on applying the location information and mobility patterns of users to facilitate their social networking communications in ...
Place Detection KAIST Detecting places in which the users have visited...
NYC graphic designer paths Decker Design We need a data set for a testing a new visualization programming technique...
Improving Context Measurement A. Reeves Social science measures geographic context in a variety of ways, which we aim improve by utilizing OpenPaths data....
Music festival in Switzerland Antonin Danalet How can we model activities in a music festival?...
Anti-Litter Project Peter Christenson "Social practice art" mapping project and activist intervention tracking non-sustainable practices and litter habits in an attempt to reshape environm...
Realistic urban path modeling Daniel Pereira Realistic urban path modeling with open-data...
In SF? train, bus, cable car? Kenneth Kuhn I would like to study what influences people's choice of mode of public transportation....
MovDiver Index Universidad Carlos III Using mobility data to unveil the diversity of movements and its impact in the economic development of cities and areas. Creation of "mobility indexes...
Public Transit Use MIT We seek to understand how users use public transit vs. other sources of transit....
Digital Geographies Samuel Lowe A project exploring the fragmentation of real world spaces and the creation of new digital geographies through various technologies....
Studio_Plastic: Almere + Shard Studio_Plastic, Birmingham Sch We are architecture students carrying out research in Shard End (UK) and Almere (NL)....
Intel Labs QS Sense-Making Too Intel Labs An in-browser platform to help users make sense of their personal data....
Visualizing Social Networks Brian Krohn This will be a piece of art visualizing how our social networks overlap in the physical world....
InfoSpace Jon King Visualizing student and faculty use of a college campus in an embodied manner by combining the paths of volunteers in a projected, spatial display....
Track B/A+P CAST Situating the users of a school with respect to the data of their peers using a networked multimedia installation....
Visualize Our Community Personal What do the lives of the entire Open Paths community look like?...
Effect of Snow on Traffic Kristopher Erickson Measuring the effect of snow on Atlanta traffic during two snow storms....