Scaling Behavior of Human Mobility

This conference paper discusses about the spatial-temporal scaling behavior of human mobility by conducting an experimental study using five datasets from different areas and generations. They do get the results that consistent with the literature that human mobility shows characteristics forms for power law distributions, not all datasets are equal, etc. However, what are the basic disciplines of human mobility is not well explained. And the analysis (case studies) carried out based on large amounts of data generated by new measurement techniques is to examine the impact on aggerate metrics of spatial and temporal sampling period. These analysis and discussion on results conduct great researches on how scaling behavior varies and how massive datasets be interpolated with a generalized conclusion that spatial temporal resolution behaviors matter a lot to describe human mobility. That issue is not only associated with human mobility analysis, and it does always matter in plenty of fields in GISicence.

What is particular different and influential on human mobility? Is there any spatial data quality or spatial data uncertainty discussion necessary before or after analyzing movement datasets? Is there any argument on definition of human mobility and related measuring metrics? I expected more about more fundamental issues on human movement analysis which is still vague to me instead of case studies showing basic rules form human mobility and relationships with scaling issues.

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