Geo-located Twitter as proxy for global mobility patterns

  title={Geo-located Twitter as proxy for global mobility patterns},
  author={Bartosz Hawelka and Izabela Sitko and Euro Beinat and Stanislav Sobolevsky and Pavlos Kazakopoulos and Carlo Ratti},
  journal={Cartography and Geographic Information Science},
  pages={260 - 271}
  • B. Hawelka, I. Sitko, C. Ratti
  • Published 4 November 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science
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