Money Circulation, Trackable Items, and the Emergence of Universal Human Mobility Patterns

@article{Brockmann2008MoneyCT,
  title={Money Circulation, Trackable Items, and the Emergence of Universal Human Mobility Patterns},
  author={Dirk Brockmann and Fabian J. Theis},
  journal={IEEE Pervasive Computing},
  year={2008},
  volume={7}
}
In this article, we report on the discovery of statistical regularities, mathematical laws, and universal characteristics underlying multiscale human mobility. Our study is based on the generation of proxy networks for global human travel behavior from pervasive user data collected at the world's largest bill- tracking Web site and trajectories of trackable items (known as travel bugs) recorded at a geocaching Web. From this pervasive data, we extract multiscale human traffic networks for the… CONTINUE READING

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