Activity weather: Rfid-based visualization of urban dynamics in a weather-map style

Hiroya Tanaka, Yusuke Kamiyama, Koga Tamamura, Ryo Kinase, Jin Mitsugi, Hidekazu Hada

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is now widely used for tracking a great variety of objects in spatio-temporal dimensions. In the field of urban management and analysis, personal RFID is a powerful tool for tracing both individual pedestrians and crowd dynamics. In this research, we have focused our attention on how public services can use RFID technology, especially from the viewpoint of attractive and real-time visualization. In a trial demonstration, we installed nine RFID-reader gates in an urban district and provided hundreds of passive RFID-tags to pedestrians. Using this basic RFID-infrastructure, we developed a public display service which visualized and reported urban activities in the style of a real-time weather map. A large display shows the density of people at each location by using geometric contour lines and virtual clouds. Accumulated data is automatically updated and the 'weather' map quickly changes as time passes. The weather-like visualization helps the user understand the dynamics, flows, and trends of crowds, and promotes intuitive forecasting of urban activity.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
出版社Utrecht University
ページ1-14
ページ数14
ISBN(印刷版)9788585205775
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 1 1
イベント10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007 - Iguassu Falls, PR, Brazil
継続期間: 2007 7 112007 7 13

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUPUM 2007
CountryBrazil
CityIguassu Falls, PR
Period07/7/1107/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Development
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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