Using Location-based Data in Regional Parks Visitors Research

Liz Roten for Metropolitan Council, 2019


StreetLight Data provides aggregated cell phone location data for transportation research. This talk will examine how the Research Team at the Metropolitan Council is using StreetLight to analyze visitor patterns in regional parks. We will cover topics including inferring traveler demographics – such as race, income, education, and family status – and limitations of the data. Finally, we will explore interactive visualizations using this powerful data source.

2019-06-08 12:00 AM
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Liz Roten
Liz Roten
Data Scientist & Cartographer

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