Part of the Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series. Zoom link is https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/96180090381
Discussion of some recent research on mobility, i.e., the movement of people, that is relevant for researchers interested in transportation as well as human health, where the movement of individuals has the capacity to influence and impact different health outcomes. With the ubiquity of location-aware mobile devices, new opportunities exist to capture travel activity patterns as they dynamically evolve and change, providing key insights for how people move, and providing an opportunity for us to learn about the behaviors of individuals in different geographic contexts. Examples based on analyzing collective movements of vehicles on roads from location-based app data and massive numbers of travel trajectories to more local scale mobility arising from the daily travel of individuals based on different occupations will be presented and the different analytic approaches – from big geospatial data analytics to simulation–will be discussed.