You are here

Workshop: Tracking Movement using GPS: showcases

Date:   Wednesday, August 29


S.C. van der Spek, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism, Delft,The Netherlands.

Abstract: GPS is an advancing technology for collecting spatio-temporal data and represents a method to Measure Behaviour. Today this MOVEment data is collected for measuring human, animal or transportation activity. Within these topics subsets can be distinguished, e.g. for humans between cities and rural areas, or between specific, limited and all activities. Within animals there’s a distinction between small animals like birds and huge animals like dear and elephants; within transportation between logistics, cars and vessels.

Although the subjects, context and frame of these projects may vary, all these studies use similar methods to collect, process and analyse the data.

The focus of the workshop is on exchanging practical experiences. Central issue of this workshop is showing examples of field studies in which GPS has been used, the  showcases. For this workshop we are aiming at a broad set of showcases.


The interactive workshop will include the following showcases:

  • Bluetooth Tracking Ghent Festival
    Nico Van de Weghe
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Bike-Ability Project, Copenhagen    
    Henrik Harder
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • EURODEER - animal tracking by GPS devices: 400 individual roe deer
    Francesca Cagnacci
    Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy.
  • HighRise 2012- GPS-Tracking of Inhabitants of High-rise Buildings
    Stefan Van der Spek
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Sponsorship: The workshop is co-funded by MOVE (COST IC0903)