The GPS revolution in spatial research

Noam Shoval*

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Shoval introduces us to the world of GPS tracking and presents two cases in which he used GPS-obtained data for his research on the outdoor mobility of elderly people with cognitive disorders and research on the user-density of an Israeli heritage site.The first case relates to the sophistication of a location kit that is used to collect data for research focusing on the outdoor mobility of elderly people with cognitive disorders. This kit enables the researchers to measure not just the time-space activity of the research subjects, but also the level of their participation in the study.The second case relates to the ability to 'pixel' environments using the high-resolution nature of the GPS-obtained data.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationUrbanism on Track. Application of Tracking Technologies in Urbanism
EditorsJeroen van Schaick, Stefan van der Speck
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameResearch in Urbanism Series
ISSN (Print)1875-0192
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8217


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