Our paper on An analytical framework for understanding urban functionality from human activities has been accepted by 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science.


The intertwined relationship between urban functionality and human activity has been widely recognized and quantified with the assistance of big geospatial data. In specific, urban land uses as an important facet of urban structure can be identified from spatiotemporal patterns of aggregate human activities. In this article, we propose a space, time and activity cuboid based analytical framework for clustering urban spaces into different categories of urban functionality based on the variation of activity intensity (T-fiber), mixture (A-fiber) and interaction (I- and O-fiber). The ability of the proposed framework is empirically evaluated by three case studies.

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