Personalizing Walkability: A Concept for Pedestrian Needs Profiling Based on Movement Trajectories

  • David JonietzEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Recently, location-based navigation systems have evolved from purely car-centered services to incorporate route planning for other means of transportation, such as walking or cycling. In this context, a particular challenge lies in the computation of optimal routes for pedestrians, who expect a high walkability of their urban environment. In particular, route computation should explicitly incorporate such specific infrastructural needs but also acknowledge the heterogeneity of pedestrians. Thus, this research proposes a concept to create individual pedestrian user profiles based on their pre-recorded movement trajectories. This information is then used for the evaluation of the expected personalized walkability of urban areas. By exemplarily applying the method to a real-world scenario, its usefulness is demonstrated.


Personalization Walkability Movement trajectory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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