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Tracking Movements with Mobile Phone Billing Data: A Case Study with Publicly-Available Data

  • Matthew Kwan
  • William Cartwright
  • Colin Arrowsmith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

This paper analyzes six months of one individual’s Deutsche Telekom mobile phone billing records to evaluate its effectiveness for tracking movements. As well as describing the contents of the records, the paper suggests a technique for improving the spatial accuracy of the data, and explores the relationship between the frequency of billing records and the accuracy with which a handset can be located.

Keywords

mobile phone billing data movement tracking 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Kwan
    • 1
  • William Cartwright
    • 1
  • Colin Arrowsmith
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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