Mining data to re-invent the city What if cities could:
- Discover the variations of frequentation of a defined area
- Understand the most commonly-used paths for bikes, pedestrians, cars, buses
- Segment visitors by type (workers, tourists, residents)
... And use these analyses to select the best refurbishing project for a defined area?
Thanks to mobile and/or Wi-Fi data, it is possible to understand the population flows within a city, an area or a mall. These analysis are of great values prior to refurbish an area or reorganise a transportation path. Paris city used Big Data to understand the consequences of a modification in road organisation prior to make the changes.