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Urban Sci. 2018, 2(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci2010003

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Human Mobility in Manila Metropolitan Area with Person-Trip Data

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan
Received: 27 November 2017 / Revised: 28 December 2017 / Accepted: 3 January 2018 / Published: 5 January 2018
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Abstract

The metropolitan area can be regarded as a multi-functional structure consisting of plural coordinated urban nucleuses. This study aims to clarify the characteristics of urban nucleuses and a spatiotemporal pattern of human mobility in the Manila metropolitan area. Hourly density of human mobility from 00:00 to 24:00 in the whole study area is quantitatively studied. Urban nucleuses with six types: central city, business city, commuter town, south suburb, north suburb, and subcenter city, are identified. Differences of human mobility owing to different human behaviors or properties are also analyzed in 10 typical areas with different urban functions. Results prove that pattern of human mobility in each area depends on its human social division, population composition, infrastructure condition, and functional structure. This study provides an effective thinking on handling geo-tagged big data supported by MATLAB programming and GIS technology. Moreover, spatiotemporal analysis of human mobility also possesses a meaningful academic value for transport geography. View Full-Text
Keywords: human mobility; person trip data; Manila metropolitan area; urban nucleuses human mobility; person trip data; Manila metropolitan area; urban nucleuses
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