IEEE 31st International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2015
We develop a Mobility Visualization System (MoVis) for visualizing mobility of people from their CDR records. First of all, given the CDR records of a user, we determine her stay regions (places where she stays for a significant amount of time). Trajectories of phone events (and lat-lon of cell towers) between stay regions are extracted as her trips. Start and end times of a trip are estimated using linear extrapolation. Based on the start and end times, temporal patterns are extracted. Trips with sufficient number of intermediate points are mapped to transport network that consists of train lines, bus routes and expressways. We use Kernel density estimation to visualize the most common path for a given origin and destination. Based on this we create a round-the-clock visualization of mobility of people over the entire city separately for weekdays and weekends. At the end we show the validation results.