Tracks, maps and urban planning


 ir. Jeroen van Schaick & courtesy of dr.ir.Stefan van der Spek
 j.vanschaick@tudelft.nl...
What about tracking studies
 in light of urban design
 and planning questions?
Tracking data provide valuable insights
about urban quality

  Visualising tracking data = creating maps

  Maps = key lan...
Something about urban design
         theory…




 Trancik (1986) Finding Lost Space – Theories of Urban Design
Something about urban planning
           theory…




“uniplex metropolis”         vs.     “multiplex metropolis”

   Pats...
What do these theoretical
viewpoints share?

The plea to pay attention to multiple
viewpoints in urban design and
planning...
Ways of looking at tracking data in
 sets of visualisations
1. Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data on a single scal...
TYPE I : Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data
On a single scale

Viewpoints:
1.   Switching between different
     c...
TYPE II : Sets of multiple mappings of
tracking data on multiple scales

       Stills from dynamic maps




   All GPS-tr...
TYPE II : Sets of multiple mappings of
 tracking data on multiple scales




Selection of tracks:                Selection...
TYPE III : Compiling sets of tracking maps
  combined with maps with ‘exogeneous’ data




                               ...
A type-III-example of a design-oriented story using both GPS-
tracks and other urban analysis maps…
Extract from:

Spek, S...
Commercial activity           Points of interest        Accessibility




All tracks - 2 access points    Tracks – Löhr-Ce...
Conclusion

Each type of set offers particular challenges, opportunities and
pitfalls to be addressed prior to data collec...
…for more info visit www.bk.tudelft.nl/urbanismontrack
and become a member of the LinkedIn group
Urbanism on Track
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Tracks, Maps and Urban Planning

  1. 1. Tracks, maps and urban planning ir. Jeroen van Schaick & courtesy of dr.ir.Stefan van der Spek j.vanschaick@tudelft.nl www.bk.tudelft.nl/urbanismontrack
  2. 2. What about tracking studies in light of urban design and planning questions?
  3. 3. Tracking data provide valuable insights about urban quality Visualising tracking data = creating maps Maps = key language in urban design and planning Sets of maps = building a design argument Are we building visual stories that are relevant to urban design questions?
  4. 4. Something about urban design theory… Trancik (1986) Finding Lost Space – Theories of Urban Design
  5. 5. Something about urban planning theory… “uniplex metropolis” vs. “multiplex metropolis” Patsy Healey – Spatial imaginations and urban ‘region’strategies
  6. 6. What do these theoretical viewpoints share? The plea to pay attention to multiple viewpoints in urban design and planning questions ..so the one map is not enough!
  7. 7. Ways of looking at tracking data in sets of visualisations 1. Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data on a single scale 2. Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data on multiple scales 3. Sets of tracking maps combined with maps with ‘exogeneous’ data …compiled as coherent visual stories?? some examples…
  8. 8. TYPE I : Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data On a single scale Viewpoints: 1. Switching between different computer frames as map creator or user 2. Showing a diversity of patterns of space and time use within a data set 3. Comparing data sets Source: Andrienko et al., Visual Analytics Methods for Movement Data. In: Giannotti, F. and Pedreschi, D. (Eds) Mobility, Data Mining and Privacy - Geographic Knowledge Discovery. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2008, p.377
  9. 9. TYPE II : Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data on multiple scales Stills from dynamic maps All GPS-tracks dynamically All GPS-locations with ‘2-hour-tale’ projected on a regional scale projected on a local scale
  10. 10. TYPE II : Sets of multiple mappings of tracking data on multiple scales Selection of tracks: Selection of tracks: Selection of tracks: only local trips only urban trips only regional trips All tracks All tracks All tracks
  11. 11. TYPE III : Compiling sets of tracking maps combined with maps with ‘exogeneous’ data Source: Harsema, 1998 Source: Dupuy, 2009 use buildings public space urban image construction urban urban ground plan Interaction between urban processes as Overlay as organizing principle organizing principle of a set of maps of a set of maps
  12. 12. A type-III-example of a design-oriented story using both GPS- tracks and other urban analysis maps… Extract from: Spek, S.C. van der, 2008, Mapping Pedestrian Movement: Using Tracking Technologies in Koblenz. In:Garther, G. et al, Location Based Services and TeleCartography II, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. SpringerLink, pp. 95-118
  13. 13. Commercial activity Points of interest Accessibility All tracks - 2 access points Tracks – Löhr-Center Tracks – Görresplatz Investments Koblenz ...overlay with tracks …shift in future focus?
  14. 14. Conclusion Each type of set offers particular challenges, opportunities and pitfalls to be addressed prior to data collection Towards a qualitative research agenda on map use in tracking studies? > who is ‘using’ our maps? (what is ‘using’?) > what do policy makers see when they look at our maps? > can we increase the added value of tracking studies for urban design and planning?
  15. 15. …for more info visit www.bk.tudelft.nl/urbanismontrack and become a member of the LinkedIn group Urbanism on Track

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