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Visual Exploration of (French) Commuter Networks

Yves Chiricota 1 Guy Melançon 2, 3 Trung Tien Phan Quang 4 Patrice Tissandier 4
2 GRAVITE - Graph Visualization and Interactive Exploration
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR, École Nationale Supérieure d'Électronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB), Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux 1
3 TATOO - Fouille de données environnementales
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
Abstract : Commuters induce a network structure on the territory linking cities. Geographers study commuter data trying to understand the structure of the network, as a contribution towards urban planning. Our approach is more specifically designed to help geographers identify multiscale phenomenon, reflecting how the activity occurring at a local scale actually contribute to higher order dynamics. As suggested earlier, flows occurring between nearby suburbs may indeed be seen as local contribution of greater cities taking place at a national scale. Although our visualization and the analytical tools we have designed do not by themselves provide sound answers to these questions, they definitely contribute and help geographers when designing/validating hypothesis.
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Yves Chiricota, Guy Melançon, Trung Tien Phan Quang, Patrice Tissandier. Visual Exploration of (French) Commuter Networks. Geovisualization of Dynamics, Movement, and Change AGILE'08 Satellite Workshop, May 2008, Spain. ⟨lirmm-00272786⟩



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