Identifying Local Spatiotemporal Autocorrelation Patterns of Taxi Pick-ups and Drop-offs

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Thursday Sep 29   03:30 PM to 05:30 PM (2 hours)
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Analyzing spatiotemporal autocorrelation would be helpful to understand the underlying dynamic patterns in space and time simultaneously. In this work, we aim to extend the conventional spatial autocorrelation statistics to a more general framework considering both spatial and temporal dimensions. Specifically, we focus on the spatiotemporal version of Getis-Ord's G*. The proposed indicator STG* can quantify the local association of adjacent features in space and time. As a proof of concept, the proposed method is then applied in a large-scale GPS-enabled taxi dataset to identify local spatiotemporal autocorrelation patterns of taxi pick-ups and drop-offs in New York City.


University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D. Candidate in GIScience
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara