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Visualizing Urban Sports Movement


In this study, a visualization tool that maps outdoor physical activity such as runs on a map by specifying time, location, activity, gender, age group, etc. is created. This tool reveals the usage patterns of streets within a city for outdoor physical activity. This tool is created within a larger research project that investigates the influence of streets on the leisure walking activity within cities. For this purpose, the tool is capable of presenting the collected multi-modal data that includes personal fitness data, weather data, spatial data, and crime data. Moreover, the tool creates new analysis capabilities such as displaying usage of streets by urban joggers. The research project in which this tool will be used is aimed for designers/planners to improve streets for 'runnability'.

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