Travel Patterns of NYC’s Yellow Cabs: Routing, Activity and Results
Track: Network Analysis
Authors: Stanislav Parfenov, Andrew Weeks, Zamir Alam
This work examines the activity and circulation patterns of the New York City yellow cabs. Each taxi displays a medallion and is equipped with a GPS device to log fare trips. The project compares two sets of taxi GPS data for selected vehicles: continuous 1-second “ping” location information and pick-up/drop-off activity for fare trips only. Fusing together these two datasets with ESRI Network Analyst allows analysis and mapping of activity during fare trips and non-fare periods.