Journal article

Revisitation in Urban Space vs. Online: A Comparison across POIs, Websites, and Smartphone Apps

H Cao, Z Chen, F XU, Y Li, V Kostakos

Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies | Association for Computing Machinery | Published : 2018


We present the first large-scale analysis of POI revisitation patterns, which aims to model the periodic behavior in human mobility. We apply the revisitation analysis technique, which has previously been used to understand website revisitation, and smartphone app revisitations. We analyze a 1.5-year-long Foursquare check-in dataset with 266,909 users in 415 cities around the globe, as well as a Chinese social networking dataset on continuous localization of 15,000 users in Beijing. Our analysis identifies four major POI revisitation patterns and four user revisitation patterns of distinct characteristics, and demonstrates the role of POI functions and geographic constraints in shaping these..

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