Evaluating walkability using mobile GPS data

Yoshiki Yamagata, Daisuke Murakami, Takahiro Yoshida

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This chapter illustrates the results of applications of geographically weighted regression modeling (Chapter 6) for assessing goodness of walking environment, that is, walkability. Section 9.1 briefly introduces some representative measures of walkability. Section 9.2 explains about using data and walkability measures. The settings for geographically weighted regression modeling are also explained here. Sections 9.3 and 9.4 show the estimation results. The former focuses on the impact of pedestrian network structure on the number of pedestrians, whereas the latter focuses on heatwave risk for pedestrians at an intra-urban scale. Finally, Section 9.5 concludes this chapter with a discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Analysis Using Big Data
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Urban Applications
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131329
ISBN (Print)9780128131275
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Bayesian model averaging
  • Heatwave risk
  • Mobile GPS
  • Walkability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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