Mapping multi-day GPS data: a cartographic study in NYC

Dustin T. Duncan, Seann D. Regan

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Multi-day Global Positioning System (GPS) data are increasingly being used in research – including in the field of spatial epidemiology. We present several maps as ways to present multi-day GPS data. Data come from the NYC Low-Income Housing, Neighborhoods and Health Study (n = 120). Participants wore a QStarz BT-Q1000XT GPS device for about a week (mean: 7.44, SD = 2.15). Our maps show various ways to visualize multi-day GPS data; these data are presented by overall GPS data, by weekday/weekend and by day of the week. We discuss implications for each of the maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Maps
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 7 2016


  • Global Positioning System
  • Maps
  • cartography
  • mobility
  • neighborhoods
  • spatial epidemiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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