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On the Sampling Frequency of Human Mobility


In this paper, we aim at answering the question " at what frequency should one sample individual human movements so that they can be reconstructed from the collected samples with minimum loss of information? ". Our quest for a response unveils (i) seemingly universal spectral properties of human mobility, and (ii) a linear scaling law of the localization error with respect to the sampling interval. We conduct analyses using fine-grained GPS trajectories of 119 users worldwide. Our findings have potential applications in ubiquitous computing and mobile service design, in terms of energy efficiency, location-based service operations, active probing of subscribers' positions in mobile networks and trajectory data compression.
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hal-01651856 , version 1 (29-11-2017)


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Panagiota Katsikouli, Aline Carneiro Viana, Marco Fiore, Alberto Tarable. On the Sampling Frequency of Human Mobility. IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, Dec 2017, Singapore, Singapore. pp.1-6. ⟨hal-01651856⟩
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