Visible Amsterdam

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Visible Amsterdam: the city in real time as seen from the interpretation of mobile phone activity of the KPN network. Euro Beinat showed real-time people flows and patterns in Amsterdam, as well as the city behavior in normal days and during special events.

What if an entire city could be visible from above, like we see it from an airplane?
Not simply buildings and squares, but also the aggregation of people who populate it, outdoor as well as indoor. We could detect public gatherings and traffic jams, estimate which neighborhoods are most crowded, reconstruct commuting patterns during the day. All sorts of new services for the public good would be enabled, from emergency planning to traffic management, from the efficient allocation of utilities to impact assessment of new city infrastructures.


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