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Meeting with KM, SB and DC about Social Sensing data 7th July 2010

Met with Kevin McCarthy, Steven Bourke and Davide Cellai about what the Social Sensing study data could be used for. We are all interested in movement patterns and prediction, and decided that we should work together.

The data itself is currently stored in a MongoDB, which is a document storage database, and is apparently very easy to query. The data itself is stored in approximately 200GB of seperate files. Kevin assured us that we would be able to access this data.

Steven suggested a number of sources of similar (location) data:

  • GeoLife, by Microsoft Research.
  • SimpleGeo
  • SpotRank by Skyhook

He also described how he collected location data from Gowalla, for ~2000 users in Dublin. His masters thesis was about DTN with sensors, and so his interests are in line with mine and DC’s.

We agreed to meet next week to brainstorm some ideas worthy of collaboration.

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