Mobile phones are ubiquitous sensors of the society. Individually, these anonymous signals do not mean much but taken together they can be used to paint a picture of the streets. Carefully processed, this information can provide continuous data on various areas -- tourism, urban planning, transportation management.
We are able to better understand the exact profile of people at our events, which allows us to secure long-term sponsorship contracts with various companies and government.
Tarmo Hõbe - Rally Estonia
We have always had a very productive working relationship with Positium staff. They are quick to understand our requirements and really effective at delivering them.
Jonathan Raper - Placr
Interested in national figures? Or a city district?
If the mobile operator's coverage reaches over the entire country, so does the data. Survey rural areas, national parks or zoom into cities within a block radius.
Residents are only part of the picture? Want to measure passers-through?
Everyone using the mobile network are covered - which includes tourists and persons in transit - places are now characterized more accurately based on all of the people there.
Want to survey over a long period? Missed a key event without doing a survey?
Anonymous data is collected over long periods of time allowing useful comparisons. Determine repeat visitors or behaviour over a time frame you choose without panel surveys or intruding on anyone's privacy.
The world has been taken over by mobile. The mobile phone has become the centerpoint of communication and daily life. It is only logical that travel behaviour is measured with that most common travel companion - through data generated by the mobile phone.
Location data from operators ensures the best information on visitors. Positium provides clients with locally accurate and timely tourism insights on foreign and domestic tourists.
How many tourists from the UK visited the national capital during a football match? What is the composition of tourists (by country) visiting a specific region? What is the average duration of a visit? Did the foreign tourism attraction campaign take effect? How do two different regions compare in the sense of tourism and their attractiveness?
Rely on information, not approximate numbers
Positium's usual environment model is 95% accurate at detecting home locations at even a municipality (LAU2) level.
Mobile location data shows the same trends as most supply and demand statistics, but also discovers pockets of tourism hidden from traditional sources.
At a fraction of the time it takes to gather indicators the traditional way.
There are more than 30 people in the Positium family, mostly coming from a social geography or geoinformation systems background. Combined the team has over 100 years of experience in analysing mobile location data for public planning, transportation, tourism. Researching location data and understanding people's activity spaces is our passion.
Margus is the CEO and Member of Board at Positium. He has an extensive background in geoinformatic systems (in which he holds an MSc degree) and data mining. He has been working with mobile location data for 8 years.
Margus also thoroughly enjoys a good game of chess.
Fields of specialization: geoinformatics (GIS), cartography, computer sciences, web-based GIS applications, position determining systems (GPS, MPS, WiFi fingerprinting, footprinting etc), mobile positioning technologies, large-scale spatio-temporal databases and data processing, data mining, navigation, tourism statistics, socio-economic aspects of human mobility.
Erki is the Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Board at Positium. He has an MSc in Geoinformatics and has 7 years of experience working with mobile positioning systems for operators across the globe.
Erki is the outdoorsy type.
Fields of specialization: geoinformatics (GIS), cartography, computer sciences, web-based GIS applications, position determining systems (GPS, MPS, WiFi fingerprinting, footprinting etc), mobile positioning technologies, data mining, navigation, time-spatial behaviour, time geography, urban geography, Location Based Services (LBS).
Rein is a research professor of human geography at the University of Tartu. He heads the lab of mobility studies at the university, which has spawned many frontier studies in the field of mobile positioning since 2004. Highly decorated and referenced in the academic world, Rein has 10 years of experience in research with mobile data in urban geography, tourism and mobility.
Contact Rein for academic matters.
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