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Our research group at the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge University
has launched a tool
for discovering activity hotspots and neighborhoods in cities. The
tool is powered
with 6 months of public check-in data sourced from Foursquare. At the
moment we have
provisionally launched it for three major cities: New York, London and
If you are enjoying location-based services you are welcome to play
around with the tool here:
If you are a local in one of the cities you are welcome to fill our
survey (bottom left
of the screen). It takes only 2 minutes and your feedback is valuable.
We aim to understand how tools like hoodsquare can help citizens
about their cities, but also understand the bias that this new
emerging datasets may involve.
Anastasios (aka Tassos) Noulas
PhD Student, Computer Lab, Cambridge University
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