In exciting news, a project for which I developed the software has been published in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Our paper is entitled "Walk this Way: Improving Pedestrian Agent-Based Models through Scene Activity Analysis", and explores how data can help inform pedestrian agent-based models. Pedestrian modelling traditionally been challenged by the need to collect data to calibrate and validate models of pedestrian movement. In our model, we use real video data to explore how different navigation metrics incorporate features of the built environment into movement patterns.
The following video shows an example of a model run, and the code to support the work is available here.
More information is available here!
Crooks, A.T., Croitoru, A., Lu, X., Wise, S., Irvine, J. and Stefanidis, A. (2015), Walk this Way: Improving Pedestrian Agent-Based Models through Scene Activity Analysis, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(3): 1627-1656.
Thanks to the great team I worked with on this!