This report examines the use of cellphone data to monitor short-term population movements. It contains examples of analysis that can be undertaken with data records of cellphone usage during and after a natural disaster, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of this data. The analysis was prompted by the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. It focuses on population movements within the region, and to other regions.
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ISBN 978-0-478-37759-0 (online)
Published 27 February 2012