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FEATURE22 December 2017

Street smart: Using sensory data to improve city mapping

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A team of scientists has developed an algorithm to include sensory data in a city mapping application so people can choose a route that makes them most happy. Jane Bainbridge reports.

Urban living can have its pitfalls ā€“ noise, congestion, crowds and big commutes ā€“ all resulting in annoyed and exasperated city dwellers. While city mapping has helped with route planning, the focus of these apps is invariably efficiency ā€“ ...