Google Research

Extracting Patterns from Location History

  • Andrew Kirmse
  • Tushar Udeshi
  • Pablo Bellver
  • Jim Shuma
ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011, ACM,, pp. 397-400


In this paper, we describe how a user's location history (recorded by tracking the user's mobile device location with his permission) is used to extract the user's location patterns. We describe how we compute the user's commonly visited places (including home and work), and commute patterns. The analysis is displayed on the Google Latitude history dashboard [7] which is only accessible to the user.

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