Help to use the Mobiliscope

1) Preliminary notes

Initial data come from French and Canadian Origin-Destination surveys (from 2009 to 2019).

Only trips occurring weekdays (Monday-Friday) have been considered. Number and proportion of present population aggregated by district and hour have been estimated from survey data. They are therefore subject to a statistical margin of error.

55 city regions are included in the actual version of the Mobiliscope (v4.0).
To access city region, use magnify tool . You can also select city region in the drop-down menu .

2) Select a map

In the left-hand menu, you can choose one indicator and the map representation, eitheir as aof the total population, or in number or in flows.
To get informations about indicators, click button on the right side.

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With flows maps you get number of non-resident people at district level. With links (on mouseover), you can know their main district of residence. This mode is not available on touch screens.

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3) Change hours

At the top of the screen, click play button in the timeline to scroll through the hours.

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4) Explore a specific district

Select one district by clicking on the map and have a look on the chart at the top right corner of your screen.

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With this chart, you can follow daily evolution in the selected district (for the selected indicator).

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By clicking on 'stacked' mode, you can see all groups of the selected indicator.

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Colors on maps and charts have the same color code than the left-hand indicator menu. In the above picture, public transportation are in blue, private motor vehicule are in pink and soft mobility in green.

5) Explore spatial segregation

At the lower right corner, the chart give information about segregation level in the whole region for the selected indicator.

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To get informations about the two available indexes (Duncan et Moran), click button on the right side.

6) Change map background

Two OpenStreetMap layers can be displayed: a simple information layer and a more detailed one (by clicking in the ) :

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In French city regions, you can also display the layer of 'Poverty Areas' via the layers menu .

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7) Download data

By clicking on the button above the central map, you can download data agregated data by district and by hour. By clicking on the button next to the bottom graph, you can also download segregation data (Duncan's or Moran's index) in the whole region over the 24 hours period.

To go further

To get more information about geovisualition platform, indicators and data which are currently used and displayed in the Mobiliscope, you can read Data, Indicators or Geovizualisation pages.

Enjoy!

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MAPPING HOURLY DYNAMICS ACCORDING TO POPULATIONS
AND THEIR DAILY MOBILITY

The inhabitants of a city are not immobile: their daily movements cause changes in the social and spatial organization of cities.

The Mobiliscope is a geovisualization tool that shows the evolution of the population present in French and Canadian cities during the 24 hours of the day. It thus makes it possible to study the changes in the social composition of neighborhoods over the hours.

Choose a city

in France

... or in Quebec, Canada

THE MOBILISCOPE SEEN BY OUR USERS

Catherine Dameron

Head of the metropolitan
Times Office

Rennes, France


Mobiliscope contributes to a better understanding and sharing of the complex everyday geography within metropolitan areas. It is an helpful tool when used to plan suitable opening hours or to coordinating and smooth daily urban rythms.

Julien Perret

Researcher in Geographical
Information Science

Saint-Mandé, France


By providing access to locations and times of presence of different social groups, Mobiliscope allows to configure or calibrate simulation models according to daily mobility and thus refines the understanding of many social and spatial phenomena.

Julie Baudouin

Elementary school
teacher

Paris, France


I use Mobiliscope in my classroom to make more concrete (and playful) the daily travels, a notion in the geography program in fifth grade. Using tablets, students explore their city and respond to the quiz created for the occasion!

Catherine Dameron

Head of the metropolitan
Times Office

Rennes, France


Mobiliscope contributes to a better understanding and sharing of the complex everyday geography within metropolitan areas. It is an helpful tool when used to plan suitable opening hours or to coordinating and smooth daily urban rythms.

Julien Perret

Researcher in Geographical
Information Science

Saint-Mandé, France


By providing access to locations and times of presence of different social groups, Mobiliscope allows to configure or calibrate simulation models according to daily mobility and thus refines the understanding of many social and spatial phenomena.

Julie Baudouin

Elementary school
teacher

Paris, France


I use Mobiliscope in my classroom to make more concrete (and playful) the daily travels, a notion in the geography program in fifth grade. Using tablets, students explore their city and respond to the quiz created for the occasion!