Statistics New Zealand
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|Type of Big Data used|
Mobile phone: call/text times and positions
To monitor short-term population movements during and after a natural disaster. This analysis was prompted by the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. It focuses on population movements within the region, and to other regions. Our analysis and the results presented in the attached report are a step towards understanding the potential of cell phone data while acknowledging a changing information technology environment.
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|Domain and use|
Population and migration
All statistical results from our initial investigations are published in the report. The report does not cover access and supply of data.
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Statistics NZ undertook this analysis with the cooperation of contributing telecommunication companies, the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, and other responding agencies. Patterns of short-term movements over time were derived by observing changes in the percentage of Christchurch cellphones that initiated calls in an area within a 24-hour period and observing new locations of Christchurch cellphones.
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