For a project to be successful, there are many different steps involved. Working on projects that use big data for decision-making is not different, but since these technologies are still fairly new, decision-makers, organisations, and project managers might not have first-hand experience implementing these types of projects.
Mobile Tartu returned as an in-person event this year. The two-day conference was filled with fascinating lectures, sessions and panel discussions. Various topics related to mobile positioning data (MPD) were analysed, such as, standardising methodologies, mapping out actual places of residence and secondary homes, as well as smoother collaborations between the research community, decision-makers and mobile network operators.
The Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania recently presented an innovative project that lets different stakeholders of the tourism sector access data about which tourism destinations travellers visit during their stay in the country, how long they stay in a particular place, and more.
With this article, we begin a new series called Methodology Talks, in which we discuss the science and research behind the methodology we have worked or collaborated on for the use of mobile positioning data for generating statistical insights.