Event Title

Spatiotemporal Comparison of National Park Visitation Counts with Photo-User-Days

Research Mentor(s)

Kimihiro Noguchi

Description

Comparing national park visitation counts (NPC) with photo-user-days (PUD) from the social media site Flicker allows prediction for future visitation rates which lowers the cost of data collection. By analyzing spatiotemporal data from NPC and PUD through the method of inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolation, we provide new evidence that suggests that PUD are similar to NPC. Specifically, PUD and NPS are similar in how they show an increase in visitation rates in the Northern portion of the Western United States during summer months and an increase in visitation rates in the Southern portion of the Western United States during winter months.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

May 2018

Location

Mathematics

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Language

English

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Spatiotemporal Comparison of National Park Visitation Counts with Photo-User-Days

Mathematics

Comparing national park visitation counts (NPC) with photo-user-days (PUD) from the social media site Flicker allows prediction for future visitation rates which lowers the cost of data collection. By analyzing spatiotemporal data from NPC and PUD through the method of inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolation, we provide new evidence that suggests that PUD are similar to NPC. Specifically, PUD and NPS are similar in how they show an increase in visitation rates in the Northern portion of the Western United States during summer months and an increase in visitation rates in the Southern portion of the Western United States during winter months.