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Haifeng Niu currently works at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Haifeng does research in Geostatistics, Geoinformatics (GIS) and Quantitative Social Research.
The penetration of devices integrated with location-based services and internet services has generated massive data about the everyday life of citizens and tracked their activities happening in cities. Crowdsourced data, such as social media data, POIs data and collaborative websites, generated by the crowd, has become fine-grained proxy data of ur...
Delineating urban functional use plays a key role in understanding urban dynamics, evaluating planning strategies and supporting policymaking. In recent years, Points of Interest (POI) data, with precise geolocation and detailed attributes, have become the primary data source for exploring urban functional use from a bottom-up perspective, using lo...
This project focuses on the crowdsourcing data harvesting and data- mining of the multi-dimensional mechanisms of urban segregation combining the geo-coding of information with the rich attributes of this type of data. This project will conduct pilots at Cambridge in the UK and then compare it with prior study of Ningbo in China from an international perspective.