Name Containing the Ebola outbreak - the potential and challenge of mobile network data
Source flowminder.org
Hyperlink to Source http://currents.plos.org/outbreaks/article/containing-the-ebola-outbreak-the-potential-and-challenge-of-mobile-network-data/
Description Flowminder analyzed a number of existing data sources from national census microdata samples, mobile phone call detail records (CDRs), and spatial population data in order to better understand the Ebola outbreak.
Long description We analyzed a number of existing data sources from national census microdata samples, mobile phone call detail records (CDRs), and spatial population data in order to attempt to better understand intra and international mobility patterns in fifteen West African countries. In order to expand the utility of these data sets and predicted mobility patterns in the region, where possible we have made geographic, population, and mobility data freely available at www.flowminder.org and www.worldpop.org.uk. These estimated and quantified population mobility patterns represent our best estimate of the flows of individuals within West Africa at the time of writing without taking into account travel restrictions or behavioral changes as the Ebola outbreak has progressed.
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Info link http://currents.plos.org/outbreaks/article/containing-the-ebola-outbreak-the-potential-and-challenge-of-mobile-network-data/
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    Internal Comment High profile example of Big Data analysis
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2017-09-18
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