Student movement across campus

Vowles, Joshua (2016) Student movement across campus. MEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Students on a University campus will tend to carry some form of electronic device that has Wi-Fi Capabilities. This device will most likely be connected to the Universities Wi-Fi Network. Each connection made to the Wi-Fi Network is recorded and all these connections can be obtained through anonymised reports obtained from the Wi-Fi Network. Using this report data, charts and heat maps can be produced to compare the population in buildings over time and calculate where people travel to next. This can be calculated since each connection records which access point group it is connected to. The question this project aims to answer is ' Using reports of wireless network data, can population in buildings and the movement paths between them be calculated?'.
    The project produces an application that is capable of uploading Wireless Network reports to a database and calculate movements in the data. The data will then be able to analysed and visually displayed by this application through the use of a heat map and charts to show population at certain times and the locations people travel to from a building at certain times. The artefact produced shows that the reports of Wireless Network data can be used to calculate population in buildings and movement paths between buildings.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Computing
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 15:01
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 15:01
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21450

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