Date of Award

Summer 8-23-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Geography

First Advisor

Jochen Albrecht

Second Advisor

Doug Williamson

Third Advisor

Carson J.Q. Farmer

Academic Program Adviser

Angela T Haddad

Abstract

A custom classification algorithm that accounts for the nuances of travel (e.g., underground movements, frequent mode changes, and severe urban canyon effects) in New York City combines a probabilistic random forest classifier with a deterministic GIS-based post-processing procedure to address the challenges of travel mode detection in the city.

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