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Academic Journal of Computing & Information Science, 2021, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/AJCIS.2021.040702.

Analysis of Taxi Trip Distribution Characteristics Based on GPS Data


Yaxian Huang1, Yanping Liang1, Jiawen Xue2

Corresponding Author:
Yaxian Huang

1School of Traffic and Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

2Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center, Shenzhen, China


Taxi, as one of the important passenger transportation modes in cities, has always had the problem of imbalance between supply and demand. Analyzing the characteristics of taxi travel distribution can effectively help relevant departments realize scientific taxi dispatch, thereby solving the contradiction between supply and demand between taxis and passengers. To achieve the above goals, this article takes Beijing as an example, and analyzes the temporal and spatial distribution characteristics of taxi travel based on the GPS data of taxis in Beijing from January 1 to January 14, 2019. The research results show that: in terms of time, the total number of taxi trips on weekdays is higher than that on weekdays. The peak average total number of trips on weekdays is 14,000 passengers/h, and on weekends it is 10,000 passengers/h. Spatially, the distribution of taxi trips is consistent, mainly in core areas such as essential transportation hubs.


Taxi, Time distribution, Spatial distribution, Traffic Planning

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Yaxian Huang, Yanping Liang, Jiawen Xue. Analysis of Taxi Trip Distribution Characteristics Based on GPS Data. Academic Journal of Computing & Information Science (2021), Vol. 4, Issue 7: 7-10. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJCIS.2021.040702.


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