Mobile positioning data - Big Data source for tourism, travel, population, migration statistics.

Siim Esko, Positium LBS/Estonia

Mobile phones are ubiquitous sensors of the society. Billions of anonymous locations are created every day by mobile phones in Brazil. Domestic and foreign mobile phone owners have become the largest sample group in the country providing statistical grade data. Carefully processed, this information can provide continuous data on various areas -- travel, population, migration. Positium provides official travel statistics based on mobile positioning data since 2009. But apart from existing official statistics, the data will help detect trends and define new statistical indicators.