Streetwise: Mapping Citizens’ Perceived Spatial Qualities

Moreno Colombo, Jhonny Pincay, Oleg Lavrovsky, Laura Iseli, Joris Van Wezemael, Joris Van Wezemael, Edy Portmann

Abstract

Streetwise is the first map of spatial quality of urban design of Switzerland. Streetwise measures the human perception of spatial situations and uses crowdsourcing methods for this purpose: a large number of people are shown pairs of street-level images of public space online; by clicking on an image, they each give an evaluation about the place they consider has a better atmosphere, which is the focus of this article. With the gathered data, a machine learning model was trained, which allowed learning features that motivate people to choose one image over another. The trained model was then used to estimate a score representing the perceived atmosphere in a large number of images from different urban areas within the Zurich metropolitan region, which could then be visualized on a map to offer a comprehensive overview of the atmosphere of the analyzed cities. The accuracy obtained from the evaluation of the machine learning model indicates that the method followed can perform as well as a group of humans.

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in Harvard Style

Colombo M., Pincay J., Lavrovsky O., Iseli L., Van Wezemael J. and Portmann E. (2021). Streetwise: Mapping Citizens’ Perceived Spatial Qualities. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-509-8, pages 810-818. DOI: 10.5220/0010532208100818


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis21,
author={Moreno Colombo and Jhonny Pincay and Oleg Lavrovsky and Laura Iseli and Joris Van Wezemael and Edy Portmann},
title={Streetwise: Mapping Citizens’ Perceived Spatial Qualities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2021},
pages={810-818},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010532208100818},
isbn={978-989-758-509-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Streetwise: Mapping Citizens’ Perceived Spatial Qualities
SN - 978-989-758-509-8
AU - Colombo M.
AU - Pincay J.
AU - Lavrovsky O.
AU - Iseli L.
AU - Van Wezemael J.
AU - Portmann E.
PY - 2021
SP - 810
EP - 818
DO - 10.5220/0010532208100818