I would like to use a dataset of GPS coordinates (with time if available) of people (preferable tourists) visiting places in a city.

I would like to use it to compute a map layer with the intensities or frequencies of visits.

I have been using an application to make journeys by my city to make some tests but I would need much more data to accomplish the project.

Where or how can I find it? City place or transportation used by people in that city is not a need (although is preferable walking people).

  • take a look at answers for this question on GIS forum , it might help .
    – Mokhtar
    Mar 25, 2018 at 13:01
  • @Mokhtar thanks. More than the location of POIs (interesting places to visit) I would like to use the paths that a visitant follows to reach there. Mar 25, 2018 at 17:33
  • flickr's search may prove fruitful here; perhaps combining vacation or tourist/tourism tags with images that are geocoded.
    – albert
    Apr 3, 2018 at 16:20

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OSM has public GPS traces https://www.openstreetmap.org/traces

But you'd have to screen either the GPX files based on GPS coordinates, or text label.

You can use internet search to find keywords:

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And then each trace is individually downloadable, for example:


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Apparently, public GPS traces are available in bulk in the Planet data - read more.

  • I would like to thank for your answer. The last link read more it does not link any current webpage. May you update the URL, please. May 21, 2019 at 16:57
  • Openstreetmap offers the routes you commented but they are mostly of hicking activities. It is difficult to find dataset about city tourism. May 21, 2019 at 17:01
  • I updated the link
    – philshem
    May 21, 2019 at 17:56

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