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SKT, Statistics Korea unveil foot traffic map

SK Telecom and Statistics Korea said Monday they have started the pilot service of a foot traffic map using the telecom company’s mobile big data technology.

The map measures foot traffic across the country by using big data collected from SKT’s mobile network stations.

It shows the inflow and outflow of people in a particular area, and data can be rearranged according to weekdays, weekends or months.

The mobile big data technology is expected to help save costs and labor needed for public surveys. 

Foot traffic map (SK Telecom)
Foot traffic map (SK Telecom)

In May, SKT and the government statistics agency signed an agreement to work together on improving the quality of statistics by using big data.

They plan to further develop the foot traffic map so it can be used to improve the accuracy of the national statistical system and to devise policies related to traffic and tourism.

By Song Su-hyun(