Data Science for Transport

A Self-Study Guide with Computer Exercises

  • Charles Fox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book


This book offers a unique introduction to the application of data science for transport professionals and students of transport studies. Based on a course taught by the Leeds Institute for Transport Studies, the world’s leading center for training transport professionals, it represents the first textbook in this new area.

As transportation planning has become increasingly data-driven, all graduate students and transport professionals urgently need to update their skills to include databases, machine learning, Bayesian statistics, geographic information system (GIS), and big data tools. Similarly, transport professionals including national and local government planners, transport consultants, and car company engineers are called upon to integrate these disparate areas with a specific focus on transportation issues, such as maps.

The textbook also features a downloadable software package with all of the open source tools and libraries used in code examples throughout the book, including Python, Spyder, PostGIS, PyMC and GPy installations. As such, it offers a unique resource for graduate/advanced undergraduate students and instructors in transportation studies, urban and regional planning, engineering and geography, as well as transportation professionals.


Quantitative Geography Transport Studies Data Science for Geography and Geoscience Machine Learning for Transport Python for Data Analysis Transportation Analystics Big Data in Transportation GIS and Geodesy Transport studies textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles Fox
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  1. 1.Institute for Transport StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72952-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72953-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1307
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1315
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