Leveraging Baidu LBS open platform data, China's leading search provider tracks what is said to be the largest annual mammalian migration on Earth.
As millions of Chinese travel home to celebrate Chinese New Year this Friday, Baidu has started tracking what is said to be the largest annual migration on Earth, and has presented it as a visualization map.
The Chinese New Year migration map is built from Baidu's location-based services (LBS) open platform data, which is based on more than 5 billion daily positioning requests sent through its products such as Baidu Maps and other apps that use the search provider’s positioning technology and services, according to a Baidu spokesperson.
The visualization map, updated every hour for eight hours daily, illustrates the hottest migration paths as well as the most popular cities and provinces people are traveling to and leaving from.
For example, on Wednesday at 6 p.m., Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai were the top three cities people returned to and left from. Clicking on the map also reveals that the most popular cities people return to from Beijing include Baoding, Tianjin, and Chengdu.
On the heels of a fantastic event in New York City, ClickZ Live is taking the fun and learning to Toronto, June 23-25. With over 15 years' experience delivering industry-leading events, ClickZ Live offers an action-packed, educationally-focused agenda covering all aspects of digital marketing. Register today!
Adaline Lau, ClickZ Asia editor, oversees day-to-day editorial operations covering digital marketing from search to social media, mobile to analytics in the region. Before ClickZ, she was senior reporter at Marketing Magazine and has worked as a journalist for The Singapore Marketer and Asia Pacific Broadcasting. Connect with her @adalinelau or Google+.
Hong Kong, May 5-6, 2015
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce
This Magic Quadrant examines leading digital commerce platforms that enable organizations to build digital commerce sites. These commerce platforms facilitate purchasing transactions over the Web, and support the creation and continuing development of an online relationship with a consumer.
Paid Search in the Mobile Era
Google reports that paid search ads are currently driving 40+ million calls per month. Cost per click is increasing, paid search budgets are growing, and mobile continues to dominate. It's time to revamp old search strategies, reimagine stale best practices, and add new layers data to your analytics.
May 6, 2015
12:00pm ET/9:00am PT