Home  › Media › Mobile
baidumigrationmap

Baidu Visualization Map Tracks Chinese New Year Migration

  |  January 29, 2014   |  Comments   |  

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.

baidumigrationmap

Subscribe to ClickZ Asia to receive your weekly dose of the region's latest trends, tips, and insights straight to your inbox.

ClickZ Live Toronto Twitter Canada MD Kirstine Stewart to Keynote Toronto
ClickZ Live Toronto (May 14-16) is a new event addressing the rapidly changing landscape that digital marketers face. The agenda focuses on customer engagement and attaining maximum ROI through online marketing efforts across paid, owned & earned media. Register now and save!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adaline Lau

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+.

COMMENTSCommenting policy

comments powered by Disqus

Get ClickZ Media newsletters delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe today!

COMMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Featured White Papers

ion Interactive 9 Strategies to Engage Your Consumers White Paper

9 Strategies to Engage Your Consumers
Online marketing apps are highly engaging - taking visitors on short, but effective, conversion-focused journeys. This white paper illustrates 9 strategies to engaging consumers through app-like experiences.

eMarketer: Redefining Mobile-Only Users: Millions Selectively Avoid the Desktop

Redefining 'Mobile-Only' Users: Millions Selectively Avoid the Desktop
A new breed of selective mobile-only consumers has emerged. What are the demos of these users and how and where can marketers reach them?

Resources

Jobs

    • Sr. Paid Search Manager
      Sr. Paid Search Manager (Bisk Education) - TampaCurrently seeking a Sr. Paid Search Manager in Tampa, FL for Bisk Education! Bisk Education is a...
    • Contact Center Professional
      Contact Center Professional (TCC: The Contact Center) - Hunt ValleyLooking to join a workforce that prides themselves on being routine and keeping...
    • Recruitment and Team Building Ambassador
      Recruitment and Team Building Ambassador (Agora Inc.) - BaltimoreAgora, www.agora-inc.com, continues to expand! In order to meet the needs of our...