Year 2015, Volume 2 , Issue 2, Pages 46 - 55 2015-08-03

Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting

Semih Dalğın [1] , A. Özgür Doğru [2]


Crowd sourcing is a popular method for providing data from people by the use of mobile sensor, internet and communication technologies. However efficient use of the raw data provided by the sensors with different characteristics in order to obtain accurate results is not investigated in detail.  This study aims to investigate the data collected by mobile sensors integrated in the smartphones for scientific purposes such as weather forecasting. In this context, accuracy of the data provided mobile humidity, pressure and temperature sensors was examined in this study. Data provided by 5 smart phones and 3 Bluetooth sensors were tested in this context. Accuracy assessment process was performed by calculating the Root Mean Square Errors of the data with respect to reference data collected by TST Sensor simultaneously. This study shows that accuracy of the data collected with the mobile sensors is affected by several external parameters such as climatic conditions, handling habits of the user, and etc. Although it is possible to calculate correction constant for each sensor separately, it is not possible to calculate a unique and universal correction constant in order to increase the accuracy of the raw data collected by the mobile sensors. Therefore further studies should be executed for improving the accuracy of the mobile sensor data for scientific purposes.

Mobile sensors, weather forecast, accuracy assessment
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Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Semih Dalğın
Institution: Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Civil Engineering Faculty, Maslak, Istanbul
Country: Turkey


Author: A. Özgür Doğru
Institution: Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Civil Engineering Faculty, Maslak, Istanbul
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : August 3, 2015

Bibtex @research article { ijegeo303542, journal = {International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-9173}, address = {}, publisher = {Cem GAZİOĞLU}, year = {2015}, volume = {2}, pages = {46 - 55}, doi = {10.30897/ijegeo.303542}, title = {Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting}, key = {cite}, author = {Dalğın, Semih and Doğru, A. Özgür} }
APA Dalğın, S , Doğru, A . (2015). Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics , 2 (2) , 46-55 . DOI: 10.30897/ijegeo.303542
MLA Dalğın, S , Doğru, A . "Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 2 (2015 ): 46-55 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijegeo/issue/28165/303542>
Chicago Dalğın, S , Doğru, A . "Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 2 (2015 ): 46-55
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ISNAD Dalğın, Semih , Doğru, A. Özgür . "Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting". International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics 2 / 2 (August 2015): 46-55 . https://doi.org/10.30897/ijegeo.303542
AMA Dalğın S , Doğru A . Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2015; 2(2): 46-55.
Vancouver Dalğın S , Doğru A . Investigation of the Usability of Mobile Sensors for Weather Forecasting. International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics. 2015; 2(2): 55-46.