Published January 22, 2020 | Version v1
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Urban Happiness (urbOnni-2009)

  • 1. Aalto University


Data manager:

  • 1. Aalto University


Data description:

This data is collected as part of the Urban Happiness project and includes the following datasets: Home locations, everyday errand points, Helsinki experience points, and Espoo experience points.

Who collected (person/organization):

The dataset is collected in department of Built Environment, Aalto University, Finland, in Prof. Marketta Kyttä’s research team.

Funding: The research was financed by the National Technology Agency of Finland. In addition, the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, and Turku, Ministry of the Environment, the Finnish Transport Agency, FCG Planeko Ltd, and Skanska Ltd helped to finance the project.

when collected the data:

Data is collected in 2009

Data characteristics:

Age range: Data is collected from individuals aged 15-65

Geographical area: The data is collected from Helsinki and Espoo

Spatial reference: ETRS89_TM35FIN_E_N

Data quality:

Tools and methods: The data was collected using the Maptionnaire tool ( (aka. SoftGIS) from a randomly collected sample of 15982 individuals.

Link to survey (if applicable): NA

Anonymization: The home locations are spatially anonymized using a customized Gaussian perturbation algorithm developed by the research team. Largest displacements were typically applied in the least dense areas. Sensitive data and attributes are removed.

Other points have been also randomly anonymized to a lesser extent.


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