Towards a new urban geography of expenditure: Using bank card transactions data to analyze multi-sector spatiotemporal distributions



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Carpio Pinedo, Jose and Romanillos Arroyo, Gustavo and Aparicio, Daniel and Hernández Martín-Caro, María Soledad and García Palomares, Juan Carlos and Gutiérrez Puebla, Javier (2022) Towards a new urban geography of expenditure: Using bank card transactions data to analyze multi-sector spatiotemporal distributions. Cities, 131 (103894). ISSN 0264-2751

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The spatial distribution of commercial activities is vital to support healthy lifestyles and to achieve livable public spaces and environmental, social and economic sustainability in our cities. However, commercial activities require a constant flow of expenditure for their own viability. As a result, understanding the spatial and temporal distribution of expenditure is fundamental, although the lack of detailed, complete data sources has impeded this task until now.

Bank card data paves the way for a new urban geography of expenditure, thanks to its fine spatial and temporal granularity along with the uniform coverage of all commercial sectors. In this paper, we analyze temporal, spatial, and spatiotemporal distributions of expenditure at the intraurban scale of the city of Madrid (Spain), combining spatial statistical tools (Getis-Ord General for global autocorrelation and Getis-Ord Gi* hot spot analysis for local autocorrelation) with k-means cluster analysis and spatiotemporal tools (Time Series Clustering analysis and Temporal Hot Spot Analysis).

Our analysis confirms the strong center-periphery gradient described in previous literature, but with a CBD integrated by distinct specialized areas. The paper demonstrates that bank card data has a great potential to support a new geography of expenditure that could strengthen decision-making in planning and retailing.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Economic geography, Spatial analysis, Big data, Transactions data, Retailing, Shopping centers, Madrid
Subjects:Sciences > Statistics > Multivariate analysis
Social sciences > Economics > Commerce
Social sciences > Economics > Regional economics
Social sciences > Economics > Economic geography
Humanities > Geography
Humanities > Geography > Human geography
Humanities > Geography > Regional geography
Humanities > Geography > Geographical information systems
ID Code:74129
Deposited On:11 Aug 2022 10:09
Last Modified:14 Sep 2022 16:08

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