Earlier this week I set out on a quest to visualize pedestrian foot traffic. The most difficult part of that was definitely finding the data to do this! Lucky for me, there is a shopping center in Osaka, Japan that uses sensors throughout their shopping center to anonymously track the foot traffic of their shoppers. This data is also available to download, at least for testing. All in all, roughly 100 days of foot traffic data are available. You can also get your hands on a single day sample, which is what I used for the embedded viz below. For reference, the single day sample that I’ve used is just over one million records. Sensor location data is also available.
The process for collecting this data is roughly outlined here. A google search will provide additional information on their process.