Mobile analytics help businesses and organizations enhance what they know about consumer and population movement patterns.
MobileScapes is the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date mobile movement database available for marketing and business applications in Canada. MobileScapes is developed from permission-based data collected by our trusted suppliers, using location-enabled apps. The data are de-identified by our suppliers before they are sent to Environics Analytics and then modelled using the best spatial data processing and analysis practices.
Use MobileScapes to learn about locations visited or competitor locations, how often, and where they live and work to inform decisions around products, program development, marketing, messaging, recovery planning and staffing levels. When linked to our PRIZM® segmentation system, mobile movement data makes it possible to develop detailed profiles of consumers in any trade area or location, whether you have customer data or not.
Access via EA’s analytics platforms, through API calls, as data extract files and in project work
Updated daily to better understand the movement patterns of Canadians
High-quality and anonymized sourced from de-identified permission-based data
Choose from three easily- accessible configurations to suit your various business needs: MobileScapes Out & About, MobileScapes ENVISION and MobileScapes Plus.
Accurate, anonymized and privacy-compliant mobile movement data accessible by MobileScapes ENVISION, MobileScapes Out & About and MobileScapes Plus.
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Government: Which groups of residents are accessing parks and other green spaces? Who is starting to frequent local businesses? Or use public transportation?
Retail: How quickly are different parts of the population heading back to bricks-and-mortar locations? How do changing shopper patterns impact staffing and store hours?
What consumer segments are also shopping with your competitors?
Financial: Are the same segments coming back to branches as during pre-pandemic times? Which audiences are a priority for additional online services?
Grocery and CPG: How have shopper patterns changed pre- and post-pandemic? How can this help with sales forecasting?
Travel and Tourism: How do visitor volumes to a region compare to the same time last year? Who is most likely to come back?
How do marketers and other decision-makers move forward in these uncharted waters?
We believe the answer is threefold:
Learn how to successfully accomplish the steps above by leveraging new and existing data sources, including mobile movement data, innovative technologies and applying analytical and industry sector expertise – all within a privacy-compliant framework.
Connecting mobile movement data with traditional data provides incremental and actionable insights on consumers and citizens – their movement patterns, where they live, shop and play, as well as where and how to connect with them.
Mobile analytics help businesses and organizations enhance what they know about consumer and citizen movement patterns using privacy-compliant mobile movement data collected from location-enabled mobile devices.
Mobile movement data are anonymized and permission-based data collected from location-enabled apps on mobile devices. The main sources of data are opt-in location-enabled applications on mobile devices and ad exchange platforms. At its most basic level, raw mobile movement data provides a unique and persistent, yet anonymous, device ID, along with a date, time and latitude/ longitude coordinates for each observation. We then take steps to ensure privacy, such as summarizing the data to periods of time. All observed latitude and longitude coordinates are moved to the nearest 6-digit postal code to ensure anonymity.
Researchers can then observe devices within a defined area such as a store, public square or roadway for a given date and time range. Common evening location (CEL) and common daytime location (CDL) are inferred according to where these devices are most frequently observed during the day and at night. When analyzed correctly, mobile movement data can help you understand who’s visiting your locations, where your customers are coming from, how often they return and where else they might be going.
The data are updated daily. Data pulls can date back to 2018.
Yes. You can easily connect mobile movement data to EA’s traditional databases or your existing market and customer analysis for a more granular understanding of Canadian movement patterns, behaviours and preferences.
ENVISION users can link mobile movement data to EA’s 30,000 data points including demographic, lifestyle, social values and spending information from the PRIZM segmentation system to develop detailed profiles of consumers in any trade area or location whether you have customer data or not.
EA’s mobile movement data comes from 5 combined sources of high-quality data. We went through a thorough review with many data providers and selected the top 5 based on data quality and privacy compliance.
Yes. Our mobile movement data are collected only if the individual provides consent or permission. Consumers can easily change their level of location sharing overall or for individual mobile apps via their privacy settings on their mobile devices. Depending on the individual app settings, device holders can decide if a particular app should share their location while in use or block that permission outright. We actively participate in industry and association conversations in these areas, creating policies that protect individuals and allow for the responsible use of data.
The MobileScapes database represents privacy-compliant and anonymized mobile movement data collected by our trusted suppliers from permission-based apps that are location-enabled on mobile devices.
Read about EA's recent mobile movement studies covered by the media, timely analysis from our industry experts and insights on how organizations are looking to mobile movement data and mobile analytics to inform their recovery planning.