Generating fake travel source and destination location pairs

Andrei Cojocariu


Supervised by Padraig Corcoran; Moderated by Matthew J W Morgan

Route planning services, such as Google Maps, require users to submit their source and destination location pairs. For example, if I want a route from my home to the cinema, I submit the location of my home and the location of the cinema. If a user is concerned about their privacy, they may wish to obfuscate or hide the true locations in question. This can be achieved by submitting to the service provider a set of fake source and destination location pairs along with the true location pair. If the service provider cannot differentiate between the true and fake location pairs, they can determine which is the actual true location pair. The goal of this project is to develop a system for generating fake location pairs which cannot be distinguished from real location pairs corresponding to a given user.

Initial Plan (06/02/2022) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (27/05/2022) [Zip Archive]

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