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Two simulation experiment scenes, urban and suburban areas, are built to analyze the efficiency and applicability of map matching method based on mobile phone handover considering influence factors such as base station dense, cell radius and multipath effect. During the simulation test, the handover sequence is recorded when the vehicle with a mobile phone is travelling along each of the two parallel roads by the Matlab software. The parameter, sequence similarity, which is calculated from the two recorded handover sequences of the two parallel roads in every simulation test, is used to evaluate the extent which the two parallel roads have the same continuous handover. The results of two hundreds of simulation tests show that the same continuous handover sequence probability is higher in the suburban simulation experiment scene than in urban one possibly because the larger cell radius in suburban areas covers more roads. The average sequence similarity in suburban simulation experiment scene is 0.17, three times as much as in urban one.