Foursquare Data Viz captures the pulse of major cities
I love how the day goes from being primarily food/services and slowly fades into nightlife/bars. Makes sense.
The power of open data: All 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands, shaded according to year of construction.
Biologist, programmer, and cartographile Andrew W. Hill has done interesting things with New York City’s newly open PLUTO dataset, which consists of tax lot level data from the NYC Department of Finance Tax Map.
Here’s all the city-owned land in New York City, for example (150 sq. km.)
By Laura Kurgan
I just picked the videos showing the results, but it is worth taking a closer look at how the projects processed the data, visiting the website to play with the data and, well, waste some time if you are not yet on holidays.
1. LUMINOUS CITIES
4. TRANSIT PATTERNS: SAN FRANCISCO
6. AT NIGHT
7. NEW YORK CITY´S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AS ONE-TON SPHERES OF CARBON DIOXIDE GAS
8. HESTIA PROJECT - Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities
9. PUBLIC TRANSPORT FLOWS, LONDON
10. VILLE VIVANTE
11. OYSTER CARD TOUCH INS & TOUCH OUTS
12. LONDON IN MOTION
Great detailed map, structures built throughout time
The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We’ve Ever Seen
The Flickr tool in particular contains an enormous wealth of data – photos themselves, their location, the topical tags associated with them – that can be spliced in infinite ways and visualized across time to illustrate individual events like a natural disaster, or specific geographies like the one associated with Occupy protesters. TraceMedia initially launched the project last year in London, but recently updated it to include more than 50 global cities, some with Flickr data going back as far as 2004. You can view any city during a specific window of time, or in an animation over time, while simultaneously plotting multiple tags (like in the London map shown above).
“Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool
Emily Badger. Jul 10, 2013
The power of data to visually explain cities is magnified when you put a pair of maps side-by-side. Cities across the world don’t speak the same language. But comparative maps, like the ones above, can. This is the premise behind a new project unveiled this week at the Esri user conference, an online Urban Observatory that aspires to be a “live museum with a data pulse” about cities all over the planet.
The interactive tool, designed by geospatial firm Esri, the film company @radical.media, and TED creator Richard Saul Wurman, is built around an extensive comparative mapping tool that so far includes 16 cities. Click through to the platform, and you can toggle between them, pulling up navigable maps on population density, road congestion, and land use, among other data points (beware, though, that some of the cities are currently not shown at the same scale).”