Category Archives: Travel

Visualize world flights on a 3D globe

To showcase PhiloGL, a Javascript visualization tool, Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has put together World Flights – a nifty 3D viewer of major international airline routes and airports based on openflights data. You can’t do anything rather than rotate the globe, … Continue reading

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The Dangers of New York City Traffic

Ron Gabriel’s 3-way street highlights the bad habits of New York motorists, cyclists and jaywalking pedestrians, focusing on the way such behaviour was exacerbated by the roll-out of bike lanes across the city. The video analyzes a series of dangerous looking … Continue reading

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Washington Metro Map Contest

Greater Greater Washington is running a competetion for amateurs to redesign the Washington Metro map, incorporating upcoming changes in the network. The site has put the seventeen entries online in an interactive application where you can vote for your favourite. … Continue reading

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Electric car map

Coinciding with Earth Day 2011, Google and the U.S. Department of Energy have got together to create an interactive map of every fuel station and repair shop for alternative fuel vehicles. The map includes regular gas stations, also places like … Continue reading

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Live train locations in the Netherlands

A great example of the power of public services opening up data for independent developers to build applications with. NS, Netherlands Railways opens up its live and planned schedules. Just one day later someone creates a map showing live locations … Continue reading

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Alternative London underground maps

The London Tube map seems to provide never ending source of inspiration for designers and map makers wanting to put there own spin on the classic design The Londonist website is putting together a list of as many of these … Continue reading

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Transport flow animations from the 1940s

Proving there really aren’t that many completely original ideas, here are some transport flow visualizations from the 1940s. The video is Encyclopaedia Britannica Films newsreel called Arteries of New York City. The exact date of the movie is unclear – … Continue reading

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LA Traffic Story from Waze

Los Angeles gets the transport visualization treatment in this snazzy animation created by the Gray Area Foundation and artist Nik Hansellman. produced for Waze.. …a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road. … Continue reading

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