NYC holiday airport taxi trips mapped

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Cool mapping project by designers from ImageWork Technologies. It looks at how holiday traffic impacts taxi trips from New York City’s major airports. The designers tool taxi trips originating from JFK and LaGuardia airports between November 15th and December 31st, 2013. The map shows the not-surprising trend that few people travel on the actual holidays–such as Thanksgiving or Christmas–but a few days later trips surge. The chart also features the number of rides from specific terminals, allowing people to see where most arrivals are coming from and providing insight into hotspot travel destinations.

When you enter the website it will start “playing” the data from 1,5 months period minute after minute. Although the map features an option that allows user to speed up and slow down the visualisation, it will still take over 25 min to complete it. From User Experience point of view it’s a really weak point. But guys from ImageWork have made it up for this little inconvinience by sharing their code of the visualisation.  Not bad at all.

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Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.