Monday, July 7, 2014

How we move in cities

A short post about a few great visualizations of how we move in cities*:

Mark Byrnes writes about the iPhone app Human, that has already tracked 7.5 million miles traveled by their users using different transport modes in 30 different cities.

Nathan Yau also point out to two mobile apps that collect data about where people run and bike in major cities: RunKeeper  and Strava.

* There are many other projects dedicated to capture human mobility patterns in our cities using a wide variety of data sources and visualization techniques. It would be barely impossible to cover all of them. Here is a list with some of the projects I have crossed with: