Monday, November 24, 2014

The Rapid Beating Heart of LA


LA Metro Movement is an animated map of LA's Metro Rapid buses. The map shows the routes of LA's Rapid bus lines with the recorded locations of the city's buses being animated as they transport passengers across the city.

I don't know anything about the creation of this map so I'm guessing that the map is using the location data from one or two hours out of a single day. If you follow a single animated dot on the map it doesn't seem to travel very far in each step of the animation. So unless it takes 24 hours to cross LA by bus this map is providing a snapshot in time of the city's bus network in action.

It's still a great mapped visualization of transit data and a great demo of CartoDB's Torque library in action.
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