Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Top Five NYC Taxis Maps

Chris Whong's NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life was one of the most impressive maps of last year. Chris also generously shared the data behind the map. This led to many other interesting visualizations of New York taxi journeys.

The NYC Taxi Holiday Visualization animates taxi journeys from New York's airports over the course of a month and half. Hubcab maps 170 million taxi trips over one year in New York. NYC Taxi Map 2013 maps the distribution of New York taxi drop-off locations, the average fare, average tip percentage and average number of passengers of trips that started in each New York neighborhood.

The latest map to use the 2013 New York taxi data is PanTera's NYC Taxi Trips. This heat map shows the distribution of the pick-up & drop-off points of 187 Million taxi trips made in NYC in 2013.

One of the most interesting facts revealed by the map is that the drop-off points seem to be fairly evenly distributed, while pick-up points seem to be far more common in the boroughs on the major routes into Manhattan,
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