Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Drunk Driving with Google Maps

Toronto Impaired Driving Map

This week The Toronto Star have produced a Google Map to show Ontario driver licence suspensions for impaired driving as a percentage of population for 2007. The result is a heat map showing the license suspension records from the Ministry of Transportation using boundaries from Statistics Canada.

As usual the newspaper has provided a neat analysis of the map, which includes age graphs of male and female drunk drivers. For the first time the Toronto Star has also produced a narrated video of the data created using Google Earth.

Both the analysis and the video highlight higher drunk driving rates in rural and northern areas of Ontario.


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