Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mapping the Melbourne Commute

Federation University in Australia has created an animated Google Maps based visualization of commuter journeys undertaken by university staff. The animated map reveals travel patterns based on staff journeys from their homes to the university's main campus sites. The first three streets of each member of staff's journey is not shown for privacy reasons.

The FedUni Commute shows how staff travel from their home to arrive at their destination campus by 9 am. As the animation plays the most used roads on the map become thicker to reflect the increased traffic.

The map includes a breakdown of some of the data, including the average distance traveled, the average commute time and the estimated CO2 output of all the journeys per day and per year.

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