Friday, April 01, 2016

The Yellow Taxi Heat Map

Chris Whong's NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life is one of the most impressive mapped data visualizations around. Therefore if you want to map NYC taxi data you have to be aware that the bar is set very high. Michael Fogleman's 2015 Yellow Taxi Trips clears the bar.

This interactive map of over 77 million taxi trips from January to June 2015 allows you to explore the most popular destinations for taxi journeys from any location on Manhattan Island. Click anywhere in Manhattan and you can view a heat map showing the most popular destinations from that spot. The map also includes an hourly frequency graph which shows you the most popular times for taking a yellow taxi from your selected location.

The map was built with Leaflet, d3, jQuery and Bootstrap. The map itself responds impressively quickly. When you click on the map the heat map and hourly frequency chart update with lightning speed.

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