Tag Archive: Visualisation

Plotting and iGraph on Lion and Mountain Lion

After giving up on Gephi (again, I really should learn), I decided it was time to get to grips with Python and iGraph since I really need to produce multiple iterations of a graph. The matmos at CASA have, of …

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Europe- a millennia in ten minutes

An interesting movie is currently trending visualising the last thousand years of European history and conflict. Europe resembles a large game of Risk or Civilization. Such games typically end with a single large empire, whilst the dynamics of European history …

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Pulse of the City (reboot)

Pulse of the City 2

As I get to better grips with the full richness of the Oyster data set and the complexity of the TfL network it’s gradually getting easier to build better visualisations. One of the ones that I’ve wanted to revisit for …

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A Week in the Life of London’s Public Transit System

Week in the Life Detail

I’ve been meaning to post this for ages but have had a great deal on my plate (more posts and visualisations to follow in the next week I hope) so this has kept slipping, together with the six or seven …

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Open Data & Visualisation

  In one of the more unusual invitations that I’ve received over the past few years, I was asked to speak about visualisation and open data at Transport Ticketing 2012, currently happening down in South Ken. Interestingly, in spite of …

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MapThing v1.0 Processing Library

Geographically projected data in Processing

One of the objectives of the COSMIC project is to “extend our current techniques of visualising complex spatial systems… [to]¬†enable a wide range of stakeholders to be involved both in understanding such complexity and using it in policy analysis.” Normally, …

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Exploring the Historical Determinants of Urban Growth Patterns through Cellular Automata

london-map

Kiril Stanilov has adapted RIKS METRONAMICA, an established cellular automata (CA) modelling system, to simulate the historical growth of a section of a large world city. The focus is on simulating change from the late 19th century until the modern …

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London’s Rail System as a Network

Segments (Big Picture)

As many of you know, for quite some time I’ve been wrestling with a massive data set from TfL — I make it that I have 120 million trip segments across 88 million identifiable journeys in the course of just …

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Early Views of Public Transit Usage in London

Station Volumes on Monday at 8am

In fits and starts, over the past month I’ve been getting to grips with an exciting new Oyster Card data set from TfL and the wonderfully supportive Andrew Gaitskell, their resident Oyster Card data expert. For those few of you …

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Visualising Public Transport Networks

With the increasingly widespread availability of transport data, we can now visualise and explore new dynamic geographies of urban transport flows and networks. In this post, I show detailed animations of UK multi-modal public transport networks using timetable data. This …

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