Visualizing 24 hours of subway activity in New York City

Will Geary created this colorful and soothing data visualization of a day's worth of subway routes around the Big Apple.

The "Rhapsody in Blue" makes it nice, too!

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Will says it was made with Processing and Carto using data from MTA and Google Maps: "This project builds off a tutorial from Juan Francisco Saldarriaga, which can be found here."

Bonus video: Citibike activity in NYC:

•Visualizing 24 hours of subway activity in New York City (Vimeo / Will Geary)

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  1. Is it me, or is this just really boring?

  2. CLamb says:

    It would be more interesting if it had a reference time in the video.

  3. ...and a map overlay.

  4. I'd totally have this as a screensaver.

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