Posts tagged with 'data visualization'
Better Transport Should Mean Better Access: Assessing Infrastructure Investments in İzmir, Turkey
Better Transport Should Mean Better Access: Assessing Infrastructure Investments in İzmir, Turkey
The previous Map of the Month showed the power of accessibility data – comparing average travel time to different services in Mexico City – as a proxy to understand inequality in cities. But similar analyses can also help us to ...
Independence Haze: Data Shows Air Pollution Spikes from July 4th Fireworks
Independence Haze: Data Shows Air Pollution Spikes from July 4th Fireworks
Fireworks, block parties and barbeques: Those are the first things that come to mind when the 4th of July rolls around. But what’s least talked about is the quality of breathable air on the nation’s birthday. Data shows that levels of fine ...
Open GTFS Visualizations
Friday Fun: Using Open Data to Visualize Public Transport, in Videos
Talk to any data expert, and you’ll probably hear about how data is revolutionizing urban transport. Without access to travel information, people are left in the dark when it comes to planning their day—a major inefficiency for any city. For ...
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
Why India needs open data for better urban mobility
India’s new initiative to create smart cities across the country has brought back to light the need for open and accessible data. Although the government legitimized the Right to Information Act in 2005, the  data or information requested is usually ...
There are many obstacles on the path towards sustainable, inclusive, healthy cities, but there's some fun along the way, too. Photo by kk9k/Flickr.
TheCityFix’s Year in Review: Five stories that prove building sustainable cities can be fun, too
With every year that passes, the challenges to creating the sustainable cities we want to live in seem to multiply. Our cities are growing larger, their roads are more congested, their air quality is deteriorating, and their contributions to climate ...
As Indian cities invest in information technology services, minimum standards should require the use of visualization tools to better utilize transport data and improve bus planning. Photo by EMBARQ.
The need to visualize public transit data for better bus systems in India
Over the past decade, many transit agencies in Indian cities have implemented information technology services (ITS) to improve bus planning and operations in urban areas. These typically require huge investments financed either by the city government or by the transit ...
EMBARQ India’s Data Visualization Challenge opens important data sets to the public, empowering citizens to change Indian cities’ understanding of urban transport. Photo by mydearboy/Flickr.
Open data benefits cities and citizens: A Q&A with Jyot Chadha
EMBARQ India spoke with Jyot Chadha, head of EMBARQ India’s Initiative to Catalyze Urban Innovations, about the launch of a new Data Visualization Challenge, which encourages citizens to use publicly released data to create data visualizations that shed light on ...
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
Friday Fun: The 3 coolest things you can do with Urban Observatory
It’s no secret that big data has enormous potential to change the way we think about and interact with cities. Whether allowing users to capitalize on the marketability of open data, hitch a ride using their smartphone, or visualize a ...
Paris Metro
Friday Fun: Data can be sexy too
DataParis maps the secrets of the city using open data and metro stops. Photo by Zilverbat. Data visualizations and apps that rely on open data have become popular tools in the past few years. Data visualizations are wide ranging, from ...
A San Francisco, California, streetcar plies F Street, near the Embarcadero. Photo by danishdynamite.
Friday Fun: 4 Lessons from the Urban Data Challenge
Picture yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon cruising down San Francisco’s Market Street in one of the city’s iconic streetcars. You have a seat to yourself to peer out the window as the sun beats down over the Golden Gate; ...
Upcoming Webinar: Launching the Global BRT Database
Upcoming Webinar: Launching the Global BRT Database
Join us on Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 p.m. EDT for a webinar to launch BRTdata.org, the most comprehensive public database of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around the world. Register for the webinar here. The new website was created by ...
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
"Dencity" Visualizes Seven Billion People
Earlier this year, we wrote about the symbolism of October 31 in marking the day the world population reached 7 billion people. A design firm based in Boston, Mass., Fathom Information Design, created “Dencity,” a map of global population density as ...
Making Good Use of Transit Data
Making Good Use of Transit Data
This weekend, the Desarrollando América Latina Hackathon will take place across six countries: Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The event focuses on solving social problems using web applications and public data. The goal of the event is to create ...
IBM Hosts Twitter Talk to Promote Smarter Cities Challenge 2012
IBM Hosts Twitter Talk to Promote Smarter Cities Challenge 2012
Did you catch yesterday’s Twitter chat on what it takes to be a smarter city? To promote its 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM hosted a discussion with Stanley S. Litow, IBM’s vice president of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs and ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
Right Menu Icon