Last fall, Carsten Kessler and I gave a online talk about our EnviroCar project. The talk was entitled “EnviroCar - A GIS Framework for Citizen-based Environmental Monitoring in NYC” and was hosted by the New York State GIS Association. It was the first talk of the Transportation Professional Affiliation Group, which was quite an honor for Carsten and I. Check out the NYSGIS YouTube channel for more awesome talks, and check out the following embedded video to see the EnviroCar recording:
- Fri 16 January 2015 cfarmer
Playing with CitiBike Trip HistoriesWed 07 May 2014 cfarmer
I recently attended the April 2014 #BetaNYC (#BikeNYC) @CitiBikeNYC Hacknight, and after seeing several interesting presentations on what people are doing, want to be doing, and are thinking of doing with the recently released Citi Bike Trip Histories, I was inspired. A few of us got together to ‘quickly’ and ‘easily’ hack together a Sankey diagram of the bike trip flows… Turns out this wasn’t nearly as quick and easy as we though: By the end of the evening, we were still struggling with getting D3js‘s Sankey plugin to play nicely with our data (which I was manipulating ...
Re-imagining New York StreetsTue 08 October 2013 cfarmer
Here’s a TED talk from Janette Sadik-Khan, the New York City Transportation Commissioner, on how they’ve transformed New York City streets over the past several years.
I love the Citi Bike program (especially the data), which she helped introduce, so it is interesting to hear her talk about how and why the program was started. There is also an interesting article on Sadik-Khan on the TED blog which provides some additional insight into her and the various programs she’s helped develop.
Public transportation time warpTue 01 October 2013 cfarmer
I recently came across two extremely cool videos while preparing lectures for my transportation geography course. It is pretty cool to see the development of the regions around the transportation network while the network itself remains pretty much unchanged. Worth a quick watch!
The first video depicts the London to Brighton Train Journey for three time periods. In 1953, the BBC made a point-of-view film from a London to Brighton train, 30 years later (1983) they did the same trip again, and again 30 years after that (2013).
The second video is from the Vancouver SkyTrain, with older footage (1985) from BCRTC/Translink, and newer footage (2013) by Celgen Studios. You can get the original Translink footage from here.
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