The Optimal Europe Road Trip

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There are ferries involved.  As part of our continuing Road Trips series, today we bring you this map visualization work from Michigan State University PhD Candidate Randy Olson. Though Randy specializes in biologically-inspired… Continue reading

Waze City Spotlight: Jakarta

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Jaya Raya.  After a short break involving city-paralyzing snowstorms and reveling Catholics, we are back to our deep examinations of driving behaving in major world cities. Though we began with London and Paris,… Continue reading

[Datashot] City of Boston + Waze

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Doubleparking, also known as “Boston Parking” is generally frowned upon.  As you may know by now, the City of Boston is not only one of our first Connected Citizens Partners but also very… Continue reading

[Data-Viz] World Speed Limits vs. Average User Speed

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Just a quick one for the road.    We found this pretty cool map visualization on Wikipedia of international speed limits in both kilometers and miles per hour, respectively. We were curious about… Continue reading

[Road Trip] San Francisco to Tahoe

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Tahoe, Tahoe, it’s off to ski we go.  Popular ski resort area Lake Tahoe is known for its water-sports summers and, generally, its powdery winters. While the northeast is blanketed in seemingly-eternal white,… Continue reading

[Data Viz] Have you ever seen the rain?

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Make it rain on these homes!  We found this Microsoft Power Map Visualization of 30 years of annual precipitation visualized geographically. Here’s the breakdown from the MSPowerMap Imgur account: Please check out the… Continue reading

Cruising Carnival Part IV: Cologne, Germany

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Kölle Alaaf!  Carnival has now officially come to a close. Even in Milan, where Carnevale lasts four extra days (Grazie, St. Ambrose), parades full of brightly colored and masked individuals no longer line… Continue reading

Cruising Carnival Part III: Milan

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What happens in Milan stays in Milan. For four more days.  The Mardi Gras tourists have now departed from New Orleans; the citizens of Rio De Janeiro are washing the ash off their… Continue reading

Cruising Carnival Part II: Blame it on Rio

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Almost two million people per day visit Carnival in Rio.    Rio de Janeiro has the largest Carnival celebration in the world, attracting around 2 million people per day to the streets of… Continue reading

Cruising Carnival Part I: Mardi Gras, New Orleans

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The first Mardi Gras in the US was actually held in 1703 in Mobile, Alabama, then the capital of French Louisiana. There was significantly less traffic back then.  Major holidays tend to mess… Continue reading

Waze City Spotlight: Paris

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Twice as many people visit Disneyland Paris than the Eiffel Tower every year.  Fridays tend to be “problem driving days” in most Western cities. This isn’t entirely surprising- n People leave work earlier on… Continue reading

[Data Viz] School’s Out For Winter

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Thank you r/dataisbeautiful for constant inspiration We came upon this very cool Data Map showing the amount of snow it takes on average for schools to cancel and/or shut down for the day,… Continue reading