Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Mapping Travel Time

I am a fan of the visual presentation of information and am intrigued by this mashup of mapping travel time to contour maps--although here the contours are "isochrones" not isobars.
mySociety.org has examples (lovely to look at) of maps they've made of the UK showing the time it takes to travel using public transport, with the warmest colours being the shortest and cooler colours being the longest.
Overlaying this travel time info over maps, it's easy to see where it might be best to live if you relied on public transit.
I wonder if mashing library data into such a system would be interesting? How about circulation data to see if there is a correlation between availability of public transit and circulation? How about ILL and time to delivery?

Link courtesy of boingboing.

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