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12433Re: [carfree_cities] large data visualization applied to transport

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  • Richard Risemberg
    Oct 23, 2012
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      The US census asks households about travel patterns every few years. Here's a link:

      SWITRS is a database of road crashes in California, however counting only ones that generate a police report:

      Los Angeles has a crowdsourced map of bicycle crashes and near misses, devised by a PhD statistician, lots of data:

      These might help you decide whether to go forward with your project, which sounds worthy.



      On Oct 23, 2012, at 8:51 AM, catecara wrote:

      > Hi all,
      > I would like to have your feedback about an idea for a possible case
      > study for a project that we have just started thinking of (this is the
      > early stage of project proposal-making).
      > The project is about reasearch in the area of visual analytics, i.e.
      > visualization of large scale datasets (from terabyte up). At this
      > point we have identified a few use cases -- applications where
      > appropriate visualization of big data makes the difference (and it is
      > difficult to achieve).
      > My Big question is: does it make sense to think of a use case in the
      > area of transport? (I am being general here: any type of
      > transportation means in any combination, over any distance, or
      > timeline).
      > Implied questions:
      > - Is there big data about traffic, transports and the like available?
      > My feeling is that if such data is available, good
      > processing/visualization could help understing traffic fluxes, and
      > improve optimization.
      > - is somebody working on this or related issues already? transport
      > companies, reasearch institutes, ... ?
      > I hope I described the situation clearly, if you have question please
      > just ask. Many thanks in advance!
      > Best
      > Caterina

      Richard Risemberg
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