Monthly Archives: October 2011

London Transport Data Hack Day

To kick off this blog…

I recently attended a Data Hack Day at the London Transport Museum, run by onedotzero and Protein. A day spent at the London Transport Museum was a good enough reason to get me there, playing with data was an added bonus.

Some really interesting work was done with the data – a few of them can be seen in the Protein link above. I spent part of the day playing with a csv file containing a list of stops on every bus route in London. There wasn’t that much time but it turned out to be relatively simple to create in Processing a map of London based solely on the bus routes. It spends about 20 minutes drawing the routes, stop by stop, and when done you get this:

London Bus Routes in Processing Screenshot

The colours don’t refer to anything in particular, they just change as the creation of the map goes on to make it look more interesting. When I’ve managed to create a suitable video (one that isn’t 20 minutes long and huge), I’ll put that up here.

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