A couple of months ago I saw on Twitter that Uber launched a new visualisation tool called kepler.gl. Apart from the fact that it looked seriously amazing, it also looked very useful but I hadn’t managed to have a play with it until this week, so here I am with some visuals and a few words.
I’ve already looked at commuting in the San Francisco Bay Area quite a bit in the past (including this in Wired) so I had the data already and when Bay Area urbanist Alex Schafran got in touch about this very topic a couple of days ago it prompted me to dust off my Bay Area commute data and have a play around. These are the results.
If you want to have a play yourself, I’ve put the csv in a shared folder, alongside a ready-to-upload json, some images, and a bonus csv of commuting and image folder for England and Wales as well, which is good fun.
Each line connects two Census Tracts, which have a resident population of just over 4,000 people.