GPS City

Using GPS points to map out a city we get a new dimension to our maps. Using the increasingly ubiquitous GPS data available it occurs to me we have a new way to cartographically visualize infrastructure. With the combination of millions of GPS points we can build up an great view of the city.

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We can tell where the busy roads and junctions are without any road hierarchy attributes or traffic monitoring. Cities pays millions to monitor traffic and here I can produce a more informative visualization on the fly. It’s not upto the statistical rigors of a road planner but it is visually more informative at a glance.

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Here is the cities road network generated entirely from GPS points:

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2 Replies to “GPS City”

    1. I pulled the data from a fleet of city sanitation vehicles in this case. If you look carefully you can see where the vehicles spend most of their time

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