These Smart Maps Visualize the City You Have to Help Get the City You Want

People are finding more and more interesting things to do with open data and smart data in cities. A new project at MIT Media Labs called You Are Here , led by Sep Kamvar, of the Social Computing Group has given itself a task of creating 100 different maps of 100 different US cities. They hope that by making aspects of city life visible there will encourage public participation to campaign for more of the things that they like and need in their city. Below are just three examples showing public transit efficiency, greenspace extent, and cycle accident locations. This map, right (larger and interactive on the website ), visualizes the efficiency of the public transit infrastructure for different neighborhoods in New York City. For each point in the city, the team queried the times it takes to reach every other point by riding public transit and by driving a car, then divide...

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