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Where People Run in Major Cities

Where People Run in Major Cities
There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, time, elevation, and location from your phone, and millions of people do this, me included. However, when we look at activity logs, whether they be our own, from our friends, or from a public timeline, the activities only appear individually. What about all together? Not only is it fun to see, but it can be useful to the data collectors to plan future workouts or even city planners who make sure citizens have proper bike lanes and running paths. Ever since I saw Nikita Barsukov map running traces in a handful of European cities, I wondered what the paths looked like for others. The maps below are what I got, mostly for American cities, but there are a few European cities in there too (alphabetical order). Click to embiggen. Boston Charlotte Chicago Columbus Dallas Washington, DC Lincoln London Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New York Paris Philadelphia Salt Lake City San Francisco Sydney

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Fascinating maps show the most popular running routes in 20 major cities Nathan Yau, Flowing Data As the number of smartphone apps that allow you to track your running, biking and other physical activity have surged, so has the amount of data available about how and where people exercise. Nathan Yau, who runs the blog Flowing Data, used some of that data to create the series of beautiful minimalist maps below. Using data from the app RunKeeper, Yau has mapped the routes people run most often in 20 major cities around the U.S. and the world. Yau cautions that this data is not complete. maps ( posts about maps Minimal maps May 13 2015 A project by Michael Pecirno, Minimal Maps is a collection of US maps that each depict only a single subject with high-resolution data, from deciduous forest cover to cornfields. Here's where grass grows in the US: Very little grassland coverage in New England...that's surprising. Prints are available.

22 maps and charts that will surprise you by Ezra Klein on March 11, 2015 A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you. The best visualizations help you you see things you never thought the data would tell you. These 22 charts and maps were, at least for me, in that category: all of them told me something I found surprising. Some of them genuinely changed the way I think about the world.

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Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work? JavaScript required for interaction.<br /><img src=" In a continued dig into commute data from the American Community Survey (We already saw mode of transportation.), the map above shows when people leave home for work. The rates are for people who have jobs and are 16 years or older. The data does not include people who work from home.

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