In case anyone is interested, I’ve begun storing data from SORTA’s GTFS-realtime feed. I started the script today and I see no reason to stop it unless I start running out of space on my server. I’ve got GTFS trip_id’s, vehicle_id’s, locations and timestamps for every vehicle location update from here until infinity.
Let me know in the comments if you happen to be interested and I’ll find a way to share the data!
It’s not often I make recommendations about TV shows, but when I do they seem to be Australian. To anyone who’s enjoyed this blog, I might recommend “Dreamland”, and season 1, episode 3 specifically. It’s on Netflix, in Canada at least.
The show is a sitcom that follows an inept planning/development office as hey try to get anything done. Good stuff.
I think I remember the show being marketed as something else in Australia, perhaps “Utopia” or something like that (in case you want to try torrenting).
Just some Cincinnati-themed output from some work I’ve been doing recently… this is a map of the percent of streets, by length, which are dead-ends (for cars).
Data is from OpenStreetMap. The darker area on the map is defined by a street density of greater than 4km of roads per km2. The X and Y scales are in kilometers. Now a few other random cities for comparison. Smoothing was done with circular gaussian kernels with a standard deviation (bandwidth) of 2km.
Gosh. I’m going to do one of those academic blog posts where I self-promote by telling you that I’ve just published a paper and that you should go read it. I hate those. But, I had actually been meaning to make my thoughts into a blog post or two, and without the intervention of my academic advisor at the time, I would have; now the thing is a paper instead of a post, a full year after it would have been a post, and have I mentioned that you should read it? It’s about bike maps, and what I hate about bike maps and how I attempted to make them better as a genre, by example, and then by overly formal peer-reviewed explication.
Headsigns are trimmed and included. There is still some more cleaning to do though. Headsigns are quite inconsistent and I’m trying to just pull out prominent destinations.
Heading arrows have been dimmed and placed behind the text headings. These only show up after all of the shapes have loaded. Clearly, there are some legibility issues right now, but I think the positioning is the way I like it and legibility can maybe be resolved with color changes.
I’ve removed the randomly placed ‘vehicle locations’ that I’d been playing with. For now ;-)
Thoughts and comments much appreciated! If you follow the link above, you’ll be taken to a page where you can select stops. Pick one or a few and hit the button that says ‘use selected stops’. Then wait for something to go wrong and then tell me about it.