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Map of 10,000 Tweets shows New York City at Work

Map of 10,000 Tweets shows New York City at Work | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

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What does where we tweet say about how we live and work? That's one of the questions Oakland-based programmer Eric Fischer hoped to answer with his latest mapping project. [...] The project lays out around 10,000 geotagged tweets and 30,000 point-to-point trips in cities like New York City to plot the flow of people in terms of favored paths. In his map of NYC, seen above, there is a huge ink blot lining Broadway; as we've long suspected, it looks like the busy avenue is the backbone of the city. [...]

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Gee... looks like the blood vessels of a brain ^_^

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A Map Of Energy Consumption In Every Single NYC Building

A Map Of Energy Consumption In Every Single NYC Building | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"A new map by the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University gives us a picture of energy consumption in the five boroughs of New York, on a block-by-block basis. It’s kind of like Google Maps for spotting the greediest energy hogs of the city (and it won’t surprise you that Manhattan is, by far, the biggest spender). [..]"

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New York City social map | Livehoods

New York City social map | Livehoods | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"The Livehoods Project presents a new methodology for studying the dynamics, structure, and character of a city on a large scale using social media and machine learning. Using data such as tweets and check-ins, we are able to discover the hidden structures of the city with machine learning. Our techniques reveal a snap-shot of the dynamic areas the comprise the city, which we call Livehoods."

             >> New York City Livehoods Map

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