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#SkyArt: illustrations in the sky between buildings

#SkyArt: illustrations in the sky between buildings | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.


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Urban Network Analysis I #dataviz #SNA_indatcom #SNA

This video introduces Urban Network Analysis concepts that are implemented in the City Form Lab's Urban Network Analysis Toolbox for ArcGIS. It demonstrates how…
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#Urban Characters: Exploring the places and #objects that make each city unique | #ethnography

#Urban Characters: Exploring the places and #objects that make each city unique | #ethnography | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A salute to those special places—some humble, some utterly utilitarian—that give a city its unique personality and collective soul.

 

The six places and objects shown at the link are urban amenities of a particular kind, but really they’re much more than that. These are the distinct features in the landscape that give a city its unique character. Every city has them. They can be supremely useful (the parkettes in Toronto, Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, D.C.’s fabulous subway stations) or gloriously idiosyncratic (the hidden staircases in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh’s charming Inclines, the incongruous gas lamps of sunny San Diego).

All of them, however, play a beloved civic role that transcends their mere function, lending a kind of quiet poetry to daily life, grace notes to the grind. Six writers and designers, one from each city, reflect on these special characters in the urban landscape...


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This thought from the article sums it up for me...."believe that we can be great and that change is possible and that we can achieve it."

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#Collaborative #research and mapping for Nairobi’s #Public Transit | #urban #CI

#Collaborative #research and mapping for Nairobi’s #Public Transit | #urban #CI | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Collaborative research and mapping for Nairobi’s Public Transit

University of Nairobi, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development , MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab , and Groupshot are working toward standardizing and opening transit data for Nairobi’s Matatus — the informal and de facto city bus system — and expanding our findings, tools, and processes globally. Building on past Kenyan-based digital mapping efforts and open source transit software, the group will produce a comprehensive framework for collecting, opening and mapping Matatu transportation data toward a mobile and equitable Nairobi.

 

Currently underway, a primary round of data collection and local student design workshops are growing the understanding of this otherwise misunderstood and complex system. The first series of tools will be entering development this spring to improve on data collection and transport information management in the decentralized Matatu system. This project uses Nairobi’s active mobile phone community to develop a standardized Matatu bus route for Nairobi informal buses. By developing crowd sourcing applications we hope people in Nairobi can develop, contribute, maintain and own their own transit information.

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Cartes de villes par photographies de touristes ou d'habitants | #dataviz

Cartes de villes par photographies de touristes ou d'habitants | #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Paris Eric Fischer a créé ces cartes de villes plus ou moins touristiques en utilisant les donnés géographiques insérés dans les métadonnées de photos envoyés sur des sites de partages d’images.
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Paris

 

... Pour différencier les touristes des habitants il a regardé dans le compte de chaque utilisateur si il y avait des photos de la même ville prises à plusieurs mois d’intervalle ou si elles étaient regroupés sur quelques jours.


Les touristes sont marqués en rouge, les habitants en bleu et en jaune ceux dont il était impossible de savoir.

 

Par exemple sur la carte de Paris au dessus un voit bien Montmartre en haut de la ville qui est bien sur pris en photo majoritairement par des touristes alors que le parc des buttes Chaumond juste à droite est principalement photographié par des locaux.


De la même façon en bas de la carte on voit Versailles fréquenté par des touristes alors que le parc de Sceaux est plus apprécié par les habitants bien que moins photographié.

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