Whilst browsing some datasets in the new year we spotted that something interesting was going on with London's Cycle Hire scheme, Santander Cycles, during the festive period. It seems that Christmas Day sees a real spike in cycle hire journeys, but the nature of these journeys is very different to an ‘average’ day of journeys in December. This seemed like a great excuse to try out some symbology techniques and open the lid on Carto capabilities.
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It's April in London, which can only mean one thing - time for the London Marathon! Given the impact it has on the capital, we couldn't really let it pass without creating something for the blog. For those who might be wondering, Pheidippides was the Ancient Greek runner that legend says ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of a military victory…and inadvertently created one of the world’s great sporting events.
This is a bit of a surprise blog as we didn't know we'd be writing this a few days ago. We were approached late last week by somebody at Royal Mail enquiring as to how we might demonstrate value from some of their fixed infrastructure data in a really quick time frame, which turned out to be around 12 hours.
As with all good January traditions we are doing a sale on blogs this week, especially as we didn't put one out in December. So to kick 2016 off you are getting 2 for 1 on content. We have been doing a lot of work in 3D recently and thought we would share some of the outcomes in calculating building heights using open data. There is also a chance to exercise your speakers, as we have updated our sound map from last year to cover more detailed noise pollution in central London.
Exploring a popular open data source in a slightly different way. Even without an underlying basemap you might recognise some familiar shapes of two of the world’s major cities...