PanTera works best when you can explore the data yourself, so we built an export function that allows PanTera users to create fully interactive representations of their data in an easy to distribute and share embeddable web format.
For a while now we have been showing the 2013 New York city Taxi data set, because it has rich geographical and financial data in a context that is easy to understand. Seeing the data in pictures and videos is one thing. Being able to explore it is another.
Today we are presenting the first interactive, embeddable visualization made with PanTera showing pick up and drop off locations of all 187 Million taxi trips made in NYC in 2013.
Some of the interesting features we found in the data are:
- Blur in and among the tall buildings contrasted with great street alignment in the burroughs dues to GPS signal reflection in the urban canyons
- High-level (city wide) location distribution patterns:
- Street level patterns, drop offs are relatively uniformly distributed while pickups in the boroughs are heavily skewed towards routes (and even the side of the street) headed into Manhattan
- Other findings:
Explore the data, have fun and let us know if you find something interesting that we missed!