Twitter Promotes Smarter Transit Planning


Utilizing geotagged tweets, Eric Fischer creates maps that visualize how people move throughout cities. The result highlights transit corridors that are the most traveled, as well as areas of opportunity in providing transit. The above map illustrates those transit corridors most traveled, with the darker, more pronounced inkblots representing higher travel densities.

Fischer’s maps are exemplars of ubiquitous sensor technology – utilizing Twitter and networking to provide information on a scale not seen before. And as a result, other aspects of urban design can be influential in the transit planning process.

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