Ibrahim Hinds

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2017 GIS in Transit Conference Abstract Submission Extended March 1

   Mark Your Calendar! 10th National GIS in Transit Conference September 6-8, 2017 (Labor Day is Sept 4) Washington, DC  Call for Abstracts March 1, 2017 Deadline (click here) Exhibitor & Sponsor Information – coming soon The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the …

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Zillow Neighborhood Boundaries

This data can certainly be very useful! The team from Zillow has created over 7000 neighborhood boundaries across North America. The data is available in the shapefile format and includes fields for the state, county, neighborhood name and region ID. Click here to learn more and access the data!

And the winner is …. The Square Pie Chart

Pie charts are both adored and hated for their simplistic functionality. The general consensus seems to be that they are useful however, they are to many limitations. Nonetheless, the argument beckons for which form of pie chart can be proven to be the undisputed champion. In a study by Robert Kosara and student Caroline Ziemkiewicz they have …

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Visualizing MBTA Data

This article entitled, “An interactive exploration of Boston’s Subway System” presents an insightful and microscopic view of subway operations.   With the innovative method of visualizing GTFS data, it is possible to understand the subway system better than we ever have before. These tools are not only valuable for a microscopic view of the transit  operations but can …

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The Farside Story: Measuring the Benefits of Bus Stop Location on Transit Performance

Interesting Article on  the understanding of the effects of bus stop location on stop time and its variation to improve service quality while minimizing service variation at the stop level.    Click here to read Full Article