Category Archive: Research

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

U.S DOT – T3 webinar series : Connected Vehicle Basics

U.S Department of Transportation has annouced the  upcoming Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) Webinar in the topic “Connected Vehicle Basics” which will be presented by Valerie Briggs and Brian Cronin from U.S.DOT. Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Time:  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Cost: Free Connected vehicles use communications technology to allow cars, trucks, transit vehicles, traffic signals, work zones, …

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TRB Symposium: Visualization for Big Data

  Transportation Research Board (TRB) is hosting the 7th international symposium on the theme Visualization for Big Data  from 23-25 October 2013 at Irvine, California. This symposium is sponsored by ABJ 95 – Visualization in Transportation.  The goal of the 2013 Symposium is to advance innovation in visualization for transportation applications through the exchange of information, to …

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