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A day of transit activity visualized through video!

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Static transit maps are great, but dynamic ones are better!

You don’t have to tell that to Andrew Walker, Vice President of development at Sumus Technology [2].

Andrew is all about bringing life to data using a GTFS video creator, something he has done for around 100 cities’ transit schedules from around the globe.

Each visualization map traces one day of transit service schedules during a 24 hour period. Colour coded and set to music, these maps allow us to see the size of the system in a way that static maps cannot.

Metro Vancouver’s routes have been mapped a few times by Andrew.  You can check out his video from 2012 [3] and view his other maps of transit across the globe on his YouTube channel [4]

And don’t forget to check out the rest of our 125 Years of Transit posts on the blog [5] and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching for the #Transit125 hashtag

Author: Laura Tennant