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"Britain from Above's" beautiful visualizations of data Answered

The new BBC series Britain From Above has some amazing graphic visualizations of data, including GPS, telephone exchange activity, etc. The patterns are quite organic and very beautiful...

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Andy DC
Andy DC

12 years ago

My company produced all the GPS based animations for the series. www.422south.com

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

Ah I saw this on the news last night. Looks really sweet.

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Reply 12 years ago

Where are you? in uk?

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, Lincolnshire.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Do you know any hobbits? :D

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 12 years ago

No, but the Queen lives next door.

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Reply 12 years ago

lol bloody good-for-nuthin queen

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

EARL-GREY!!

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Reply 12 years ago

ok cool

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

Ooh! Yes! The visualization of massive quantities of transportation data is actually taking place in a number of U.S. cities as well. This was on display at NYC's MOMA during Design and the Elastic Mind, and so I'm guessing that Britain's version of it was secondhand. During my visit I got to watch NYC taxi cabs zip across the blackened city, air traffic, "chatter", and vessel movement, but the display @ MOMA allowed you to track individual elements through their journeys, which was particularly awesome. I'll see if I can find a link to the display, I'm pretty sure that it was streamable.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

This is nice, looks like that pic is one on either GPS or mobile usage as the motorways appear to be the feature around the town, I think

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

The big knot in the center is an aircraft or two in holding patterns, waiting for the OK to land...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Never thought of it being an airport, I was just looking at it logically, the motorways being the only places with reception in some bits...

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12 years ago

gmoon are you in the uk?? and do you know when this is on i want to watch it, thanks

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Nope (between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.) But the BBC link above has the time/date for the first episode....

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

It's very weird to see these things formatted in such a way. I'd like to see this done on a larger scale. :D

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

As in larger scale display? An IMAX feature would be amazing...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

Larger scale display or the earth as a whole. I'll take either. :)

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

Cool! I remember seeing an article about that same topic, only it being with American Airways and such. Very interesting subject.