Sunday, October 10, 2010

Visualisation of Athens Public Transport

"Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."

Using the new styled map functionality of Google maps API v3, I've created these visualisations of the bus network in Athens.

The network is made up of 569 bus routes covering a combined distance of 6500 Km - enough to stretch to central China... Each route is shown here in red - where bright red indicates a higher concentration of buses.

Central Athens - This detail demonstrates how well the centre of Athens is connected. It puzzles me why anyone would need to use a car (or taxi ;)) I'm in favor of banning all cars in the central zone...

Connections to the port from central Athens

Port of Piraeus

Agia Paraskevi