Data Stories: Location, Location, Location Data
Tracking foot traffic on campus, deliveries on route, and the spread of roundabouts.
- By Lindsay Stares
- August 9, 2017
Tracking Foot Traffic with Wi-Fi
This student project at MIT tracked pedestrian patterns all over campus using devices that pick up Wi-Fi probe requests from smartphones. How might you use this kind of granular location data to improve congestion?
Optimizing Grocery Delivery
The grocery delivery service Instacart uses GPS data to track and optimize their shoppers’ workflow. Learn about the applicable algorithms and visualizations in this blog post.
Why Don’t American Roads Have Roundabouts?
Roundabouts, also called traffic circles, are less common in the U.S. than in many European countries. These charts show how common they are and where in the country you’re likely to come across them.
About the Author
Lindsay Stares is a production editor at TDWI. You can contact her here.