Bus About

Bus About
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Bus About

Bus About is a animated visualisation of all the public bus activity that occurs within an 80km radius of Perth each morning. This experiment uses Transperth Spatial Data (stop locations and bus arrival times) combine with HTML5, jquery and a little bit of D3. The purpose of the experiment is to raise awareness of the amount of energy and activity that goes into delivering a public transport system each day. 

To deliver the visualisation the raw latitudinal and longitudinal data has been mapped into x and y coordinates for the HTMl5 canvas. All bus arrival times are then grouped by minute of day and drawn to the canvas each frame. A further expansion of this would to be include all hours of the day and all include other public transport method,s included ferries and trains. 

Datasets Used: 
Transperth Spatial Data - http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/About/Spatial-Data-Access

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