NYC Yellow Cab Drop-offs

thegraphisdead

Joined December 2016

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This image is a simple geographic representation of all drop-offs of each taxi-journey in NYC at the beginning of 2015. The color pallet was chosen to emphasize a biological nature of the image akin to a petri-dish, or some kind of cell migration under a micro-scope. Maps often can appear impersonal and this is a study in response to this. The airport links have a distinctly biological appearance. NYC was chosen as the geography is very familiar and synonymous with the yellow cab.

A nice artifact is that color appears in areas where no taxi pick-up or drop-off could happen (e.g. in water or areas in Central Park), this is likely due to GPS confusion caused by the tall buildings.

These images are obviously deliberately pixelated. You may be worried about some minor issues as it is re-scaled from the original high-res image. I’ve checked each image at each resolution that will be available and the effects are minimal!

Enjoy!
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