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This rush-hour visualisation might state the obvious, but it’s still pretty

Posted at 8:00 am, March 24, 2014 in Maps
Swirly map thing. Credit: Dr Ed Manley

Cosmic jellyfish? Alien flight paths? That random thing you see when you close your eyes and press on your eyelids?

Au contraire, petit filous! It’s a visualisation of 48.9 million Oyster Card journeys from the morning rush hour, created by Dr Ed Manley for University College London’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.

Its revelation that south Londoners are most likely to travel into London Bridge, Victoria or Waterloo might not blow your mind, and it’s not hugely surprising that Fenchurch Street’s commuters mostly come from Essex. But hey – it’s a pretty nice desktop background. (View it large here.) And in this cruel world, that has to count for something.

Click this version to view it with labels:

Swirly map thing with labels. Credit: Dr Ed Manley

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