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Stories in Travel Data

Stories in Travel Data

What stories you can tell, and what insights can you gain from travel data? A presentation about the vizualization open flight data, and of bicycle journey data from London's bicycle hire scheme. Actually given at Geomob London, July 17th 2014.

James Siddle

July 17, 2014

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