Inspired by the foraging of ants and their pheromone trails, this visualisation provides the viewer with a satellite-like view of the entire train network over an accelerated timeframe. The visualisation exposes the ebbs and flows of the system along with a surprising level of complexity, not obvious to the the viewer at a single point in time or at the scale of a individual train.
The day starts and the train network awakens, slowly at first, then increases to peak hour levels around 9am. A steady active state continues through the day, then increases again as school students, then workers, commute home from the city. Finally, the system quietens as the last trains depart at the end of the day.
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One month (October 2009) of traffic information (1534 vehicles) is condensed in a 24h day. The path's colors represent average traffic speeds (greenish and cooler for higher traffic speeds, reddish and hotter for sluggish traffic). Areas with predominantly slow traffic are also colored.
Dynamic Berlin - Timelapse project with over 50.000 photos and thousands of people. Dynamic light, clouds, street life, movement and much more. Shot from May 2010 - September 2011 with Canon 5D Mark II and many lenses. And Yes I Like the Canon 15mm Fisheye :). Many details can be seen only at the second or third visit, have fun while watching. Thanks to all the people in my film.