Chris Whong … gathered from a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request… for all taxi movements from 2013—a 50 gigabyte treasure trove of never-been-analyzed information.
[His] new map, called A Day In The Life, follows drivers [ACTUALLY: cabs] one at a time, listing their starting and ending points for each trip, the number of passangers, the fares earned, and other data.
One of 30 randomly selected taxis is temporarily under magnifying glass of your web browser, letting viewers trace the path the taxis might have taken from their logged drop off and pick up points.
It’s actually really interesting to watch the resulting animations — to see where the cabs idled, drove around looking for fares, re-traveled the same geography when they got fares, etc.
More here: Addictive Map Let’s You Spend A Day In The Life Of An NYC Taxi | The Creators Project