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Spatial Cartogram Transit Analysis

Course: Digital Media with Andrew Witt

Project Partner: Taylor Halamka

This project looks at the range of buildings being served by a various T stops along parallel lines to make discoveries in density, typology, and various other neighborhood trends. The definition is designed to reorder the buildings in a grid so that their topological relationships remain the same, but they can be compared side-by-side to simplify their differences into visually identifiable characteristics. Some observations to note:

  • buildings with a larger footprint tend not to be the closest to the T-stops, but instead form a secondary “ring” around the hub.
  • in areas with more commercial development, such as Back Bay (far left line), there is a higher percentage of buildings concentrated around the hub (more red than orange/yellow)
  • orientation trends vary by neighborhood – the more dense, more likely that the buildings are oriented in common (most likely because they are in connected blockshalamak_ashby_project01_finalboard-1