On Broadway: Urban Data Visualization Project

midtownA project by Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz StefanerDominikus Baur, and Lev Manovich, On Broadway is an urban data visualization project “On Broadway” that represents 13 miles of Broadway using images and data from Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Street View, the US Census Bureau, and more.

The result is a visually rich image-centric interface, where numbers play only a secondary role, and no maps are used. The project proposes a new visual metaphor for thinking about the city: a vertical stack of image and data layers created from the activities of hundreds of thousands of people.

Please visit the website On Broadway to learn more about the project.