In map mode, inter-city transits are plotted against a selectable country, continent, or world map background. Each mode of transportation is uniquely colored, from cars, buses, trams, and trains, to boats and airplanes. Map projection, date-range of activity, and color theme are customizable.
To visualize intra-city activity, a city mode renders a small multiples grid of local movements. Locales are detected automatically using the DBSCAN clustering algorithm over the start and end points of every activity segment. Again, distinct colors are applied to each mode of transportation, including walking. Activity is plotted absent a base map of roads and landmarks, making each tile a uniquely personal perspective of a given city. This visualization was inspired by Nicholas Felton’s Map Mosaic of Strava runs.
Source code, installation instructions, and additional documentation are available on GitHub.