Map showing 24h of car sharing in Berlin



Interesting project by Data Storytelling Group. They got an access to data from German car sharing company DriveNow and created an awesome visualisation of urban mobility in Berlin. DriverNow offer this cool new short-term car renting model where you check and book the nearest car via app and you leave it off wherever you want.

The visualisation has been made based on origin-destination matrix provided by DriveNow. Based on the location and time of the beginning and end of each journey guys from Data Storytelling Group estimated the optimal routes between these two points for each car.

When you start the launch the visualisation it starts from the midnight and goes through 24h of a typical day in Berlin. The timeline on the bottom of the screen shows the time and the number of moving cars every 10 minutes. You can use it also a navigation bar to move forward to a particular moment in time. You can also turn on a heat map feature which will show you how streets are changing colour as the day progresses.

The map differentiates cars which are driving and which are parked. It also shows the top most visit districts on Berlin.

Really cool visualisation.

source: Data Storytelling Group

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.