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 Sliding from Before to After

With some free time for the first time in quite a while, I finally got around to including Bikeshare's Trip History Data for the first half of 2012 in my app that maps the usage of the neighborhood's three docks at 1st and N, New Jersey and M, and the 1st and K station that came online in February.
You can choose a station, a year, a month, or an exact date, and whether you want to see outbound or inbound traffic, and you'll get presented with a pile of pushpins showing the other stations that people rode to or from.
As with the 2011 data, Union Station is the top destination/origin, followed by 4th & M SW, and Eastern Market Metro Plaza, with the two stations north of the freeway on 3rd Street SE and the south Barracks Row/8th and I dock also getting a fair amount of use. (News flash: Bikeshare is used most often for short trips!)
I also updated the Wanderings of Bike W01000 map, where you can follow one bike as it travels from dock to dock all across the region.
(The data comes from the Bikeshare web site, if you feel like digging yourself.)
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straightoutof03 says: (9/26/12 9:00 AM)
I'm having issues with the Wanderings of Bike W01000 map. It appears very small and off to the right in both Firefox and IE (don't have chrome at work).

Also, how did you learn to put together that app? Any particular resources or tutorials that you found helpful online?


JD says: (9/26/12 9:10 AM)
Oops, sorry, should be fixed now.

It's not a simple app--the data is downloaded from Bikeshare as .csvs, then opened in Microsoft Access, filtered to just show the Near SE data, exported to a CSV, and imported into the MySQL database I have on the web site. Then I parse the XML file that Bikeshare puts out for the status on its docks, pull out the latitude and longitudes, and pass that along with query results from the database on numbers of trips and place that on a Google Map using their API.

(If you do View Source on one of the maps, you'll see the massive list of javascript that places the pushpins on the map, which is autogenerated based on the data request and what is spit out from the database.)

There are lots and lots of tutorials out there for how to create your own Google Map, so maybe you can wander through some of those to get some ideas.



MJM says: (9/26/12 9:30 AM)
Bike W01000 watching kinda like tracking "Where's George" when you get one of those $1 bills

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