Britain from Above


I have just discovered the amazing visualisations produced for the BBC’s Britain from Above series. I have embedded some of my favourites- much of the data were collated and provided by CASA- see Digital Urban for details . The taxis in London (above) create a fantastic impression of the  diurnal rhythms within the city. The air traffic over Britain animation (below) is just as impressive. I was especially taken by the amount of “stacking” that takes place over British airports.

The final is, for me, the most powerful as it illustrates just how important long distance communication has become: