CabTrails – 2006
CabTrails visualizes the movement of a Yellow Cab in San Francisco. As part of the Cabspotting project, the data from the GPS receivers installed in the fleet of San Francisco Yellow cabs has been made available for creative use. The real-time and historical positions of each cab are available for artists to interpret.
CabTrails accelerates three days worth of a cab’s movements and shows its path through the city as it picks up and drops off passengers. Starting from a blank slate, the cab’s movements build up its own frenetic view of the city.
Java applet written using Processing
ProXML XML parsing library
PHP web proxy
Cabspotting cab location XML feed
Python and Matplotlib for data analysis
Exhibition / Press History
ITP Winter Show 2006 – 2006