Playing around with origin destination matrices and starting a discussion on where we build new housing. If we want to attract families to Cities we should be building large amounts of housing near key amenities. In this case, elementary schools
Sample base map
(work in progress) - attempt at cartographic excellence
Cumulative Cycling Traffic from Biko Users in July
A screenshot from an animation that shows Biko users moving around Vancouver on July 11th.
Cumulative Cycling Traffic from Biko Users in May
A day in the life of Biko users in Toronto. This is a snap shot from 5:04 PM showing all the contrails of Biko users
Optimal Brewery Routing
Snapshot from a quick movie I made showing the optimal path from Storm Brewing to East Van Brewing collecting as many breweries on the way as possible. App is here: https://www.lgeo.co/brewery-routing
Heat map of demolitions by block
mainly inspired from the awesome work of Jens Von Bergman, I tried my hand at looking at dwelling replacements based on BC assessment year built data. (work in progress)
Another way of looking at demolitions
This map shows what the age of the previous property that was demolished… A nice lens on what we are losing to pointless demolition and reconstruction
A figureground of 1 square mile to demonstrate the placelessness of Canadian suburbia. See it here in all of its mundane glory!
Metro Vancouver Versus the GTA
I posted a while back a super interesting blog post comparing areas of various jurisdictions against the City of Vancouver. After receiving a lot of feedback that I just COULDN”T compare vanouver to the whole GTA, I made this figure to placate those individuals. link to the blog post is here.
Level of Service For Gvt. Childcare for Kids Aged 0-5
a quick analysis I ran for fun based on a challenge from a colleague at Vancouver airport. This type of accessibility analysis is very useful if you are trying to understand which areas require greater service based on population density and travel times.
1 year of I saw yous
From the Georgia Straight. A great little mapping project which can be found here on LGeo’s blog.
Access to playgrounds in Toronto
part of a blog post I wrote on safe access to playgrounds in Toronto. Part of this effort involved figuring out where the greatest densities of playgounds were located based on a walk time of 10 minutes.
Richmond Employment Lands
Sample map we made for a proposal. Super fascinating to note the quantity of business licenses to land area based on various employment lands categories.
Ride the Ales!
Some classic work attempting to quantify the spatial relationships of breweries and some optimal routing for good times. blog post here, updated brewery touring map here
My visualization of all Sakura trees (and associated plum trees). during blossom time in Vancouver. Blog post here
Solar loading in Toronto.... Or finding a sunny patio in May
Part of my overall research in to solar modeling in general and towards my eventual goal to get everyone drinking in the sunshine. this blog post here, references some of this work.
Average cost to Translink per passenger on all bus routes
Solar Impacts of a proposed development 1st & Clark
Based on a older design, this is a figure that describes the potential loss in sunlight at this location on May 20th for reference. I’ve since noted that the City has updated their design so a future iteration of this blog post will highlight the changes.
New developments in Winnipeg
Sample map for a proposal in Winnipeg. If you squint you can notices some fairly interesting trends in development.
Conceptual design for a flood mapping information system
for a proposal we sketched out a potential wire frame model of a potential information system that would allow users to identify flood impacts based on a wide variety of input parameters.
Service Area Definition for Hospital Access
Dendridic figure showing closest access to various hospital locations in Vancouver and Burnaby based on regular driving conditions. This was part of a blog post I ran on the changes to service that would occur should St. Paul’s hospital move to False Creek Flats.
Toddler density in the City Vancouver
Slide from a presentation I gave on behalf of Smart Talks Smart Play. Essentially I was attempting to communicate the locations of toddlers in Vancouver and relate that to the critical provisioning of spray parks in the City.
pseudo-relief map: walking distance to an arterial road
walking distance is typically shown as to and from a point, however, in the case we look at walking distance to a line. Second, we show this as a relief map with areas that are “higher” are farther away in time. Parts of the network with poor connectivity are highlighted in this fashion.
Walking Distance to an arterial, part 2
the next transformation is to view the relief map in 3d. time is now height and ridges and valleys represent areas of easier or weaker travel times.
SPCA Locations in BC
Quick inventory figure showing the network of SPCA locations across BC. the figure uses a nice relief map that highlights, but does not overwhelm the critical map information.
Elevation profiles for a potential development site
A nice figures that shows allows users to understand the topography of a site through two different two dimensional perspectives. A third potential view would be to highlight slopes and to perhaps overlay slope stability for a complete site package.
Profiles a different way - population and employment densities
during a brief obsession with cutting profiles through all data, we created this figure to show off various densities along the Canada Line along with boardings volumes at each station. The missing ingredient: sky-to-bus transfers which hopefully will be coming soon!
BC Housing Development Overview Map
Small figure we developed for BC housing that highlights recent projects completed by the authority. Notwithstanding a long held belief that symbology should not be too complex, the figure reasonably shows off the multi-faceted nature of development in the region.
Habitat Change Along the Vedder River
displaying temporal change is not easy in the best of situations and is much harder in a dynamic sedimentation environment such as the Vedder. This map tries to square the problem by showing two years at once and a summary table that indicates change. A third figure, never produced would show zones of change and perhaps a sankey diagram, but that is for another day.
Site evaluation for a potential liquor store location
Comparative evaluation of multiple sites using many criteria (ie MAE) is a common exercise routinely completed in GIS. this figure shows one method by which this can be executed.
Density Transect Redux
a refined effort to show temporal changes in population density along transit lines… The goal of this figure was to communicate whether or not mass transit has a generative effect on urban change. Can the figure allow for this interpretation?
Walking distance to publicly accessible shorelines
Part of a series of analysis we completed for the Georgia Strait Alliance, this figure effectively communicates the gaps in access for residents of Vancouver.
Land use along Vancouver's waterfront
Simple yet powerful figure from the Georgia Strait Alliance’s State of the Waterfront Report detailing 2011 Land use along Vancouver’s waterfront (400m buffer). Note the remaining vestiges of industrial lands which used to covers a significantly larger area!
City of Colwood Draft Land Use
Land use figure that we created in conjunction wth Dialog for the City of Colwood’s current draft OCP.
Demolitions of Single Family Housing Stock 2011-2017
A quick figure we made to explore recent demolition perrmits from the City of Vancouver. Note the rash of demolitions in Dunbar and now in Southeast Vancouver.
Population Density Change in the City Vancouver
A theme that we love at LGeo, this figure clearly articulates the massive gains in the downtown core and some areas along frequent transit and the East side and the near stagnation of the West Side of Vancouver.
Dot Density Playground - Forest Edition
While caught up in a twitter dot-density tweet-fest, we tried out some nice visualization technique to show BC’s forest by species using VRI data