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Mapping New York City Based on When People Are Out

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What if neighborhoods were defined not just by geographical boundaries but also by times of heaviest use? Milan-based researcher Giorgia Lupi has been making maps to explore the answer to that question, including a set of maps made recently for The Atlantic Cities. Lupi and her fellow researchers used geolocated tweets from July to map activity in various areas, dividing the day into eight three-hour, color-coded segments. Not surprisingly, there are lots of folks out in the Financial District during weekday lunch times, and many people in the Times Square area at night on the weekends.

Head over to The Atlantic Cities for some neighborhood close-ups.
· Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City [Atlantic Cities]
· Other Cool Map Things [Curbed]