July 14, 2014 9:40 AM Subscribe
NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life - A Data Visualization
posted by roomthreeseventeen (30 comments total)
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displays the data for one random NYC yellow taxi on a single day in 2013. See where it operated, how much money it made, and how busy it was over 24 hours.
Trip Routes are a result of passing the start and end locations to the Google Directions API. They are a possible route that the taxi took, but should not be assumed to be accurate.
Empty Taxis also follow the "best route" between a dropoff and the next pickup. Just as with the trips, this is just an effective way to move the marker around, but doesn't reflect the reality of where the taxi traveled.
Tips are only reported in the data for credit card transactions. Cash tips are not included.