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Aggregated movements between geographic locations as flow maps

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Mapbox GL JS

With anyone can create visually attractive, intuitive and informative representations of often tangled data on geographic movements. Visual analytics of mobility data have never been easier. is a free tool for representing aggregated numbers of movements between geographic locations as flow maps. is used to visualize various real-world phenomena in which pairs of locations are involved: origins and destinations. For example, urban mobility, travel or commuting behavior, bicycle sharing, human or bird migration, refugee flows, marine traffic, freight transportation, trade between countries, supply chains, scientific collaborations, or historical data.

Visualization of morning commuters in Seoul created using and Mapbo GL-JS’s morning commuters in Seoul

Using Mapbox GL JS provides geographic context for analysis and visualization. is capable of automatically clustering the locations and flows to make sure the maps are always readable. When zooming in, the clusters will gradually expand, so the level of summarization will automatically adapt to the map zoom level.

Until recently, making flow maps involved manual drawing, knowledge of programming, or specialized software. Praised for its ease of use, makes it possible to publish interactive flow maps from data spreadsheets, allowing anyone to create and share flow maps in no time.

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