Two pieces from the Digital Urban blog which caught my eye, a projection of London data on a London-shaped table, and a dashboard website managing various feeds.
On The London Data Table:
Created in the shape of Greater London, the table had various visualisations projected onto its surface; from live aircraft positions, live traffic and bike hire usage to movies of public transport over 24 hours.
You can see how it was put together step-by-step at Big Data Toolkit here
Here at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, we have just made live our latest in a series of services examining live data feeds - CityDashBoard. The system pulls in data from a variety feeds, developing our view that the next trend in OpenData is towards a live view of the city and live data feeds.
With the cities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle included, it is London with the largets amount of live feeds at the moment. As Duncan Geere noted in the write up of CityDashboard in Wired - the dashboard for the city pulls in TfL data, RSS feeds from BBC London news, geographical information from OpenStreetMap, weather data from Google, trends from Twitter, traffic cameras and water levels along the Thames. It also includes data from UCL’s radiation detector.
You can visit CityDashboard live at http://www.citydashboard.org/