Authors: Ethan Li, Kristy Su
Abstract: NZ Commuter View is a user-friendly interactive mapping tool showing comprehensive information based on NZ 2018 Census data. It visualizes how New Zealanders commute to work and to study in a geospatial map respectively, also alongside supportive information including commute types (e.g. public transport, private vehicles, and walk) and demographic characteristics of commuters (e.g. occupation).
Full Description: The app employs a multi-level zoomable heatmap and flow visualization to present how New Zealanders commute to work/study intuitively at different geospatial levels (i.e. National, City, Region).
At national view, users can easily find the commute characteristics (e.g. private transport vs. public transport) for each Territorial Authority - (TA, equivalent to city).
By clicking the TA polygon, the app will zoom into Statistical Area 2 level (SA2, equivalent to suburb) for the selected TA. Users can easily find the spatial distributions for where people live and work/study.
By clicking the SA2 polygon, the app will further zoom into the selected SA2, and visualize the commute flow with road network data,
For people living in the selected SA2, where they go to work
For people working in the selected SA2, where they live
Furthermore, the app also provides a set of supportive information (e.g. commute types, demographic characteristics of commuters) along side with the map to allow the users to explore the commuting behaviour from various perspectives.