Project Details

Urban Observatory

Presenting data from the world's largest cities

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  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Audiovisual
  • Data
  • Geolocation

"Understanding precedes action" states the Urban Observatory homepage. Sadly, this does not always hold true in reality - hence this project's efforts to share the extensive data available about our large urban areas, and increase our collective understanding.  The project began as a huge multi-screen installation at the ESRI international users conference in 2013. Since then they have developed a web app, with which you can compare and contrast a city's transport, services, population density, occupations and much more.

Last updated: 15th of July, 2014

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