A new interactive mobility mapping tool called Isoscope is sure to be a hit with with data hoarders and statistics nerds. The idea was born from a research project aimed at tracking variations in urban mobility throughout the day. Isoscope allows users to place a point on a map, then see how far they can get from that specific place if they travel for 2,4,6,8, or 10 minutes by car, or on foot. Users then select different hours of the day to see if the distance they can travel grows or diminishes. A light blue blob extends across the areas within reach, and shifts in the blob's size reveal changes in mobility in a way that's user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing. Exploring the map provides insight in to which neighborhoods are most mobile, and signals how differences in geography and infrastructure can impact a person's commute. San Francisco isn't the only city featured on Isoscope, which means that users can compare and contrast data from their favorite cities around the globe.
· Isoscope [Official Site]