Roadtrip 2009

This poster (800×1000mm) was designed to summarize and explain the summer holiday of 2009: a roadtrip/ moving house expedition undertaken by my partner Marthe and I, from Norway to England and back.
It started as a tool for keeping track of costs, but was developed into a full trip overview as more details were added. Key data such as cost, distance and time are presented in various ways to create a rich data log.

 

After I submitted the poster to infosthetics.com, it can now be found on several infographic aggregate blogs and inspirational lists around the web, such as ffffound, yayeveryday, vizworld and datavisualization.ch.

 

 

Full poster, zoomable:

 

 

 

Details:

 

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Full poster, image:

 

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41 Responses to “Roadtrip 2009”

  1. incuse says:

    really great. i love it.

  2. JasonWD says:

    That is superawesome; how long did the viz take?

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  4. O Ostring says:

    Thanks guys, glad you liked it. There is probably around a weeks worth of work in there, with collecting data and processing it included. The single most time consuming task was probably drawing the map, that I ended up using only a quarter of in the end.

  5. Martin says:

    Can you share the raw data format?

    • O Ostring says:

      Hi Martin,
      not quite sure about what you’re asking for, but the raw data consists mainly of handwritten notes, bank statements and other “evidence” such as timestamps on pictures and personal recollection. In case you are looking for the Illustrator file, I have to respectfully decline as it would be a lot of work editing out sensitive data and collecting all the bits and pieces together (unless you really, really want it).

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  7. adamnieman says:

    Really nice graphic, which raises two questions: 1) 59 hours packing? 2) Why Bournemouth of all places? :-)

    • O Ostring says:

      Hi Adam,
      thanks for asking. 1: 59 hours refers roughly to the time spent in Bournemouth between “there’ and “back”, where the main objective was to evacuate the flat and load the car. Obviously the category “packing” contains a bit of sleep and eating as well, but it is mainly meant to hold the hours not spent in transit. 2: See 1.

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  11. Tim says:

    Hey Oostring very nice Viz! but what were you doing in “the wieringermeer”, :-)

  12. Martijn says:

    Hi Ole,

    Great map! But what are the black bands (or stripes) inside the yellow and orange rings? Sometimes they seem to indicate the number of hours a leg of the trip took you – for example, on the Antwerpen-Rotterdam-Antwerpen bit; but sometimes, it doesn’t – only two stripes for Kegnaes-Hirtshals, instead of three, and no stripes from Dover to Calais.

    • O Ostring says:

      Hi Martijn,
      Thanks for noticing :) Those black bands are a bit odd. They are directly linked to driving/resting, but then you have other stuff, as waiting, wrong turn and hanging out at gas stations. In part, a low detail record of time-keeping is to blame, but the official explanation is that I didn’t want too many categories.
      Between Dover and Calais arrival at Calais is at 13.00, start from Dover is at 18.00, with only one hour noted as travel-time (an approximation). This is because of the change of time-zone, waiting for the ferry and buying croissants.

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  16. David H says:

    Gorgeous. Congratulations!

  17. platinum2289 says:

    Where did you get the vector world map?
    Did you only use Illustrator or maybe Processing or Excel …
    Is this maybe a Script-Programm or only hard illustrator work?

    It’s Amazing!!!

    • O Ostring says:

      Thanks for the kind words. It is quite low-tech, illustrator only. Map is also made in illustrator, quite quick when only drawing with straight lines.

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  21. Sam Decrock says:

    Hi,

    Great visualisation. I’m creating a tool to generate your visualisation.
    Can you explain what the dark bars are? You explained it before, but I still don’t understand it…

    thanks
    Sam

    • O Ostring says:

      Hi Sam,

      Thanks, the dark bars indicate time spent (in hours, roughly) either in on location, or across a distance. the more bars stacked the more hours spent, the longer they are, the more we moved in that time.
      Hope this clarifies the issue.

      Ole

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