As promised a while back after we got our fill playing with the data I would release it to the public to see if you could come up with something interesting. I’d leaked the JSON file to Kars and he applied his skills in visualizing things in processing1 to the dataset.
So without further ado, here is the dataset under a Creative Commons Attribution license. It’s a JSON file: Traveltimes with as keys a four digit string for the postal code. The value is a dictionary with this key-value mapping:
- Latitude GPS coordinate
- Longitude GPS coordinate
- Inferred name of the location
- The time it takes using public transportation
- The time it takes by car (a small amount of null values where the time could not be retrieved)
All times are from the center of the 4 digit postal code as well as can be determined to Dam Square in Amsterdam around noon on a given day.
I find it interesting (and somewhat appalling) to see how large the difference is between taking the car or going by public transportation. Doing a sampling for 08:00 on Monday morning during rush hour might somewhat equalize this, but I think it’s safe to say that car owners will remain at an advantage.