This work was spotted by Wired Magazine who commissioned him to research futher. He crunched data so that he could look at flight patterns within 200m x 200m space.

Koblin described the output of this work:

“Here we can see different life patterns with different airports.”

Disaster Data

When Konlin joined Yahoo! he found it difficult to get departments to access data. After he created a representative analysis of traffic accidents in major US metropolises departments were more keen. With the new data he visualized the email system where he could visualize email. Then he started to look at real time patterns with keywords in emails. He showed how terms like Hurricane Felix spread as the storm thrusted towards the US coastline.

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