This interactive map lets you watch who commutes to your city every day

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In his latest round-up of urban data visualisations, Max Galka reduces English and Welsh commuters to animated dots, reimagines New York as a video game, and explores Lisbon with the ‘graffiti grannies’

If you’ve ever found yourself packed like a sardine on your train/bus/tube ride to work (every day, perhaps?), you’ll probably have wondered: “Where the hell do all these people come from?” Well now, thanks to a new map by Michigan-based data visualiser Mark Evans, residents of England and Wales can watch for themselves.

Using data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, Evans has built an interactive map that lets users explore the daily commutes made to, or from, any of the 348 local authority districts in England and Wales.

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