MapMyRun webscraped running paths

Running routes

MAPPING ONLINE RUNNING ROUTES IN AMSTERDAM

Description
Created:

March 2014

Reason:

Inspired by a post on FlowingData

Tools:

R

Data:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/nl/amsterdam-north-holland/

I was inspired by the “Where people run” blog on Flowingdata and was wondering how my own city, Amsterdam would look.

I had to learn how to webscrape a bit because I could not get the same data working as used in the blog, so I took the data from MapMyRun using R (see the blog on this project for details on how to do this)

This final image was created by using Cloudmade with the ggmaps library, sadly this specific service is no longer available on Cloudmade. However, you can still create beautiful other maps with Google or Stamen

It was to be expected but the most popular spots are the bigger parks in Amsterdam