Mission in Motion
The Mission in motion, as seen by moving Flickr photographers:
Better yet, watch it grow dynamically (requires a web browser that supports HTML 5 canvas — if you’re using IE, don’t bother.)
In dots aren’t your thing, you can watch the vectors.
Burrito Justice reader Concerned Guajolote was kind enough to write a script to parse Eric Fischer’s geotagged photo data, details here. CG made indexes for the top 100 cities in Eric Fischer’s geotagged atlas, so if you are handy with both the latitude and longitude, you can see your city in motion using this URL syntax.
Added bonus — Active Pass, on the ferry route between Victoria and Vancouver where several hard turns are made between narrow island straights.
(Click on image to see dots in motion, or here for vectors.) For some perspective, here’s a map, as well as some aerial shots on Flickr. And a couple of representitive shots (links in images). It’s pretty narrow:
The ferries pass close enough for people to wave at each other.
This is looking to the east.
I don’t think I can embed HTML 5 frames, so here’s a slowed down video version:
Thanks to Concerned Guajolote once again for the post-processing.
Definitely worth taking the ferry in the summer – it’s rather glorious. But do call ahead and get a reservation (or take the bus onto the ferry) or you’ll easily have a 2 or even 3 ferry wait at either end.