Mid-distance commuters in Uruguay

Mid-distance commuters in Uruguay-image


  • R


  • QGIS, Google Distance Matrix API

Pendular movements from census data

This map is part of a series of maps and spatial data-analysis of the daily commutes in my home country, Uruguay, for which I have done a research project related to decentralization and functional areas.

Using national census data, I mapped what geographers call the “pendular movements” of commuters: Every line on the map represents a commuter, or someone who travels relatively long distances in order to get to their job or educational facility on a daily basis.

As expected, you’ll see a cluster of intense daily commutes in the southern coastal zone, close to the capital city, the biggest urban center of the country.

Click for full research paper, in spanish