Mid-distance commuters in Uruguay

Mid-distance commuters in Uruguay-image

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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, which I have done for a research project related to decentralization and functional areas.

Every line represents a commuter according to the national census data, which is to say people who travel relatively long distances in order to get to their jobs or education facilities, on a daily basis (what geographers call "pendular movements").

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