Thursday, September 08, 2011

Traffic Maps of Major United States Cities

Checking the morning traffic reports is a daily ritual for many Americans.  Some wait for the traffic report on the television news before they head out while others get their updates on the radio while they are driving to work.  Many local news sites have traffic reports for their metropolitan area but the coverage is limited and quality can be hit and miss.

Navteq, maker of GPS products, has a website of live maps showing traffic updates for several dozen American metropolitan areas.  The traffic map shows the intensity of traffic, number of incidents, road construction sites, planned events, and "jam" factor.  The data is high-quality and is the same data Navtez uses in the car GPS products.  This is an excellent resource for those who are interested in their daily commute, wish to study traffic flows, or who are just curious.

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