Recent projects

Railway history map

Image of interactive Victorian railway history map

The expansion  - and, sadly, the subsequent contraction - of the railway system in Victoria

Where can I go?

Image of area reachable by public transport from given location
How far can I go by public transport in Melbourne in 45 minutes, if I set off now?

Melbourne native trees

Image of interactive Melbourne trees web page

Where are the native trees in the City of Melbourne?  And why aren't there more of them?

Animated public transport

Image of interactive animated public transport map

A day in the life of Melbourne's public transport.  OK, it's essentially a toy (and needs good connection speed to work well), but I think it's fun.

Recent posts

Melbourne’s transport-rich and transport-poor areas

Inspired by Daniel Bowen’s review of service levels at Melbourne’s rail stations, I wanted to compare numbers of train, tram and bus departures across Melbourne as a whole. This map draws on Public Transport Victoria’s timetables in GTFS format, showing total number of train, tram and bus departures on a representative weekday (17 April 2019). […]

Diagram of proposed new bus routes for Melbourne

Improving Melbourne’s bus routes

Completed the final project for my Masters degree in GIS at RMIT University last year, investigating whether we would get better public transport outcomes if we reconfigured our bus routes into a network of sparser but more direct and frequent services in an intersecting grid. Found that if we moved from this (showing current bus […]

Map of proposed cross city railway from Springvale to Melbourne Airport

Why Melbourne needs an Airport Crosslink Rail

I did this a few years ago, before construction of the Metro Tunnel had started, and maybe it’s now been superseded by the Suburban Rail Loop proposal.  But I still like it. See my interactive Esri story map for more details.

Swings in the Australian 2016 federal election

Mapping anything to do with Australian federal elections is a problem because of the disparity in electorate sizes. Some individual electorates are larger than some whole states. I made this map a while ago, to show the swings (on a two-party preferred basis) in the 2016 federal election. This was the election where the Liberal/National […]

Cartogram map of Australian federal electorates, coloured by party

A hexagon cartogram for the Australian 2016 election

Hexagon cartograms are often used for UK election results, but I haven’t seen them much in Australia. I wanted to try creating one. And I’ve added swing controls so you can model a swing to the ALP or the Coalition and watch the seats change hands. Mouse over electorate for details: Electorate (State) Member (Party) […]