Driving density maps are another way to look at my driving log data—in this case, showing how often I’ve driven in particular areas (going back to 2010, when I started logging drives). The more I’ve driven in a place, the brighter the pink lines become.
To accomplish this effect, I set up QGIS to show each of my tracks as a magenta line at 5% opacity. Thus, places I’ve only driven once are close to the background color, but as tracks stack on top of each other, they become more and more opaque.
I used Mapbox Studio to create a custom dark basemap showing water and terrain, giving a good contrast to the driving tracks while still showing geological landmarks.
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While most of my driving is in the United States, I’ve rented cars in a few other countries, including Iceland.