Chinese New Year: Heat Map Tracks Earth’s Largest Seasonal Migration

Making total chaos look really rather pretty

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China’s largest search engine, Baidu, has created ‘Baidu Migrate‘ an interactive heat map that offers a nifty visualization of travel during the country’s 40-day spring festival travel rush. The map gleans data from smartphones using Baidu Maps and other location-based platforms, and is updated every eight hours.  The Chinese government predicts  3.6 billion passenger trips this year alone.