Jeff Allen

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I like to make maps. Below are links to a number of my cartography projects, as well as a few other visual experiments (data viz, sketches, notes, "art", etc.). These projects vary quite a bit in terms of scope, scale, process, and purpose. They are somewhat ordered chronologically by creation date. Most are available under Creative Commons licenses.

I also create interactive maps and visual essays as part of my current role as Lead, Data Visualization at the School of Cities. Check out some of this work here.

I occasionally take on freelance cartography and data visualization work. I tend to only take on smaller bespoke projects that focus on the visual design of maps and charts. Feel free to reach out to me at if you're interested, or if you have any comments or questions about anything that you see below.

  greater golden horseshoe

  church st streetcar

  knowledge of french in ontario

  toronto apartment history

  downtown-ish toronto vintage map

  random voronoi toronto

  canada population by longitude 2021

  toronto hamilton trip

  parking ticket density Toronto (2011-2020)

  every building in Scarborough (2022)

  Toronto SJ


  Ottawa 2C

  The Office IMDB ratings

  Transit access to foodbanks

  an imaginary city

  Vietnam (6wa)

  immigration X accessibility (syd & tor)

  Toronto transit 2054

  USA commute flows

  V A P O R | R A I L

 Suburbanization of transport poverty (poster)

 Ontario Line equity (poster)

  Urban Form V3 (w)

  Three Cities (g)

  Toronto transit change (re-covid)

  surrounding Halifax

  patterns of poverty in Toronto

  Southeast Asia (p)

  city re-sketch

  USA population growth (1900-2000)

  mode share and SES in Toronto

  intro to QGIS (tutorial w/ imgs)

  hamilton TVs/person 1971

  simple itineraries

  corona residents' workplaces

  dry bones world (p)

  pueblo del sol

  access to employment in Canadian cities

  space-time prism schematic

  simple transit tiles

  global map book

  student travel poster

  sky river

  bike share trips in toronto from 2017

  city guesser game

  patagonia & nearby ocean

  europa blue

  UTSC commuting patterns

  comparing neighbourhood transit LOS

  simple walking buffer schematic

  stacked percent plots of travel barriers

  population density + figure ground

  seoul districts

  difference-in-difference plots - bike lane

  icosahedral world map

  parking ticket density in Toronto, 2016

  calgary | three modes to city hall

  volcanoes & tectonic plates

  milan wallpaper

  travel times - bike vs. transit

  home-campus trips in Toronto

  Phuket, Thailand

  urban swatches V wallpaper

  montreal fractal commuting tree

  MLB team relocation

  access to transit service | Toronto

  transit access to jobs | Toronto

  simple distance to transit schematic

  toronto traffic lights

  huaraz terrain wallpaper

  southeast Scarborough, ON typographic map

  purple city wallpaper

  drone strikes in Afghanistan

  access to jobs in Toronto

  UAE expatriate demographics

  just the roads of Great Britain

  winnipeg dynamic transit isochrone

  unesco heritage sites

  isochronic commuter rail map

  Dubai b/w 2015

  cinema screens per capita

  olympic cities

  migration routes of Syrian refugees

  blueprint cartography for google maps

  visualizing Toronto's transit ridership

  libraries vs population density in Toronto

  rinks, population density, and income

  toronto fractal tree

  calgary fractal tree

  NHL team relocation

  transit stop frequency in Montreal

  NA high speed rail concept


  global human footprint

  hex bins of university students

  global topographic base-map

  Toronto building heights - 2015

  Toronto's red light cameras

  mapping Harrer's seven years in Tibet

  Berlin wallpaper

  major rail lines in the USA

  arch city

  streetcar loop wallpaper

  river city sketch

  palace of purification