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The Minneapolis-St. Paul Transportation Happiness Map

  • March 2020
  • Data Sets
  • Multiple

Screenshot of map showing transportation routes

Fan, Y., Ormsby, T., Wiringa, P., Liao, C., & Wolfson, J. Visualizing Transportation Happiness in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Region [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2020maps. Available at https://maps.umn.edu/transportation-happiness/


The Minneapolis-St. Paul Transportation Happiness Map illustrates spatiotemporal differences in travelers’ happiness ratings on the streets and roads in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region. The data powering the map was collected using an Android-based smartphone application–Daynamica.

The map makes self-reported emotional experience data easily accessible through visualization. Users can select among 10 travel mode options, 7 time options, 8 emotion options, and two statistic options to visualize patterns of transportation happiness. See the methodology report for additional information.