As a part of the data collection for the dissertation, I just got my hands on a huge set of records detailing every accident happened in 2010 within UK and as the first step towards interpreting the data I tried to map of all the accidents recorded as points in their relative locations. After 2-3 hours of struggle with R [for data cleaning] and processing [for visualization , the final result is as below. The map below shows every accident recorded in UK in 2010 as a cyan dot mapped in the canvas relative to each other (approx. not to scale). Though there is already lot of work done in visualizing this data set      , I think this is a solid first step for me explore and build confidence in this area. This being a start I think i’ll be posting a lot of similar stuff here as the dissertation progresses.
The source for the data is from UK Data service at here. [note: Click the image for a larger version of the map]