Abstract Maps

Abstract Maps

Posted 1 year ago
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Lego Underground

To mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, five tube maps were made out of Lego. Four show the evolution of the system from 1927 to the present and one shows a possible 2020 system.

Lego Underground

To mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, five tube maps were made out of Lego. Four show the evolution of the system from 1927 to the present and one shows a possible 2020 system.

Posted 1 year ago
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Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

The U.S. OpenStreetMap community gathered in San Francisco over the weekend for its annual conference, the State of the Map. The loose citizen-cartography collective has now been incrementally mapping the world since 2004. While they were taking stock, it turns out the global open mapping effort has now mapped data on more than 78 million buildings and 21 million miles of road (if you wanted to drive all those roads at, say, 60 miles an hour, it would take you some 40 years to do it).

Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

The U.S. OpenStreetMap community gathered in San Francisco over the weekend for its annual conference, the State of the Map. The loose citizen-cartography collective has now been incrementally mapping the world since 2004. While they were taking stock, it turns out the global open mapping effort has now mapped data on more than 78 million buildings and 21 million miles of road (if you wanted to drive all those roads at, say, 60 miles an hour, it would take you some 40 years to do it).

Posted 1 year ago
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8-bit tubemap

Chris Evans sez, “I made this 8bit London Underground map a while ago, entirely in Tile Studio with a bit of Gimp to add text.”

8-bit tubemap

Chris Evans sez, “I made this 8bit London Underground map a while ago, entirely in Tile Studio with a bit of Gimp to add text.”

Posted 1 year ago
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Personal Space

How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities

Personal Space

How much space each person has in some of the world’s major cities

Posted 1 year ago
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John Snow’s cholera map of London recreated

What would John Snow’s famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools? The map changed what we know about germs and disease - and created a new way of looking at the world. With the help of mapping tool CartoDB and using the Stamen style maps, this is how it looks with larger circles representing more deaths.

John Snow’s cholera map of London recreated

What would John Snow’s famous cholera map look like on a modern map of London, using modern mapping tools? The map changed what we know about germs and disease - and created a new way of looking at the world. With the help of mapping tool CartoDB and using the Stamen style maps, this is how it looks with larger circles representing more deaths.

Posted 1 year ago
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Bomb Sight

Mapping the WW2 bomb census

Bomb Sight

Mapping the WW2 bomb census

Posted 1 year ago
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50 Years of concerts of The Rolling Stones
An interactive map of their live-show story.

50 Years of concerts of The Rolling Stones

An interactive map of their live-show story.
Posted 1 year ago
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Most common London surnames mapped

James Cheshire, a geography lecturer at the University College London, mapped common surnames in London.

Most common London surnames mapped

James Cheshire, a geography lecturer at the University College London, mapped common surnames in London.

Posted 2 years ago
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Your Olympic athlete body match

Olympic athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from the lithe limbs of Japan’s Asuka Teramoto to the gargantuan frame of China’s Zhaoxu Zhang. But how do you measure up in comparison? Try our app below and find out. Why not then share your results with your friends?

Your Olympic athlete body match

Olympic athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from the lithe limbs of Japan’s Asuka Teramoto to the gargantuan frame of China’s Zhaoxu Zhang. But how do you measure up in comparison? Try our app below and find out. Why not then share your results with your friends?

Posted 2 years ago
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Station Maps: Browser-Based 3D Maps of the London Underground

Station Maps [aeracode.org] by programmer Andrew Godwin contains a large collection of browser-based (HTML5) 3D maps depicting different London Underground/DLR stations.
Station Maps [aeracode.org] by programmer Andrew Godwin contains a large collection of browser-based (HTML5) 3D maps depicting different London Underground/DLR stations.
Posted 2 years ago
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City Symphonies - Westminster

Can the city become a symphony? Electric cars are increasingly using synthesised sounds in order to mimic the traditional noise of the internal combustion engine. I explore an alternative in which the sound that the cars generate changes according to its relationship to other road users and the environment.