Friday, January 29, 2010

Urban Cartography

There are some interesting links I've stumbled upon recently (a round-up of which is forthcoming), one worth some exploration is a site entitled Urban Cartography. The posts simply show collected imagery of a variety of informatics and other interesting mashups of data from around the globe. Not mapping in the traditional sense, these densely woven graphics provide some great inspiration for representation in ways that would make Edward Tufte proud (or sometimes cringe).

:: images via Urban Cartography

While many are specific and data-specific, including plans and architectural graphics, others delve into mapping the more whimsical. My favorite to day is the 'Mega Shark' which in our age of gigantism will soon pose imminent threats in such mundane activities as air travel.

:: images via Urban Cartography

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