Here & There. Mapping A Horizonless Manhattan

London creative design consultants Schulze & Webb wanted to explore the best way to visually navigate through dense cities.

What they came up with is now called “Here & There,” and it lets you simultaneously and seamlessly view a city from the point of view where your are standing and from a bird’s eye view in the sky.

Why? “Because the ability to be in a city and to see through it is a superpower, and it’s how maps should work.”

Here’s the map:

uptown.jpg

Here’s the visualization:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4525678&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1

Here & There in Manhattan 2 from schulze on Vimeo.

This is how GPS should work…

Read more:

Here & There featured in Wired UK — read

Design origins and sources, powers and cities — read

Video of how GPS could work in a bendy Manhattan — read

Author: kinsella

Strange Projects at Google

1 thought on “Here & There. Mapping A Horizonless Manhattan”

  1. That is a super cool map. I agree that that is how it is supposed to work. Now if they overlay the real pictures of the buildings onto it then I doubt anyone would ever get lost. I wonder what the business model would be for a website like that, I bet to recoup to the upfront tech costs they will have to sell a ton of advertising. I like it as a product though.

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