Mapumental is a collaboration between MySociety and 4iP that makes use of all the nation’s bus, train, tram, tube and boat timetables and turns them into a service that’s vastly more powerful than the traditional journey planners.
It’s currently in Beta, but you can sign-up for an invite.
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:
Here’s the visualization:
Here & There in Manhattan 2 from schulze on Vimeo.
This is how GPS should work…
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
A visualization of the 2008 US movie box office revenues. each graph shows the trends in the top 25 movies at the box office for each weekend in a year. the color is based on the movie’s debut week so that long-running movies gradually start to stand out from newer movies with different colors.
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via Information Aesthetics