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:

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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

Visualisation of box office charts

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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.

See more charts:
http://xach.com/moviecharts/2008.html

via Information Aesthetics