Google Maps

Today's Obsession: Cartography and Photography

My, how our perception of the world has changed in a few short centuries—a heartbeat in the universe’s chronology. The Atlantic has an intriguing slideshow comparing differences between cartographic representations of major cities in the 16th century, and modern Google Maps views. In many cases, the difference in underlying geography are striking: london’s Thames...

Topography

Familiarity can be a good thing to leverage. In the information design vernacular, displays like pie charts will always have a place. In the same way, topography is a great common concept to play with… which is why I thought this crime topography of San Francisco was so ingenious. In the same vein, I...