31 August 2009

Creative mapping

Sunday's NY Times included a creative map of scents or odors around the city. That, combined with the psychogeography maps, reminded me of other creative maps I have seen recently, but not yet shared including a beautifully made map of the heart of America. But one worth setting aside some serious time to surf through is Visual Complexity which has amassed a collection of nearly 700 notable graphic displays including this unusual nationwide transit map, Paula Scher's Maps series, and one of many maps of the Internet and Chris Yates' simplified Interstate Map (shown here).

While we talk about it a little in my geomatics course, we dig in and do it my landscape architecture studio. Last year's class did a particularly strong job in reaching beyond the basic limitations of GIS.

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