1. magictransistor:


  2. mapsontheweb:

    International tourist arrivals per country

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    (Source: reddit.com)

  3. lustik:

    StreetFinder: Winnipeg, 2012, Photograph mounted on dibond - Sara Graham

  4. bobbycaputo:

    Future Mapping Company

    London’s niche cartographer Marcus Kirby fuses data with design in a brilliant NYC map

    In the contemporary age of GPS and smartphones, mapmaking is quickly becoming a craft of the past. But Marcus Kirby, founder of East London’s Future Mapping Company, is determined to make us think otherwise with his new representation of New York City, set for release at the end of May. “I felt that the art and craft of mapmaking had become quite formulaic,” Kirby says, “I wanted to rejuvenate the craft.”

    Utilizing his background in color forecasting for the fashion industry, Kirby produces cartographic works of art. The maps are equal parts reference tool and design centerpiece, with bold color palettes and boundless attention to detail. Having caught the attention of cartographers and designers alike with his cutting-edge representations of London’s streets, Kirby’s NYC map is the first of its kind to blend modern geographical data, classical cartographic printing techniques and a gallery-worthy aesthetic.

    Stretching across the five boroughs, Kirby’s map features roads and landmarks, as well as subway stations, footpaths and detailed representations of over 1,700 public parks and spaces—even the outlines of buildings are represented.

    But the map’s most striking feature is its color-coded representation of the city’s bicycle routes. Protected bike lanes are distinguished from shared lanes, and areas where cycling is not permitted are also represented. All of the bicycle routes include direction of travel arrows, so you can forget those traffic tickets for going against the flow. Kirby says being based in cycle-centric East London influences the way he sees cities. “Cycling is by far the best way to travel about town with freedom,” Kirby says, and his NYC map is a great wall piece for urban cyclists to plan their routes.

    Kirby’s maps stand out largely because of their unique production process. “It’s unusual to use lithographic printing rather than digital nowadays as it’s much more costly and time-consuming, but the results are really worth it,” Kirby says. Lithographic printing allows for the intense level of detail while maintaining crisp clarity. The Future Mapping Company’s NYC map is printed in Italy on high quality silk-coated paper measuring 51 x 40 inches, and is available in two colorways. The vivid colors and metallic tones have come to define Future Mapping Company’s work, setting it apart from traditional contemporary printed maps known for their yawn-inducing palettes.

    The NYC map from Kirby reinstates the printed map as an inspiring work of art and craft by infusing modern, useful data and nice colorways with high quality production methods and materials. “It’s a very accessible, practical design piece,” Kirby says, “everyone can look at a map and have something to say.”

    The Future Mapping Company’s NYC map starts at $57, available from their website and select stockists worldwide.

  6. sunlightcities:

    A fascinating use of data: 

    "It looks a bit like an isochrone, a map showing how far you can travel on a transportation network in a given time frame, starting from a single location. But this map tells us something about every point of origin in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region simultaneously. Specifically, it tells us how many jobs are accessible within 30 minutes – using the key at right – from each location by public transit, during the 7-9 a.m. peak morning window. The darker green areas have the greatest accessibility to jobs; the lighter green areas have the least. The red lines show transit routes.” 

    Read more at Atlantic Cities 

  7. sunfoundation:

    New York: Tech’s hot new hub

    New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies.

  8. olivesroom:

    Symmetrical Cities: Paris, Beijing, Tokyo and New York by Olivia Serrill


    God’s expression of beauty can be seen in his thoughtful and intelligently designed creation. The greatness of a cypress tree, the intricacy of a summer lily, the soaring of a bird above sea, and the smile of a human being - all demonstrate symmetry. The city is a manmade structure but what if that were divinely inspired as well? These are our cities had they been inspired by the God of natural beauty. 

  9. popchartlab:

    Belly up to our latest print: The Distinguished Drinkeries of NYC, a color-coded metropolitan mapping of over 200 watering holes across three boroughs.

    Even better, it’s 20% off for the next 24 hours! Think of it as a Happy 24-Hours.

  10. The Glorious People’s Republic of Treacle Mine Road

    (Source: 3parts)

  11. guardian:

    A specially commissioned map of London charts the city’s buried rivers, tube lines, bunkers, sewers, government tunnels, and other subterranean secrets

    The map, created by Stephen Walter, is part of an exhibition documenting 500 years of maps of London.

    (Source: theguardian.com)

  12. lip-lock:

    City Map Illustrations | by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

    Check out these delightful prints of city map illustrations by Anna Bond, co-founder of Rifle Paper Co. I’m a big fan of her work, and I’d gladly add everything on Rifle Paper Co.’s website to my wishlist! Purchase these prints here

  13. maptacular:

    A Portrait of NYC Street Smells

    Have you ever walked by a particularly strong stench at a street corner and suddenly had the urge to give it a closer smell to really dissect its nuances? Well, us neither. But a few brave pioneers have taken it upon themselves to create their own smellmaps, fascinating guides that showcase a city’s range of olfactory experiences. In this interactive New York Times map of Manhattan (from 2009 but still awesome), Jason Logan provides encyclopedic entries for each neighborhood’s smells cape.”

    Smell more at UntappedCities

  14. Carlos
    Radu and Tansu Films


    CREATIVE CARTOGRAPHY | A subjective mapping of Berlin. Interdisciplinary Design course at the BTK_AK, December 2013 final project exhibition. Through a series of field visits and interventions at individual points on the Berlin map, students developed cross-disciplinary projects shown here.

  15. mapsontheweb:

    Fra Mauro map, 1459

    (Source: Wikipedia)