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May 31st, 2012 | Katy | Categories: Art, Data Visualization, Design, Geolocation, Inspiration | Tags: data, Data Visualization, maps, Mobile |
A clever use of Open Street Maps data to make custom fleece blankets – or “Mapkins” – of an area that means something to you.
Via Laughing Squid
May 4th, 2012 | Friends | Categories: Data Visualization, Inspiration, Social | Tags: maps, Social |
A very cool project from the smart people at Carnegie Mellon University to map (and remap.. and remap) Livehoods
.. Neighborhoods that emerge in the moment, based on check-in and social graph data.
Contributed by: Ralph Paone
April 17th, 2012 | Friends | Categories: Art, Tool | Tags: Art, Data Visualization, maps |
Stamen’s use of watercolor lends an calming, handmade quality to these data-driven maps of San Francisco. Zoom in for more detail, or order a print for your home!
January 4th, 2012 | Katy | Categories: Art, Inspiration, Interactive, Mobile, Sculpture, Technology, Tool | Tags: maps, QR code |
You may think their time has passed, but what if QR Codes were less ugly and more useful?
Designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino set out to improve this troubled medium with Mapcodes, a hyper-linking system that uses fragments of maps — instead of indecipherable blocks — to link to full maps.
Although still in prototype/idea territory, it’s refreshing to see more user-friendly (and beautiful) graphic languages being developed for connecting digital content to physical locations.
Contributed by Ralph Paone
July 1st, 2011 | Katy | Categories: Gaming, Geolocation, Inspiration, Interactive, Mobile, Outdoor | Tags: game, Gaming, google, maps, Mobile, wow |
What do you get when you combine the mystical World of Warcraft with Foursquare?
World of Fourcraft uses the Google maps API and Foursquare to transform New York into a huge, WOW-inspired, multi-player strategy game fueled by check-ins. New Yorkers: declare your allegiance to a borough today!
As it’s well-put by Mashable, “the nerdverse might just explode.”
June 7th, 2011 | Katy | Categories: Inspiration, Installation, Interactive, Mobile, Online, Social | Tags: game, Interactive, maps, OOH |
Pick n’ Play is an interactive OOH game that allows users to play Pong against each other on a digital billboard from their mobile devices. It’s a web-based not application so it doesn’t require a download – hooray for cross platform! It also geo-validates you, providing “winners” with a McDonald’s coupon to redeem.
Contributed by Jeremy Adirim
March 14th, 2011 | Friends | Categories: Inspiration, Online, Technology | Tags: Inspiration, maps, Online, real-time |
Wish you could see what you’re flying over while you’re in the air? The site MondoWindow (still in beta) allows you to enter your flight information and access a bunch of data about the place you’re currently flying over.
Via Laughing Squid
November 24th, 2010 | Friends | Categories: Geolocation, Online, Technology | Tags: google maps, maps, Online, Technology |
With Map Crunch, one click transports you to a random 360° Google street view snapshot of somewhere in the world.
November 8th, 2010 | James Taylor | Categories: Architecture, Data Visualization, Geolocation, Interactive, Online, Technology | Tags: bbc, data, Data Visualization, educational, historical, Interactive, maps, Online |
Picture what things would look like if they happened somewhere else on the map with the BBC’s Dimensions.
October 4th, 2010 | Friends | Categories: Art, Inspiration, Interactive, Online, Technology, Video, Viral | Tags: Art, flash, google, google maps, HTML5, Inspiration, Interactive, maps, Music, sound, Video, Viral |
Broken Bells and Arcade Fire recently released interactive website experiences as music videos. Arcade Fire’s site is done as a Chrome Experiment showcasing the capabilities of HTML5. Broken Bells use Flash.