In conceptualizing and exploring the city we rely a range of smaller areas—neighbourhoods, boroughs, wards and districts—in order to make urban space intelligible. While we can readily discuss how neighbourhoods are shaped by physical geography (topography, adjacency to lakes or rivers, etc.), ordinance (zoning, access to public transit) and economics (real estate prices, average resident ..read more..
http://youtu.be/EdEBg1Akamc CityMaps was founded by Elliot Cohen in 2010 with the simple premise: Today’s online maps are great at helping you get from point A to point B – but what about the journey in between? Life in dense urban areas is different than other places. More people. More choices. More hidden gems. Public Transportation. More ..read more..
The London Underground map is right up there with the Mercator projection in the cartographic pantheon. Designer Harry Beck replaced assumptions of geographic accuracy with principles of electrical wiring diagrams to create an entirely new way of thinking about urban wayfinding. But that was nearly a century ago. According to research by NYU professor Zhan ..read more..
The 2MASS Redshift Survey (details here) took 10 years to complete, and it has now yielded the finest 3D map of the universe ever made, cataloguing more than 43,000 galaxies within 380 million light-years from Earth. The new map was presented last week at the 218th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. You can view the ..read more..