One of the more unique interactive city maps I have seen to date is the Reykjavík Center Map, an online map of Iceland’s capital. Yes, it’s a pushpin map, but it uses an isometric projection (which I’ve seen in some Chinese maps) and the base map is a veritable work of art — it’s not at all computer generated, and it looks like a watercolour. Snorri Þór Tryggvason, who worked on the map with some friends and sent me the link, wrote, “The mapmaking took two years and over 3,000 hours to complete,” and I believe him.
MapQuest’s new tool allowing people to save and share their own personal maps is called My Maps. The MapQuest Blog introduces the feature. Are they absolutely sure that name is a good idea … ?
MapQuest Introduces My Maps — Wait a Minute first appeared on The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps on November 18, 2010. Copyright
Today’s Wall Street Journal has a profile of Bing Maps architect Blaise Agüera y Arcas that focuses less on the horse-race aspects of Bing’s competition with the Google and more on Agüera’s idiosyncratic creative methodology. Interesting.
Bing Maps Architect Profiled in WSJ first appeared on The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps on November 6, 2010. Copyright