Mapping

The cities that visitors see will always be different than the city that locals see. A new mapping project reveals the distinctions between the local perspective and the tourist perspective for 136 cities around the globe.
6 days ago   Huffington Post
In New York, neighborhood boundaries are big business. Just ask any real estate agent who's tried to pass off a Gowanus apartment as being in Park Slope. Since the city does not officially define boundaries, amateurs are filling the void.
Sep 10, 2012   The New York Times
David Kilcullen creates maps to empower disenfranchised people in developing countries around the world. By combining social science and technology his firm solves tough problems in "frontier environments," reports David Holmes.
Aug 1, 2012   Fast Company
Ever wonder how maps were made in the decades before vector-based graphics software like Adobe Illustrator were invented? <em>The Atlantic</em> has posted a film from the 1940's that documents the process of "Modern Map Making."
Jun 22, 2012   The Atlantic
Sarah Goodyear discovers a project to help Brooklynites reclaim land owned by the city, but long since abandoned, and building neighborhood bonds in the process.
Mar 30, 2012   Grist
Tim Maly analyses a stunning high-resolution map of America’s forests for its lessons on the subtle choices that go into good visual information design for multiple audiences.
Mar 15, 2012   Fast Company Co.Design
Shriya Malhotra explores the potential for participatory mapping to manage the complexities of cities in the 21st century.
Mar 9, 2012   The City Fix
Jennifer Hattam profiles a DIY project of artist Anton Polsky, who set out to create a better bike map for the city of Moscow.
Feb 24, 2012   Treehugger
As cyclists toured Watts and other parts of South Los Angeles, they were invited to share photographs and record places of interest along the way.
Jan 24, 2012   Los Angeles Times
Part of this week's Urban Design Week in New York City, design duo Original Champions of Design present three solutions to a weak wayfinding system currently in place in the city's subways.
Sep 23, 2011   Fast Company
Cisco has sponsored a number of "Travel Stations" to be tested in a handful of subway stops. Dan Nosowitz went down to Bowling Green to try one out.
Sep 21, 2011   Popular Science