The Atlantic Cities:
“Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool
Emily Badger. Jul 10, 2013
The power of data to visually explain cities is magnified when you put a pair of maps side-by-side. Cities across the world don’t speak the same language. But comparative maps, like the ones above, can. This is the premise behind a new project unveiled this week at the Esri user conference, an online Urban Observatory that aspires to be a “live museum with a data pulse” about cities all over the planet.
The interactive tool, designed by geospatial firm Esri, the film company @radical.media, and TED creator Richard Saul Wurman, is built around an extensive comparative mapping tool that so far includes 16 cities. Click through to the platform, and you can toggle between them, pulling up navigable maps on population density, road congestion, and land use, among other data points (beware, though, that some of the cities are currently not shown at the same scale).”
Photo: Urbanobservatory

The Atlantic Cities:

Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool

Emily Badger. Jul 10, 2013

The power of data to visually explain cities is magnified when you put a pair of maps side-by-side. Cities across the world don’t speak the same language. But comparative maps, like the ones above, can. This is the premise behind a new project unveiled this week at the Esri user conference, an online Urban Observatory that aspires to be a “live museum with a data pulse” about cities all over the planet.

The interactive tool, designed by geospatial firm Esri, the film company @radical.media, and TED creator Richard Saul Wurman, is built around an extensive comparative mapping tool that so far includes 16 cities. Click through to the platform, and you can toggle between them, pulling up navigable maps on population density, road congestion, and land use, among other data points (beware, though, that some of the cities are currently not shown at the same scale).”

Photo: Urbanobservatory

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