3d maps

Our Favorite Maps of 2013

These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it.

Stephan Hügel and Flora Roumpani

The Most and Least Popular London Buildings on Twitter, Mapped in 3D

Visualizing the various digital divides in the city.

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Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?

Courtesy of Twitter

Social Media Map of the Day: Tweets by 'Hood, Rendered Topographically

Where people Tweet in San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul.

Matthew Picton

These Funky 3D Paper Maps Bring a City's History to Life

Artist Matthew Picton evokes specific historical events or time periods with the art, text, even paper he chooses to use.

Olympic City

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

The Best Aerial Panorama of Manhattan We've Ever Seen

A photographer shot New York City from a helicopter, then stitched together this awesome image.

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Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3

Shiver in fear of this 3-D model of Sandy's eye as the storm nears New Jersey.

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Restoration of the Day: The U.K.'s Largest 3D Map

A preceding model was created by exiled Polish troops to defend the Scottish coastline.

Nottingham Caves Survey

Mapping the Mysterious Cave Network Under Nottingham

Researchers are creating the first 3-D map of the city's hundreds of manmade caverns.

Batman Urbanism: Detailed Maps of Gotham City

With The Dark Knight Rises days away, you can brush up on your Gotham geography.