I’ve been meaning to try this for a while: Using dashed yellow lines to represent street lights on a black background to make it look like a satellite photo taken at night.
Not bad for a first try, but I think I can make this even better. Being more selective in which parts of streets appear with what colour and size of dot, and using custom textured shapes to better show lights in parking lots, factories and playing fields.
The city is a geofiction map based on Austin, Minnesota (with many little bits and pieces added for fun) that I made in 2008. It was my second geofiction map, and is pretty small compared to my current project, so I use it to test some of my ideas.
“In 200 feet, turn right onto Perdido Way” and we follow turn by turn to arrive at our destination at the exact time predicted by our device which has already taken into account traffic (historical and…
Remember that beautiful data from my June 20 post… well here’s how some of it turned out.
The Asheville Map goes to press on Friday. Perhaps it’s an homage to paper print map design. In any case, when it goes on sale, a good portion of the profits will support MANNA FoodBank, providing food to 16 counties in Western North Carolina. Each map sold provides funds for more than one meal. I’ll post a link to purchase the map ($2.99 + s/h) as soon as it’s ready.