Lian (Harvard GSD M.Arch.I)

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    By Lian Chikako Chang
    Apr 2, '12 12:43 PM EST

    Hi Archinect!

    By now, you've probably seen Google's April 1 release of its 8-bit map for NES.

    But have you seen this real-time animated map of wind in the United States?

    And this Metro Distortion Map that shows the travel time to stations in Washington DC?

    And Mapnificent, which shows what places you can reach by public transit within a given travel?

    And of course, there are Eric Fischer's maps of ethnicity, Twitter Geotags, Locals and Tourists, and his Geotagger's World Atlas.

    If there are other map projects you know and love, please post links in the comments!

    thanks for reading!




    Google Maps 8-bit for NES


    • Awesome stuff, Lian!

      This may be more in the realm of infographics, but has plenty of sexy maps.

      Apr 2, 12 8:38 pm  · 

      here's some more excellent maps.

      Apr 2, 12 10:56 pm  · 
      Lian Chikako Chang

      Nice! Thanks!

      Apr 3, 12 3:31 pm  · 

      Very cool! There are two other visualizations that are worth showing side-by-side with the Wind Flow - David Hicks Water Flow and Perpetual Ocean...

      Apr 3, 12 4:32 pm  · 

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This blog was most active from 2009-2013. Writing about my experiences and life at Harvard GSD started out as a way for me to process my experiences as an M.Arch.I student, and evolved into a record of the intellectual and cultural life of the Cambridge architecture (and to a lesser extent, design/technology) community, through live-blogs. These days, I work as a data storyteller (and blogger at in San Francisco, and still post here once in a while.

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