Interaction designer Jack Schulze and engineer/designer Matt Webb opened their London-based design consultancy, Schulze & Webb, four years ago to explore mobile, web, physical computing, interaction and sociality. Their latest project, entitled Here and There, is a pair of views of Manhattan that combine map and projection into a single image.
As an observer, you’re standing at a specific intersection, looking up the street and past buildings. As you gaze farther away, you seamlessly switch to a bird’s eye view, with the rest of the city seen as it would be on a more conventional map.
Read more about the project on the firm’s blog. I’m fascinated by cartography and have mentioned other cartographic projects here before, from the abstract to the silly, to the almost practical, but I’ve never seen quite like this before. What would Ed Tufte say?
Via The Map Room.