Can you identify the city from the blank street map? This is a link taken from the Guardian newspaper. The article which uses street maps from Gretchen Peterson’s City Maps: A Coloring Book for Adults invites you to guess which city you are looking at based on data from the openstreetmap. Don´t worry you… Continue reading Quiz: can you identify the city from the blank street map? We challenge you to correctly guess the 10 cities in this article.
Combining Google Maps & Environmental Data Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all the car trips, bus and subway rides, and other transportation used by the people living there. This… Continue reading A promising new use for Google Maps: Calculating a city’s carbon footprint by adding environmental data.
Cheerful public art in a cycle tunnel This is an article taken from the bicycledutch website. Most cycle tunnels in the Netherlands have a work of public art on their walls. One of the reasons is that art makes the tunnels less scary. A cycle tunnel in Zaltbommel was dedicated to an artist who was… Continue reading Cheerful public art in a cycle tunnel
Take a look at this recent article in the Independent, which identified Lausanne as the best small city in the world. Credit to Unsplash & Remi Moebs for this image of Lausanne. unsplash-logoRemi Moebs These are the best small cities in the world https://t.co/dlCSoUb20W — planimetrica (@planimetrica) December 12, 2019 The appeal of small accessible… Continue reading Top 25 best small cities in the world
It has never been easier to publish our own thoughts and ideas. Conversely , it is becoming increasingly difficult to make ourselves heard, and to cope with the barrage of information that we receive on a daily basis. Undeterred, the purpose of this website is to create our creative corner and try to make our… Continue reading Why set up this site? nº2
As a child growing up near to Liverpool, I remember being fascinated by the scale model of the city centre which was on display in the municipal offices. The experience probably had a greater impact than I realised as I have since spent most of my working life either looking at or preparing maps and… Continue reading Why set up this site? nº1