How GPS Should Work: A Horizon-less Manhattan

How GPS Should Work: A Horizon-less Manhattan

Taryn Williford
May 11, 2009

This is pretty cool: London creative design consultants Schulze & Webb wanted to explore the best way to visually navigate through dense cities. What they came up with is now called "Here & There," and it lets you simultaneously and seamlessly view a city from the point of view where your are standing and from a bird's eye view in the sky. Why? "Because the ability to be in a city and to see through it is a superpower, and it's how maps should work."

Schulze & Webb have already projected Manhattan, New York with their mapping innovation. Two maps look uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th.

The maps are at once useful and beautiful and, realizing this, Schulze & Webb have made prints of their projection maps available for purchase. Get a set of both 3-foot by 2-foot limited edition prints shipped to the US (shipping is included in the price) for $65.

They've also realized the potential of their horizon-less Manhattan in GPS devices:

The whole project is a pretty great way to experience how new technology, in this case 3D modeling animation, can re-shape all aspects of our lives, like picking up a map from the glove box to figure out where you are.

Via BoingBoing Gadgets

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