Seems a lot of attention has being paid to information visualisation using maps recently, such as projects like GeoURL and Zipdecode. Overlaying geographic data onto a map is interesting, but I also like it when this geographic data is combined with local photography to produce a map of an area that can be viewed at different scales through photos of each section.

Similarly, RAW uses photos to create a timeline based map, and Cinema Redux uses photos to create a map of a movie. The notion of a map as a plan of physical space is expanded upon. In a way, I suppose all data visualisation is mapamaking.

Lots more interesting stuff going on at the course page for Information Visualization as Artistic Practice, taught by Golan Levin.

Update: More photo mapping of a city, London this time, in Street Sensation.

— 31 Mar 2004