From Tron-Like Cartography to Interactive Eco Awareness

By: Alexandra Serrano - Published: Aug 11, 2012
These tech-filled maps are at the forefront of charting with the beloved Atlas method having become a dated resource.

Innovations in the field are aiding in providing valuable charting information. They incorporate the visual situational aspect of maps with valuable alternative data that charts location-based statistics. For those people who are partial to understanding with observance, these forward-thinking graphics aid in directional data perception. The technological advances in graphic design and coding are providing groundbreaking advances in this field.

A good representation of this phenomenon is seen in the piece 'Realtime Nightlife Hotspots' with an application for smartphones that incorporates GPS and WiFi technology to aid in identifying the most popular partying destinations. From '3D-Infused Maps' to 'Tron-Like Cartography' the mapping sector is yet another field that benefits from advances in technology.