Thursday, July 15, 2010

Isochronic and Isogreenic (!) Maps

Mark Harrower did a great job collecting a wide range of different ways to visualize geographic processes on static maps. Here you can see the greatest Isochronic maps and temporal cartograms he founded.
And this here is my favorite one: the interactive London Tube map (by Tom Carden)
Well, now it’s common sense that time influences our space perceptions. But the talented Xiaoji Chen thought that maybe environmental concerns should distort our spatial perceptions too. So she did not only some isochronic maps for Paris (using different transport modes) but she also did the isogreenic maps for Paris that take carbon footprint into account for using different transport modes.