Southampton Open Data Blog

A Tale of Two Maps

July 6, 2011
by Christopher Gutteridge

One of the university researchers, Rich Treves, blogs in the field of map usability and has posted an article comparing Colin’s OpenDataMap with the universities existing map, designed a few years back by the late cartography team.

It’s important to point out that Colin built his map for fun, with no resources or training, so he shouldn’t feel bad it’s not as pretty as one made by award-winning professional cartographers!

On a side note; I noticed yesterday that many university buildings have 3D models on Google Earth… I wonder if there’s a mashup we could do making a 3D data map?

So, thanks for the ideas, Rich, but there’s nothing stopping you taking the data and making your own maps *grin*…

Categories: Geo.

One thought on “A Tale of Two Maps

  1. Tony Hirst says:

    Pachube did some demos of how to display data in Sketchup (and hence Google Earth?)

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