The code ninjas at Morphocode have created an incredible, “interactive map…that explores the structure of Manhattan’s urban fabric. The map lets you navigate through historical fragments of the borough that have been preserved and are currently embedded in its densely built environment. The rigid archipelago of building blocks has been mapped as a succession of structural episodes starting from 1765.”
I have to say, it’s easy to get lost in this; before you view the map, make sure you don’t have any other commitments for the next couple of hours.
Ready. Set. Click here: http://io.morphocode.com/urban-layers/
About The Great American Grid
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- The Douglas C. Allen Institute for the Study of Cities
- For many of us, Doug Allen shaped the way we look at cities. He structured our thinking and showed us how to analyze one town from another. And he did so in a way that was enjoyable and kept us wanting more. It wasn’t just his breadth of knowledge that captivated us, his students and […] Read more – ‘The Douglas C. Allen Institute for the Study of Cities’.
- Map of Columbus, Georgia, in 1886
- The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. The Geography and Map Division of the library “has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and […] Read more – ‘Map of Columbus, Georgia, in 1886’.
- Who Cares About the American Grid?: An Analysis of 2013 Website Data
- It has been another great year for the Great American Grid! In 2013, the site had 9,259 visits (+45% compared to 2012), 18,529 pageviews (+44%), and visits from 110 different countries (that’s 54% of all the countries in the world). Read on as I parse the numbers for a continued look at who cares about […] Read more – ‘Who Cares About the American Grid?: An Analysis of 2013 Website Data’.