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Beautiful New Visualization Tool Transforms Maps into Works of Art

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Stamen maps, the second stage of the City Tracking project funded by the Knight News Challenge has just been released for public use.

This installment consists of three beautifully intricate mapping styles, which use OpenStreetMap data to display any area of the world in a new and highly stylized layout.

Maps can be drawn in three different modes: 'Watercolor', which looks like a hand-rendered painting; 'Toner', which has a monochrome, black-and-white minimalist appearance, and 'Terrain', which shows terrain features such as mountains and forests in full detail and color.

To see the maps in action, and to find out more about the project, click here.

Source: The Guardian UK and CityTracking.org

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