Tom Critchlow
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Notes on HTML & digital maps

Why is it so hard to make maps on the web. We interact with maps all day long, but only in very pre-determined ways.

Where are the exploratory, creative ways to build, play with and remix location-based content? A few things I’ve seen:

Hello lamppost - and the great talk where this idea is teased out some of these things are not like the others from Craig Mod from Jon Kyle

Sunrise journal

Urbanimals from the Playable City project. - not sure who is behind this but it’s a delightful UI

A barrow by a beacon - wonderful meditation on walking from Matthew Sheret

In the map room - an art project of annotating IRL digital maps projected on the floor. Wonderful.

Map with friends on glitch