Thursday, June 26, 2014
Outdoor Swimming in Berlin
I like this simple and understated map of Berlin swimming lakes and swimming pools. Berliner Badenstellen shows the locations of outdoor swimming locations and indoor swimming pools in and around the German capital.
The use of earthy natural tones on the map complements the map's focus on where you can swim in nature in Berlin. The sparing use of only two 3d buildings on the map also helps by not overwhelming the map with visual noise. The choice of two of Berlin's most recognized landmarks, the Berliner Funkturm tower and the Berliner Fernsehturm tower, provide enough geographical context for the user without distracting attention from the swimming lake markers.
If you select a marker on the map you can get brief information on the depth and the water quality available at that location.