Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The World's Top 12 Tech Cities


Tech Cities is a map of the top 12 global cities at the forefront of the technology industries. The map explores the reasons why technology companies congregate in these 12 cities, exploring factors such as the access to venture capital, the facilities available and the social life on offer in each city.

What I most like about this map is the transition from the global view to a zoomed in city when you click on one of the map markers. The global map view consists of satellite images of Earth at night, courtesy of NASA. The zoomed in city views are styled maps, showing only the streets in each city.

The transitions from the global satellite view to the zoomed in styled city maps are actually videos. When you click on a city marker a video plays of the map zooming in before cutting to the actual styled city map,
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