Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Exploring Israel & Palestine with the NYT
Roots of the Recent Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians is a New York Times interactive exploring the causes behind a series of recent attacks against Israel. The interactive is in the form of a story map, which provides a step-by-step guide to some of the historical and geo-political reasons for the conflict.
The map itself consists of a number of aerial views of Jerusalem and East Jerusalem. These maps are overlaid with colored polygons and map markers which attempt to explain the geo-political situation in the area.
The most impressive aspect of the interactive, from a technological point of view, is the amazing transitions between the different aerial views. As you progress through the narrative, and move from one view to the next, the images rotate, yaw and zoom to provide a seamless transition between each successive aerial view.