Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Alps of Berlin
Hans Hack has created a number of impressive mapped visualizations of some of Europe's largest cities. There's something a little different however about these maps. Or rather there's a big difference - in these maps all the elevation data has been hugely increased in scale.
The result is that in Hans Hack's Alpen maps Europe's cities are dominated by towering mountains. For example, in London's Alps the hills of Hampstead Heath and Greenwich park become massive peaks, while the River Thames meanders through a valley between the hills of north and south London.
There are four Alpen maps in total, one for each of Berlin, Hamburg, London and Brussels. The maps were created using three.js and require a WebGL enabled browser.