Thursday, June 20, 2013

The UK's Best Food on Google Maps

The Guardian newspaper has created some very interesting mapped visualisations over the last few years. However the newspaper is normally happy to let the data do the talking and doesn't often give their designers the opportunity to explore more aesthetically pleasing ways of presenting the data.

That isn't true for The Observer Food Monthly Awards Map. For once the designers have been allowed to tinker with the map style, to create custom map markers and create an impressive marker clustering solution. And the map is so much the better for it.

The Observer Food Monthly Awards Map shows the location of all the newspaper's previous monthly award winners, going back ten years. The map is therefore a great resource to find great food in the UK. The map even includes a time-line so users can filter the award winners by year.

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