Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Advent Map Calendar

The Wondrous Wellington Advent Calendar is also a wondrous interactive map, although you wouldn't know it just by looking at it.

The Wellington, New Zealand Tourist Office has created a gorgeous looking online advent calendar featuring illustrations of well known landmarks around the city. Users can explore the calendar to find today's date, click on the date and discover a voucher that can be redeemed at a Wellington business.

The calendar was created using the Leaflet JavaScript mapping library, but instead of using the usual OpenStreetMap map tiles it has created a map from an illustration of Wellington landmarks. The result is a beautiful looking Christmas campaign promoting the city of Wellington and local businesses.

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