Monday, May 12, 2014

Show me the Money Map

Last week I mentioned Bjørn Sandvik's blog post Showing Zoomify images with Leaflet. In the post Bjørn explains how Zoomify can easily be used to create map tiles from any image. Using Zoomify and Leaflet it is therefore possible to turn any photo into a fully interactive digital map.

Some really simple but effective examples of Leaflet maps created from Zoomify map tiles can be found on Martin John Callanan's The Fundamental Units. The Fundamental Units is a series of image maps showing the lowest denomination coin from the currencies of a number of countries.

In other words it is a map of the world's pennies, pesos and cents.

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