Friday, October 14, 2016

The Tron Map of the World

Mapzen has released a new futuristic map style called Tron 2.0. The map features a host of animated features and glowing polylines so Mapzen warn that it could push your computer to its limits (although it seems to work fine on my ancient laptop).

The visual style of Tron 2.0 relies on neon colors and primary shapes. This is perhaps most apparent in the animated ocean polygons and the glowing, pulsating coastlines. The extruded building footprints are particularly futuristic in style, especially if you zoom in and out (as in the animated GIF above).

There are a lot of other features in Mapzen's Tron 2.0 (check out the animated runway lights at airports). So, if nothing else, you should have a lot of fun exploring the world in Tron 2.0.

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