Monday, February 25, 2019

Making Map Quiz Infographics

Earlier this month the Berliner Morgenpost posted an infographic of 12 Berlin location using OpenStreetMap building footprint data. It then asked its readers if they could name the 12 locations based purely on these small circular maps. Erkennen Sie die Gegend? includes 12 small circular maps and a clue to each location. If you need a little help then the answers are given (upside down) at the bottom of the infographic.

The Berliner Morgenpost infographic was created using Hans Hack's Figuregrounder. Figuregrounder is a very easy to use tool which allows you to make map posters for any location in the world from OSM data. The posters are simple circular building footprint maps. All the Berliner Morgenpost did was create 12 of these small circular maps and put them together to create one infographic of 12 different Berlin locations.

Inspired by the Berliner Morgenpost's quiz I made a similar quiz of 6 different London locations. Can you name these six locations based purely on their building footprints? If you are lost you can view the answers (upside down) at the bottom of my London Squares, Markets and Circuses infographic.

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