Last week I saw the the Kickstarter project for Wear You Live – prints made with figureground maps of different US cities. We have been blogging about lots of map related things over on BlogLocal and I have been on the hunt for anything map related.
The maps that we use are called figuregrounds. This type of map is commonly used in the fields of city planning, design and architecture to study density and development patterns by depicting all of the buildings in a city as opposed to the streets, parcels or transit lines. Figureground mapping is almost 250 years… Read the rest