One-dimensional maps: why an old form of mapmaking deserves a revival
Laurence Penney, 3 June 2013
Until recently, maps in the form of long strips were a widely-used method of communication about travel and linear geographic features: roads, routes, railways, rivers and so on. Laurence questioned assumptions that the dominant contemporary forms – Ordnance Survey, Google and sat-nav – perform the same tasks as well, and proposed one-dimensional approaches for modern mobile devices.
Image: sketchnotes by Eva-Lotta Lamm