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July 13, 2009 11:33 AM   Subscribe

A zoomable, isometric map of Hong Kong
posted by juv3nal (33 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Reminds me of SimCity
posted by azarbayejani at 11:35 AM on July 13, 2009


Imagine the fun if Maxis licensed their SimCity engine to the Google Maps people...
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:35 AM on July 13, 2009


Reticulating splines...
posted by azarbayejani at 11:37 AM on July 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


I demand a Kowloon Walled City overlay.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 11:44 AM on July 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cool, I wish I could remember my old address. Somewhere on Conduit Road...
posted by shothotbot at 11:45 AM on July 13, 2009


Nice.
posted by Artw at 12:03 PM on July 13, 2009


I spent all weekend playing the beautiful Anno 1404 and now I'm staring at an isometric map of Hong Kong. This is how mania starts, soon my only reality will be perfect little grids covering every surface
posted by geoff. at 12:08 PM on July 13, 2009


Main site (google translated) has many more cities to explore in.
posted by shoebox at 12:14 PM on July 13, 2009


i want to set it on Cheetah and let it run...
so awesome.
posted by blastrid at 12:16 PM on July 13, 2009


Something something SimCity something.
posted by slogger at 12:17 PM on July 13, 2009


I think it's broken. I kept typing "porntipsguzzardo", but I never got the $500,000.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:23 PM on July 13, 2009


I appreciate how anything under eight stories tall is too insignificant to have a name or address.
posted by ardgedee at 12:24 PM on July 13, 2009


The isometric map doesnt extend to Lantau. Boo!
posted by the cuban at 12:29 PM on July 13, 2009


I think I just found Chow Yun Fat sliding down a bannister with two semi-auto handguns blazing away while pigeons rise in slow motion in the background.

Oh! Found another! There's one on every block!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:31 PM on July 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Makes my browser crash like a third-world cargo airline.
posted by Mcable at 12:31 PM on July 13, 2009


I was so fascinated with this site when I saw this a couple years back, I reverse engineered the way the tiles are issued and downloaded all the graphics. They're HUGE.
posted by jscott at 12:37 PM on July 13, 2009


Daikaiju fail spotted in post title.
posted by Mister_A at 12:59 PM on July 13, 2009


Daikaiju fail spotted in post title.
He doesn't seem too particular in this image.
posted by juv3nal at 1:06 PM on July 13, 2009


By gum, that's... that's... where is that?
posted by Mister_A at 1:12 PM on July 13, 2009


Godzilla is Japanese. Hong Kong is in China.
posted by brownpau at 1:23 PM on July 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Very cool.

Lots of fun to try and retrace my steps : )
posted by pwedza at 1:56 PM on July 13, 2009


Oh, man, this would have come in so handy a few years back when I wanted to run that D20 Modern HKBO campaign. This is pretty much the coolest thing ever.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:10 PM on July 13, 2009


I can see my regular-stay seedy Nathan Rd hostel from here! Looks a lot less dilapidated in 3D-o-vision. Very handy, thanks for the post.
posted by Abiezer at 2:15 PM on July 13, 2009


Oh, and they do Beijing and my house, plus a load of other Chinese cities too, including Urumchi if you want help visualising the riots.
posted by Abiezer at 2:20 PM on July 13, 2009


oooh Chungking Mansions
posted by pantsrobot at 2:30 PM on July 13, 2009


Awesome stuff. Everything's better in an isometric point of view. Thanks for the link.
posted by Magnakai at 5:09 PM on July 13, 2009


If Godzilla is from Hong Kong, then King Kong must've terrorized Cincinnati.
posted by ericbop at 6:17 PM on July 13, 2009


Here is the ship in Whampoa Gardens. (Also here).

No, it's not a real ship, but it's a big fake ship made out of concrete. If I recall correctly it has some shops and a karate school inside it.
posted by awfurby at 6:47 PM on July 13, 2009


jscott: I reverse engineered the way the tiles are issued and downloaded all the graphics.

Sounds cool! Did you do anything interesting with them? Sounds like the start of an amazing videogame project, or ___ ?
posted by dylanjames at 6:52 PM on July 13, 2009


Hm, there's quite a lot missing. Huge chunks of Happy Valley are just trees and hills on the map.
posted by awfurby at 7:01 PM on July 13, 2009


And the entire Eastern District is not there.
posted by awfurby at 7:02 PM on July 13, 2009


I like how the Zhongnanhai is completely unlabeled in the Beijing one.

Cool stuff!
posted by jiawen at 8:04 PM on July 13, 2009


I'd see your 3d isometric hong kong and raise you fully-3d stockholm... only it seems to be down.
posted by alexei at 10:14 PM on July 13, 2009


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