prettymaps from Stamen Design
August 13, 2010 3:38 AM Subscribe
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(requires safari/firefox and patience)New York
"prettymaps is an experimental map from Stamen Design. It is an interactive map composed of multiple freely available, community-generated data sources: 1) All the Flickr shapefiles rendered as a semi-transparent white ground on top of which all the other layers are displayed. 2) Urban areas from Natural Earth both as a standalone layer and combined with Flickr shapefiles for cities and neighbourhoods. 3) Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. In all there are four different raster layers and six data layers (that means all the map data is sent in its raw form and rendered as visual elements by the browser) that may be visible depending on the bounding box and zoom level of the map."