Country maps with dancing pixels
September 19, 2019 8:36 AM   Subscribe

PixelDanc3r, or just Danc3r, is an Argentinian artist named David who makes pixelated art and pixelated game graphics as seen on Twitter and Instagram, as well as Deviant Art. He also makes animated maps, like this map of the world, and these much more detailed, static map of Córdoba, Argentina, as well as animated maps of Argentina, Venezuela, Brasil, and United States of America.
posted by filthy light thief (7 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Las Islas Malvinas Son Pixeladas!
posted by carlodio at 8:41 AM on September 19, 2019

On the US map there seem to be two little callout boxes, both on the west coast. One is for the Golden Gate Bridge, which I guess is a big landmark, and the other is for ... is that the Umpqua Dunes?
posted by aubilenon at 9:37 AM on September 19, 2019

Sure, why not? He included (what I'm guessing is) burning man in Nevada, hot air balloons over Albuquerque and satellite dishes for the Very Large Array to name a few fun features in the southwest U.S.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:48 AM on September 19, 2019

There are quite a lot of local features visible in the US map if you know what to look for, such as the tulips in Holland, MI or the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, MN.
posted by Johnny Assay at 11:27 AM on September 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

That's part of why I posted this - the included details are quite impressive.

I'd like to hear from folks who know more about Argentina, Venezuela, and Brasil to know what was captured in those maps.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:13 PM on September 19, 2019

The Argentina map, starting at the top:
  • The coloured hills around Purmamarca and the Cardones National Park
  • To the east there is a Jesuit Mission next to the ParanĂ¡ river
  • East again are Iguazu Falls, on the border with Brasil
  • On the dark green background are cities including Cordoba, Rosario - not sure what the 3rd one might be - Mendoza is on the yellow background on the Andes
  • On the opposite side from Mendoza is Buenos Aires and that looks to be a Buquebus ferry to Uruguay bobbing off the coast with the Atlantic coastal resorts of Mar del Plata et al to the south
  • The ski resorts, lakes and mountains around Bariloche and La Trochita railway
  • The town on the Atlantic side is Trelew in Welsh Patagonia, the whale is hanging out at Peninsula Valdes and the penguins live at Punta Tombo
  • In the south you've got the mountains and glaciers of Patagonia
  • At the bottom you've got the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia
I'm sure I've missed a few things, but thanks - that was fun!
posted by jontyjago at 3:48 PM on September 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

jontyjago, thanks for identifying those elements!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:02 AM on September 20, 2019

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