Atlas #1A was based upon similar concepts from Atlas #1. For the
second set of visualizations, the research group sought to experiment further
with flow lines to represent the strength of a city’s connection to its peers.
To address the clutter problem in Atlas #1, we decided to develop
three-dimensional flow lines. As with Atlas #1, the most current work done
mapping three-dimensional flow lines also comes from mapping global interneti
and phone connectionsii.
These images proved to be very interesting, and the research group decided they
deserved their own Atlas. But because it does not solve the clutter problems we
encountered in Atlas #1, we decided not fully develop the Atlas for the top 62
cities. Instead, we chose 12 examples.
PART 2: Three-dimensional lines on a flat map
|These visualizations can be viewed in 3D and blown up to full screen size. Here is the link to the full Atlas—the 3D visualizations, snapshots, and detailed explanations: GAWC Visualizations|
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