The Subjective Map of New York City -Smit Anand

The Subjective Map of New York City is a personal map of the city done by a Dutch graphic designer, Vincent meertens, and his partner showing all of the movements of their during one year.

The map shows where they lived, worked, and explored the city in the weekends. Each dot or route holds a memory and has a meaning to them. They tracked their location with OpenPaths, red representing its girlfriend and the blue dots is Vincent. The yellow dots are locations where they took a photograph. The lines between the dots mark the route, with the long lines over water standing in for subway routes. When combined, a subjective map emerges, a visual diary of their lives during one year.

They have collected 10,760 datapoints between March 2012 and January 2013. It might
also tell about urban planning and development.



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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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