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CityMaps’ Cartography

October 11th, 2011

The cartography on citymaps.com is a unique departure from Google, Bing, and Yahoo map styling. CityMaps, which launched in June 2011, uses a basic grayscale basemap of roads and city blocks to form the basis of its map, which contains rich information about store locations. The store locations are depicted via logos in some cases and typography in others at the “hood” zoom level and the block zoom level. There is also clickable real-time information from twitter and coupon sites. While restricted geographically at the moment, they do have plans to expand to cities other than New York.

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