Boston HyperMap Atlas
Published Monday, October 31, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
Like Very Spatial
(a couple of interesting comments there already), I received a press release from StrataVarious
(good name) regarding the Boston HyperMap Atlas
. It’s an interesting combination of Google Maps and their own mapping, displaying points of interest, sites, buildings, hotels, etc. around Boston. The Google Maps portion is for the smaller scale mapping; zoooming in brings in another, different set of data. It’s an interesting concept but initially a little disconcerting to see a very different style of map at the larger scales. The Google Map portion is fairly static - no panning around on this one. Additionally, layers can be turned on and off for querying and highlighting. A good idea - not necessarily a new one - but one that needs a little more clarity to become intuitive. But then, perhaps I’ve become a little too jaded in my expectations . . . .