Movie Mapping: Great uses of maps/cartography/GIS/illustrations of spatial relationships on the screen.
January 14, 2010 9:14 AM Subscribe
: Great uses of maps/cartography/GIS/illustrations of spatial relationships on the screen (or other non-interactive, motion media)?
posted by cadastral to media & arts (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Imagine you're watching a documentary film about a medium/large U.S. city that you've heard of but never been to. What are some examples (from film, TV news, nature documentaries, etc.) of ways you'd like on-screen mapping imagery to clue you in to the spatial relationships that connect the issues addressed? Maps will be used to illustrate proximity, and will sometimes employ data overlay (point, line, and polygon).
Not AGAINST ultra-sleek, high-tech, bleeding-edge spy-thriller-style graphics... but am prioritizing "easy-to-understand" and "appropriate" above all other considerations. For bonus points: the film has a mid-century-modernist theme; would love to see examples of map imagery that takes cues from or pays homage to "high modernism".
(A lifetime ago I worked as a GIS tech; so don't be afraid to speak the lingo. Many thanks for your help, and please feel free to ask any questions that may help clarify.)