Earth Render: Map Pins

We dont normally upload test/concept images but we thought we would give it a go with our render of Earth. Made for a quick introduction slide to lead into a talk on geotagging we are not sure it works – perhaps its a bit twee?

Anyhow if you have comments good or bad let us know, it was made midway through doing a paper and we thought it was ok eye candy for a future animation to use in KeyNote.

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Goulding - July 19, 2008

    I think the top image works well. Its conceptually very simple and graphically strong.

    I personally don’t like the pin on the upper side of the image against the black. But that’s all I’d change if it were me…

  2. aydin can polatkan - July 19, 2008

    I think both are good.

    There may be only one improvement to be done, the pin line colour which overlaps with the space can be changed negative.

    That may make it more recognizable, here it seems as a free red dot in the space.

  3. Rich Treves - July 21, 2008

    How about with massive pins that are each bigger than the planet? Would be interesting to see. But I like your original (top).

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