You City: Sample Map of Manhattan from digitalurban on Vimeo.
A while ago we posted about ShangHai WangCheng Net Tech Co., Ltd and their maps of cities in China created in a unique ‘sim city esk’ point of view. The company has partnered with YouCity.com to explore the western market and have just released 3 demos maps of Manhattan.
The results are stunning (see the movie above) with the final version offering multi-angle viewing and an open api promised.
You can take the samples for a spin yourself by visiting http://www.youcity.com. Such maps certainly raise the bar on what will become the norm in city mapping over the next few years.