YouCity New York: Stunning 3D Map of Manhattan

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 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 Such maps certainly raise the bar on what will become the norm in city mapping over the next few years.

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


  1. Bilal Aslam - July 29, 2008

    Nice find, however it seems is down 🙁

  2. ehanson - August 24, 2008

    YouCity looks like it is going to be successful if they can make a full complete of Manhattan and get overlays on the map.

    Still, an incredibly well done job by the YouCity team.

  3. Bin Li, Co-founder / COO, - April 4, 2009

    yes, we have completed Manhattan map now, and fully interactive too. Check it out at

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