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Timelapse: Making the Map

By February 13, 2010 2 Comments

Whether it is making a map of a city or a map of a local tourist attraction, as is the case below, there is a high level of expertise involved and it is mesmerising to see the process as a timelapse.

John Potter was recently contracted by the tourist attraction, Flamingo Gardens, in Davie, Florida to redesign their visitor’s map. He decided to record the project via an on going screen capture:

Adobe Illustrator Time-Lapse Video from John Potter on Vimeo.

The style reminds us in some ways of ‘Transport Tycoon’ and that can only be a good thing. Read more about the project at and see more of John’s work at


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