Who says maps are static? Since we are no longer surprised by the idea of looking at a tiny screen of a navigation system instead of properly -and I must admit it is sometimes very unpractical- folding out a roadmap of France, the interactive use of maps no longer really shocks us. But still, once in a while it is nice to see an example of a real interactive map. Especially the following example, it is a very nice job done by Matthew Somerville. I might be one of the few who’s actually as much intrigued by it as I am, but I am convinced a lot people are at least amused by it. Just check it out for a while, I am sure that waiting for a train to arrive isn’t that bad anymore!
Click on the image to see The Real Thing, all yellow pins are trains moving around London!