A map released today by Tesla Motors is interesting both for its content as well as for its functionality. Tesla, which makes high-end electric cars, announced the planned locations for its Supercharging stations around the United States and Canada. Continue reading Mapping a Cross-Country Charging Network
Studies show that people receive and comprehend messages better when they don’t just see them, but interact with them. That’s a large part of the philosophy behind the maps we make here at Maga. They aren’t simply a picture to look at or a slide to read, they’re a path to follow and a process to understand. Continue reading Interactives: Games as Advertising
Some of us here at Maga, myself include, ride the Metro to work every day. D.C.’s metro system’s map is a common sight around the city. Daily commuters have their route memorized, the result of day after day trekking to work in the morning. Tourists flock around the big lit up boards to study the squiggling, colorful lines, seeking out their destination. Continue reading Map of the Week: Subways
Maps were originally static, made to show something as it appeared. The height of a mountain or the coastline of an island wouldn’t change fast enough to warrant a dynamic map, and early mapping technology wouldn’t allow for it.
Tools to make and view moving maps are now available, however, and the subject matter covered in maps and infographics is well tailored to a fluid and changing form.
Though we already have Nerf guns, and a remote control helicopter was spotted around the DC studio last week, soon our studio will have a chance to try our hand with yet another toy, the 3Doodler. A pen that allows drawings (if they can be called that) to be constructed in three dimensions, the 3Doodler was a Kickstarter project we chose to support. The team behind this innovation, WobbleWorks, more than surpassed their fundraising goals, raising $2.3 million to launch their product.