These websites use maps to illuminate information or as a primary motif in their designs.
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Not flat, but a three-dimensional map traversing the different regions of Mount Tamalpais.
Not a literal map of designers, but a portfolio of one. Map elements like lines and icons are animated and used as markers.
The logo is oriented and cleverly spins like a compass. Also as your pointer moves around the background map, the coordiantes on the lower left update.
It’s always cool to present location-based stories on a map, and here you also have the option of viewing them in a neater grid layout.
This one also has a side drawer with filter and list views, and I like the subtly pulsing effect on the circular markers and the popup animation with the photos.
Not only is this a great idea for an informative map, but you can also see how a word is adopted from one country to others.
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