The “listicle.” It's all over social media, giving viewers bulleted information from a one-dimensional field. But what if we could transform an ordinary list into a visual and interactive experience that give each viewer a sense of place, too?
Western New York is known for a lot of things, like chicken wings, frigid winters, and friendly neighbors. But it’s got a bit of a secret: it’s also wine country, trailing right behind California in grape growing. And if you take a drive through Chautauqua County in the late summer, you’ll smell a sweet, fruity aroma, and see endless rows of grapevines.
As winter drags on, our minds easily wander away to thoughts of warmer climates. We explore Orbitist's potential as an exploration tool and a way for map creators to manage and highlight points of interest.
What does historical storytelling look like on Orbitist? Utilizing map tiles from the New York Public Library's digital collection allows us to find out. Plus, NYPL's recent release of over 180,000 high resolution digital items and what it might mean for Orbitist.
When we received a request to map out a bunch of NASCAR racetracks, we looked up and around at each other and realized we didn't know the first thing about NASCAR. But we dove in, and this is how we did it!