Monday, 1 November 2010

New City Landscape in China


We are updating the the collection of New City Landscape maps and add two new world cities. The earlier maps can be found HERE, HERE and HERE. The new data comes from Hong Kong, Beijing and Chongquing. Three very different cities. This also becomes clear on the tweetogrpahy maps.
Beijing haa a large central area with a number of similar active locations and nicely articulated ridges leading from one to the other. The two main location are the E Valley Cun Peak to the south east and the Dongshengxiang Peak to the north west.

Beijing New City Landscape

Image by urbanTick using the GMap Image Cutter / Beijing New City Landscape -Use the Google Maps style zoom function in the top right corner to zoom into the map and explore it in detail. Explore areas you know close up and find new locations you have never heard of. Click HERE for a full screen view. Thanks for the help with the labeling to Yu Zheng.

Chongqing on the other hand has a more condensed area of twitter activity with a few satellite locations. Even thought the city is actively using twitter, there are much less geo located tweets. But as usual for example the airport and also the city centre show up very distinct. The main location is the city centre are the YangJiaping Hill and the Datianwan Stadium Point.

Chongqing New City Landscape

Image by urbanTick using the GMap Image Cutter / Chongqing New City Landscape -Use the Google Maps style zoom function in the top right corner to zoom into the map and explore it in detail. Explore areas you know close up and find new locations you have never heard of. Click HERE for a full screen view. Thanks for the help with the labeling to Qin Lang.

For those of you who don't know the city its the place where the two rivers of different colour, one being the Yangtze River, meet. A very dramatic sight and probably the main view on the city.

Chongqing_export
Image taken from absolutechinatours /

Hong Kong, the third New City Landscape in this series reflects the divers real world landscape with large water bodies surrounding the city. The hotspot here is the Historic Museum in the centre of Hong Kong, but also the new international airport clearly shows up to the west of the main centre on the artificial island. to the north of the map Shenzhen shows a lot of twitter activity, blurring the boundary.

Hong Kong New City Landscape

Image by urbanTick using the GMap Image Cutter / Hong Kong New City Landscape -Use the Google Maps style zoom function in the top right corner to zoom into the map and explore it in detail. Explore areas you know close up and find new locations you have never heard of. Click HERE for a full screen view. Thanks for the help with the labeling to Yu Zheng.

There are also some high res images of the maps on flickr in the tweetography set. One example here of Chongqing:

Chongqing_export

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