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Water Layer
All maps centered on New York City.
Map Data ©2012 Google
Water Layer, of Minimal Maps, showing only water features of Google Maps, by Greg Cole.
Trasportation Labels
Map Data ©2012 Google
Trasportation Labels, of Minimal Maps, showing only road signs and transporation labels of Google Maps, by Greg Cole.
Points of Interest Labels
Map Data ©2012 Google
Points of Interest Labels, of Minimal Maps, by Greg Cole.
Parks
Map Data ©2012 Google
Parks, layer of Minimal Maps, by Greg Cole.
Points of Interest
Map Data ©2012 Google
Points of Interest, with geometry, layer of Minimal Maps, by Greg Cole.

Minimal Maps

a tool to view individual layers of Google Maps

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2011 - 2012

A tool to view the abstract aesthetics of individual layers of data in Google Maps, and to examine how we interpret and affect the earth's geography.

Other Ideas: analyzing how Google defines geographic and cultural features, such as "points of interest", "parks", and the "man made landscape"

Map imagery and data © Google