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06.06.2016

Maps with Green Cities, Elevations and Music of One Century

Hamburg is ranked 39th among 79 cities in Germany in the category Greenest City (Source: bit.ly/1T8iCZS) Colorfully visualized interchanges look like dancers (Source: bit.ly/1t0Oebb) The online radio platform "Radiooooo" can be easily controlled by using the world map (Source: bit.ly/1MDrT8T) Every point on every map presents one funny ending pattern of German cities (Source: bit.ly/1Y2JIoi) The french alps are difficult to see – you need to zoom in (Source: bit.ly/25GWD1K)

What’s the greenest city in Germany? How can interchanges be visualized artfully? And how does elevation data look like on a map? Read our top 5 and get the answers.

How green is your city?

If you’re living in Siegen, you can be very happy. Your city has the greenest areas compared to 78 other big cities in Germany. The Berliner Morgenpost analyzed over 120 satellite images of Germany to create a map of the greenest german cities. Check out the rank of your city.

Dancing interchanges

An interchange can be much more than a junction for cars. Grey concrete, traffic and confusing architecture are normally the keywords which describe an interchange. The project Interchange Choreography shows abstract images that look like dancers based on map data including road lines of interchanges. 

One century full of music

Listen to music from over more than a century from all over the world. Select a decade, choose a country and dive into the world of music. “Radiooooo” may still be in the beta test phase but it’s worth to check it out. Switch from “Paul Kuhn - die Farbe der Liebe” in the late 1950s to “Grizzly Bears - Two Weeks” from the 2000s.

Funny endings of German cities

How many city names in Germany end with “-inghausen”, or “-urg”? We know at least one “-urg” - our beautiful Hamburg. Check out the visual exploration of spatial patterns in the endings of German towns and villages.

The world’s differences in altitude

Seeing the snowy summits of the Maritime Alps by the French border from the air is very faszinating. How do these regions look like on a map? Mapbox created such a map by visualizing worldwide elevation data. What looks like crumpled paper are the differences in altitude of our continents and oceans. Zoom in and explore heights and depths.