Attila Bujdosó, Dániel Feles, Krisztián Gergely, Gáspár Hajdu (Kitchen Budapest SubMap Team)01/04/2010
Location and time based data visualization on distorted maps - a project by Kitchen Budapest.
Maps are normally based on a trustworthy and objective selection of public data. Thus, can a map visualizing personal information be considered as public? Let’s say we limit data to very basic and factual location-time coordinates of our movement in the city. Can a map built from private data be public?
Our first intention was to draw a subjective map of Budapest that represents our preferred places or memories in the city. To achieve this, we considered to use perspective as analogy. The same way things look larger if they are closer to us, we wanted to literally enlarge areas on the map which we feel more connected with. At the same time, locations further away or of less importance loose focus and become smaller. The first attempt was to develop a web-based tool which can distort maps according to one or more locations.