Architecture mapping is one of the most commonly used techniques to represent and communicate architectural designs and ideas. Almost all architectural projects require you to analyse, explore or produce maps at some stage.
Maps are excellent communication tools as they can be used to display a wide range of visual information. They are often easy to interpret as they come with a key/legend that lists all the information that is being visualised.
In this post, we will go through some websites that we think can serve as great resources for mapping and data visualisation for both architecture students and design professionals too. So, if you are looking to produce some exceptional data and maps, keep on reading!
You may already use some of these websites, but we hope there will be some new finds as well.
Different Types of Maps
Circulation maps (Floor plans can be maps)
Figure ground maps/Nolli maps
Material source maps
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps
Proportional symbol maps
Dot density maps
Animated time-series maps
There are a variety of ways and creative mapping techniques in which you can curate your maps. Check out numerous examples in our post on Creative Mapping and Data Visualisation Techniques for Architects (firstinarchitecture.co.uk) to get some inspiration to level up your architectural map making game!
Here’s a cool resource to get some inspiration from:
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We hope this post helps you explore these cool mapping resources to create some awesome architectural visualisations.
Thank you for reading! 🙂
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