The Real Deal New York

Experience NYC real estate through this “Matrix”-esque map

Advanced cartography offers 3D look at city's buildings

March 20, 2015 03:05PM

Lower Manhattan as seen through the Vector Map (credit: Mapzen)

Lower Manhattan as seen through the Vector Map (credit: Mapzen)

If you’re a fan of New York City real estate and science fiction both, this lit-up 3D map allows you to experience a New York that looks like it’s straight out of “Tron” or “The Matrix.” 

The “Vector Map,” created by the folks at New York-based Mapzen, uses OpenStreetMap data to create a navigable world in which users can view transparent skyscrapers from any angle and watch simulated neon traffic fly by, according to CityLab.

Burj Khalifa Vector Map

Burj Khalifa in Dubai, seen from an angle through Vector Map (credit: Mapzen)

To take a trip down the futuristic streets of your city, type its coordinates at the end of the URL, e.g. “tronish.yaml#5/38.8923012/-77.0352517” for Washington, D.C. Just make sure that your browser is WebGL enabled. [CityLab] — Tess Hofmann

 

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