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

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.

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