Mapping Innovation

Shock – some innovation in mapping which doesn’t come from Google! Head over to this aerial photo of Westminster Abbey and mouse over it. This trick appears to be the dynamic updating of the CSS clip property, so it’ll work in most modern browsers.

By the way, I’m singing Evensong there today at 3pm with the Friends of Morland Choristers Camp if anyone wants to stop by. The anthem is “Greater Love” by Ireland, and the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are Bairstow in D.

6 thoughts on “Mapping Innovation

  1. That’s been there for a long time, but it certainly is cool. It’s just a pity that the map and photo sometimes don’t line up properly, and that you lose a lot of the detail in the maps once you leave London.

  2. Heh, the first time I read it I thought it said: “if anyone wants to stop me”.

  3. I was showing this to people at work a couple of days ago in a round of ‘who knows the best DHTML sites?’. As Neil said it’s been there for a while, but it’s still very cool.

  4. What annoys me about Multimap is that their arial photos used to have a lot more detail. Now they’ve reduced the resolution and started selling the higher quality versions.

  5. Neil T. is right about the loss of detail in the maps. Right now, I’m here:

    Doesn’t look like there’s a lot going on does it?

    However, switch to the aerial photo view and you can see I’m actually in a building:

  6. Vidur Apparao used the same trick many years ago for his amazing Skeleton CSS demo.