Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Folded Map

The North American Cartographic Information Society's (NACIS) annual meeting begins today. One of the annual traditions is the Corlis Benefideo Award. This year's winners are Tonika Lewis Johnson and Paola Aguirre Serrano for their folded map project. The project matches comparable addresses on the north and south side of Chicago with photos and links the residents of these addresses together. Here, some of the participating locations are shown. 

Using one of their interactive maps, I took some screen shots and created my own folded map with a huge amount of distance removed for comparative purposes.

The project includes side by side photographs of the address pairs and portraits of the residents, sometimes posed together at each other's houses.

There are also interactive maps where you can turn on and off layers to compare neighborhood amenities such as parks and libraries.



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