Map Evangelism and Tokyo Topographies

Very cool interview on the Japanese design blog, PingMag, with Hajime Ishikawa, a landscape architect with a passion for Tokyo’s topography.

From PingMag:

Sometimes you’ll find him developing concepts for a future city in an altered landscape (think of the rising sea levels) for the Fibre City project, and other times he’ll be depicting Tokyo in all kinds of visualisations: He calls himself a map evangelist and GPS is just one of his tools.

In addition to some great insight about the language of mapping, the post also includes this wonderfully whimsical GPS track of an elephant that Ishikawa created while bicycling through Tokyo over the course of “a very long day.”


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