Ever wondered what your home city might look like in the harsh lights and geometric shapes of Tron? Wonder no more, as Vector Map brings Jeff Bridges’ world into our own, complete with light cycles moving through the streets (well, sort of).
The stunning maps use OpenStreetMap data married with Mapzen’s Tangram mapping engine, a library for creating 2D and 3D maps using WebGL.
Each map picks out buildings and streets in stark lines, while streets are populated by orange dashes representing all those busy light cycles. Zooming in and out gives a very different impression of somewhere which might otherwise be very familiar.
To view your own city, simply add its longitude and latitude at the end of the URL, e.g. http://tangrams.github.io/tangram-docs-assets/?procedural/tronish.yaml#15/1.2863/103.8452 for Singapore. To find your city’s longitude and latitude, use a site like LatLong.net.
Although the maps work best if you can see them live, these screenshots give you a hint of the Tron joy:
Paris looks in-Seine:
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No prizes, but we’d love to see the city which could most fit with either film!