30 & 31. The Future Commons 2070

Now it’s Your Turn

In the comments, please ask questions or make suggestions that will help the cartographer improve the map. Key things to think about include:

  • Does the map orient the viewer?
  • Does the data tell a story?
  • Does the map support the story being told?
  • Does the map make assumptions?
  • How could the map be more readable?
  • Are there any errors or typos?
  • Monika Roy

    Wow – there is a lot going on here! The top map is very detailed in an intriguing way, where I’m drawn into trying to decipher it – but it’s also overwhelming. A few comments/questions:
    -I cannot any of the smaller font size, like the legend of the top map, and the writing beneath and above the photograph.
    -Is there a way to decrease the amount of text? I like the graphics a lot, but the text keeps drawing my attention away from them
    -Can you show where all the EEZ’s are currently so the reader has a better idea of the geographical area you are referring to?
    -Do the bottom left 2 maps depict the desired 2070 transport systems? Maybe it would be useful to show a current 2016 snapshot to compare to the 2070 one.

  • sarah dorrance

    To look at it is beautiful. I appreciate the shapes of the art and the text boxes beneath, the shapes do not interrupt the eye from gazing, the colors do not interrupt the eye, your map is very satisfying to me in that way. It uses white to black and many shades between and is pleasing to the eye without reading the text.

    I wonder if the cartographers wants the viewers to read what is written? It seems to me that when the artists wanted something read, such as the Fuller information it was in a font size that was not easy to read, but readable.
    Are the artists/cartographers wanting the viewer to see the softness and unreadable words under “Magnificent Surroundings” and not the actual words? As an artist I can see that the words might be less important than the actual texture of the words.

    If in fact it the artists want the text read, then I think the font must be larger and the texts in my opinion should use less words.

    Whatever it is that the artists want from the viewers, it needs to be more clearly stated.

  • extremely dense and top/bottom do not match well (yes, both about commons, but no, diff scales.) I’d prefer to have replace 75% of bottom text with discusion of top map, which has LOTS of mysterous info…

  • Danilo Pereira Sato

    It is a amazing map and it keeps my attention. Some details I would comment is about the first map legend and its location, it is not in English and it may be easier to the readers keep all the texts in English.

    • Mag Surround

      dear danilo, completeley right! i will change the legend into english. changing the location might be more problematic. right now its covering the least informatic part …. best, magnificent surroundings