Behind Yahoo’s New Map Design

Yahoo Maps screenshot Cartifact was involved in Yahoo’s new map design, which was launched last week. From the press release: “Cartifact contributed features not found in other online maps. At higher zoom levels, shaded relief conveys a sense of terrain and elevation, while land-cover/vegetation coloring gives a feeling of the natural environment. At city levels, in Manhattan and San Francisco, Cartifact employed color to define neighborhoods. At street levels, the designers added building footprints, labeling selected buildings and color-coding them by use.” Via All Points Blog.