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8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

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This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel less foreign and more familiar.

8-bit cities new york city maps

I don’t know if they really achieve this goal, but I do like the retro look of the maps. 8-Bit Cities works similar to Google Maps. You can type in an address and the software will locate it on a map. One thing that I’ve found, is that these maps are a lot easier to remember than normal maps, because they blur out the details that you don’t actually need while you’re navigating.

8-bit cities new york city maps

For now, Amsterdam, Austin, Berlin, Detroit, London, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and NYC are currently available with more cities coming soon. I wonder if Google Maps will have their own 8-bit option soon.

[via Make:]