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NEXT: The Most Sophisticated Map Ever

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Most Sophisticated Map Ever

We’ve all used Google Traffic for our morning commute. Rather than watching the local news or listening in for the intermittent traffic reports on radio, we can simply consult our mobile devices and get a close to real-time picture of traffic patterns for the rush hour commute. I have been known to alter my morning […]

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Where are the Jobs in Columbus?

Walker Evans Walker Evans Where are the Jobs in Columbus?

Looking for a job in the Central Ohio market? Then Robert Manduca has something that might be able to help you out. This Harvard student has created an interactive map of the US with pinpoints representing all job locations (from the 2010 census) across the country, separated by job type. The result is a visualization that […]

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Illustrated Map in the Works for Clintonville, Proposals Being Accepted

Anne Evans Anne Evans Illustrated Map in the Works for Clintonville, Proposals Being Accepted

There’s no doubt about it, Columbus loves its maps. (Have you voted in the Columbus Transit Map contest yet?). The Clintonville Area Commission is currently taking submissions for what Clintonville landmarks should appear on an illustrated map of Clintonville. They are also seeking proposals from illustrators who would like the chance to design the map. […]

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Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Walker Evans Walker Evans Vote on the Best New Columbus Transit Map

Transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus began soliciting entries last October for their transit map contest and the four semi-finalists have been selected for the final round of online voting. The contest focused on re-imagining current transportation networks rather than creating new ideas for the future. “The goal of the initiative is to call attention to […]

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Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

Brent Warren Brent Warren Transit Columbus Announces Map Contest

As a follow-up to last year’s Good Ideas Columbus initiative, Transit Columbus last night announced a new project – a map contest focussed less on transportation ideas for the future and more on promoting the city’s existing assets. Details of the Alternative Transportation Map Contest – including a $2,000 cash prize for the winner – […]

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At Home: Sunny Space Near Grandview

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Home: Sunny Space Near Grandview

When Omar Noory walked into the sunny 600 square foot apartment near Grandview, he knew he liked it. He had been wanting a place in Harrison West, Victorian Village or Grandview and this apartment fit the bill. It had hardwood floors, big windows for lots of natural light, and plenty of character in the wood […]

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At Work: These Are Things’ pretty home office

Anne Evans Anne Evans At Work: These Are Things’ pretty home office

For my office tour this month on The Metropreneur, I visited the lovely home office of Jen Adrion and Omar Noory. The two have been running These Are Things, their modern and beautiful map and design business out of their home since February of 2010. You may be happy to find out, that if you […]

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