You’ve probably seen a million maps this election cycle, all with different geographic locations, color schemes, and data points. Yet, a new map of the United States shows a GIS map come to life by utilizing 3D capabilities to create an interactive (and visually interesting) map to showcase nationwide election results.
While still giving the same information as other similar GIS maps – things like clicking to see election results by county, voting population, and votes by each party – this new map creates a more dynamic visualization of what these results mean. This “High Rise” idea, displaying the election results like one might see the skyline of a large city, can show pseudo-metropolises of one party (or one candidate); on the other hand, an area devoid of skyscrapers would indicate a more highly contested area.
As GIS technology continues to evolve, we’ll be on the lookout for more innovative, outside of the box uses!