Review of «Wegzeit»

Offenhuber, Dietmar. «Wegzeit: The geometry of relative distance». Vectors 1.2 (2006) <>

Regular maps show objective distances and spatial relations. But we also experience spaces in relative measures, such as the time it will take you to get somewhere. «Wegzeit» is a short presentation of six different experimental maps of Los Angeles.

The six maps are available from the top row of icons, which also has a link to an «overview», which is a short introductory text. Each of these seven sections are then subdivided into parts available from links in the right column. Compared to other Vectors articles, this is very straitghtforward.

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There are many intriguing mappings here, but many of them require a 3D-plugin that will not work in my browser, so I have to use the fallback movies provided.

I have to say I really liked the map constructed out of verbal way descriptions.

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