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Urban Observatory: Interactive Mapping of Cities Across the World

Marcus Lee

TED creator Richard Wurman and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) founder Jack Dangermond teamed up with Jon Kamen of Radical Media to create the Urban Observatory, an interactive mapping exhibit for that standardizes geographic and demographic information for 16 cities across the world. This project was designed to allow easy data comparisons between different cities based on different categories like population density, commercial and industrial spaces, and temperature.

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