Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri bring you the Urban Observatory—a live museum with a data pulse. You'll have access to rich datasets for cities around the world that let you simultaneously view answers to the most important questions impacting today's global cities—and you. Compare and contrast visualized information for a greater understanding of life in the 21st century.
You have the opportunity to join a first–of–its kind virtual experience that takes advantage of GIS as an integrative platform. Information about urbanization does not exist in comparative form. By contributing, you empower your citizens, constituents, colleagues, and the global community.
The creative and technical forces at Radical Media and Esri have built a one-of-a-kind, futuristic virtual experience that's complete art and science. Your data comes to life in an interactive exhibit complete with the finest software, hardware, fiber optics, custom kiosks, quality sound system and monitors.
The focus of the Urban Observatory is on the people who live in cities, the work they do there, the movement made possible through transportation networks, the public facilities needed to run the city, and the natural systems which are impacted by the city's footprint. If you are a city with mappable data in any of these categories, we urge you to contribute maps to the project. See the Participation Guide for more information.
The Urban Observatory shows maps of cities to illuminate five major themes: People, Public, Work, Movement, and Systems. This subset of maps from the Living Atlas is primarily focused on urban topics. Each map includes one or more summary statistics by which city to city comparisons are made.
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