UPPER LEFT CITIES
EXPLORE THREE GREAT CITIES
THROUGH THE DATA THAT
DEFINES AND CONNECTS THEM
San Francisco. Portland. Seattle. The mighty cities of America's Upper Left each possess a distinct personality yet also share specific traits arising from their geography, history, and demographic make up. Leveraging innovative mapping techniques, Upper Left Cities allows you to experience your favorite metropolises in new and unexpected ways.
How does each city stack up in terms of topography, breweries, imports, gayborhoods, traffic, natural disasters, graffiti, ethnic diversity, and Japanese food? Discover lost jazz clubs plotted out on musical notation, growing numbers of weed dispensaries and delivery services, and city landmarks cleverly revealed in geographically accurate crossword puzzles.
Through 150 fascinating and colorful infographic maps, Upper Left Cities will expand your understanding of each individual place as well as the ties that bind them.
I have had the great pleasure of being part of this collaborative team with over 40 contributors. I personally had two types of roles in my contributions to Upper Left Cities, being a Cartographic Designer for many chapters and the other being a Cartographic Editor for many more. Ultimately, I ended up gaining the name of "Map Doctor".
The following maps are examples of a few of the chapters I contributed, but the others not shown are listed for you to look at once you get your hands on a copy of the book! There is also a list of the chapters of maps I edited.
This is definitely a book you are going to want to have on your coffee table. Everyone loves to look at maps and learn a little culture too.
I. URBAN LANDSCAPES