Interactive isometric map of Shanghai, in your web browser.

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Of course, the haze of smog is missing.

Can Birmingham compete with products like this? Even on a map of the central core? Or what about making such a map for the “functioning economic geographies” (city core + a higher bird’s-eye view of the outlying areas where ‘knowledge workers’ live, connected to the fully-mapped core by thin diagrammatic travel-to-work routes).