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Not every map is a map of streets and buildings and rivers.

This map shows, in one view, everything in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s collection. Stamen used interactive mapping technology but applied it to a map of the collection itself. The project was built using Stamen’s own Modest Maps library, an open-source toolkit that allows designers and developers to quickly build and design zoom-and-pan maps. In this case, instead of navigating in and out of and around a geographic map, you move through a landscape made of artworks, organized by when they were purchased by the museum.

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