TimeMaps – beautiful travel planner app shows times rather than distances. It works by checking your location, then locating the nearest train station and displaying trip times in rings, with each colored ring representing 30 minutes. (via)
"rank clocks" of the Top 100 High Buildings in New York City (left) and the World (right) (pdf)
the rank of any city (or object) is plotted around the axes of a clock (where the 24 hour cycle is matched to the period over which the analysis takes place).
We have also developed the rank clock as a kind of radar device where we have direct control over the speed and trajectories of the animation on the clock but we have also moved back to the idea of animating the rank-size space itself as well as more conventional animations of population change associated with sets of cities. One of the features of all these visualisation is that cities can be queried in the context of all others as they change in rank and size, thus providing a rich set of possibilities for the visual analysis of urban dynamics.
The International Date Line’s an imaginary cleft. Today is on the right side and tomorrow’s on the left So when you cross it do you then arrive the day before you left? That’s how it’d work; it’s quite berserk, you see.
So if you were born in China while I’m born in Carolina, Well, then you’re a day ahead of me, you see. So the way I’ve got it reckoned, if we’re born in the same second, Then why should you be a day older than me?