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As part of the Cloudmade Developer Zone launch I presented how we used custom map styling for Where Can I Live - "I want my apps to look great and I want my maps to look great too"

As part of the Cloudmade Developer Zone launch I presented how we used custom map styling for Where Can I Live - "I want my apps to look great and I want my maps to look great too"

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    Cloudmade Launch - Where Can I Live Cloudmade Launch - Where Can I Live Presentation Transcript

      • I care about user experience
      • I care about context
      • I care about style
    • nestoria.co.uk is a UK real estate search engine by Lokku Ltd. We have an API . Lokku Labs showcases interesting ways to use/search/explore/mix real estate data. E.g. web2.0 mashups , games, graphs
    • Search is fine when you know what you want What if I don’t know?
    • I work near Oxford Circus I don't want to spend more than 30min on the underground I can afford a 2 bedroom apartment for £300/week ... now tell me ... where-can-I-live.com http://flickr.com/photos/endlisnis/458894421/ 200 hours per year packed in a train?
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    • We started with OpenStreetMap and Google's terrain view as an alternative. We switched to a customised CloudMade Map style because: - most views are on city-level (30x30km)‏ - we don't need car navigation (street numbers, exit numbers, titles)‏ - we wanted to use less bright colours - we wanted the map colours to fit the overall website style - we have an underground-lines overlay
    • Google Maps, zoom 10
    • CloudMade style “WCIL3”, zoom 10
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    • What's next? - cycling, walking times (CloudMade Routing API)‏ - 320 more London Overground stations, train interchange - Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin...