Colourful Property Mosaics

Feb 2017

A colourful map artwork of Christchurch and Wellington representing individual properties boundaries in a spectrum of colours.

A colleague recently shared with me this map of the US counties that was surprisingly colourful and intricate. I thought I’d have a go at making a similar map for Christchurch and Wellington, this time taking property parcel boundaries from Land Information New Zealand and applying a random colour ramp to the data. This has the effect of artistically representing every single property parcel in the area in random colours, while leaving the roads white and well contrasted.

Read more in the blog post here.

Data: Land Information New Zealand, used under a CC 3.0 licence.