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Taipei MAPPING - a harmonious mix of assonance and dissonance

Asia | Taipei

The CityPlan returns to the Far East, to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. As usual, our survey starts with a look at the GIS-based maps that provide a significant overview of the city, a snapshot that also allows easy comparison with other world metropolises. Indeed, we now consider these seminal maps as an “automatic” aspect of this section, a post-production feature that makes the mass of collected data legible and useable.

The first map shows population density. It is the reference document against which to read the others that show the geographical features, service provision density, public transport networks, and natural vegetation, respectively.

The municipality of Taipei has about 2,600,00 inhabitants while the metropolitan area is home to around 6.5 million people. Overlapping the population density and contour maps shows how the major...

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