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Jumeirah Gardens of Dubai

Jumeirah Gardens of Dubai

Jumeirah Gardens is a futuristic “city within a city” in Dubai composed of three projects; the fluidly designed architecture will feature sky bridges and suspended garden canopies.

Website: City Creator

Website: City Creator

Despite an often maddening interface, City Creator gets addictive; create pixel cities from one of three tile sets, and save or send them as an e-card. Above: view our misguided creations.

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Art: Rod Hunt

Art: Rod Hunt

London-based illustrator Rod Hunt’s artwork reminds us of Goon City, albeit better drawn and more detailed; this is especially critical when viewing a 50-foot tall bikini-clad woman.

Website: Map of Shanghai

Website: Map of Shanghai

We have to say this Shanghai map is even better than Onion Maps; it’s a heavily detailed map of the booming metropolis, with graphics that are on par with something you’d see in SimCity.

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Tokyo Twilight Zone is a fantastic collection of photos of the Tokyo cityscape by Sato Shintaro. His shots are all taken of apartment back alleys during 15 precious minutes of twilight.

Website: Goon City

Website: Goon City

We’ve seen pixel cities before, but Ryan Allen’s Google-maps based Goon City is special because Something Awful forum members are helping out, ensuring plenty of wackiness.

Website: Onion Maps

Website: Onion Maps

Onion Maps initially reminds us of Google Earth, minus many features — but its simplicity and focus on isometric views works, especially for tourists who just want landmarks.

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