List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2013 – Doug McCune's Physical Maps


Doug McCune is a programmer turned artist, and he is obsessed with maps. In 2013, he got bored with screens and started to build physical thematic maps. He specializes in turning "horrible data" such as murders and natural disasters into beautiful objects. Above on the left is an artwork titled "stalagmite crime" that shows elevation maps of crime rates in San Francisco: narcotics-related crimes (green), prostitution (blue) and vehicle theft (orange).


  1. Doug McCune (2013) Physical Maps – My 360 | intersect Presentation.
  2. Doug McCune (2015) Deviant Cartography.
  3. Doug McCune (2015) Desperately Trying to Remove the Air Quotes Around the Word “Artist”.

Added by: Pierre Dragicevic. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: 3d printing, cartographic, cartography, digital fabrication, maps