Playground Projects

Famostrato


What's the story of the historical characters that give names to the streets?


The idea of the “Famostrato” project came up with the idea of investigating the possibilities of Carto‘s service, a location intelligence and visualization engine that empowers you to effortlessly transform data into insights.

Famostrato links the streets of Madrid named after a celebrity with historical data from the Wikipedia entry about said celebrity. 

Streets with available information are coloured and clickable in the map. Hovering over one of these streets, an infobox appears with the character image and a link to find further information at Wikipedia.

A fun way to learn the culture of the city!

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