Of all our collaborations with Guidekick, The Telegraph Avenue Walking Tour is the one we enjoyed working on the most. The history of Berkeley has some of the most powerful and personal stories of any of our projects. Berkeley was the birthplace of The Free Speech Movement in the 1960s, led by the charismatic Mario Savio who made his "Bodies upon the gears" speech on the steps of Sproul Hall, on December 2, 1964. In 1972, the first Center for Independent Living was founded by disability activists, led by Ed Roberts, in Berkeley. Berkeley became the first location in America to have a region of the city that was entirely accessible to wheelchair users.

 

Prior to Telegraph Avenue, all of our apps had focused on a specific site or building and our maps had been created by hand by a 3D artist. The Walking Tour covers an area of dozens of city blocks so we had to integrate Mapbox's 3D map technology and customize it to suit our needs. The designers wanted to clearly indicate on the map which buildings were inside the tour region and which were there simply for perspective. We created a custom filter that takes a series of bounding boxes and colours the 3D buildings according to whether they are inside or outside of the bounding regions.

Of all our collaborations with Guidekick, The Telegraph Avenue Walking Tour is the one we enjoyed working on the most. The history of Berkeley has some of the most powerful and personal stories of any of our projects. Berkeley was the birthplace of The Free Speech Movement in the 1960s, led by the charismatic Mario Savio who made his "Bodies upon the gears" speech on the steps of Sproul Hall, on December 2, 1964. In 1972, the first Center for Independent Living was founded by disability activists, led by Ed Roberts, in Berkeley. Berkeley became the first location in America to have a region of the city that was entirely accessible to wheelchair users.

 

Prior to Telegraph Avenue, all of our apps had focused on a specific site or building and our maps had been created by hand by a 3D artist. The Walking Tour covers an area of dozens of city blocks so we had to integrate Mapbox's 3D map technology and customize it to suit our needs. The designers wanted to clearly indicate on the map which buildings were inside the tour region and which were there simply for perspective. We created a custom filter that takes a series of bounding boxes and colours the 3D buildings according to whether they are inside or outside of the bounding regions.