DataViz as Maps: Movies Turned into Magical Maps


The most memorable movies take you on an emotional journey. Artist Anthony Petrie has grabbed onto that idea and made it literal with his pop culture maps. He takes films like Jaws, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Indiana Jones and translates some of the iconic imagery into detailed and artistic cartography. Amity Island from Jaws turns into a shark-shaped mass of land, Isla Nublar from Jurassic Park becomes a dinosaur, etc.

Petrie’s work will be on display at Gallery 1988 West in LA until January 24th.

Here are a few more examples of his work. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Source: Amy Ratcliffe, Movies Turned Into Magical Maps, Nerd Approved, January 13, 2015,

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