mapping beijing, isometrically


Google Maps are pretty cool, but if you ever wanted to know what Beijing and other Chinese cities would look like if they were in Sim City, check out these maps created by  Not only can you “walk” around a cartoon version of the city, you can also search by streets and landmarks.  I found both my apartment building in Beijing, mysteriously the only one in the complex that is NOT numbered, and my apartment building in Hong Kong.

The site includes such famous cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Urumqi, as well as second and third-tier cities like Shijiazhuang and Zibo; the complete list of cities is here.

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2 Comments on "mapping beijing, isometrically"

  1. Cedric
    28/10/2009 at 12:13 am Permalink

    And not to forget Hong Kong!

    Looks really neat though, the SimCity player says…

  2. Leah Perez
    04/07/2010 at 4:00 am Permalink

    i played the original SimCity in the 90′s and until now i still play the latest version of SimCity”*”

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