Cultural geographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and urban planners study why certain places hold special meaning to particular people or animals. That “sense of place” can be felt in spaces that exude a strong identity and character, which is often experienced deeply by local inhabitants and visitors.
“Sense of place” is a social phenomenon that exists independently of any one individual’s perceptions or experiences. Yet, it depends on human engagement for its existence. Such a feeling could be derived from the natural environment, but it often consists of a mix of natural and cultural features within the landscape and includes the people and memories that occupy that space.
Think of a place you love and tell us the story using the map’s design and Mapbox GL JS. Tag @mapbox and use the hashtag #BuiltWithMapbox and we’ll be sure to spotlight our favorites on Twitter!
Amy Lee Walton
is a designer at Mapbox. She brings an experimental art+maker background alongside seasoned web chops ranging from designing interactive experiences, to metrics-based advertising campaigns, to UX-focused landing pages and microsites.
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