You're on vacation, and you urgently need to get a sandwich in you. Wouldn't it be nice if Google Maps would filter out the noise? You really just want the map to show you nearby sandwich shops and how long it will take to get there.
In a way, this has occurred to designer and software engineer Peter Liu, who has created a map that shows temporal relations to buildings in your vicinity. The Time Map shows search results and how long it will take you to get there by foot, bike, or car.
Liu says he saw something strange with how we talk about a morning commute. "If you’re like most people, it starts with a ballpark estimate of how long it usually takes," he wrote. "There’s something strange here: we’re answering a question about a trip through physical space, with numbers in units of time."