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Random Blog Entry Link Added To Menu
|| 5/31/2007 || 8:42 am || Comments Off on Random Blog Entry Link Added To Menu || ||

Found a nice plugin that randomly chooses one of the 1,000+ blog entries to display. It’s a pretty fun way to search and discover some of the maps I’ve made over the years. Check it out on the menu: RANDOM POSTING



LOLMaps #51 – WARNING: contains geography not suitable for minors
|| 5/30/2007 || 6:08 pm || Comments Off on LOLMaps #51 – WARNING: contains geography not suitable for minors || ||

This is the first LOLMap that I’ve made since I put them all on-line last week. I placed all the previously made LOLMaps outside of this blog, and I’ve been debating on whether to add them back into this blog or create a new one. Regardless, I thought of this map last night while walking down the street, and I made it this morning. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite LOLmaps thus far.

If you’ve ever watched late night television in America, you have probably seen an advertisement for Girls Gone Wild, where young women have their breasts obscured by various objects like stars, DVD boxes, etc. This map plays with the idea of censorship by using the location stars of Washignton, DC and New York City as a warning similar to the one found during the Girls Gone Wild commercial. The satellite image is rotated so DC & NYC line up like a geographic bosom and ironically, they really do contain geography not suitable for minors. Strip club anyone? j/k



A New Map of the Terraqueous Globe : according to the the Ancient discoveries and most general Divisions of Geospatial Art
|| 5/29/2007 || 1:52 pm || Comments Off on A New Map of the Terraqueous Globe : according to the the Ancient discoveries and most general Divisions of Geospatial Art || ||

A New Map of the Terraqueous Globe : according to the the Ancient discoveries and most general Divisions of Geospatial Art by Nikolas Schiller

Worked on this “New Map” nearly all Memorial Day… took 12 hours to complete!
It’s a 269 year enrichment, errr, a cartographic memorial? Continue reading:

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TV Kultura mentions the last 4 years of my cartographic activities
|| 5/28/2007 || 6:38 pm || Comments Off on TV Kultura mentions the last 4 years of my cartographic activities || ||

Translations:

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FlickrVision 3D
|| 5/26/2007 || 5:25 pm || Comments Off on FlickrVision 3D || ||

I mentioned how much I liked FlickrVision a few days ago and now I find that they have developed a Google Earth-esque version. Last time I called it “international geographic,” this time new revision shows it as “global geographic.” Well done!



LOLmaps
|| 5/24/2007 || 9:42 am || Comments Off on LOLmaps || ||

So last week I mentioned I was working on a new project and after working on it for the last 4 days or so I have nearly completed my latest cartographic creation: LOLmaps

There is still some work to do on the project, but I am quite pleased with how it has turned out thus far. It currently uses the same design as the Lost Series, and I’d ultimately like to code a sequential version, but for now I am enjoying the randomness. After the first revision of the project, I now have a handy-dandy legend for the maps (aka I added numbers to corresponding maps) which explains the background of the project, gives the translations, and locates the maps I have created thus far. But there is still a few more tasks to do before I’d say it’s a completed project (like a Google Map Mashup). Regardless, I am curious as to how the project will be received.

View the Legend for LOLmaps



new project
|| 5/18/2007 || 8:29 am || Comments Off on new project || ||

been working on a fun, new project…. made 30 maps thus far…. will post again when nearly complete….



Darfur was on the map in 1858…
|| 5/17/2007 || 11:09 am || Comments Off on Darfur was on the map in 1858… || ||

but its not on the map today. I wonder if Americans would care more about the people of Darfur if it wasn’t just a region in Sudan?

Image links to high resolution version from the Perry-Castañeda Library
Map Collection
at the University of Texas Library via the Michigan State University Library.



International Geographic: FlickrVision
|| 5/15/2007 || 8:58 pm || Comments Off on International Geographic: FlickrVision || ||

If you have a few minutes to spare, take a look at FlickrVision

I can spend hours watching this.



Quadrant Map of DC – Translated into Latin – “Novus Columbus Quadrans”
|| 5/14/2007 || 9:20 am || Comments Off on Quadrant Map of DC – Translated into Latin – “Novus Columbus Quadrans” || ||

Quadrant Map of DC - Translated into Latin - Novus Columbus Quadrans

Legend:
+ New Columbia – Novus Columbus
+ North West – Septentrio Occidens
+ North East – Septentrio Oriens
+ South West – Merides Occidens
+ South East – Merides Oriens
+ Anno Domino MMVII – Year of Our Lord 2007
+ Signature written in Arabic


This is my first draft of this map. I’ll probably make another with a different color scheme. I feel that there is a lot to be added to this map, but not sure where to start. It’s my first time using Latin as a main focus of a map. I got the idea after looking through the old maps yesterday that it would be funny to label the quadrants of DC in Latin (and future maps with historic samplings). Being that some feel Washington is the modern day Rome, I felt this lexical motif works well. It’s partly educational, partly humorous, and it crosses a few lingusitic barriers that I’ve never approached. Moreover, I am well aware that the water in the area of DC I live in has lead in the water, just like the Romans!

The choice of New Columbia as the title is a reference to the name that DC residents chose to-be for the state of the District of Columbia. I’ve honestly never liked the name “New Columbia” for the state’s name, it’s too old. There is nothing New about naming another state New. Plus, as for abbreviations, NC is already used by North Carolina! So after DC becomes a state, would it be called New Columbia in name but still go by DC or Washington? Or all three?





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