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enriching results
|| 5/13/2007 || 10:39 am || Comments Off on enriching results || ||

does that mean that society is not enriched by labor or I found a translation to a Latin phrase that does not exist on the internet?

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Society is Enriched by Labor :: Socio Ditata Labore
|| 5/12/2007 || 4:22 pm || Comments Off on Society is Enriched by Labor :: Socio Ditata Labore || ||


“Antique Home”

Today I finally got around to looking through the David Ramsey Historical Map Collection. Like Archive.org, there was a lot to discover…

The above image is an assembled detail of a beautiful engraving on the title page of Atlas Nouveau, which was published in 1742 in Amsterdam (original cover after the flap). The detail contains the Latin phrase, “Socio ditata labore” and shows a scene of exploration. There is a slain dragon on the right side and on the left are soldiers bringing a woman to the new land. I couldn’t pass up this engraving! I do need a Latin translation, anyone know it? (A friend of mine was able to get a translation for me – below)

Behind the engraving is a tessellated detail from Home Quilt #5, which features the row house I’ve been living in for the last 3 years. The house was built around 1889, a 147 years after the Atlas was published. The source aerial photograph was taken in March of 2005, published in February of 2007, and revisted on March 29th, 2007, and finally today, a 265 year enrichment.

I also made a pop-art style tile that features the engraving in different colors.

From an e-mail:
Here is the report from my classicist friend in LA:

as for the latin, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as it stands – ‘socius’ is a friend, companion, (father in law in some contexts) – so it could be some sort of dedication, as in: ‘for my father in law, with enriched labor” – which, as I say, makes no sense. if, however, ‘societas’ has been mistaken for ‘socio,’ then it can read, as you say, ‘society is enriched by labor.’

Title Page & Notes:

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97 maps so far this year…
|| 5/11/2007 || 5:32 pm || Comments Off on 97 maps so far this year… || ||

I decided to go through my archives and catalog the various maps and interactive mapping environments I’ve made this year. Unlike the previous years (2004, 2005, and 2006) where each listing is a blog entry, I decided to use Word Press’ page feature so I can easily update the page each time a new map is made this year. The current total is around 531 maps, but this figure does not include the maps which were not published on my website for various reasons (like being one of a kind or being composed of pixels that are not in the public domain).

In the listing, I’ve chosen to include each variation in the polar coordinate process as an individual map. I also included the interactive mapping environments like “Lost in America’s Last Colony” as a seperate map, even though they are technically aggregates of previously made maps placed into a random mapping environment. To date my favorite is still The GeoColonial Slots!

You can view the complete listing here. It should be updated regularly as new maps are made throughout the year.



Stadium category added
|| 5/10/2007 || 10:55 pm || Comments Off on Stadium category added || ||

After making the two maps of LA Dodger Stadium, I decided go through my previously made maps and tag the ones that featured a stadium. I skipped domes and stuck with the easy-to-identify baseball/football/soccer stadiums. I might revist this category and add domes….



Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2006
|| 5/9/2007 || 11:41 am || Comments Off on Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2006 || ||

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt - 2006 by Nikolas Schiller

After reading over the meta-data from both the 2004 & 2006 datasets of the Los Angeles orthoimagery, I discovered that the 2006 imagery is scanned from printed photographs taken in 2001! That is, the photography was taken 2001 by the USGS, printed out, then scanned (at 1700 DPI) & processed in 2006 by AirPhotoUSA, and then released into the public domain. I could be wrong, but that is my analysis of the meta-data. I assume this was done because the inferior quality of the 2004 imagery in regards to the shadows. Lastly, when looking at the Google Map of the stadium (which uses the same imagery as this map), they incorrectly state that the imagery is copyrighted to Sanborn.

View the Google Map of Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2004
|| 5/8/2007 || 8:16 am || Comments Off on Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2004 || ||

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt - 2004 by Nikolas Schiller

I made two tessellations of the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium. One from the 2004 imagery and one from the 2006 imagery. Of note is that Google Maps is currently using the 2006 imagery (it looks like the seats had been taken out of the stadium and were placed in the parking lot). The problem with the 2004 dataset of LA is that the flyover was done in the afternoon and the shadows obscure much of the ground. The best example of this is Los Angeles Quilt, which shows downtown but with too many shadows.

View the Google Map of Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

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Columbia Quilt #2
|| 5/7/2007 || 3:45 pm || Comments Off on Columbia Quilt #2 || ||

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View the Google Map of downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

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Columbia Quilt
|| 5/6/2007 || 7:39 pm || Comments Off on Columbia Quilt || ||

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Add another state capital to the list…

View the Google Map of downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

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San Antonio Quilt #2
|| 5/5/2007 || 6:12 pm || Comments Off on San Antonio Quilt #2 || ||

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View the Google Map of downtown San Antonio, Texas.

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San Antonio Quilt
|| 5/4/2007 || 8:38 am || Comments Off on San Antonio Quilt || ||

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San Antonio Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

The other day I realized I hadn’t made any quilts of San Antonio, Texas yet….

View the Google Map of downtown San Antonio, Texas.

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