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105 & 405 Quilt
|| 7/21/2007 || 9:42 am || Comments Off on 105 & 405 Quilt || ||

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Click here to read more about the series “Los Angeles Interchanges”

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-105 & I-405 in Los Angeles.

View the Google Map of the Los Angeles Interchanges Series

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Random Banners Now Greet You – continued
|| 7/20/2007 || 2:35 pm || Comments Off on Random Banners Now Greet You – continued || ||


Banner created from Star of Guinea-Bissau

In March of this year I created 15 banners that are displayed randomly each time the website loads. Earlier this week a friend of mine in Shanghai, China sent me my name in Simplified Chinese. She also sent me some useful words I plan on adding to some future maps. I’ve decided to make another batch of banners using this text. There are now a total of 34 different banners.

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90 & 405 Quilt
|| || 9:50 am || + Render A Comment || ||

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Click here to read more about the series “Los Angeles Interchanges”

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-90 & I-405 in Los Angeles.

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Socio Ditata Labore – Revisited
|| 7/19/2007 || 4:40 pm || Comments Off on Socio Ditata Labore – Revisited || ||

Discovered & translated in May, this engraving is now on the splash page of my website- an interactive Atlas Nouveau so to speak.

There are now over 1600 different images that randomly showcase the cartographic labor involved in the creation of this website. Just hit reload to cycle through them.

Related:
• Enriching Results
• Socio Ditata Labore : Society is Enriched by Labor

from the Lost Series



10 & 405 Quilt
|| || 2:22 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

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A few months ago I conceived this series titled’ “LA Interchanges.” The plan was to make maps of the highway interchanges throughout Los Angeles, California. I’ve made maps using highway interchanges before (MacArthur Maze Quilt and Omaha Intersection) so this concept is not necessarily new, but the idea of having a series dedicated to one geographic region with a focus on one aspect of the built environment is what makes this series interesting to me. Ultimately I’ll make a special Google Map Mashup for this series, but it’s still got a long way to go- there are a lot of interchanges. The plan is to slowly go North to South looking for interesting interchanges.

When obtaining the imagery for this project I discovered that the USGS has removed the 2004 imagery of Los Angeles! This means that I cannot make comparison maps like I did with Dodgers Stadium – 20042006. Moreover, I think the quality of the 2006 imagery is poor. It’s bleached out and fuzzy looking at the full resolution. After reading the meta-data I know why- its from scanned photographs taken in 2002! So it’s not really new imagery after all, but reprocessed old imagery.

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-10 & I-405 in Los Angeles.

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Kennedy Center Quilt
|| 7/18/2007 || 3:51 pm || Comments Off on Kennedy Center Quilt || ||

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In continuance of my current task of mapping the areas of Washington, DC that Google has chosen to censor, I realzed that I had not made a map with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

View the Google Map of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Dupont Circle Quilt 2005
|| 7/17/2007 || 8:20 am || Comments Off on Dupont Circle Quilt 2005 || ||

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In continuance of my current task of mapping the areas of Washington, DC that Google has chosen to censor, I decided to revist my favorite circle.

View the Google Map of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Department of State Quilt
|| 7/16/2007 || 1:20 pm || Comments Off on U.S. Department of State Quilt || ||

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U.S. Department of State Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

Following up on my discovery of Google’s censorship, I’ve decided to make my next maps be in the area in Washington, DC that is currently censored. By mapping this area, I can easily claim that I’ve beat Google to the map for each location.

The area around the State Department is one that is quite familiar to me. The dorm that I lived in for 2 different years at GWU is located in this map. Alongside the State Department Building (the largest building in the map), there is the Federal Reserve Building, Office of Personnel Management, National Academy of Sciences, and a few other of buildings of note, like the Red Cross HQ and the World Health Organization.

View the Google Map of the area around the State Department in Washington, DC.

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Lincoln Memorial Quilt 2005 #2
|| 7/12/2007 || 8:47 pm || Comments Off on Lincoln Memorial Quilt 2005 #2 || ||

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I made a couple different tessellations of the area around the Lincoln Memorial. This map features the same imagery used for this map, but it’s tessellated differently to create a new design.

View the Google Map zoom-in of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Lincoln Memorial Quilt 2005
|| 7/11/2007 || 8:31 pm || Comments Off on Lincoln Memorial Quilt 2005 || ||

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I decided to start mapping the area that Google has censored. I discovered that the Lincoln Memorial lies on the line of censorship [link to Google Map zoom-in]. The line starts right at the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial, which means that the reflection pool imagery in my map is newer than Google’s imagery. The Vietnam Memorial is also newer in my map but is censored by Google.

View the Google Map zoom-in of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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