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Mount Vernon Quilt #4
|| 10/31/2007 || 12:15 pm || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #4 || ||

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Mount Vernon Quilt #3

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #3, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map.

Up next I have another map of Mount Vernon based off of a fourth dervative tessellation created from this map. I believe that the next map will be the most derivatives I’ve created from one source map!

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Mount Vernon Quilt #3
|| 10/30/2007 || 2:15 pm || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #3 || ||

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Mount Vernon Quilt #3

Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt #2, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map. Up next I have another map of Mount Vernon based off of a third dervative tessellation created from this map. The aim is to isolate the area around Baltimore’s Washington Monument.

Unlike previous fractal maps, I have made a slight correction to the source imagery. Earlier this year I discovered how my quilt projection template slightly over-projects the imagery. To combat this, I tried something new with this map. Prior to tessellation, I reduced the source imagery about 10 pixels (or about .003%). I am not sure how much it helped, since I am not exactly sure how much I have over-projected the imagery, but I think I’ll do this from now on.

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Mount Vernon Quilt #2
|| 10/29/2007 || 10:39 am || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt #2 || ||

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Using this portion of Mount Vernon Quilt, I created a derivative tessellation to create this fractal map. Up next I have another map of Mount Vernon based off of a second dervative tessellation created from this map.

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Mount Vernon Quilt
|| 10/28/2007 || 6:15 pm || Comments Off on Mount Vernon Quilt || ||

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Lately I’ve been going to Baltimore to work on some tasks and have spent a fair amount of time traversing the streets of old downtown Baltimore. I find the city to have quite a unique character. I enjoy these getaways from DC very much and it’s cheap- only $14 roundtrip on the MARC trains. Cab rides within DC cost more than that!

Mount Vernon is a historic neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Included in this area (and above map) is my favorite monument in Baltimore: the Washington Monument. I prepared a derivative tessellation to show more imagery of the monument in the next map. It should look interesting.

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Silver Spring Quilt #3
|| 10/25/2007 || 12:16 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt #3 || ||

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Using a portion of Silver Spring Quilt #1, I made a derivative tessellation and created this fractal map. The “lines” seen above are reflections of the Metro line around the Silver Spring Metro Station.

View the Google Map of the Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring Quilt #2
|| 10/24/2007 || 3:12 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt #2 || ||

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Up next will a a fractal version. It should look pretty cool :-) It’s too bad that the source aerial photograph was taken so late in the afternoon because the shadows obscure a lot of what’s on the ground.

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Silver Spring Quilt
|| 10/23/2007 || 2:59 pm || Comments Off on Silver Spring Quilt || ||

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Over the last few months I’ve been going to Silver Spring for business and I decided to get around to making a map of the central business district.

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In the classroom #2 – La Salle University
|| 10/18/2007 || 2:39 pm || Comments Off on In the classroom #2 – La Salle University || ||

Richard A. Di Dio, Ph.D, is an associate professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department in the Integrated Science, Business, & Technology Program at La Salle University in Philadelphia. He recently profiled my fractal maps (above). His blog, Fractal Log showcases some really interesting applications of fractals in society like computer art, mathematical modeling , chaos in literature, etc. His blog is geared toward his students in HON 462 – Chaos and Fractals. I bet it would be a fun class to take!



In the classroom #1 – Valparaiso University
|| 10/16/2007 || 2:18 pm || Comments Off on In the classroom #1 – Valparaiso University || ||

I’m always humbled when I see that my body of work is studied at a university. While a miscellaneous blog entry here & there is nice, there is much more to be said when a professor chooses to include my cartographic contributions in their lesson plan. Thank you Dr. Michael Longan!

Alas, like last October, I’ve taken a break from my mapmaking activities. I’ll resume them shortly…



What a difference a year makes….
|| 10/10/2007 || 2:04 pm || Comments Off on What a difference a year makes…. || ||

Last year I was quite tickeled that my Myspace Profile hit 10,000 visits on 10/10. Over this last year my profile has had approximately 6,200 profile views, which is quite a bit more than all of the other years combined. I have one hunch as to why this happened….





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