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Metro Crash Quilt #2
|| 6/29/2009 || 2:23 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
metrocrashquilt2 Metro Crash Quilt #2

Continuing on the theme of my last map, I decided to focus on the merging of the two Metro trains for this version. To create this map I first sampled a portion of Metro Crash Quilt, then I used that portion to create an intermediate map (that I chose to not publish), which I then sampled again to create this fractal Hexagon Quilt Projection map. This process of recursive sampling allowed me to focus more and more on the portion of the map where the two train merge together. The result is a weaved pattern of train tracks and merging Metro cars; a far more intricate map than my previous version. What is lost, however, is the area around the crash site and the crash site itself, in their place are more trains and more train track. I have sampled a portion of this map and am in the process of seeing what a third iteration will look like.


View the Google Map of the crash site in upper Northeast Washington, DC.

: detail :
metrocrashquilt2 cut Metro Crash Quilt #2

View the rest of the map details:

: detail :
metrocrashquilt2 cut2 Metro Crash Quilt #2
: zoom out from center :
metrocrashquilt2 zoom Metro Crash Quilt #2
: zoom to center :
metrocrashquilt2 zoom2 Metro Crash Quilt #2


Related Ward 4 of Washington, DC Entries:

Related Hexagon Quilt Projection Maps:

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Post Title: Metro Crash Quilt #2
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Posted in: DC, Fractal, Hexagon, Location, Quilt, Renderings, Transportation, Ward4
Last edited by Nikolas Schiller on 6/29/2009 at 2:26 pm



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