The Daily Render

by

A Digital Scrapbook for the Past, Present, and Future

| FRONT PAGE | GEOSPATIAL ART | DC HISTORY / TIMELINE | NEWS | COLONIST | FOUND MAPS | FRACTALS |
| PHOTOGRAPHY | ANTIQUE | DESIGN | VIDEO | RANDOM | CONTACT |

syndicated in Taiwan, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Austin, Little Rock, and Lincoln, Nebraska
|| 1/19/2008 || 4:35 pm || Comments Off on syndicated in Taiwan, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Austin, Little Rock, and Lincoln, Nebraska || ||

Screen grab from the 90.3 KWMU

A little over a week ago I noticed that Teresa Mendez article from the Christian Science Monitor had been syndicated in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ABC News.

Today I found that the article was syndicated again on December 30th, 2007 on quite a few NPR affiliates, including the one I used to listen to when I was young (KWMU 90.3) and, curiously, even in Taiwan.

Screen grabs below:

+ MORE



University of Texas at Austin Quilt #3
|| 6/23/2007 || 3:19 pm || Comments Off on University of Texas at Austin Quilt #3 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

Read more about the process used to make the map here.

View the Google Map of the University of Texas at Austin

View Details:

+ MORE



University of Texas at Austin Quilt #2
|| 6/22/2007 || 3:14 pm || Comments Off on University of Texas at Austin Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

Read more about the process used to make the map here.

View the Google Map of the University of Texas at Austin

View Details:

+ MORE



University of Texas at Austin Quilt
|| 6/21/2007 || 3:02 pm || Comments Off on University of Texas at Austin Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

I finally got around to making the maps for the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been sitting on this imagery for a few months and with the arrival of a guest from Austin I felt it was time to revisit Austin, Texas again.

For these three maps I used three different tessellations to create three different versions of the same geography. Unlike most of the maps in the Quilt Projection I had to reduce the source imagery to half of it’s original spatial resolution in order to create my normal sized tessellation of 6,000 x 6,000. Essentially, at 1ft per pixel the entire campus was 6,000 x 6,000 in size, so I had to reduce it to 3,000 x 3,000 to create the standard sized 6,000 x 6,000 tile I use for all the maps.

View the Google Map of the University of Texas at Austin

View Details:

+ MORE



Polar Coordinates of Austin, Texas [square]
|| 1/18/2007 || 4:27 pm || Comments Off on Polar Coordinates of Austin, Texas [square] || ||


8 tiled map

I recently read through the work of Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith (located at the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London). I was intrigued by his use of Polar Coordinates to create panoramas and synthetic planets. I had been shown how to make the panoramas before, but I hadn’t actually figured out how I could incorporate my current work with this design technique. After some experimenting I figured out some interesting new methods to display tessellated aerial photography using the Polar Coordinates filter. The results are quite amazing and show definite promise for further research…

For this experiment I used the “zoom” of Austin Quilt #2 (a square quilt projection) as my test tessellation to begin working with. I could have used any zoom from any previously made map, but since it was snowing in Austin yesterday, I thought it would be ironic to use the Polar Coordinates filter.

The process to create the panorama planets is relatively simple:
– Stitch together series of photographs
– Reduce the panorama (by default a rectangle) to a square
– Apply Polar Coordinates filter in Photoshop

What makes my experiments unique is that instead of stitching together a photograph, I am I am stitching together perfectly symmetrical square tiles (composed of tessellated aerial photography) to create a rectangle. Moreover, I am maintaining perfect ratios throughout: 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, 6:1, 7:1, and 8:1. For example, the source tile is 800×800 and for each polar coordinate created (below) I merely added one more tile to rectangle ([1600, 2400, 3200, 4000, 4800, 5600, 6400]x800).

For each ratio there are three images shown below:
– Rectangle with number of tiles
– Conversion of the Rectangle to Square
– Application of Polar Coordinates filter

Note: The first image of each ratio below appears to reduce in size after each tile has been been added. In order to maintain a constant width on my website, I’ve chosen to reduce each rectangle to 800 pixels in width (otherwise this entry would be 6400 pixels wide right now!). When originally manipulating the rectangles they were not reduced in size. Essentially, it was done to show the scale of the panorama at a fixed width of 800 pixels.

1 : 1

:Original:

:Converts To:

2 : 1

:Rectangle 2 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 1600×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

3 : 1

:Rectangle 3 Tiles Wide (reduced from:2400×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

4 : 1

:Rectangle 4 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 3200×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

5 : 1

:Rectangle 5 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 4000×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

6 : 1

:Rectangle 6 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 4800×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

7 : 1

:Rectangle 7 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 5600×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

8 : 1

:Rectangle 8 Tiles Wide (reduced from: 6400×800):

:Rectangle reduced to a Square:

:Converts To:

I am excited about what directions this technique might take my cartographic activities :) My next experiment will be to see how the application of the Polar Coordinates filter will effect each geometry of the quilt projection. This experiment was conducted using the square quilt projection, up next with be the diamond. The results should be interesting.

Related:



Austin Quilt #2
|| 1/14/2007 || 12:25 pm || Comments Off on Austin Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

View the Google Map of Austin, Texas.

: detail :

View the rest of the details:

+ MORE



Austin Quilt
|| 1/13/2007 || 11:23 am || Comments Off on Austin Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

“Keep 2007 Weird” is the secondary title given to my first two maps of 2007. It’s play on Austin’s “Keep Austin Weird” slogan that I felt was somewhat relevant to my feelings toward what I predict to be a very interesting year ahead. While no one has asked for my 2007 predictions, I’ll give one that relates to the weather, which is actually where the idea behind the secondary naming came from: I think 2007 will feature the weirdest weather patterns in my lifetime.

View the Google Map of Austin, Texas.

: detail :

View More Rendering Details:

+ MORE





The Daily Render By
A Digital Scrapbook for the Past, Present, and Future.

©2004-2017 Nikolas R. Schiller - Colonist of the District of Columbia - Privacy Policy - Fair Use - RSS - Contact




::SUBSCRIBE::


+ Facebook
+ Twitter
+ YouTube
+ MySpace
+ Google
+ Vimeo

::LAST 51 POSTS::

Fair Use


31 queries. 0.559 seconds.
Powered by WordPress

Photo by Charlie McCormick
Nikolas Schiller is a second-class American citizen living in America's last colony, Washington, DC. This blog is my on-line repository of what I have created or found on-line since May of 2004. If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

If you would like to use content found here, please consult my Fair Use page.

::LOCATIONS & CATEGORIES::





thank you,
come again!

::THE QUILT PROJECTION::

Square
Square

Diamond
diamond

Hexagon
hexagon

Octagon
octagon

Dodecagon
Dodecagon

Beyond
beyond

::OTHER PROJECTIONS::

The Lenz Project
Lenz

Mandala Project
Mandala

The Star Series


Abstract Series
abstract

Memory Series
Memory

Mother Earth Series
Mother Earth

Misc Renderings
Misc

::RENDERS BY YEAR::

+ 95 in 2008
+ 305 in 2007
+ 213 in 2006
+ 122 in 2005
+ 106 in 2004

::POPULAR MAPS::

- The Los Angeles Interchanges Series
- The Lost Series
- Terra Fermi
- Antique Map Mashups
- Google StreetView I.E.D.
- LOLmaps
- The Inaugural Map
- The Shanghai Map
- Ball of Destruction
- The Lenz Project - Maps at the Library of Congress
- Winner of the Everywhere Man Award

::ARCHIVES BY YEAR::

+ 2011
+ 2010
+ 2009
+ 2008
+ 2007
+ 2006
+ 2005
+ 2004


::MONTHLY ARCHIVES::

:: LAST VISITORS ::