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Malfunction Junction Offset
|| 6/16/2009 || 1:35 pm || + Render A Comment || ||

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Malfunction Junction Offset by Nikolas R. Schiller

The other week I downloaded the aerial photography of downtown Birmingham, Alabama to make some maps for a friend of mine. Upon closer inspection of the geography, I found that there was a nicely formed highway interchange close to the downtown area that happened to be colloquially named “Malfunction Junction.” While other cities can also claim in having their own Malfunction Junction, this highway interchange is the first one I’ve read about.

When I started working on this map I intended to render a couple versions and recursively sample them to created a fractal map, but I wasn’t happy with the results, so I decided to go in a completely direction. This map did end up using previously sampled imagery, but it does not conform to that regular quilt projection format of a centralized kaleidoscope. Also, this map is not unlike some of my previous maps, like White House Sunrise or Minneapolis Sunset, however, I chose to name it differently based on the position of the kaleidoscope’s focal point, which is offset in the upper left hand corner. I spent a lot of time adjusting this location and as you can see in the last detail below, I was a few pixels off. Up next I’m probably going to work on the downtown area of Birmingham, but I’m really itching to start mapping Europe.


View the Google Map of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham, Alabama

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A Gigapan of the 105 & 110 Quilt
|| 3/23/2009 || 3:10 pm || Comments Off on A Gigapan of the 105 & 110 Quilt || ||


After uploading yesterday’s map to Gigapan, I realized that most of my maps on the website are not really panoramas. They were big files, but not wide panoramas, so I decided to make a special map that looks more like a panorama. To do this, I found the map 105 & 110 Quilt in my archives and opened it up. Then I increased the size of the canvas by a factor of 3 to 27,000 pixels wide and added two more copies of the map in the new space. Finally I saved it and uploaded it. I could easily do this with the rest of the Los Angeles Interchanges Series, but I think one example is enough for the time being. I would have made it larger, but my computer can only handle files 30,000 pixels or smaller. Maybe if I were to use a different computer with more ram and more hard drive space I could actually make a GIGApan.


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91 & 605 Quilt
|| 8/27/2007 || 12:26 pm || Comments Off on 91 & 605 Quilt || ||

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91 and 605 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of 91 & 605 in Los Angeles.

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91 & 710 Quilt
|| 8/26/2007 || 12:38 pm || Comments Off on 91 & 710 Quilt || ||

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91 and 710 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-91 & I-710 in Los Angeles.

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91 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/24/2007 || 8:36 pm || Comments Off on 91 & 110 Quilt || ||

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91 and 110 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-91 & I-110 in Los Angeles.

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110 & 405 Quilt
|| 8/23/2007 || 9:34 am || Comments Off on 110 & 405 Quilt || ||

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110 and 405 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-110 & I-405 in Los Angeles.

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Embedded Google Maps
|| 8/22/2007 || 9:20 am || Comments Off on Embedded Google Maps || ||


View Larger Map of the Los Angeles Interchanges Series

Ever since Google Maps became available and I created my first mash-up, I’ve been trying to get the maps to display properly in my blog. It’s currently why the two mash-ups of America & DC sit outside the confines of this WordPress blog. But not anymore! As you can see above, I can easily add Google Maps anywhere on my blog! In the near future I am probably going to redo these two mash-ups and port them back into the confines of this blog. I know it’s going to take awhile to do this task, and I am not looking forward to it.


==UPDATE==
There is one critical flaw in the Embedded Google Maps I’ve noticed so far. And it’s kinda problematic…. When clicking on the images within the information window, instead of loading a new webpage, they load within the area that map was embedded. Thus the links to their respective blog entries are pretty much useless…. hmmm…


==UPDATE==
It’s been fixed



710 & 105 Quilt
|| 8/21/2007 || 1:21 pm || Comments Off on 710 & 105 Quilt || ||

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710 and 105 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-710 & I-105 in Los Angeles.

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105 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/19/2007 || 1:07 pm || Comments Off on 105 & 110 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-110 in Los Angeles.

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101 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/18/2007 || 9:15 am || Comments Off on 101 & 110 Quilt || ||

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101 and 110 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

The 101 & 110 interchange is popularly known as the Four Level Interchange and officially known as the Bill Keene Memorial Interchange, named after the KNXT traffic / weather reporter.

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

View the Google Map of the intersection of I-101 & I-110 in Los Angeles.

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