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 | | CONTACT |

San Juan Quilt #2
|| 7/19/2006 || 12:39 pm || Comments Off on San Juan Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

I’m really tempted to make a third map using the imagery of this map (aka a 1st derivative map), but I think I’ll just make another one of Washington, DC (it’s been a bit!). I’ve tessellated American University, Howard University, and Woodley Park but I haven’t gotten around to rendering these locations yet. So many places still to cover….
View the Google Map of San Juan, Puerto Rico.



View Details:

+ MORE



San Juan Quilt
|| 7/18/2006 || 12:28 pm || Comments Off on San Juan Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

The source aerial photography contained photography taken at different times (not sure when exactly) and it yields a more colorful mosaic, and ultimately a more colorful quilt. Since I’ve never been to San Juan, I wasn’t sure what portion of the city I should use, so I settled on old-town San Juan. If you look closely at the details, you can see some of the old military fortifications. That’s it, I’m going to the beach…

View the Google Map of San Juan, Puerto Rico.



View Details:

+ MORE



Wilmington Quilt #2
|| 7/17/2006 || 11:12 am || Comments Off on Wilmington Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

Up next is San Juan, Puerto Rico!

View the Google Map of Wilmington, Delaware.



View Details:

+ MORE



Wilmington Quilt
|| 7/16/2006 || 10:59 am || Comments Off on Wilmington Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

The spatial resolution of the source aerial photography is about two times less than I normally use. At .65 meter per pixel (about two feet per pixel) it deviates from the usual .3 meter most of my other maps use and the result is that I made a tessellation that contains a total of 8 tiles instead of the usual 4. Basically, when looking at the web ready version (which is roughly a 7.5 to 1 scale) you can see less of the on-the-ground imagery and more abstraction. Quite similar to the “Salt Lake City – Scale” map… Regardless, I am pleased, and quite happy to get another state out of the way. Only a few more left….

View the Google Map of Wilmington, Delaware.



View Rendering Details:

+ MORE



Charleston Quilt #2
|| 7/14/2006 || 10:29 am || Comments Off on Charleston Quilt #2 || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

Both #1 & #2 came out nicely. I like number one slightly more…

View the Google Map of Charleston, West Virginia.



View Details:

+ MORE



Quilt of Charleston West Virginia
|| 7/13/2006 || 3:22 pm || Comments Off on Quilt of Charleston West Virginia || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

I recently acquired some new photography of states that I have yet to map. Up next will be Wilmington, Delaware and then San Juan, Puerto Rico (another colony!).

I realized my favorite maps are those that feature confluences of rivers. Check Pittsburgh….

View the Google Map of Charleston, West Virginia.

View Rendering Details:

+ MORE



Park City Quilt
|| 7/9/2006 || 1:59 pm || Comments Off on Park City Quilt || ||

The print arrived in the mail today and I showed it the client this afternoon. She is very pleased with the final outcome (as am I!). She is mailing it to her sister tomorrow….

This is probably my favorite commissioned map :)

: rendered at 9,000 X 6,000 :

View the Google Map of Park City, Utah

View Rendering Details:

+ MORE



Only, in America
|| 7/4/2006 || 4:41 pm || Comments Off on Only, in America || ||

happy 230 years

In America

right now you are standing on stolen land
no matter where you are hearing this poem
i promise you below you is stolen land
was lakota was navajo was creek
was and was and is and is and
this fact does not change because you do not think about it
or you thought the last Indian died before you were born
or you were born 1/15 Apache
this poem is not blaming you but
allowing you an opportunity to do something
start by saying something
and from where you are standing
look North look South look West look East
and see the theft, the occupation happening now
and do something and start, start by saying something.

Suheir Hammad



Israel / Palestine 1993
|| 7/3/2006 || 3:59 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

On Saturday day on I obtained a scanned map of Israel & Palestine from the “Atlas of the Middle East”, published in January 1993 by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. I was thinking of using the map for something quasi political, but this last week Israel blew up the only power plant in Gaza. An act identified as an international war crime where women, children, the sick, and eldery were all collectively punished through this illegal act on civilians. Israel also abducted 8 elected members of parliament. I can only imagine what it would be like if my city council members were kidnapped. Worse, my good friend was supposed to be going to Beruit next month and I don’t think she’ll be able to go now. I chose to add Naji al-Ali’s cartoon character Handala to this map as my way of showing shame.

From Wikipedia on Handala:

Handala is the most famous of Naji al-Ali’s characters. He is depicted as a ten-year old boy, and appeared for the first time in Al-Siyasa in Kuwait in 1969. The figure turned his back to the viewer from the year 1973, and clasped his hands behind his back. The artist explained that the ten-year old represented his age when forced to leave Palestine and would not grow up until he could return to his homeland; his turned back and clasped hands symbolised the character’s rejection of “outside solutions”. Handala wears ragged clothes and is barefoot, symbolising his allegiance to the poor. In later cartoons, he sometimes appears throwing stones or writing graffiti. Handala became the signature of Naji al-Ali’s cartoons and remains an iconic symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance; the artist remarked that “this being that I have invented will certainly not cease to exist after me, and perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that I will live on with him after my death”.

Yesterday I did run into a wayward and former Seeds of Peace camp counselor at the U-Haul. This did give me some hope…

View Map details:



Of interesting note, the map states clearly:
“The 1950 Israeli proclamation that Jerusalem be the national capital is not recognized by the United States Government”

I chose the placement of Handala so that his head surrounds Israel to point out focus of shame. By adding the character to the map, he becomes a cartoon cartouche. I am not aware of any contemporary maps that have iconic cartoon characters on them.

The points of the found star in the map are interesting. The confluence of the West Bank creates the tips and for some reason the C.I.A. chose to use odd stripes to show the West Bank as a country. Why not a normal whole color like every other country? Cartographic bias?

The best line from this section of the map is:
GAZA STRIP – Israeli occupied- status to be determined.

: zoom out from center :


: zoom out from center :

####
UPDATE 2/1/08

I am offering ten signed prints of ISRAEL / PALESTINE 1993 for sale at the gallery. Printed at 48″ x 32″ with archival inks on stretched canvas, the map is printed large enough so that you can read the tiny print on the original map.

If you are interested in attending the opening night reception, I have added an event invitation on Facebook where you can RSVP.



7 are being framed…
|| 7/1/2006 || 6:25 pm || Comments Off on 7 are being framed… || ||

This week I received 24 prints in the mail from Kodak. It’s been quite exciting seeing so much of my work printed out. Today I went to the Picture Frame Factory and got a decent deal on having 7 framed, about $100 each. I’m going to pick them up next week and I all can do is think about how they’ll look on a wall (or along a wall, haha). I need to purchase 7 more maps and order Ward 3’s maps. The project is almost finished- or has it only begun?





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

©2004-2019 Nikolas R. Schiller - Colonist of the District of Columbia - Privacy Policy - Fair Use - RSS - Contact




::LAST 51 POSTS::

Fair Use


21 queries. 0.992 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.

::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

::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

::MONTHLY ARCHIVES::



::LOCATIONS & CATEGORIES::

  • 2004 Elections (2)
  • 2008 Elections (35)
  • 2014 Elections (4)
  • 2016 Elections (2)
  • ACLU (3)
  • Activism (287)
  • Adbusters (13)
  • Advertisements (33)
  • aerial photography (19)
  • Analysis (31)
  • Animals (30)
  • animated gif (7)
  • Animation (25)
  • Antique (104)
  • Apple (1)
  • Arabic (17)
  • Architectural Archeology (9)
  • Artomatic (25)
  • Astronomy (15)
  • Astrophotography (9)
  • Audio (2)
  • Awards (3)
  • Backpacking (2)
  • banner graphics (5)
  • Beat Google to the Map (56)
  • bicycle (23)
  • Birds-Eye View (5)
  • Blaeu (10)
  • Book Covers (7)
  • Bridge (10)
  • Building (15)
  • calendar (28)
  • calligraphy (6)
  • Capital (61)
  • Cars (18)
  • Cartography (74)
  • Cartoon (9)
  • Celestial (31)
  • Censorship (32)
  • Chinese (7)
  • Chronicling America (34)
  • Classroom (5)
  • Clothing (12)
  • Commentary (76)
  • Commissioned (27)
  • Credit Cards (3)
  • Crime (12)
  • Cyrillic Alphabet (1)
  • DAILY LINKS (30)
  • Dance (2)
  • DC History (93)
  • Design (102)
  • Digital Scrap (5)
  • Election (11)
  • ESA (3)
  • Facebook (19)
  • Fantasy (3)
  • Fashion (23)
  • Fast Food (2)
  • FBI (7)
  • Flag (15)
  • flickr (4)
  • Found Map (56)
  • French (9)
  • Gallery (54)
  • Gardening (25)
  • General (256)
  • George Bush (12)
  • GIS (69)
  • GMO Labeling (4)
  • Google (31)
  • Google AdSense (4)
  • Google AdWords (3)
  • Google Earth (28)
  • Google Maps (47)
  • Google Reader (4)
  • Google Streetview (8)
  • GPS (7)
  • Graffiti (5)
  • Greek (4)
  • Green (72)
  • Green Party (18)
  • Healthcare (15)
  • Highway (35)
  • Hiking (2)
  • Hipster (2)
  • history (151)
  • Holidays (10)
  • House Party (2)
  • Hubble Telescope (2)
  • Humor (88)
  • In The News (88)
  • Insects (2)
  • Interactive (74)
  • Interiors (4)
  • IP Trace (28)
  • Latin (22)
  • Law (15)
  • Lecture (11)
  • Legislation (19)
  • Library (21)
  • Library of Congress (66)
  • Location (1,018)
  • LOLMaps (3)
  • Mass Transit (6)
  • Memorandum (2)
  • meta-data (32)
  • Mobile Phone Applications (1)
  • Movie (3)
  • MrSID (4)
  • MSN (5)
  • Museum (5)
  • Music (48)
  • MySpace (6)
  • NASA (10)
  • National Archives (3)
  • News (182)
  • Obituary (2)
  • Oil (4)
  • Ornithology (4)
  • orthophotography (4)
  • OSCE (16)
  • Photography (134)
  • Poetry (18)
  • Portuguese (1)
  • postmodern (8)
  • QR code (9)
  • QTVR (4)
  • Radio (3)
  • Renderings (675)
  • RSS (3)
  • Seasons (12)
  • Sold (40)
  • Spanish (7)
  • Speech (5)
  • Sports (1)
  • Stadium (40)
  • statehood (94)
  • Statistics (2)
  • Stellarium (4)
  • Stereogram (1)
  • Street (21)
  • Street Art (10)
  • Submissions (5)
  • Tattoo (2)
  • Testimony (2)
  • time-lapse (19)
  • Torture (3)
  • Transportation (6)
  • TV (23)
  • Twitter (5)
  • University (41)
  • Update (24)
  • Vegetarianism (2)
  • Video (49)
  • Vimeo (18)
  • visualization (36)
  • Washington Critic (2)
  • Weather (19)
  • Web Crawler (9)
  • Wikipedia (14)
  • Wordpress (4)
  • Wordpress Upgrade (2)
  • World Wind (3)
  • Yahoo (6)
  • YouTube (113)
  • Zodiac (23)




  • thank you,
    come again!