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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

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

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Orlando Quilt
|| 8/20/2007 || 12:19 pm || Comments Off on Orlando Quilt || ||

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After spending much of last week working on the LA Interchanges series, I decided to switch it up a tad and make a map of Orlando, Florida. I am not sure what maps I’ll be making next….

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105 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/19/2007 || 1:07 pm || Comments Off on 105 & 110 Quilt || ||

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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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5, 10, 60, & 101 Quilt
|| 8/17/2007 || 1:32 pm || Comments Off on 5, 10, 60, & 101 Quilt || ||

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5,10,60, and 101 Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

Yesterday’s 5 & 10 Quilt is the northern part of the East Los Angeles Interchange complex and this map is the southern half. I had quite a bit a of trouble trying to properly name this map because I couldn’t really figure out which interchange was which! So instead of selectively naming only a couple of the highways, I decided to name this map using ALL of the highways.

According to the Wikipedia entry:


* Interstate 5 enters the complex from the south as the Santa Ana Freeway, but exits to the north as the Golden State Freeway. The Santa Ana Freeway continues west as U.S. 101 to the Four Level Interchange (Bill Keene Memorial Interchange) in downtown Los Angeles.

* Interstate 10 is not contiguous through the interchange. Heading west into the complex on the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), the primary road (or trunk) heads to U.S. 101. In order to follow the I-10 alignment, one must exit the trunk road and follow a connector that merges with the alignment of southbound I-5, then exit that trunk and follow another connector to the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10); note also the change in the freeway’s name.

* Heading west into the complex on the Pomona Freeway (CA/SR-60), the primary road (or trunk) heads into the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10).

Up next will be the Four Level Interchange.

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View the Google Map of the intersection of 5, 10, 60, & 101 in Los Angeles.

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Indirectly referenced in the Sydney Morning News?
|| 8/16/2007 || 10:12 pm || Comments Off on Indirectly referenced in the Sydney Morning News? || ||

Google’s photos of Sydney go all fuzzy
by Asher Moses, 8/13/07, The Sydney Morning News


Google has in the past been accused of censoring its maps due to national security concerns by governments, most recently in June when it updated its maps of Washington D.C. but maintained older, blurry images for -most of the downtown area.

I believe the author is referencing this article, “Google’s View of D.C. Melds New and Sharp, Old and Fuzzy by Jenna Johnson (Lead story, Metro Section, Washington Post, 7/22/07) which was written because of this blog entry and my subsequent press release.



5 & 10 Quilt
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This interchange is apart of the East Los Angeles Interchange complex, which is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the world. I am going to make a few more maps of this interchange in the coming days.

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View the Google Map of the intersection of I-5 & I-10 in Los Angeles.

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Interchangable Earth
|| 8/15/2007 || 2:27 pm || Comments Off on Interchangable Earth || ||

Click the image below to download the .kmz file [7.8 mb] for Google Earth:

Screen grab of Interchangable Earth by Nikolas Schiller

Using the center of 710 & 405 Quilt, which is in the Los Angeles Interchanges series, I constructed this beautiful globe.

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Terra Fermi
|| 8/14/2007 || 7:13 am || Comments Off on Terra Fermi || ||

Click the image below to download the .kmz file [14.3 mb] for Google Earth:

Terra Ferma means “firm land” or “solid ground” and has been used to describe the conquest of new lands since antiquity.
Terra Fermi is the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Reactor Quilt mapped on to the surface of the earth.
A fitting name for a dangerously beautiful new world.

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Adams Morgan Earth
|| 8/13/2007 || 2:31 pm || Comments Off on Adams Morgan Earth || ||

Click on the image below to download the .kmz file [11 mb] for Google Earth:

I am quite impressed with this creation. This Interactive Globe for Google Earth features tessellated aerial photography of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

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