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A New Map of the Pentagon
|| 10/9/2007 || 2:52 pm || Comments Off on A New Map of the Pentagon || ||

: rendered at 15,000 X 10,000 :

I was inspired by this animation of the Möbius Transformation. This “new map” is a camera perspective looking up at a mirrored sphere (the top) reflecting a hexagon quilt projection of the Pentagon (the bottom). I wasn’t sure what to call it at first. It kinda reminds me of the Death Star from Star Wars. Or a new moon on th horizon. I like the way the raster forshortening looks in the bottom half because I normally don’t overproject the imagery this way.

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Tycho Brahe’s Armillary Spheres
|| 10/8/2007 || 2:41 pm || Comments Off on Tycho Brahe’s Armillary Spheres || ||


from www.tychobrahe.com

So following up on yesterday’s entry about the armillary sphere on the Vatican News Services website. Today I read about the armillary spheres used by Tycho Brahe and was honestly quite stunned. He had 4 different armillary spheres! Above is my favorite, the Great Equatorial Armillary Sphere, which looks quite a bit like the hexagon quilt projection.

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Holy See an Armillary Sphere?
|| 10/7/2007 || 1:00 pm || Comments Off on Holy See an Armillary Sphere? || ||

Screen grab from the website of the Vatican showing an Armillary Sphere in the background

Looks like there is an Armillary Sphere in the background. I find this interesting simply because an Armillary Sphere most likely has a pagan Zodiac on it. Two months ago I made those Astro-theological overlays (which included the Vatican) and today I stumbled on to a slightly hidden one on the Holy See’s News Services webpage.

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Defining Space Conference : Dublin, Ireland : 10/11-10/13
|| 10/5/2007 || 11:35 pm || Comments Off on Defining Space Conference : Dublin, Ireland : 10/11-10/13 || ||

Next Friday an English professor from Georgetown University will be giving a presentation about my Geospatial Art. She contacted me a few weeks back with some questions about what I’ve been up to. After having answered the questions, I wish I could be a fly on the wall during the presentation. Click the image above to read more about the conference.



Found Celestial Cartography
|| 10/3/2007 || 12:50 pm || Comments Off on Found Celestial Cartography || ||

As I mentioned before, lately I’ve been dabbling in the confluence of astrology & astromony. Last night when I was playing with the Interactive Astrological Calendar from 1544 for Google Earth, I discovered that when I switched to sky mode I am presented with an interactive star atlas that juxtaposes the antique Zodiac with the constellations it’s named after. Granted the constellations *do not* line up correctly on the Zodiac, its a really interesting experience that deserves more work. Can the zodiac wrap around the envrionment if done correctly? If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, click on the image above to check it out! Please remix.

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How to design a better user interface for geographic information?
|| 10/2/2007 || 9:58 am || Comments Off on How to design a better user interface for geographic information? || ||

aka “How do we show this data better?”

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The Pentagon Spheres
|| 10/1/2007 || 9:41 pm || Comments Off on The Pentagon Spheres || ||

: rendered at 15,000 X 10,000 :

This map combines the tessellation elements of the Shanghai Map with that of the Lenz Projection. Using a portion of Pentagon Quilt #4 as the source tessellation, the perfect spheres decrease in height from top to bottom, leaving the top half with over-magnified aerial photography, and the bottom half without magnification. The result is quite unique.

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