105 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/19/2007 || 1:07 pm || Comments Off on 105 & 110 Quilt || ||
101 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/18/2007 || 9:15 am || Comments Off on 101 & 110 Quilt || ||
5, 10, 60, & 101 Quilt
|| 8/17/2007 || 1:32 pm || Comments Off on 5, 10, 60, & 101 Quilt || ||
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.
5 & 10 Quilt
|| 8/16/2007 || 3:13 pm || Comments Off on 5 & 10 Quilt || ||
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.
|| 8/15/2007 || 2:27 pm || Comments Off on Interchangable Earth || ||
I-35W Bridge Quilt #2
|| 8/4/2007 || 10:32 am || Comments Off on I-35W Bridge Quilt #2 || ||
On August 1st the bridge in this map unexpected collapsed killing and injuring scores of people. Having family living in the Twin City area, I took notice of this bridge’s collapse and decided to make a map.
When preparing the imagery for the previous map, I zoomed into the bridge and discovered that there are some “ghost cars” on the bridge.
There is really nothing supernatural about these cars, rather I believe they were created by one of two processes. The photographic artifacts were created by the cars driving at high speeds across the bridge when the photograph was taken. Or they could also be artifcats created by the blending of two different aerial photographs taken at different times. My best guess goes with the first, but I wouldn’t doubt if it were a combination of both. Regardless, they give the map a unique quaity that I wasn’t expecting. I am going to make a fractal version for tomorrow.
10 & 110 Quilt
|| 8/1/2007 || 9:13 am || Comments Off on 10 & 110 Quilt || ||
710 & 405 Quilt
|| 7/24/2007 || 10:09 am || Comments Off on 710 & 405 Quilt || ||