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Redlands Quilt #2
|| 2/6/2006 || 8:17 am || Comments Off on Redlands Quilt #2 || ||

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This is the second map of this series. I hope to make a few more in the future.


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Oklahoma City Quilt
|| 2/3/2006 || 8:32 am || Comments Off on Oklahoma City Quilt || ||

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Oklahoma City Quilt by Nikolas Schiller

After assembling the source imagery and rendering the map, I found some found beauty when post-processing it. Little did I know, but the found beauty lies directly at the center of this map. You’ll have to view the rendering details to read about what discovered. Let’s just say the beauty is a terrible beauty and oddly I can now add this map to the list of maps that contain a memorial

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Seattle Quilt #2
|| 2/2/2006 || 8:14 am || Comments Off on Seattle Quilt #2 || ||

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Seattle Quilt no.2 by Nikolas Schiller

This map is the second map of downtown Seattle, Washington.

View downtown Seattle on Google Maps

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Saint Louis Quilt
|| 1/25/2006 || 7:58 am || Comments Off on Saint Louis Quilt || ||

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This map shows downtown Saint Louis, Missouri as a diamond quilt projection using imagery from around 2002. Busch Memorial Stadium and the TWA Dome are still standing.

View the Google Map of downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.

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Portland Quilt #2
|| 1/22/2006 || 12:15 pm || Comments Off on Portland Quilt #2 || ||

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Portland Quilt #2 by Nikolas R. Schiller

This is my second map of downtown Portland, Oregon. I think its absolutely beautiful :-)

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Meridian Hill Park Quilt
|| 1/14/2006 || 8:20 pm || Comments Off on Meridian Hill Park Quilt || ||

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Meridian Hill Park is one of my favorite parks in Washington, DC.

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Philly Quilt #2
|| 1/12/2006 || 7:21 am || Comments Off on Philly Quilt #2 || ||

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Philly Quilt No. 2 by Nikolas Schiller

So I have yet to do so, but this weekend I plan on going through all my diamond quilt projection maps and re-categorizing them by rotation (0 & 45 degrees). I have yet to make any quilts that are wholly asymmetric. I have thought about making one or two, but for some reason I just don’t like the way they look. I guess it’s a sense of balance I am after and when I have one seam going horizontally across the page and add another seam that is 25 degrees rotated, it just looks awkward. I’d rather have clouds, than an asymmetric map.

As for this map, the seam makes an interesting reflection on the Pennsylvania Convention Center. What I also discovered last night, and is something I look forward to doing some more research on, is how there is a secondary texture that is being created in these maps.

When an aerial photograph or satellite image is taken there is usually some degree of distortion embedded into the orthorectified (defined as correcting distortions in an aerial image to produce a more accurate depiction of surface features) photograph. This distortion is usually caused by the angle at which the photograph was taken (directly above- nadir or at an angle- oblique). Thus if you take a photograph overhead at nadir (0 distortion at the center), then the buildings at the center will only show their tops, and the buildings at the edge will show their sides due to the angle of viewing. The interesting thing I discovered was the way the angles change with the seams. If you look closely at the details below, this angle creates an embedded texture of rotating the angle in which the buildings show. Essentially, its oblique alterations in the fabric of the quilt, and I think they make the tessellations even more intricate.

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Miami Quilt #2
|| 1/5/2006 || 2:20 pm || Comments Off on Miami Quilt #2 || ||

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I am really digging the 45 degree switch up. I think I might have to add a secondary category of two seamed quilts that are rotated. The rest of quilts do not show very much difference when rotated compared to the 2 seamed quilts.

Up next will be the finalized graphic of what I would have sold to the client, but made anyways… It’s going to be the standard lenz projection but with a new style of signature –its 2K6 and its time for a signatory remix.

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Lincoln Memorial Quilt #2
|| 1/2/2006 || 3:12 pm || Comments Off on Lincoln Memorial Quilt #2 || ||

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While I like the first Dupont Circle Quilt slightly better, I still find this one to be one of my finest. The beauty of this map lies in the preparation of the source imagery. When I set up the mosaic I rotated the Lincoln Memorial imagery 45 degrees and tessellated it so the relfection pool makes a perfect X at the center. However, when I set this scene up, I rotated the entire quilt another 45 degrees, which gives the appearance of an exquisite checkerboard. This process of rotating the source imagery and further rotating the scene is something I’d like to do more of. I look forward to printing this one out :)
I didn’t realize it at the time, but Vietnam Memorial also shows up prominently in details.

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Dupont Circle Quilt #2
|| 1/1/2006 || 5:18 pm || Comments Off on Dupont Circle Quilt #2 || ||

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As I learned before, its always better to over-project than to under-project, however there is a caveat to over projection- that being my computer can handle files that are below about 25,000 pixels. I have gone higher, but in the end, I can’t fit the final compressed output on to a CD easily. So why make something so large that I cannot feasibly back it up? Tha’s why I’ve chosen to stick to the 18,000 by 12,000 file size. The trick to the over projection process is to make sure that the tessellation (source imagery) appears in the scene the appropriate number of times, and if not, I scale the scene so that the final product will be as close to 1:1 as possible. Alas, I really like this map, and I think the next one, which uses the already rotated source imagery, will look great!

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