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University of Texas at Austin Quilt
|| 6/21/2007 || 3:02 pm || Comments Off on University of Texas at Austin Quilt || ||

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I finally got around to making the maps for the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been sitting on this imagery for a few months and with the arrival of a guest from Austin I felt it was time to revisit Austin, Texas again.

For these three maps I used three different tessellations to create three different versions of the same geography. Unlike most of the maps in the Quilt Projection I had to reduce the source imagery to half of it’s original spatial resolution in order to create my normal sized tessellation of 6,000 x 6,000. Essentially, at 1ft per pixel the entire campus was 6,000 x 6,000 in size, so I had to reduce it to 3,000 x 3,000 to create the standard sized 6,000 x 6,000 tile I use for all the maps.

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UC Boulder Quilt #2
|| 6/16/2007 || 10:03 am || Comments Off on UC Boulder Quilt #2 || ||

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UC Boulder Quilt
|| 6/15/2007 || 9:55 am || Comments Off on UC Boulder Quilt || ||

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Stadium category added
|| 5/10/2007 || 10:55 pm || Comments Off on Stadium category added || ||

After making the two maps of LA Dodger Stadium, I decided go through my previously made maps and tag the ones that featured a stadium. I skipped domes and stuck with the easy-to-identify baseball/football/soccer stadiums. I might revist this category and add domes….



Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2006
|| 5/9/2007 || 11:41 am || Comments Off on Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2006 || ||

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt - 2006 by Nikolas Schiller

After reading over the meta-data from both the 2004 & 2006 datasets of the Los Angeles orthoimagery, I discovered that the 2006 imagery is scanned from printed photographs taken in 2001! That is, the photography was taken 2001 by the USGS, printed out, then scanned (at 1700 DPI) & processed in 2006 by AirPhotoUSA, and then released into the public domain. I could be wrong, but that is my analysis of the meta-data. I assume this was done because the inferior quality of the 2004 imagery in regards to the shadows. Lastly, when looking at the Google Map of the stadium (which uses the same imagery as this map), they incorrectly state that the imagery is copyrighted to Sanborn.

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2004
|| 5/8/2007 || 8:16 am || Comments Off on Dodgers Stadium Quilt – 2004 || ||

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Dodgers Stadium Quilt - 2004 by Nikolas Schiller

I made two tessellations of the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium. One from the 2004 imagery and one from the 2006 imagery. Of note is that Google Maps is currently using the 2006 imagery (it looks like the seats had been taken out of the stadium and were placed in the parking lot). The problem with the 2004 dataset of LA is that the flyover was done in the afternoon and the shadows obscure much of the ground. The best example of this is Los Angeles Quilt, which shows downtown but with too many shadows.

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RFK Quilt #3
|| 5/3/2007 || 4:10 pm || Comments Off on RFK Quilt #3 || ||

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The RFK Stadium maps have been quite popular with sports fans. The original two feature the stadium set up for soccer, but since the original aerial photograph was taken in 2005 the stadium shows a baseball diamond where the Washington Nationals play. Like the previous two, I rotated the source imagery 45 degrees so that the tessellation had the East Capitol Street bridge creating an X in the center. However, unlike the previous two, this source aerial photograph was taken at .16 meters per pixel and did not allow the area around the stadium to fit into the standard size I use for all my tessellations without losing the source spatial quality. Regardless, I am very pleased with this map! Stadium clusters….

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RFK Quilt #2
|| 5/5/2006 || 8:12 am || Comments Off on RFK Quilt #2 || ||

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RFK Quilt
|| 5/4/2006 || 8:05 am || Comments Off on RFK Quilt || ||

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Tucson Quilt #2
|| 4/17/2006 || 8:49 am || Comments Off on Tucson Quilt #2 || ||

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::THE QUILT PROJECTION::

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Diamond
diamond

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Octagon
octagon

Dodecagon
Dodecagon

Beyond
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::OTHER PROJECTIONS::

The Lenz Project
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Mandala Project
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The Star Series


Abstract Series
abstract

Memory Series
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Mother Earth Series
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Misc Renderings
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