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Bird’s Eye views of Big Diomede, Russia
|| 11/13/2008 || 6:39 pm || Comments Off on Bird’s Eye views of Big Diomede, Russia || ||

After I posted the photograph of Little Diomede, Alaska, I told my friend that I had used their photograph on my blog. Instead of being annoyed, the person sent me a couple more photographs that were taken on their Alaskan trip in the summer of 2007. Above & below are the unmodified versions of the photographs and below the fold I decided to include the two photographs after doing some color correction.

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Bird’s Eye View of Little Diomede, Alaska
|| 11/2/2008 || 4:38 pm || Comments Off on Bird’s Eye View of Little Diomede, Alaska || ||

The other day I found this photograph above on a friend’s Facebook page. The photograph was taken from an airplane while the friend was traveling Alaska on behalf of their job in the American government. Around the time current Republican vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, made a gaff about being able to see Russia from Alaska, I remembered how there was only one spot in America where this was the case and it just so happened that my friend had recently been there.

Known as the Diomede Islands in America or the Gvozdev Islands in Russia, the two islands are only split by about 4 kilometers. What I’ve always thought was interesting is that the houses on Little Diomede (above) face tomorrow. Due to the placement of the International Date Line, the Russian side is one of the first territories to start the day. This means folks on Big Diomede can also see yesterday.

NASA satellite image of the Diomede Islands


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New York Public Library Quilt
|| 6/25/2008 || 7:50 pm || Comments Off on New York Public Library Quilt || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :

This fractal octagon quilt projection map was recursively rendered four times before the final result above. It took approximately two hours for each rendering to complete and then each tessellation was sampled while maintaining the source spatial integrity. Altogether this map took about 12 hours of rendering time and post-processing time to complete. I intend on printing this out for the upcoming lecture.

View the Google Map of the area around the New York Public Library in New York City.

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Swampoodle Quilt #3
|| 5/14/2008 || 6:12 pm || Comments Off on Swampoodle Quilt #3 || ||

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Swampoodle Quilt #3

Using this portion of Swampoodle Quilt #2, I constructed this derivative Diamond Quilt Projection map of the area around the Artomatic 2008 venue in the Swampoodle neighborhood in Washington, DC.

After making this map I conceived an alternative procedural route to constructing future derivative maps. Those of you that have read this blog for awhile know that I do sequential maps, where you can literally see the visual process of what part of the previous map was used to construct the next map. However, this recursive process shows all the intermediate maps, when sometimes I just want to get to the final map. So the idea is to make smaller maps, like 12,000 x 12,000 (square not 3:2) and sample these maps first and not publish the intermediate maps. For example, I make a map of a new location and after processing that map, I sample it and render another map, sample that map, and render that map as the final map of the geography. The difference here is that I would not publish the intermediate maps as [City] Quilt #2, #3, etc. but just the final map. I’m going to try that next.

View the Google Map of the Swampoodle neighborhood in Ward 6 of Washington, DC.

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Swampoodle Quilt #2
|| 5/13/2008 || 4:43 pm || Comments Off on Swampoodle Quilt #2 || ||

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Swampoodle Quilt #2

Using this portion of Swampoodle Quilt, I constructed this derivative Dodecagon Quilt Projection map of the area around the Artomatic 2008 venue in the Swampoodle neighborhood in Washington, DC. Up next is second derivative map that samples a portion of this map.

View the Google Map of the Swampoodle neighborhood in Ward 6 of Washington, DC.

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MacArthur Maze Quilt
|| 5/1/2007 || 7:17 am || Comments Off on MacArthur Maze Quilt || ||

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LINK:
Tanker fire destroys part of MacArthur Maze – 2 freeways closed near Bay Bridge

This is the area photographed in February of 2004 by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and distributed by the United States Geological Survey.

View the Google Map of interchange of interstates 580 and 980 and state Highway 24 in Oakland, California.

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Home Quilt
|| 1/17/2006 || 11:47 am || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

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This quilt projection map features the area around my home in Washington, DC.

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

: rendered at 12,000 X 8,000 :

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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