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[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation One
|| 7/21/2009 || 8:50 pm || 6 Comments Rendered || ||

: rendered at 900 X 600 :
Sandy Spring Friends School Quilt by Nikolas R. Schiller

I was recently commissioned by a person who wishes to have me a make a map of Sandy Spring Friends School as a gift for their friend. The person asked explicitly for a map on fabric that uses the Octagon Quilt Projection. This made the process somewhat easier for me because all I needed to do was create different tessellations of the aerial photography around the school. Often the client does not know the map design they desire most, so I have to spend extra time rendering different designs based off of one or two tessellations. This time around I was able to focus on making numerous tessellations for the client to choose from.


Click here to view the Google Map of Sandy Spring Friends School in Maryland.


Below is the same tessellation, but shown at a different scale:

: rendered at 900 X 600 :
Sandy Spring Friends School Quilt by Nikolas R. Schiller

Related Entries:
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation One
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation Two
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation Three
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation Four
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School – Tessellation Five
[Commissioned Map] Sandy Spring Friends School Quilt
Photo of the Sandy Spring Friends School Quilt Printed on Polyester Fabric



Geospatial Art in a box – The Anticipation
|| 10/25/2008 || 2:54 pm || Comments Off on Geospatial Art in a box – The Anticipation || ||

On Friday my most recently commissioned map, Shirlington Quilt, arrived at my house. I placed it in my living room and decided to wait until the future owner arrived before I took the map out of it’s extremely large shipping box. I can’t help but be reminded of Christmas time when I was a kid. There’s that unique sense of anticipation that I feel toward what’s inside of this box. Will the map be printed nicely? Will the canvas be stretched perfectly? Are the colors nice? Will the future map owner like what they are paying for?



Well, I am pleased to say that the map turned out perfectly and the new owners are pleased :-) Hopefully, in the not too distant future, I’ll get a photograph of how the owners hung the map in their house. Everyone puts their maps up in different places and it should look great no matter where it’s hung.





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