This map is the second map of downtown Seattle, Washington.
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Seattle Quilt #2
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This is my first map of downtown Seattle, Washington. I would love to make more of the city because the original aerial photography is very detailed and the color is somewhat nuanced.
Los Angeles Quilt
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I’ve had this imagery for a long time but never did anything with it because I felt that the USGS made a poor decision in buying this imagery for the contracting company. Essentially, aerial photography taken in the afternoon (my guess is around 4pm) has large of shadows that obstruct the view of the ground and in my opinion, worthless. Nonetheless, I finally made something of downtown L.A. and as I look at it again, I think the shadows add architectural stitches to the quilt. Geographic Chiaroscuro.
Saint Louis Quilt – First Derivative (#3)
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Shadows & Reflections,
630ft of steel beauty,
Union of where East meets West,
this one is one of the best.
Saint Louis Quilt #2
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Saint Louis Quilt
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Portland Quilt #2
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This map uses some of the imagery I discussed in my previous entry. Of note is that this map uses more of the river and creates a very unique design on the bridge.
Philly Quilt #2
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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.