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I was lounging in The Chairs at Miscon 32 with a friend, Jeff Howe. We hadn’t seen each other in a year, so we were catching up on each other’s lives. 328 more words


The Map of Salt and Stars at Bookclique

I’ve always loved maps. Since I was a child sitting in the backseat of my parents’ car, tracing our summer road-trip routes on the pages of my dad’s United States atlas, I’ve been fascinated by those collections of lines and space. 138 more words


You might not need PostGIS: streamlined vector tile processing for big map visualisations

I recently re-engineered the data processing behind OpenTrees.org. It’s a website that lets you explore the combined open tree databases of 21 local councils around Australia (over 800,000!), with some pretty data visualisations. 848 more words


Mapmaking, worldmaking

There are a number of fantasy mapmaking programs available free on the internet – who knew?

I’m especially fond of boing boing – where you can generate your own random fantasy world, and there are a number of others. 160 more words



Are we really aiming to make maps?

Today, we had discussions over maps, but it was unclear to me the true criticality, limits, and significance behind making these maps, which are produced in studio, far removed from what we’re mapping. 166 more words


Literary Illustration

There is a long history of utilizing maps as a mode of literary illustration. The current exhibition Landmarks: Maps As Literary Illustration at Harvard’s Houghton Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts brings together a wonderful collection of more than sixty literary maps of places real and imagined. 63 more words


Archaeological Mapmaking

This week’s exercise made me particularly nostalgic, reflecting on my primary school days on the school library computers, looking for my house on Google Maps. Things obviously haven’t changed much since then, as when exploring DigiMap the first place that popped into my head was where I grew up. 584 more words