infovore + geography   10

Jerry's Map on Vimeo
Explorations in fictional geography, seeded from a deck of cards, and methodically produced over many years. A lovely film, too: careful in the way it explains Jerry's map. Brilliant.
maps  art  geography  fiction  jerrygretzinger 
august 2011 by infovore
The Nile, just south of San Francisco « Snarkmarket
"It’s an old “Paramount Studio map of California’s geographical facsimiles”—that is, places that can stand in for other places.

Siberia! Switzerland! Africa! What a state!"
maps  geography  film  cinema  location  psychogeography 
may 2010 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: California City
"In the desert 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles is a suburb abandoned in advance of itself—the unfinished extension of a place called California City. Visible from above now are a series of badly paved streets carved into the dust and gravel, like some peculiarly American response to the Nazca Lines (or even the labyrinth at Chartres cathedral). The uninhabited street plan has become an abstract geoglyph—unintentional land art visible from airplanes—not a thriving community at all."
geography  architecture  planning  aerialviews  space  suburbs  landart  bldgblog 
november 2009 by infovore
Creating an audiogeography from walks through the silence at
"We would then take the data generated from these walks and plot them into a computer representation of the area and generate visualisations from that. Building an audiogeography superimposed on the physical landscape with the sound levels as experienced by somebody who would walk through the area." Some nice work from Alper and Kars.
processing  art  visualisation  sound  silence  rendering  geography  maps 
november 2009 by infovore
A Whole Lotta Nothing: Holy shitballs
"The morning light was great, the surface was still and there were great reflections and the deep blue water was a deep blue unlike anything I'd seen before. I was in awe. I still am. Sometimes nature is so incredible you left with nothing to say but "Holy shitballs"." Strong truth.
awe  earth  nature  lakes  oregon  geography 
august 2009 by infovore
"Uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are." Damnit I wish Tom would stop magicking up awesomeness all the time.
geo  location  geolocative  flickr  bounadries  woe  places  geography  psychogeography  maps 
november 2008 by infovore
New maps of places in the diary (Pepys' Diary)
"I've just added a new feature to the site: maps showing many places at once. They allow you to, for example, see all the churches in London Pepys has mentioned in one glance. Or London streets, or places outside Britain, and more." Some fantastic maps-and-pins from Phil and Sam.
history  mapping  geography  geodata  pepysdiary 
august 2008 by infovore
check out the size of this compass rose | deputydog
"...the compass... measures a whopping 1.21km in diameter. according to wikipedia, ‘it is inclined to magnetic north (around 13 degrees east of true north) and is used by pilots for calibrating heading indicators’." Blimey. That's big.
navigation  flight  photography  geography  marking  illustration  terrain  huge  massive  enormous 
july 2008 by infovore
KOKOGIAK - Google Maps - Long Drives
"I set out to find the longest distance for which Google Maps would give Driving Directions. Now that they've shut down the fun "swim the Atlantic" feature, things have changed a bit."
geo  location  mapping  directions  roads  world  geography  googlemaps 
may 2008 by infovore
exploration – maslen's mythical sea - atmitchell
"European settlers found it difficult to accept that a continent as large as Australia could have no great rivers comparable to those of Africa or North and South America." Beautiful, incorrect, cartography.
history  maps  Australia  geography 
august 2007 by infovore

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