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MAPMAKER MANIFESTO * YOU ARE HERE & SO AM I
"The Manifesto

Speak in pictures whenever possible. Structure your data, but be sure to leave room for the unstructured. Mate function and form in equality. Transform the ambiguous, obscure, and complex into beautiful, engaging, and accessible. Represent data with accuracy. Remember it is made by humans and subject to inaccuracy. Let the data say what it wants to say. Respect the message. Strike a balance between the literal, the abstract, and the artistic. Know when to show the dots on the map or just the dots themselves. Make your own map. Share it. Make your own data. Share it too. Remember why you are making the map and who you are making it for. Remember that everyone is a mapmaker. Remember to make maps together.

Design your life like you’d design a map.
● Mate function and form in equality.
● Represent data with accuracy.
● Remember that data is made by humans and sometimes inaccurate.

Live your life like you’d follow a map.
1. Determine You are here.
2. Observe what is around your location.
3. Decide where you want to go and your mode of transportation.
4. Go!
5. Change direction if you change your mind.
6. Archive the map when it doesn’t work anymore.
7. Don’t listen to the computer if you disagree with it.

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Manifesto Notes

This world does not only belong to you and to me, but to every person and living creature on it. If we want to continue to live on this earth, then we must change our interactions with it.

In order to change, we must understand reality.
It may be too late to change climate change, the death of bees, the melting of icecaps, the rise of the sea.

But it is not too late to understand how we might adapt to it.

When you look at a map, there are a few key steps to determining direction:
1. The first step is defining, “You are here.”
2. The second step is determining what is around you.
3. The third is to decide where to go (what to pursue) and the kinds of paths to follow (how to get there).

We mapmakers and visualizers of data are well­-equipped for this task.

It is up to us to share data and information, so that we can make the map of Now.

It is up to all of us to to draw the path to our future, and to determine our navigation style.

Let us make this map together.
Let us see our data and allow it to change our direction.
Then we must see the data.
We must know the information. We make the data.
It belongs to all of us.
Function. Form. Motility. Pursuit of beauty.
It is important to remember, we are all makers of maps.
If it's as much about the journey as the destination, then how we get there is as important as the paths we take."
cartography  maps  mapping  infovis  data  place  classideas  manifestos  2014  stamen  stamendesign 
november 2014 by robertogreco
California Open Spaces
[Explained more:
http://content.stamen.com/mapping_the_intersection_between_social_media_and_open_spaces_in_ca ]

"From family vacations in a national park to mornings at the dog run or lazy days on the beach, Californians live their lives outdoors—and share their experiences online on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, and Foursquare.

The idea is pretty simple. We’ve taken the actual shape of every park in California and used it as a window to watch social media streaming out of our parks.

From the teeny pocket park down the street to huge Stanislaus National Forest—the state’s biggest!—this project bears witness to a simple story a million different ways: parks are part of our lives in California.

We hope that this project helps connect Californians with their parks—from the liveliest and loudest to the quiet and secluded. And that park rangers, managers, and advocates find these stories and connect with the Californians who use their parks.

• Explore social media from giant parks to tiny parks….
• Which parks are most tweeted about?
• Which are the most photogenic parks?
• Where are people checking in?"
california  stamen  stamendesign  maps  mapping  parks  landscape  openspaces  flickr  twitter  instagram  foursquare  socialmedia 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Map Stack by Stamen
"You can use it to combine custom cartography, colors, and satellite images into custom, easily modified maps.

We provide access to different parts of the map stack, like backgrounds, roads, labels, and satellite imagery. These can be modified using straightforward controls to change things like color, opacity, and brightness. So within a few minutes you can have a map of anywhere in the world with dark green parks and blue buildings. You can get very precise with image overlays and layer effects, using layers as cut-out masks for other layers. Or just make a regular-looking map in the colors you want.

The idea is to make it radically simpler for people to design their own maps, without having to know any code, install any software, or even do any typing.

When you’re done, save out an image of your map to Pinterest or Tumblr. You can take a look at a gallery of recent images that people have made to get ideas for your own projects."
maps  mapping  stamen  stamendesign  color  cartography  mapstack 
june 2013 by robertogreco
The City from the Valley, 2012 | Stamen Design
"Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Historically, workers have lived in residential suburbs while commuting to work in the city. For Silicon Valley, however, the situation is reversed: many of the largest technology companies are based in suburbs, but look to recruit younger knowledge workers who are more likely to dwell in the city. An alternate transportation network of private buses—fully equipped with wifi—thus threads daily through San Francisco, picking up workers at unmarked bus stops (though many coexist in digital space), carrying them southward via the commuter lanes of the 101 and 280 freeways, and eventually delivers them to their campuses.

What does this flow tell us about Silicon Valley, and the City it feeds?"
privatebuslines  privatebuses  process  walkingpapers  observation  shuttles  googleshuttles  movement  commuting  alternatetransportationnetwork  buses  design  siliconvalley  transit  transportation  mapping  maps  2012  stamen  stamendesign  from delicious
september 2012 by robertogreco
fieldpapers.org
"Field Papers allows you to print a multipage paper atlas of anywhere in the world and take it outside, offline, in the field. You can scribble on it, draw things, make notes.

When you upload a snapshot of your print to Field Papers, we'll do some magic on the server to put it back in the right spot on the map. You can transcribe your notes into digital form and share the result with your friends or download the notes for later analysis.

You don't need a GPS to make a map or learn complicated desktop GIS software to use Field Papers. It's as easy as print, mark, scan.

This project is a continuation of Walking Papers, which was built for the OpenStreetMap (OSM) editing community. Field Papers allows you to print multiple-page atlases using several map styles (including satellite imagery and black and white cartography to save ink) and has built in note annotation tools with GIS format downloads. Field Papers also supports user accounts so you can save “your stuff” for later, or use the service anonymously. Maps from the two systems work together if you want OSM editing (see below)."

[Updated 10 July 2013: http://content.stamen.com/fieldpapers-v2 ]
mapping  annotation  fieldpapers  cartography  maps  stamen  stamendesign  michalmigurski  walkingpapers  2012  osm  openstreetmap  via:litherland  gis 
june 2012 by robertogreco
TenderNoise Project | Movity.com
"TenderNoise (TN) is an applied acoustic ecology project that invites a large audience ranging from urban planners to government officials, from local residents to global design technologists to consider sound as a key proxy for urban activity, with all of its positive and negative ramifications.

TN collects, maps and layers noise data across Tenderloin, San Francisco, exploring the aural quality of streets via frequently-logged historical decibel (dBA) levels over a few days period.

TN has been developed as part of the CityCentered Festival organized by GAFFTA in June 2010. The project is the outcome of many individuals who are employed at various organizations and who have collaborated on a pro-bono basis. Three key organizations involved are Stamen Design, Movity.com and Arup:"
maps  information  visualization  data  noise  sound  mapping  stamen  stamendesign  tendernoise  acoustics  urban  urbanism  sanfrancisco  tenderloin  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
Dotspotting
"There's currently a whole chain of elements involved in building digital civic infrastructure for the public, & these are represented by various Stamen projects & others. At the moment, the current hodgepodge of bits—including APIs & official sources, scraped websites, sometimes-reusable data formats & datasets, visualizations, embeddable widgets etc—is fractured, overly technical & obscure, held in knowledge base of a relatively small number of people, & requires considerable expertise to harness. That is, unless you're willing to use generic tools like Google Maps, & agree to terms of service which allow them to share your content w/ other people. We want to change this. Visualizing city data shouldn't be this hard, proprietary, or generic.

So the first part of this project is to start from scratch, in a 'clean room' environment. We've started from a baseline that's really straightforward, tackling the simplest part: getting dots on maps, without legacy code or any baggage."

[Quote from: http://content.stamen.com/working_on_the_knight_moves AND http://content.stamen.com/knight_news_challenge_update ]
stamendesign  maps  mapping  stamen  mashup  dotspotting  aaronstraupcope  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
This Tract
"This Tract is a view into U.S. 2000 Census data for every tract, built in anticipation of the forthcoming 2010 Census data release. It uses your web browser’s built-in geolocation feature to give you a view of the demographics of your local area, or you can search by address or location."
census  stamen  mapping  maps  data  local  geo  us  2000  2010  visualization  michalmigurski  stamendesign  from delicious
october 2010 by robertogreco
Walking Papers [more here: http://mike.teczno.com/notes/walking-papers-lives.html]
"Print maps, draw on them, scan them back in and help OpenStreetMap improve its coverage of local points of interests and street detail. Make A Print: OpenStreetMap is a wiki-style map of the world that anyone can edit. In some places, participants are creating the first freely-available maps by GPS survey. In other places, such as the United States, basic roads exist, but lack local detail: locations of traffic signals, ATMs, cafés, schools, parks, and shops. What such partially-mapped places need is not more GPS traces, but additional knowledge about what exists on and around the street. Paper Walking is made to help you easily create printed maps, mark them with things you know, and then share that knowledge with OpenStreetMap."
openstreetmap  papernet  stamendesign  walking  maps  mapping  crowdsourcing  paper  neocartography  cartography  michalmigurski  osm 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Adobe - Developer Center : The invisible city: Design in the age of intelligent maps
"In this condition of total urbanity, maps as navigational tools for the physical traversal of space are supplanted by intelligent maps for navigating a contemporary space in which the physical becomes a layer of data in a global informational space."
cartography  stamendesign  mapa  mapping  information  ubicomp  locative  location-based  geography  urbanism  trends  software  design  sociology  gps  gis  kazysvarnelis 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Dynamic Time-Travel Maps From MySociety and Stamen
"innovative time-travel maps. The snapshot of the map that you see above shows where you can live in London with a commute between 30 to 60 minutes where the median house price is over £230, 000."
london  location  geocoding  maps  mapping  urbancomputing  visualization  time  stamendesign  data  homes  commuting  neighborhoods  housing 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Trulia Hindsight » Maps of Properties Through Time
"Trulia Hindsight is an animated map of homes in the United States from Trulia. The animations use the year the properties were built to show the growth of streets, neighborhoods and cities over time."
history  housing  mapping  maps  realestate  time  timelines  visualization  us  stamendesign  geography  architecture  cities  demographics  urbanism  urban  population  satellite  statistics  timelapse  locative 
may 2007 by robertogreco

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