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  • seandodson 2:57 pm on January 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: maps, , , sohei nishino, stephen walter   

    Soheni Nishino and his ace diorama maps 

    Regular visitors to this site, apparently there are a couple, will know that I’m a sucker for a good photomontage. I’ve even attempted a couple myself. So quite naturally I am going to adore the work of Sohei Nishino and his diorama map series, which are currently on display at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea.

    Nishino takes pictures, lots, of cities and then pastes them together. The results are a combination of a landscape and a map that reminds me of the work of Stephen Walter

  • seandodson 4:32 pm on September 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Eric Fischer, mapping, maps, , ,   

    New York City, colour-coded by race 

    Eric Fischer maps US cities by colour-coding them according to US census data. In the image below – one pixel represents 25 people – orange is hispanic, red is white; blue is black and green is asian. First thing you notice is how polarised it all is. Uptown Manhattan sticks out like a pair of sore fingers: almost exclusively caucasian on both sides of Central Park. But see how this contrasts starkly with the cluster around Chinatown (green circle at the bottom of the island), or the long, blue plume of Harlem, itself separated by the hispanic enclave of Spanish Harlem, represented on the map as an oblong of orange.

    Schmit has charted many US cities: the map of Detroit is even more revealing. The full Flickr set here. You wonder how a similar map of London might compare. Would it show the sprinkle of hundreds and thousands that we often associate with the old Smoke? The London Profiler is the closest I could find but as a web-based app it’s a little clunky to provide a definative answer.

  • seandodson 5:27 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , maps, subway maps, ,   

    The Brighton Line 

    Cheers to Andrew for pointing me towards this map of the Brighton underground, by local artist Sean Sims, which is as witty and it is imaginative. Have a look at the bottom right-hand corner where you find the station for Beachy Head (terminus), a reference to its popularity for suicide, or towards the top where you will find that Crystal Palace is closed, a nod towards a bit of football team rivalry. Nice to see that Nick Cave has his own station too. It is a very good map, but not as good as this.

    • Andrew Darling 8:10 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Think you mean cheers to @darlingbuds

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  • seandodson 1:17 pm on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cartography, , google earth, maps,   

    Google reboots your view of New York’s skyline 

    afternycbig1What about this for a New York skyline? It’s actually a composite of several images taken from thousands of that have been digitised and then arranged on the Google Earth application. Accourding to its blog Google has completed nearly every building in Manhattan Island for Google Earth. What’s more Google says it plans to extend the service across the world.

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