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Thursday 17 April 2014

Britannica landscape

Here’s something delightful​—​24 volumes of an Encyclopaedia Britannica transformed into a mountain landscape by the artist Guy Laramée. I have already admitted to a liking for the printed Britannica, but I know that’s outmoded. Thanks to the blog Colossal for re­veal­ing this work to me.

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Wednesday 22 September 2010

Street numbers

Florence has a confusing dual address system. Each street has a double set of numbers: a red number indicates a shop, restaurant or business, while a blue or black number refers to a hotel or domestic residence. When writing to a business, insert an “r” after the number to distinguish it from a residential address. Each set of numbers has its own sequence, so business premises at, say No. 10r may well be next to a residential address at No. 23. [Eyewitness travel: Florence & Tuscany (Dorling Kindersley, 2007) p. 298.]
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Sunday 9 November 2008

Diagramming Rex

The new website I have been building for Rex Addison is now live.

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Sunday 16 December 2007

Mapping lighthouses

All the lighthouses I have recently inspected are displayed on this Google map. If you have Google Earth installed, try this link.

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Tuesday 16 March 2004

Mapping political donations

Another map of New York City (enough, already!). This one plots 2004 presidential campaign donations, building-by-building along the streets of the city. The size of each dot indicates the amount given by occupants of each building. The blue dots are Democrat supporters (770 Park Avenue gave $50,000). The red dots are Republicans (top score: 85 Broad Street, $29,000).

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Sunday 7 March 2004

Mapping MPs’ votes

The Public Whip is a UK website that follows the voting behaviour of members of parliament. The site has a clever vote map to represent the historical pattern of voting. Each MP is represented by a dot (red for Labour, blue for Tory, yellow for Liberal Democrat, green for others). The dots of MPs who voted similarly in the past are clustered close together. You can zoom into the map to see more detail, and you can select particular MPs for closer inspection.

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Thursday 4 March 2004

Scaling the underground

Thanks to Jason Kottke for pointing out a collection of maps of subway systems of the world, presented on the same scale.

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Sunday 15 February 2004

New York bohemians

Here’s a sequel to my reference to New York rats: a feature in the Morning News which maps the haunts of New York bohemians.

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Thursday 11 December 2003

New York rats

City Councilor Bill Perkins is campaigning against the rodents of New York. He has written a piece in the Gotham Gazette:

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Friday 21 March 2003

Baghdad blogger

Salam Pax (not his real name, surely) writes a weblog from Baghdad. It’s a gripping account of daily life in a city waiting for the onslaught. »more»

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Monday 17 March 2003

Mapping Iraq

The BBC website has an interactive map called Iraq navigator. It might be a handy reference in the coming weeks, as collateral damage and other spin words are dropped on us.

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Wednesday 5 March 2003

Ed Hamrick Fan Club

Ed Hamrick is a one-man-band software developer and the author of vuescan. When I want to squeeze the last ounce from a negative, this is the tool I reach for. The program just gets better and better. I don’t know any software vendor as helpful and responsive. Ed is a legend.

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Wednesday 12 February 2003

The earth at night

See the earth at night by the light of its cities. The image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by US Defense Meteorological Satellites.

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Saturday 24 August 2002

Rainforest

This saddening picture is from the rainforest site.

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Wednesday 31 July 2002

i-See

The Institute for Applied Autonomy has developed i-See:

a web-based application charting the locations of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras in urban environments. With i-See, users can find routes that avoid these cameras — paths of least surveillance — allowing them to walk around their cities without fear of being “caught on tape” by unregulated security monitors.
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Tuesday 5 March 2002

Australian word map

Word Map is an interactive website mapping Australian regionalisms​—​words, phrases or expressions used by particular language groups. Add your regionalism or search to see what others have contributed.
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Monday 25 February 2002

ArtandCulture.com

ArtandCulture.com presents an interconnected guide to all the arts, offering information about artists and movements in the Design Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. Learn more than about that individual artist or movement; learn about the relation to other artists and movements across the disciplines.
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