Posts Tagged: mapgasm

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    The “Maps As Art” Debate

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    Ah … art. Art is a contentious area for discussion. One person’s work of art is another person’s random spots of paint on a canvas. As Rudyard Kipling once put it, “it’s clever, but is it art?“. Even artists can’t seem to agree on this topic. Compare and contrast Picasso’s comment that “everything you can… Read more »

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    The London Tube Map Made (Too) Simple

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    This is post number six in the ongoing #mapgasm series of posts on maps found on the interwebs that I like. Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another Tube map. I make no apologies for this. A simple map is often a good map. Cutting away cartographical clutter can reveal the heart of what a… Read more »

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    What Do You Call The Opposite Of Mapping?

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    Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra, who was awarded the Turing Prize in 1972 is reported to have once said … If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. With this in mind, if the process of taking geographical information and making this into a map… Read more »

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    The Map Of The World According To The London Underground

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    Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another map of the London Tube system. But wait … something’s not quite right. Surely the Piccadilly Line ends at Uxbridge, Heathrow Airport and Cockfosters and not at Seattle, Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg? Doesn’t the Northern Line run from Edgeware and High Barnet to Morden and not from… Read more »

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    London Mapped By People’s Surnames

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    The rather geotastic James Cheshire and Ollie O’Brien from London’s UCL have produced a map of London which is certainly not your average map. The Thames is shown winding through the capital but what really grabs the attention is the fact that the rest of the map shows the population’s surnames. As James says in… Read more »

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    The Olympic Tube Map

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    Not all maps are created equal. I’ve always had a soft spot for maps of the London Underground network ever since I saw one on the back of an old London A-Z street map far too many years ago. In case you hadn’t noticed, London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games a few weeks ago so… Read more »

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    The English Map Of Berlin

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    Apropos of nothing in particular, this is the first of an occasional series of posts which contain nothing more than maps that I like as I peruse the Interwebs. First up is a map of Berlin. In English. So now I can say to myself so that’s what Prenzlauer Berg, Tiergarten and Kreuzberg mean; in… Read more »