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Topography

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Wikipedia defines topography as “Topography (from Greek τόπος topos, “place”, and γράφω graphō, “write”) is a field of planetary science comprising the study of surface shape and features of the Earth and other… Continue reading

Mehmet Caliskan, a Man of Many Talents

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During the artist residency at the Babayan Culture House we had the fortune to meet an extremely warm and and interesting man called Mehmet Caliskan. Mehmet runs the Babayan Evi Cave Boutique Hotel… Continue reading

Oneiromancy

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Here is a series of images from a piece that we are currently working on as part of the Cultural Strangers project. It explores how our initial feelings of isolation, disorientation, confusion, and… Continue reading

Map Generalisation

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When depicting information on a map the cartographer has to make choices on how to display the sometimes complex and very dense information without losing the flavour and meaning of what they is… Continue reading

The Cartographic Conundrum

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As a cartographer with an extensive background in topographic mapping I have been trained to produce maps as accurately as I possibly can, but of course a map is only an interpretation and… Continue reading

Map Symbology

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When producing a map it is important to choose mapping symbols that can be easily understood by the map reader. When using colour there are some fairly obvious conventions, particularly for topographic maps,… Continue reading

Maritime customs and superstitions

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Here is a very interesting list of maritime customs and superstitions I came across recently while looking for marine mythology.  It was located on a website titled Pacific Offshore Rigging  Maritime customs and… Continue reading

Map Scale

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A map is a representation of a part of the world that is presented at a convenient scale to fit on a piece of paper of a suitable size to be conveniently usable… Continue reading

Mapping Themes

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All maps are intended to convey information to the map reader, the theme of the map determines the type of information portrayed. The number of themes that can be portrayed via maps is… Continue reading

Map Projections

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Representing the three dimensional world onto a two dimensional piece of paper is achieved through the use of map projections. Projecting the curved surface of the earth onto a flat piece of paper… Continue reading