Category Archive: Mapping

Kilim symbology

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The Turkish carpets (kilims) provide a rich source of symbolism into the life of the region as well as personal information about the woman (men do not make these carpets) who made the… Continue reading

Ibrahimpaşa – the village off the Google Map

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We arrived at Ibrahimpaşa last night, the place where we will be doing our residency for the next month at the Babayan Culture House.   One of the things that I think is… Continue reading

Istanbul – a hybrid city of contrasts

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To state that Istanbul is an impressive city would be somewhat of an understatement. It is an overwhelming place, with over 14 million inhabitants and crossing two continents. Istanbul is total sensory overload,… 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

The Hereford Map – layering geography, history and theology

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Today we watched part of a wonderful documentary titled “The Beauty of Maps”, which was forwarded to us from a friend (thanks Bron!) from the wonderful Brain Pickings blog. Anyway, the main focus… Continue reading

Mood maps and mapping our world according to the things we love

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When I was recently on training to be an Indigenous Community Volunteer, we did a wonderful exercise where we all mapped the things in our world that were important to us in all… Continue reading

The history of mapping – Hipparchus

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One of the topics that often comes up in conversation is how formal cartographic training does not explore the history of mapping, which is an area we are both interested in exploring as… Continue reading

map collages

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Today we started the first layer of a series of collages made from recycled paper and maps. It was lots of fun ripping up maps and cutting out shapes. This series of work… Continue reading

Various concepts of the map

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We have been discussing the various ways of thinking about the map, as our separate understanding of mapping is quite different on a number of levels. Marty’s training as a cartographer provides a… Continue reading

Geokult wordle

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July 24 2011 July 9 2011 July 2 2011 So cool – I love wordle!