Tag Archive: cartography

Istanbul and ISEA2011 – physical and virtual access

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One of the biggest challenges we have experienced in Istanbul is actually working out where we are on the map. It is relatively easy to identity significant sites like the Hagia Sofia, The… 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

Gallipoli – a cultural connection

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So much of my thinking leading up to this trip has focused on how to engage with Turkey as cultural strangers, as people who have no direct connection to the culture and history… Continue reading

Saint Thecla – First Woman Evangelist

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We recently discovered the story of Thecla, who was a significant figure in early Christianity also hailing from Konya, one of the places we will be visiting in September. This is our adaptation… 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