Aerial photo images extracted from Google Maps have been pieced together to form images that look like complex Persian rug patterns.
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There has been a lot of interest in the media following the launch of Apple’s new Maps app which comes preloaded with the new IOS 6 operating system. Many have complained that the app has significant towns missing and features in the wrong place or pooly labelled. Here’s a nice feature from the founder of Strange Maps that highlights just a few of the bizarre maps that have been produced over the last few hundred years.
This site allows you to search a wide variety of digital historical resources, such as records of crime, plague deaths and archaeological finds, and plot these onto different base maps, including John Rocque’s well known map of London from 1746.
[Thanks to SW and GF for spotting this first]
Our Map Library regularly gives away redundant maps for use by art and design students who have put them to a variety of imaginative uses, including clothes design. The American artist Nikki Rosato has done some amazing work by intricately cutting out all the space between the roads on a map to produce a fine paper lattice, which is then shaped into a human figure.
“The Fairytale Map of Russia is a project aimed at collecting information about interesting sites, culture events and extraordinary museums devoted to fairytale characters representing this country’s diverse folklore traditions”.
It seems, as reported in The Telegraph, that aUkrainian organisation is now arguing that some of these Russian fairytale characters are actually Ukranian, which raises issues about the intellectual property rights of folklore heritage.
This map, produced by a researcher at the UCL Department of Geography, shows the 15 most frequent surnames in each of 983 geographic units across Greater London. It’s facsinating to see how the most popular surnames seem to cluster together.
Launched in June 2010, the Historypin site states that it aims to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories. Using Google Maps and Street View technology, users can upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Old photographs can be layered onto modern Street View scenes.
It’s a global project, but it would be great to get some more historic photos of Portsmouth on the site.
It is surprising perhaps that, given our obsession with the subject, TOTD hasn’t featured a weather-related site before. Met Office Invent is a beta site that showcases some of their future plans for presenting web-based weather forecasts.