21 October 2004

A Map Larger Than the Territory [ItiDex] : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/korourke/map/index.en.html a "Map of Tender" charted by surveillance technology...+ A rescalabale map interface that allows one to view all the itineraries on file. This project aims to build experiential maps based on such notions as landmark, district, edge or boundary, path, rendezvous. What details reveal a neighborhood, an intersection, a street? What characteristics of places or routes help us to find our way in a complex urban center? What information is charted on our mental maps?

Cartography frequently utilizes textual annotations or works in tandem with accompanying pages of text that flesh out its narratives. http://www.newberry.org/nl/smith/nebenzahl/exhibit.html Many of the maps on display here, however, rely primarily on graphic devices and effects to set scenes and to represent movement and change.

A searchable database of all fonts from all foundries, from all the world ; http://www.point-central.com/

Confessions of a map geek : http://trevor.typepad.com/blog/2004/09/confessions_of_.html His mapping links http://linkmonger.net/search.php?text=&submitter=trevor

"No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you." - Zora Neale Hurston, anthropologist and writer (1891-1960)

“What a useful thing a pocket-map is!” I remarked. “That’s another thing we’ve learned from your Nation,” said Mein Herr, “map-making. But we’ve carried it much further than you. What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?” “About six inches to the mile.” “Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we tried a hundred yards to the mile. And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!” ”Have you used it much?” I enquired. “It has never been spread out, yet,” said Mein Herr: “the farmers objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well." - Lewis Carroll

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