Monthly Archives: February 2011

Light Drawing Massachusetts

There’s a debate—at least in academic cartography—about what constitutes a map. The first lecture in the introductory course at UW-Madison starts with a slideshow challenging students to determine which images are maps and which are not. Among the “traps” designed … Continue reading

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9,872 smoots. That’s how far I walked to make this deformed heart map for Valentine’s Day. That’s a GPS track of my path around Boston and Cambridge (and a bit of Somerville) to trace something like a heart shape. Over … Continue reading

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The Mighty Charles

I have a special place reserved in my heart for the Charles River. I love it. Sure, sure, most people do, right? It’s a significant river. Heck, Paul Revere crossed that river while embarking on his famous midnight ride. And … Continue reading

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Map Pinning Boston

Bostonography provides us with the perfect forum for sharing bizarre, hybrid posts that randomly incorporate some of our favorite things. There is no doubt that soon enough, I will write something up on gummi candy maps of Roxbury… even if … Continue reading

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