Author Topic: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom  (Read 4763 times)

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2018, 10:26:56 am »
But more likely they'd take one look at it and recommend you paint over it in magnolia.  Philistines.

I have a fear of this at some point also.  Fortunately, the thin black and blue acrylic edges are not flat, so the bugger will not die that easily.   ;D
ah it not die for many many years. It’s superb.
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2018, 01:15:40 pm »
It is a wonder, you know you can do a 360 with your phone and google streetview?

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2018, 02:08:11 pm »
It is a wonder, you know you can do a 360 with your phone and google streetview?

Yeah, I know I could do that, but by my reckoning it kind of defeats the point.  I've avoiding doing a composite pic of the whole thing for the same reason. 

It's a 3D version of a 3D world, to sidestep all the usual problems with flattening the globe out onto 2D.  Taking photos of it to create a scrollable 2D interface would just be a rubbish version of google maps.  You're meant to be inside it, looking around.

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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2018, 02:30:11 pm »
You're meant to be inside it, looking around.
So where is Swavesey really?

It's in the very centre of the world.  :)
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2018, 02:33:55 pm »
I love it.

You could continue the theme throughout the house. One room could be the inside of a human head, another the inside of an atom. Or the inside of a sandwich.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 05:08:01 pm »
and one the view that an endoscope gets...  ;D
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2018, 08:28:32 pm »
Are you aware that there's quite a lot of water on your ceiling? (Just jealous)

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2018, 09:36:03 pm »
Indeed.  Though I did learn partway through this that it is very close to what is sometimes called the land hemisphere - the half which has the highest percentage of land.  The opposing "water hemisphere" being largely the pacific.

(I looked it up after twigging that the amount of land I was having to paint didn't seem consistent with our planet being mostly water covered)

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2018, 10:32:46 pm »
That is beautiful.

One of my employers had a wall that was completely covered in a 18th century John Rocque map of London. It was endlessly fascinating. Maps are the best thing.
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2018, 05:57:49 pm »
Outstanding effort, tom_e  :thumbsup:

Without wanting to thread-thieve, I put this map up on my wall last Saturday:

It is Western Arabia Terra.
On Mars.

A collaboration between Ordnance Survey and NASA, which has resulted in this limited edition print.
It is a thing of beauty.
On looking closer at the details, many have what look like names made up in a non-english language - maybe Finnish, or Icelandic.

But then, I recognised Becquerel and Curie and Sklodowska as the names associated with the first two people to have discovered evidence of radioactivity.

Searching further revealed that all of the Martian features appear to be named after persons who have made significant contributions to science (and science fiction) as we know it  - not necessarily directly connected with Mars.
But it is sufficiently interesting that I can envisage that working my way through all of the features will keep me absorbed until such time as my space ship has been fixed, and I can go home.

The one thing which surprises me is that OS don't do anything similar with the moon - I'm sure that it would sell well.

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2018, 06:31:09 pm »
Gods, my house is boring.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2018, 07:54:12 pm »
Again, not in any way comparing to the OP's effort, we have a map on our wall where we stick pins to show where we have been, only it is pacific centred to remind us how insignificant we are


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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2018, 07:54:37 pm »
Swavesey as the centre of the universe!

Certainly beats my daub of a poppy field on the wall opposite the bath in my first house.
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2018, 08:03:52 pm »
I had a large map of the world on the wall of one of my flats which depicted the geography upside down. 
South to the top. (But all the writing the right way up.)
Made one realise how top heavy, land mass wise, our planet is.
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2018, 08:14:44 pm »
Does that Mars map not just give you the urge to visit places on it though?  Any suspicious paths or other features??

In favour of general cartography content. :thumbsup:

Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2018, 08:31:45 pm »
Does that Mars map not just give you the urge to visit places on it though?  Any suspicious paths or other features??

In favour of general cartography content. :thumbsup:
Of course it does!

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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2018, 08:55:10 am »
Does that Mars map not just give you the urge to visit places on it though?  Any suspicious paths or other features??

In favour of general cartography content. :thumbsup:

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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2019, 05:29:58 pm »
Just found this via POTD - most excellent! I lived in Black Horse Lane in Swavesey for a couple of years; who knew the village contained such wonders?!

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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2019, 07:08:10 pm »
Oh my, what a lovely thing!
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Re: Cartography in the Spare Bedroom
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2019, 08:53:13 pm »
Just found this via POTD - most excellent! I lived in Black Horse Lane in Swavesey for a couple of years; who knew the village contained such wonders?!

I think it's great sometimes to look at the sheer number of homes in any village or town and wonder what's hidden away inside them.  Eccentrics galore, one hopes.  ;D