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. and I have been thinking about Beijing's warped sense of scale. All our friends who visit get confus…
theory  beijing  pedestrian  comfort  city  urban  metro  transport  comparison  map  digital 
11 weeks ago by aries1988
map  history  china  moi  resource 
december 2017 by aries1988
WindSim - Terrain - Third party formats
The ESRI Shapefile .shp format containing contours must be filtered in order to only contain the contour line data before converting the data to the .gws format. The filtering can be done with the program Arcv2CAD converting .shp files into .dxf files. As a second step the .dxf must be converted to .gws as described above. The program Arcv2CAD is available at
format  explained  gis  terrain  wasp  map 
october 2017 by aries1988
New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Dr. Castillo’s eureka moment occurred in 2012, while teaching in Sweden, where researchers were working with a powerful Russian-made computer program that could meld hundreds of photographs into a 3-D composite image. Dr. Castillo realized that by feeding his drone photographs into the program, he could produce incredibly detailed and clear 3-D images of ancient temples, fortifications and burial sites.
data  drone  archaeology  technology  today  map 
august 2017 by aries1988
A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps
Google Maps's Quiet Transformation
google  map 
june 2017 by aries1988
podcast  map  google  museum  art  list  moi 
april 2017 by aries1988
Generating naming languages

First off, the majority of words in Mandarin have two syllables. This gives it a very clear rhythmic quality. Secondly, the syllable structure is pretty much constant. Each syllable consists of a single consonant, a vowel or two, and then optionally either /n/ or /ŋ/ (written ng). So 'shan' is a valid Mandarin syllable, but 'stan' and 'nash' are not.

In real languages, words are built out of units called 'morphemes', which are the smallest units of language which still carry meaning. Some words are single morphemes (e.g. 'happy', 'sad', 'platypus'), and some can be divided up into smaller units (e.g. 'un-help-ful', 'rest-less', 're-consider-s'). The relationship between syllables and morphemes, both of which combine to form words, is hazy at best.

Fortunately, we're making up our language, so we can make it as simple as we like. One syllable equals one morpheme.
game  language  invention  howto  comparison  primer  python  map  algorithm 
january 2017 by aries1988
Generating fantasy maps
I have a programmer's superstitions about always using powers of 2, which are more pleasing to the spirit of the machine.
fun  game  geography  map  cartography  explained  fiction 
august 2016 by aries1988
How drones are learning to find their own way in the world | New Scientist
It previously took hours of postflight processing to build maps from drone footage. The bottleneck was processing power. The team overcame this by harnessing the power of GPUs – fast image-processing chips originally developed for games.
data  drone  GPS  technology  map  mapping 
july 2016 by aries1988
Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East?
That Western imperialism had a malignant influence on the course of Middle Eastern history is without a doubt. But is Sykes-Picot the right target for this ire?
map  history  middle-east 
may 2016 by aries1988
Letter of Recommendation: U.S.G.S. Topographical Maps
it is the sort of place that arguably looks better on an orthophoto map. In person, it just seems like rocky wastes and a dead lake. But the map, from above, captivates — a tempestuous burst of almost extraplanetary rust-colored desert strikingly offset by the pale blue lake.
map  usa  design  color  travel  tool 
may 2016 by aries1988
Canadian teenager 'discovers ancient Mayan city lost in jungles of Mexico'
Telegraph News The Descending God's Temple which is on the Mayan site of Tulum. It is located on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Credit:…
civ  discovery  maya  teenager  stars  city  map  archaeology 
may 2016 by aries1988
Behind Stark Political Divisions, a More Complex Map of Sunnis and Shiites
The geography of the two main branches of Islam is a key factor in the region’s conflicts.
Visualization  map  religion  middle-east 
january 2016 by aries1988
Museum of the World
Welcome to The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history. The project is a partnership between the British Museum and Google Cultural Institute. For the first time ever, discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to the present using the most advanced WebGL (Web Graphics Library) technology available. Jump back in time to explore objects from across diverse cultures and listen to British Museum curators share their insights. Click to connect objects across time and space, and discover hidden links between then and now. Take a look around, explore and learn something new! Enjoy your visit.

The website was designed and built by WEIR+WONG. All sound effects are provided under license from
online  map  history  museum  google  presentation  world  comparison  civ  photo  interactive 
december 2015 by aries1988
Chronas: History
Chronas is a history project linking Wikipedia to a dynamic map with a time slider.
history  presentation  education  map  interactive  learn 
december 2015 by aries1988
Paris attacks renew questions about Europe’s border-free travel -
Even before the Paris terror attacks, Europe’s Schengen system of border-free travel — one of the continent’s proudest postwar achievements — was under strain. The mass influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East has prompted governments from
map  2015  immigration  europe 
november 2015 by aries1988
Babbage: Things visible and invisible
Stream Babbage: Things visible and invisible by The Economist from desktop or your mobile device
map  satellite  earthquake  prediction  future 
november 2015 by aries1988
The Ghosts in Our Machines - The New Yorker
The confluence of emotions, when I registered what I was looking at, was unlike anything I had ever experienced—something akin to the simultaneous rush of a million overlapping feelings. There was joy, certainly—“Mom! I found you! Can you believe it?”—but also deep, deep sadness. There was heartbreak and hurt, curiosity and wonder, and everything, seemingly, in between.
story  parents  google  map  love  death  memory  serendipity 
november 2015 by aries1988
80后大学老师创全国高铁图走红 如地铁图般清晰(图)

train  chinese  infographics  amateur  map 
august 2015 by aries1988
How ISIS Expands
The Islamic State aims to build a broad colonial empire across many countries.
2015  infographics  map  narrative  news 
may 2015 by aries1988
Reclaiming the Age-Old Art of Getting Lost -
Lost in the Latin Quarter, I ended up, literally, at the foot of Michel de Montaigne.
A bronze statue of this French Renaissance philosopher — balding, with a…
travel  europe  map  city  serendipity 
april 2015 by aries1988
Beautifully imagined maps show fictional cities and their transit systems | Grist
For his day job, Ian Silva drives a commuter train in Sydney, Australia. So maybe it’s not surprising that his incredibly detailed maps of imaginary cities also include fully fleshed-out public transit systems. But it’s impressive nonetheless.
map  city  fun 
august 2013 by aries1988
Evernote + Google地圖 搞定旅行大小問題:港澳行動篇 | 電腦玩物
这次的港澳旅行,我并没有去深入研究太多厉害的在地Apps。 相对的,我选择专注在活用Evernote、Google地图两大工具,用最简单的方法和软体来「最大可能」的满足所有旅行需求。
googlereader  google  map  howto  data  hongkong  travel 
october 2012 by aries1988
Evernote + Google地圖 搞定旅行大小問題:港澳行動篇
這次的港澳旅行,我並沒有去深入研究太多厲害的在地Apps。 相對的,我選擇專注在活用Evernote、Google地圖兩大工具,用最簡單的方法和軟體來「最大可能」的滿足所有旅行需求。
Evernote  google  map  howto  travel 
october 2012 by aries1988
The Joy of Maps
While it is true that in most of my life, I have attempted to go paperless, there are a few places where having the paper makes all of the difference in the world. One of those things for me are maps. Until very recently, I forgot how much I loved maps, what joy they can be. It took years of using GPS and Google Maps to remind me just how wonderful a foldout map really is.
map  story  gps 
june 2012 by aries1988
谷歌GPS地图是由whudee开发的一个免费的增强版Google地图浏览、下载工具,能够轻松保存任意尺寸的地图为图片文件,它可以加载Google Maps(国际版)卫星图及Google地图(中国版)的卫星图、地形图和道路图。
google  map  gps  china 
september 2011 by aries1988
nuclear  map  china  safety 
april 2011 by aries1988
我过去一直以为,地图癖是一种孤独的怪病,直到2006年我开始写博客“奇异地图”(Strange Maps)。我还记得自己在博客上贴出的第一张地图——那是一张宾夕法尼亚州精神病院的分布图。它提供了精神病的一种诡诞地理布局,我之所以觉得它有趣,是因为这不是那种会在主流制图史中占有一席之地的地图。同样,地图并没有告诉我们很多有关精神健康的信息。我喜欢它,是因为它将一种如此难以界定的精神状态与极其冷静、理智和精确的制图学糅合在一起,非常有趣。
map  hobby 
april 2011 by aries1988
Eine Regenschirmsonnenuhr
Der japanische Designer Kota Nezu hat diesen Schirm mit funktionierender Sonnenuhr geschaffen (im Griff ist ein Kompaß eingebaut)
life  sun  design  map 
march 2011 by aries1988
Panoramio - 世界照片
photo  web2.0  google  map  travel 
july 2009 by aries1988
Track Flight Status, Airport Delays and other Flight and Airport Information
Track flight status, flight departures, flight arrivals, airport delays and other flight and airport information in real time
map  search  aviation  online  avion  travel 
july 2009 by aries1988

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