Our Victoria group recently met up to combine creative powers and hash out some fab entries for Spacing Magazine’s Creative Mapping Contest. Hoorah! Here’s what we came up with:
(1) Fragmented Orientations: Life Among the Grids in Victoria, BC
Fragmented Orientations is a comment on the diverse directionality of greater Victoria’s component street grids.
Layers is a personal recognition of the physical and cultural aspects of Cadboro Bay (Victoria), the neighbourhood I grew up in. In this map, each of the area’s individual features is isolated to highlight its unique characteristics, while simultaneously stressing interconnectivity. -Maximilian von Aderkas, Geolexa
Solid advice from GIS Lounge:
“The starting point in building a successful career in GIS is a solid education. This involves taking classes in cartography, GIS, spatial analysis, database management, web technologies, and programming…”
Check out the full article here.
From the The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (University of California), this fantastic map projection gallery illustrates an extensive list of conventional and eccentric map projections with clean and consistent style, ideal for visual comparisons or printing.
Want more? For those interested in the mathematics of projections, check out Map Projections – A Working Manual by Snyder (1987), available online for free from the USGS. This book is a must-have reference for anyone serious about maps!
Just a quick shout-out to the Canadian Association of Geographers, keeping the geo-community linked up since 1951!
The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is the national organization representing practising geographers from public and private sectors and from universities. The CAG is active on many fronts: from the dissemination of geographic research to the promotion of geographic education and cooperation with international organizations.
To keep up with the latest and greatest, read the CAG’s weekly GEOGNews! Goes great with coffee and will save GISers from tiny-detail-induced screen blindness by providing a quick distraction from the work at hand.
Want to join? Visit www.cag-acg.ca to learn more!
Explore the city by sound! Check out the Concordia Electroacoustic Studies Student Association‘s sound map, a user-generated archival database of sound recordings in Montréal (click the image below).
“The Montréal Sound Map is an ongoing and continually evolving project with the goal of a constant addition of new recordings being placed into a browsable tagging system” (CESSA)