Created by Dustin Cable at University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
It seems like the technical side of map-making, the part that requires code or complicated software installations, fades a little more every day. People get to focus more on actual map-making than on server setup. Map Stack by Stamen is the most recent tool to help you do this.
We provide access to different parts of the map stack, like backgrounds, roads, labels, and satellite imagery. These can be modified using straightforward controls to change things like color, opacity, and brightness. So within a few minutes you can have a map of anywhere in the world with dark green parks and blue buildings. You can get very precise with image overlays and layer effects, using layers as cut-out masks for other layers. Or just make a regular-looking map in the colors you want.
The idea is to make it radically simpler for people to design their own maps, without having to know any code, install any software, or even do any typing.
It’s completely web-based, and you edit your maps via a click interface. Pick what you want (or use Stamen’s own stylish themes) and save an image. For the time being, the service is open only from 11am to 5pm PST, so just come back later if it happens to be closed.
See here for a taste of what others have done so far.
A day filled with museums, tapas bars, restaurants. He became the city’s most visited city. Always with people, always fun, always lively. But at the same time, neighbors lost their seats, their meetings with friends, their stories, their stories, their journeys and freshness mu grim of late summer.
After many years of sadness, despair and boredom, all decided to recover squares. Since only had a small plot where to build them, they opted to place on top of each other to build the squares they needed and at the same time provide them with all the provisions of lacking.
A place to read the paper and drink coffee with churros and another place to play cards with siphon and vermouth. A place for street theater, folk festivals and film popular summer and another place where to organize meetings, neighborhood meetings, yoga classes, tai-chi or crochet. A place to practice skateboarding and another where play Playstation with friends, see Sunday at Atletico Madrid, Nadal, Fernando Alonso or Tour of summer naps. And one last place to play basketball, enjoy the sights of Madrid and its sunsets, of course, with pipes and cold beer.
POST-CITY via NDLR«Post-city», the theme proposed by the Luxembourg Pavilion for the XIII Biennale of Architecture in Venice requires a long process of reflection and research. Part of the «Common Ground» topic initiated by David Chipperfield, it must not be merely a striking slogan for the benefit of architects who have never reflected on this subject and whose sole concern is to «construct» as many parts of the town as possible…Already at the XIth biennale a similar topic was proposed to leading architects: «Architecture beyond building». This was interpreted as a kind of improvised vacation, an excursion into the unknown territory of Art by professionals whose main ( and legitimate ) interest was in constructing square kilometers of «buildings»
"Magic table" by architect Junya Ishigami
Actress Tilda Swinton is performing a “living art piece” at the New York’s Museum of Modern Art in the display called ‘The Maybe’ The title is said to refer to the fact that not even staff know in advance just when Swinton, 52, will appear in the glass cage. Museum sources said she will repeat the act half a dozen times this year, at random intervals In 1995 the mother of twins staged a similar performance in London’s Serpentine Gallery. The actress has said the ‘piece is really about the audience. It acts like a mirror’. She added she wants to keep doing it until she is 100.
The Big Kitchen
final thesis [ 2012 May ]
Proyecto de Escuela de Hostelería y
Sede de Bienal Gastronómica para
Locals and tourists by Eric Fisher
Some people interpreted the Geotaggers’ World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in piaces that tourists don’t visit.
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.
The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.