[Geowanking] 1:1 scale mapping
asbury at cemar.org
Mon Feb 8 14:44:27 PST 2010
And, of course, the classic:
And then came the grandest idea of all! We actually made a map of the
country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!"
"Have you used it much?" I enquired.
"It has never been spread out, yet," said Mein Herr: "the farmers
objected: they said it would cover the whole country, and shut out the
sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure
you it does nearly as well.
-- Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893).
Here are a number of other thoughts...
Brandon Martin-Anderson wrote:
> Here's a story about 1:1 mapping:
> On Exactitude in Science . . . In that Empire, the Art of Cartography
> attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied
> the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a
> Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and
> the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was
> that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The
> following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of
> Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was
> Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered
> it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the
> West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by
> Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the
> Disciplines of Geography.
> Suarez Miranda,Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV,Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658
>>From Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions, Translated by Andrew
> Hurley Copyright Penguin 1999 .
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Mike Liebhold <mnl at well.com> wrote:
>> the arrival of viewfinder AR (augmented reality) is opening lots of
>> opportunities for near field focal plane maps of very dense local data.
>> e.g. "show me labels, links, annotations and attributes for things and
>> places in my field of view"
>> is 1:1 scale mapping a reasonable idea?
>> can anyone here share pointers or stories about 1:1 scale mapping and why
>> the idea has generated ridicule in the past?
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