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Here Be Dragons by David Montgomery - Washington Post 3/14/07


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Nikolas R. Schiller

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Noticed that this article was not posted on CartoTalk! Sorry for the delay...

Here Be Dragons
Through Nikolas Schiller's Eye, Aerial Maps of Familiar Places Become Terra Incognita

By David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 14, 2007; Page C01

He is sly, this rebel cartographer. He makes maps that look like quilts, masks, feathers, acid trips. You can find America in these maps -- you can probably find your house in these maps -- if you can find the maps at all, since their creator has posted them to an online underground....


Read the rest here:
http://www.washingto...7031301854.html
or here:
http://www.philly.co..._the_world.html
or here:
http://www.mailtribu...0306/-1/TEMPO03
or here:
http://thestandard.c...;d_str=20070331

The original Washington Post version is the best, but might require free registration.

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Whew!!..A fascinating body of work there, Nikolas. :o

I found it impossible to enter your world (your website anyways) without being radically overwhelmed. It will take me a few tries to get some kind of pespective. You have certainly stretched my concept of the word Mapmaking!
Also appreciated your phrase:
"To change the world, start with the maps,"
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I found it impossible to enter your world (your website anyways) without being radically overwhelmed. It will take me a few tries to get some kind of pespective. You have certainly stretched my concept of the word Mapmaking!


Thank you Jean-Louis. I sincerely appreciate your comment.

There are currently over 600 maps waiting to be 'discovered' on my website. I have them listed chronologically, by geographic location, by projection, by Google Map, and even randomly. The website itself could use a face lift to make it a bit more navigable, but for the time being it works well for me. However, I am always open to suggestions :)




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