Monday, October 26, 2009

Mapping the Arts and the art of mapping

One of my friends recently launched a digital arts initiative and I decided to check out the mapping arts program she had talked about previously. It makes heavy use of the Google maps/globe API and the google earth browser plugin to produce a content control interface via flash that the standard Google Earth would be lacking. Quite ingenious.

The bit of the program I especially like is the geek in residence concept. Now this is a rather personal interest thought - but making maps and making maps pretty is a fusion of art and digital technology. We even had a presentation in FOSS4G about making maps pretty. I would love to see a geek-art collaboration in this domain.
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