Category Archives: Aerial Views

Bounded by a Box

A cut edge or a bounding box around a relief map creates cross-sectional profiles through the topography. The edges give additional reference points in visualising the lie of the land and for comparing relative distance, elevation and gradient. Sources and … Continue reading

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Layered Landscapes

Images suspended on layers of glass or transparent plastic sheet to represent three-dimensional objects or landscapes. Sources and further information http://www.terrainmodels.com/glass.html http://www.davidspriggs.com http://www.nomart.co.jp/nakanishi/index.html

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Dioramas – the edge of the world, the end of the world and the time before

Before After The beginning of the world A world in a world The edge of the world

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Aerial Viewing

When a photograph becomes a map, when a map becomes a model. Sources: annotated photograph, aerial map, artist map, model landscape.

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The Affected Area

I am researching examples of how geographical areas of interest or exclusion are illustrated in fiction by a drawn line on a map. In John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Midwich Cuckoos, 1957,  (later filmed as The Village of the … Continue reading

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A Model Village Slideshow

Longmoor Urban Training Complex, Hampshire Himley Hall, West Midlands Xe Services LLC, (formerly Blackwater), North Carolina Copehill Down, F.I.B.U.A. Training Facility, Wiltshire Sennybridge Training Area, Mynydd Epynt

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