Comments: An observation on self-mapping

I was extremely frustrated too about how to find my correct positions even with google maps.
My current residence is not yet mapped. The map is there…you just can not find your Street over

I just implemented google map to my own web site and the biggest deal was to find to correct latidutes. For lot of places even in Germany, they are no online documentations of latitudes.

So…I tested the best positions manually!
GLatLng 53.993, 10.855 = Lübeck Airport.
Now, I am a geo pro.

So, my question is…Am I now mapped with my “somewhere on the coast” name of my mapping?
Will I find it over later if I will search for “somewhere on the coast, germany”

Have a nice mapping,

Moonweaver aka marta gal

Posted by moonweaver at May 20, 2006 00:16

A recent Economist (May 6th) carries a story about Charles Booth's project in the 19th century to map London's streets (specifically, Stockwell) by the character of their inhabitants.

While necessarily subjective (Booth's researchers note things like a torn waistcoat on a washing line indicating low social status) this may be key to the contextual understanding I think you're seeking - it depends on which set of 'mapping primitives' you use. Roads and buildings aren't the only base-level features you can build a map with.

What's interesting is that this map, based on human behaviour, has changed little in over a hundred years. London's pockets of poverty remain largely where they were in the 19th Century. Now, if similar maps could be drawn for customs and culture....

Posted by chrisworth at May 22, 2006 10:35

O my God!! You look EXACTLY like my ex boyfriend. I had to read through your cite to make sure it wasn't him. I wish I had a pic on my computer to send to you. That's just creepy.

Posted by mouse at May 15, 2007 05:33

PS... or not PS? I'm not even sure if the comment I left before worked. Well anyway - I told you you looked exactly like my ex but now that I saw the pic of you clean shaven and realized that you have black hair I've decided you don't look too much like him. I felt it was important to clear that up ... for no reason whatsoever.
And just so you know, you're quite ... hmm, I would say hansome because it's more apropriate but there's no getting arround it - you're hot.

Posted by mouse at May 15, 2007 05:48
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