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Meshon
11-22-2009, 03:54 PM
... so now I have a moment to say hello.

I've been making maps for a long time, but only relatively recently have I gone digital. I'm particularly interested in mapping three dimensional spaces with complex connections, and mapping stranger things like all the printers and bookshops in eighteenth-century London.

This looks like a really solid and sincere community; I'm glad to have the chance to be a part of it.

Cheers

Redrobes
11-22-2009, 04:43 PM
Welcome, theres plenty of strange mapping going on around here. And 3D too, what kind of complex spaces were you thinking of exactly ?

Ramah
11-22-2009, 04:47 PM
How on earth would you even begin to find out where all the printers and bookshops were in 18th century London? :s

Oh, and welcome to the guild.

Juggernaut1981
11-22-2009, 06:23 PM
Ramah,
The Yellow Pages had to start somwhere!

Honestly though, I suspect it would be from digging through old guild-membership rolls. They'd reference "So and So of Such-and-Such Lane" and you could then dig up old maps, collate info and presto.

Potentially tedious to me... so I'm glad someone else thinks those things are cool.

Meshon
11-22-2009, 10:04 PM
There's a few resources for finding such esoteric information out. Fortunately it's not just me working on the project, there's several contributors. I think I'm selling it a bit short, it's much more than... anyway. This might be interesting:

Addresses in London didn't have house numbers in the early part of the 1700s and the addresses are truly excellent, being more a set of instructions than precise coordinates. For example (made up but typical):

Robert Curll, bookseller, at the Sign of the Raven in St. Paul's Churchyard, over against the sepulchre, next to the Devil's Tavern.

Worth considering if you're designing a city. How do the inhabitants and visitors find their ways around?

Ascension
11-23-2009, 12:04 AM
Yeah, we've talked about that here before but I can't find where...fun stuff. Oh, and welcome :)

NeonKnight
11-23-2009, 04:06 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

ravells
11-23-2009, 05:35 AM
Welcome to the Guild! Interesting project in mapping all the printers and booksellers in 18c London!

Steel General
11-23-2009, 09:23 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Astrocartician
11-24-2009, 09:07 PM
I too am interested in mapping 3D spaces. In my case, the 3 dimensions of interstellar space.

Do you have any examples you could show?

Meshon
11-25-2009, 12:57 PM
I too am interested in mapping 3D spaces. In my case, the 3 dimensions of interstellar space.

Do you have any examples you could show?

Astrocartician, I don't have much for 3D maps yet. I read your membership introduction and I'm pretty interested in your interstellar mapping. Are you mapping real systems, or are you creating them?

cheers,
Meshon

Astrocartician
11-26-2009, 06:56 PM
Astrocartician, I don't have much for 3D maps yet. I read your membership introduction and I'm pretty interested in your interstellar mapping. Are you mapping real systems, or are you creating them?


Right now my interest is in creating graphical ways to show the 3 space dimensions and I use real star systems.