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Ideas inspired by [map=yes]


Stamen just posted about an interesting project, [map=yes] where they represent maps in more interesting, even artistic ways… These maps are based on the Open Street Map where people upload their personal GPS data to create their own free maps… I went to Open Street Map and noticed that Bumpkin Island has not been mapped yet. I thought it would be fun to bring a GPS device to the island and actually map our movements there. We can then upload this data to Open Street Map and might be able to visualize it in different ways. In that way, we would create a map not only using pen and pencil but using our bodies moving around on the island. I can probably get a GPS device (your iPhone would work!) and we can start to collect map data while we map the island ;)