The Art of Geography is about combining art, technology, and appreciation of the natural world. Some of the byproducts of this melding are maps that help you get where you want to go, photographic panoramas that show you what it's like to be in various wilderness locations around the world, and abstract expressionist & landscape art.
There are a number of advantages to using Drupal for this website, most of which may not be evident at first. It is far easier to reuse content between the blog and the conventional website. Expect to see the site grow into something much better than it was before as it gets refactored using Drupal.
The page where you can sign up for the beta test and thereby get the download location is at http://www.artofgeography.com/maps/fp/beta-test-mapset.html This new variation of my "core" Forest Park map which uses a different approach to showing the topography and ground cover, more like the style of ma
This map of Portland bakeries was first unveiled in February 2011. It's a bit of an experiment since no streets are labeled. In order to work on a letter size page, there's not much room for street names. However the general neighborhood centers should be evident -- for instance Alberta Street has a fabulous cluster of bakeries. A word about the parameters for choosing what is shown... I thought the map should be about baked items, which leaves out chocolatiers and ice creameries and candy stores for another map.
One City’s Wilderness
Portland’s Forest Park
Marcy Cottrell Houle
Maps by Erik Goetze
Situated in the rugged hills west of Portland, Oregon, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and the only city wilderness park in the United States. The park is home to hundreds of native plants and animals and offers more than eighty miles of trails--all within minutes of downtown Portland.
It's sad to have to remove Sahagun and See's off the map as they are no longer there. The "chocolate map" is a postcard map that I created Feb 12, 2007. I had noticed that there was practically a chocolate district spanning the Pearl and Downtown, and I thought it would be fun to propose a "Chocolate district walk" whereby you can visit all of them. The map shows six (formerly eight) chocolate shops within a ten block radius in Portland. The postcard has not been printed and distributed except my personal copies that I've given to the shop owners and friends.