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.
The practical impact of the BitPass announcement is that we will not be able to sell maps online anymore unless another similar payment system can be found.
This news is certainly a surprise. Apologies to anyone who is inconvenienced.
Received this from BitPass today:
"We want to thank you for your past business, however due to circumstances beyond our
control, we are discontinuing our operations.
We have partnered with Digital River to provide operational support during the
period prior to shut down. As of today, January 19, 2007, all Bitpass Buyers with
US dollar denominated accounts are being notified that they will have seven (7) days
to spend any amounts that currently exist in their Bitpass Account.
I hadn't heard that there was a special version of Canvas with GIS capabilities (or that Canvas is no longer a Deneba product):
Does anyone know if this software allows you to import a set of vectors from Illustrator CS2 and geo-reference them? Then convert to another projection? Then export back to Illustrator? The site mentions georectifying imagery, but nothing about vectors.
Hardly anyone has used the octant map/projection since 1514 or so. At least it is hard to find examples.
So I put it to use in the Art of Geography logo.
Many people have commented on the logo... I thought it would be interesting to delve into this unusual projection/map. The following article explains more about Leonardo da Vinci's octant map and projection:
Breaking News: Google Earth 4.0: "News from Google's Geo Developer Day, reported by Google Earth Blog, Ogle Earth and The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Google Earth version 4.0 (beta) is now available, with a new interface for all platforms. I say 'all platforms,' because there is..."
(Via The Map Room.)