Data and context

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Data and context

  1. 1. Data and Context (1) Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  3. 3. to navigate from lat.: navis = “ship” ago = “do” Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  6. 6. 1580: The first “Map Book” Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  9. 9. Data and Context (2) Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  11. 11. (1) [Title] B.C. 2348. THE DELUGE. (2) [Approximate longitude] 48°E (3) [Approximate latitude] 31°N Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  16. 16. Panorama from ancient gr.: πᾱν - “all” and ὅραµα - “view” Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
  17. 17. Data and Context (wrapup) Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
  18. 18. (a) Data: Conventions matter more than objectivity. (b) Data and Context are co-dependent. (c) Context always requires an external reference. (d) Statements about measurements require disclaimers. (e) “Success criteria” is just another narrative. (f) Ask questions about the context, not about the data. Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
  19. 19. A final word about data Michael DlugoschThursday, March 31, 2011
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  21. 21. Mercator, 16th century Peters, 20th century Africa, area size: 29.800.000 sqkm Greenland, area size: 2.175.600 sqkmThursday, March 31, 2011
  22. 22. Thank you! Michael Dlugosch, M.A. Mail: michael.dlugosch@frantic.com Twitter: scrutinizer20 gsm: +358 40 861 9337 Blog: http://michael.westendintie.netThursday, March 31, 2011
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  24. 24. URL resources used for this pro bono presentation, held on March 30th, 2011 during the Web Analytics Wednesday in Sanomatalo, Helsinki: Abraham Ortelius: Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip., sl. 2, 6 http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/25809/Septentrionalium_Regionum_Descrip/Ortelius.html Large version: http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/enlarge/25809 Guntherus Ziner: schematic T and O map, 1472, sl. 4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:T_and_O_map_Guntherus_Ziner_1472.jpg Gerhard Mercator: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595 print, sl. 7 http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/northwest-passage/mercator.htm Edward Quin: An Historic Atlas of the World, sl. 9, 10, 12, 13,14 http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~686~70075?qvq=q:Quin,+Edward;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort,Pub_Date;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=1&trs=90 Latitude and Logitude of a Point, sl. 11 http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html Cylindrical projection, sl. 19 http://www.boehmwanderkarten.de/kartographie/is_netze_cyl.html Mercator projection vs. Peters projection, sl. 21 http://www.kowoma.de/gps/geo/Projektionen.htm Further references: ++ appendix: Arctic inset as as vignette, drawn by Gerhard Mercator http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/geomag/nmp/images/mercator.gif ++ appendix: "No. 889: The First Atlas" by Prof. John H. Lienhard / University of Houston (TX) http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi889.htm ++ appendix: Inventio Fortunata (and Mercators letter to John Dee) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inventio_Fortunata ++ appendix: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatrum_Orbis_Terrarum -- appendix: The Mercator projection http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator_projection ++ appendix: Norbert Bolz, Am Ende der Gutenberg-Galaxis, München 1993 Michael Dlugosch This quote: p 101 (translated by MD, unapproved)Thursday, March 31, 2011

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