Social Media and Mapping

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Subject: Social Media and Mapping

 

 

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Social Media 

There are fabulous advantages of linking our design projects with Social media tools, we can benefit from google maps, Facebook and Twitter, and sometimes stock market real-time data.

We can use Google maps to find specific locations and sites immediately, using the pre-assigned names or postcodes. It’s also useful to measure distances between two geographic locations and draw shortest paths in between.

We can use advanced parametric tools to create 3 Dimensional earth Model out of world 2 Dimensional CAD drawing, using mapping techniques, but first, we need to understand the mechanism of mapping consequently the techniques of projections, to reach the real world coördination systems.

Mapping

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The mapping is the process of visualizing specific information,  this kind of information might be spatial or non-spatial, Spatial mapping concerns with presenting and analyzing data assigned to specific location, it shows a specific kind of information, such like event spots, movement paths or density and distribution of a specific issue, the maps could be fixed or temporal, in the second case, the data are changeable according to time. The non-spatial information are usually showing actions related to non-materialized issues, like behaviors or non-countable actions, or what happens in the cyber world, where actions have a spatial digital location, but it doesn’t really have a solid location on earth.

Benefits of Mapping 

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With the technology of mapping, we can understand a large amount of information, usually written in a form of tables and databases, and it makes complex patterns more obvious, we can use the layering technique to preview intersections, and compare changes, It’s also useful for analyzing a different kind of data against each other, additionally we can build interactive maps holding both documented data and real-time data and use them for monitoring situations and predict the future.

Experiment

World map

What I am trying to do is to build an interactive map, using real-time data from the internet to understand a specific urban situation, over a specific period, then to represent these changes in a way showing clearly the information extracted.

The first stage started with building earth 3D model out of a 2D map.

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