Image text integration

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Map as an image/text integral

Main thesis in this blog is that in most cases having an image with true likeness to what we can see is totally irrelevant. Using images people look for information and typically it is achieved by image text integration, not by likeness.

Maps is a perfect example of such integration.

Satellite photo with perfect realism is less important than having relevent annotated map.

Map could add not only location of geographic objects, but also information totally unavailable to satellites, like historic dates…

Source for this map of medieval universities:


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