[mapping] Getting started

Lucia Leao lucleao at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 14:42:36 EST 2005

Dear all

we have to deal with the fact that sao paulo is multifaced city, and
our map must revel this multiplicity,

in my opinion, our project design should be open to be transformed by
other people and by the time


On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 13:19:53 -0500, Trebor Scholz <trebor at thing.net> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Sergio's map of Sao Paolo arrived yesterday.
> Thanks very much!
> We took the first step of the title: SubmaP.
> Looking at the overwhelming size of Sao Paolo on the map
> I wonder if it'd may be best to start with two areas:
> Central and East. But I remember Lucia wanting to map an area in which her
> research took place in order to visualize it. So maybe other areas would
> have to be the beginning. But indeed a selection of two or three areas may
> be best. It was important to me that not all areas that we map are usually
> represented by the tourist board. So, it'd be good to map underprivileged
> areas that are usually overlooked, left out.
> To be able to start - it'd be good to see who is on board and ready to start
> working on it. Then we could make a list of tasks and work on a realistic
> production timeline.
> Lucia mentioned the two programmers who are at her university and who may
> want to get involved and then all of us...
> Maybe we can bring everybody together for a meeting as Ricardo suggests.
> We could use the map Sergio sent and use the Central area.
> We'd use this large map, put tracing paper on top of the map and specify
> The locations that we think are crucial to our subjective map of Sao Paolo.
> We could also identify the points in the city that are important to our view
> of it by not using the actual map first but by just drawing an imaginary
> map-- a map of Central as it appears in our mind-- which may consist of
> homeless shelters or houses of friends, the telecentros, or a bench in the
> park. You'd identify what you would want to put on a map-- which locations.
> In the end we need these locations as precise dots on tracing paper of the
> map. Each dot needs to be numbered. In a legend you'd write what these dots
> stand for (ie. homeless shelter, university, comum lab, club x). The map
> then needs to be scaled down to a size that is useable for the web. The dots
> are associated with x y coordinates on the map.
> The x y coordinates are associated with addresses.
> I'd be curious how your map of Sao Paolo will differ from the ones in the
> stores. For the East it'd be interesting to map areas that  a tourist office
> would never want you to go...
> So far a few thoughts on how this project could move on...
> What do you think?
> Best,
> Trebor
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