topographic vector map of BC

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I keep on making these and then switching computers every few years and losing them, so I’m putting it here. The above file is what it looks like, but it’s a .PNG; ignore it. Here is a link to the BC vector map in AI (Adobe Illustrator) format. If you need to know what an Illustrator file is, this blog post isn’t for you.

I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the elevations but this will generally do for presentations / report covers etc. It is based on a JPG I found through a Google image search, but this will reproduce far better if you are working in Illustrator or InDesign. If you need a more sciencey or accurate topographic map, I recommend you go to GeoBC.

If you are a topography nerd, you should view this list of North American ultras. There are some sweet prominences in there, many of which are in B.C.

to fly

Another bit from The Experiment.

This is just an exercise in symbolism; the focus is on the barrier but the bulk of the image is an out of focus plane in flight. So that could mean a lot of things, really whatever you want. Obviously there are different barriers for different people to travel – the image of a plane as freedom by itself is a dream and woefully incomplete.

magnetic minds

The blueprint for how TEDxVictoria currently exists came from these three – Dylan, John and Carol-Lynne. I am fortunate to have worked with them quite a bit on TEDxVictoria in the past.

You should check out the three of them, they’re actually very active in their own ways:

  • Dylan is the chief organizer of TEDxVictoria and just went to TEDActive – check out his blog as linked – he has written extensively about it and a lot of other stuff too. He has lent me two dystopian future scifi novels that I am reading right now.
  • Carol-Lynne has a lot of stuff going on.  I think the only way to keep up with it all is her 11k+ tweets. She hasn’t lent me any books.
  • John has tremendous business and technology  sense and has started up something called Coinforest. He’s lent me a book called “What Technology Wants” and I haven’t started it yet, because Dylan lent me two books that I haven’t finished yet.

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John

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Carol-Lynne

spiderwebbing

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So far, I’ve mostly been posting parts of the experiment that don’t involve people. I don’t know why that is the case, but it’s what I’ve been gravitating to in my selection so far. Maybe it’s because I am so used to people photos by way of social networks, and this feels different – closer to why I do photography.

But it’d be a mistake to say I don’t love taking photos of people – I do. I think I may just save those photos a little while longer.

This is a couple different angles of some spider webbing I found at Gowlland Tod.

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