Index for the cartography.id.au (sub)domains and the maptoground.id.au domain.

map extract Cartography Community Mappingcartography.id.au

Cartography Community Mapping, CCM, offers pro bono mapping services to non-profit organizations such as Landcare groups.  Maps can be provided in any of the standard graphical file formats and georeferenced for Google Earth and map capable GPS application.  In addition CCM produces topographical maps for walkers. 

The Walking Tracks maps include Mount Alexander Regional Park, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, Muckleford Forest and the Rise and Shine Bush Reserve.


screen extract Ms Resi, a computer model of human respirationmsresi.cartography.id.au

Ms Resi is a MS Windows graphical user interface version of MacPuf, a model of the human respiratory system designed to study gas transport and exchange.  The design of the model is discussed in A Computer Model of Human Respiration Dickinson C. J., MTP Press Limited, Lancaster, 1977.  The Ms Resi package was developed by Mal Haysom and Michelle Gibson. 

The site contains screen shots and printer displays of Ms Resi output, support and development material and source and executable code.


Drystone, an examination of the Shakespeare authorship questiondrystone.cartography.id.au decode extract

Brenda James, in her book argues that the works attributed to William Shakespeare are in fact the works of Henry Neville, a contemporary of Shakespeare's.  Jonathan Bond, in his book is considerably less ambitious; he argues that only the sonnets published in 1609 attributed to Shakespeare were composed by someone other than Shakespeare.  Both authors present data that they have deduced by "decoding" the controversial dedication to Shakespeare's sonnets and by finding clues buried in Shakespeare's texts. 

Drystone takes an analytical approach in evaluating these claims and reaches a surprising and singular conclusion.


Optop, a Real-time Electronic Pianola Roll Playeroptop.cartography.id.au Optop pianola player

The pianola, or a variation thereof, first emerged late in the nineteenth century.  The traditional pianola with its multiplicity of vacuum technology items – pumps, motors, solenoids and other devices is an example of design ingenuity and craftsmanship.  Last year a couple of my acquaintance, inexplicably (to my mind) purchased a pianola.  I was initially surprised and mildly interested, but in time I was captured by their enthusiasm and set out to construct an electronic pianola. 

The pianola uses phototransistors to sense the holes in the pianola roll, a microcontroller to process the data and a synthesizer to generate the audio output.  This site details the design by providing computing code, circuitry and PCB files.


MapToGround, humanitarian NGO maps in alternative formatsmaptoground.id.au MapToGround screen extract

Several humanitarian aid agencies provide maps for humanitarian aid purposes.  Each particular map is presented by the agency as a PDF, JPG or PNG file depending on the agency and circumstance.  MapToGround selects agency maps that are useful for handheld GPS device operations and that include sufficient data for georeferencing.  For each of these maps MapToGround provides a JPG file (or, when applicable, a link to the agency JPG or PNG file), a georeferenced OziExplorer MAP file and a georeferenced KMZ file.



Mal 'Jase' Haysom — m.haysom@cartography.id.au