The Big Atlas of LA Pools – Posters

2013 Jun

Idea & Concept

Benedikt Groß & Joey Lee

Developed with

ArcGIS, Processing, Python, QGIS and Shapely

Posters based on the dataset of “The Big Atlas of LA Pools”.

Satellite Overview RGB (from the Big Atlas of LA Pools)

Satellite overview of the analyzed area 35 km by 49 km, from Beverly Hills to Long Beach (1716 km²).

Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm
Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm

LA Sorted (from the Big Atlas of LA Pools)

Each pixel of the source satellite imagery classified into four categories (top to bottom): Sea, Developed Areas (streets, houses etc.), Pools and Vegetation + Soil. Within the categories each pixel is sorted to its greyscale value. A pixel represents the size of 2m x 2m, the image shows 428.955.900 pixels (17450 × 24582).

Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm
Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm

Pool Shapes (from the Big Atlas of LA Pools)

The poster shows each pool’s shape overlaid one onto the other. The orientation (compass directions) of the pools has been normalized according to the longest axis and the centre points. The average pool size of all pools in Los Angeles is 4.99 m × 10.13 m.

Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm
Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm

43123 (from the Big Atlas of LA Pools)

The map shows all 43123 pools of Los Angeles. Each pool has been hand-traced and quality checked via commercial online crowdsourcing services.

Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm
Lambda Print, 100 cm × 145 cm

Talk

Reading and Writing Landscape @ Chaos Computer Club Easterhegg 2014

2014–4

Speaker, “Reading and Writing Landscape”, Chaos Computer Club Easterhegg 2014, Stuttgart, DE

Talk

Reading and Writing Landscape @ The World 2.0, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen

2013–11

Speaker, “Reading and Writing Landscape”, The World 2.0 – Do It Together, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, DK