User Tools

Site Tools



Texts in this section are about maps. Maps in all kinds and forms, like the A mapping audio guide on gets at some tourist locations in China. And about the old world maps made by the jesuits in China. But also about Beidou, het chinese satnav systeem, which can be used for mapping too.

The map above is made from my own tracks (by bike in this case). Lines are lighter depending on the number of times i have ridden a particular route. This map was made using my own my own database of waypoints and tracks which i have made over the years with satellite navigation receivers. First with GPS only, later with Galileo and Beidou, also with a home built receiver.

This world map shows the coutries i have traveled to, al least those i visited whan i had a satellite navigation receiver. The countries are again lighter depending on the number of track and waypoints. So i have seen more of China than Switzerland or Spain for example. De map is a bit distorted by the fact that i was able to log ever more detailed tracks over the years, and a country i drawn when i have only visited a small corner of the country.

Pages about maps:

2017/10/27 10:20A mapping audio guide On many tourist spots in China you an rent an electronic audioguide. Some of these attractions have an extra cool guide, it shows a smal…, ,
2020/12/19 21:42Arago's meridian Paris has no shortage of monuments and statues. The largest monument is the size of the inner city of Paris itself and extends from the north…, ,
2018/08/15 11:04Beidou, the chinese satnav system Since early 2013 the Chinese 北斗 (Beidou) satellite navigation system is operational. The coverage of the satellites still lim…, , ,
2020/03/15 20:13Eise planet map In the city you do not see the night sky very well. Only the brightest stars are visible. And because you do not see the whole sky from betwee…, , ,
2020/12/23 10:31Matteo Ricci’ s worldmap One of the many China exhibitions in the Netherlands, the Ming exposition in the Nieuwe Kerk, shows a map that marked a milestone for …, ,
2019/01/05 22:40My map Over the years i have recorded my location during travels and holidays using satellite navigation receivers. It is nice to be able to see where you've …, ,
2019/03/19 10:24The altimetry atlas When the World Wide Web was in its infancy i was working at Delft University of Technology on the processing of radar altimeter data. Usi…, ,
2020/12/23 11:07The Navspark satellite navigation receiver Making your own receiver for satellite navigation is interesting to do and gives you the opportunity to make a devi…, , ,
2020/12/20 21:18The world maps of Blaeu and Verbiest The maritime museum in Amsterdam has two world maps in its collection, made by cartographers that are far apart and yet h…,
2019/03/01 15:48Using Beidou in Europe Beidou (北斗) is presently aimed at China as a navigation system. You can receive 北斗 satellites fine outside China. But the network of gro…, ,
Geotag (location) for:
en/kaarten/start.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/29 21:08 by