Category Archives: value and society

What’s wrong with this picture?

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The dismounted cyclist has to cross a 60mph rated roadway to continue. The crossing is at the end of a 40mph speed limit: a point at which vehicles speed up. There is no indication that the route continues on the … Continue reading

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A low traffic Cambridge is possible

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When road pricing in the city was proposed by the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) reaction to a fairly modest traffic management proposal was loud and clear: it is seen as ‘anti-democratic’, ‘discriminatory’ and a ‘threat to freedoms’. How did we … Continue reading

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Sir John & Lady de Creke 1325

A return with DSLR, tripod and remote shutter control. A high bypass filter applied to achieve a negative impression. I believe the text below is from: The Monumental Brasses of Cambridgeshire Volume 4 of Monumental Brass Society. County series by … Continue reading

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Sir John de Creke 1325

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3 frame monatge Canon Ixus 70. Hand held monoplanar rectification.

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Instrumenta Eccesiastica 1847

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The Ecclesiological (late Cambridge Camden)  Society published working drawings of church fittings. Here is a selection of 7 of the plates, full size scans are available on application by email.

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Reality Capture..really?

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I see a lot of these and, very occasionally I see them translated into drawings, the kind of drawings clients want for mark up. The business of reality capture is storming ahead, we now have tools for passive capture like … Continue reading

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Achieving closure: the first Bowditch adjusted traverse?

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Origin of the Bowditch method. Published in 1802 Nathaniel Bowditch’s exposition on navigation is famous among surveyors for its description of the traverse adjustment method which bears his name. The method first appears for the computation of Traverse Sailing.  Bowditch … Continue reading

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The twin churches at Swaffham Prior

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Any visitor to Swaffham Prior will be puzzled at to why there are 2 churches in the same churchyard there. The story something of  a puzzle but there are good online sources which cover the detail. In this post find … Continue reading

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Missing mild

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The bar at the Punch Bowl Old Market St Bristol has a framed copy this entry from the 1893 trade directory for the amusement of drinkers, I asked for the mild and the barmaid blanked me: mild? what’s that? Rogers’ … Continue reading

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On ‘digital draughtsmanship’

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‘Reality capture’ is only the begining. I’m untangling some drawings derived from laser scans and the lack of clear notes of architectural form and detail compromises the work. Once again I’m forced to reflect on the powerful measurement technologies at … Continue reading

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