Friday, 5 March 2010

What Is Line? - The Worlds Boundaries (OUGD104)

Country borders are a classic example of a definition of borders and boundaries. Although it's not just countries. Within countries we have formed provinces and counties and within them cities, towns and villages with their own boundaries. All of this has a defining factor in discerning where we are from. In a sense, these borders and boundaries unite in creating a visual structure, identity and shape to a country. These screen shots I made from Google Earth zooming in help to illustrate this:

FROM SPACE TO HOME...

FIRST THE WORLD... A spherical object in itself which can be seen as our boundary from what is terrestrial and extraterrestrial. The countries of the world can be seen by their borders...


THEN EUROPE... Zooming in the countries of Europe become clearer and are defined by their borders outlines.


THEN THE UK... The UK is clearer now. Unlike most countries its border is defined almost entirely by coastline, but nevertheless, it is this shape that has in time created a visual identity for the UK...


THEN COUNTIES... Moving closer, the counties of the UK become visible showing these boundaries within the boundary of the UK...


THEN LOUGHBOROUGH... And finally zooming onto my home town of Loughborough which has an easily distinguishable boundary due to the urbanised areas that make up the town...


Hopefully this shows how definition and identity can be discerned from the borders and boundaries that we have created in the past without the intention of being recognised aerially.

Cheers.

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