Contour lines are the collected dataset of the elevation, or geometric height which are used with the key data of the map, as the most basic orientation tool.

The map becomes informative through the presentation and abstraction of finite amount of data. Nowadays, people often identify the map with aerial and satellite images, but they cannot be decoded and can be hardly used to navigate without any benchmarks or additional information.

We have explored the limits of interpretability as well as the connection between the mark and the marked on different landscapes. What is the relation which interprets what we see? Whether or not can a contour line be enough to mark out the elevation? Does it refine the image or simply continues abstracting it further?

In the project the shots were taken by a drone. We have marked the elevation data that describing the particular area the best, which also gave the titles of our photos.

 

DCIM100GOPRO

320 m

 


DCIM101GOPRO

305 m


 

publication:

Balkon – inside express award