At first I thought that it might be better to continue the "Thelemic WikiMapia" thread in this link: http://tinyurl.com/7orwrpc, but we use another name for the map now, so I decided to start a new thread.
I refer to Thelemica Geographica, the map of Aleister Crowley's travels, that was presented in the conference of 9th April 2012 in London. It is going to be hosted in the new LAShTAL.COM website, but since it has already started circulating in Facebook, I though it's a shame not to mention something here.
Thelemica Geographica (T.G.) is a project of the Aleister Crowley Society: it was created by me with the assistance and technical advice (and patience) of Stephen L., and was, initially, based on the Aleister Crowley Timeline of the Encyclopedia Thelemica, which is a work (mostly) done by Lutz L. (the_real_simon_iff).
T.G. is still an ongoing project, and it will take us a few months yet to finish it, that is to say, to add pictures, quotes and other information to all the locations and, perhaps, create some presentations, etc. However, the list of the locations is finished, several data have been added, and you can take a look at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/cn5kjwr
Let's say that now G.T. enters a 'beta' face: you can start using it and, perhaps, let us know how things work or if you have spotted some mistake that we need to correct. Your feedback is valuable.
The PDF file of the presentation, that includes some interesting information about T.G., is 6400 kb -too big to upload it here- but you can download it from the following url: http://www.4shared.com/office/fCfWB8OY/Thelemica_Geographica.htmlabout T.G.
How to contribute:
If you wish to join us, you can contribute to a number of open tasks regarding:
The basic data of the map, such as the actual locations and dates.
Did you happen to spot an error regarding the dates? Please let us know, giving at the same time the correct date, and the source you found it.
Were you able to locate a previously unknown site, or you happen to be aware of some information that is not included in our sources or, perhaps, it was overlooked? Please write to tell us, and also let us know about the source of the information, the relevant quotes, pages, etc.
The additional information about each location, such as pictures, quotes, links, comments, etc.
Do you have some interesting information such as an old photo of a place dated from the time AC traveled there, or a relevant quote about Aleister Crowley’s presence in that place? We’d be happy to include it in the map.
The accuracy of the coordinates:
In some cases, the used coordinates diverge from the actual ones in various degrees, either because it was impossible to locate the exact address/place at the time, or due to a human error. If you find such a case, please let us know the right coordinators and we’ll make sure to add them as soon as possible.
If you wish to give a hand or to offer advice,
pm me or send an e-mail at: email@example.com
PS: If you happen to see Bournemouth next to Glastonbury, don't worry; it will go to the seashore again by tomorrow. 🙂
Thank, Anna, once again for an extraordinary resource. There will be a proper link to it from LAShTAL v2 when it is released, hopefully next weekend.
Owner and Editor
T.G. is updated again and this time I uploaded all the pictures I was able to collect until now. I just realized that some of them do not appear properly yet, but I believe this will be fixed very soon.
Although I tried hard, there are still several unknown locations, and also several places for which I couldn't find any pictures. So, I thought to make two lists and post them here, just In case you would like to get involved in the project and help either by offering some info or by finding some pictures.
The attached spreadsheet includes two worksheets named "coordinates" and "pictures". If you have some info or pictures to share, please contact me via pm or send an e-mail to entelechy.org (at) gmail.com.
Regarding the pictures:
We can use up to 5 pictures for each location, and each one of them must be accompanied by the following info:
Serial number of the corresponding location, according to our list
Author / Source
Link to the source
Copyright status / Licence to share (creative commons, etc)
In the case of copyrighted images, we do need to have the copyright owner's permission before we use them. It would be nice to find pictures taken in AC's time, but if it's not possible, we can always use some modern ones.
Once again, excellent work, Hecate!
Owner and Editor
Although T.G. worked fine a couple of days ago, I just found out that all the content has disappeared.
I assume it is a problem of the arcGIS database, but we'll do our best to work this out.
Apologies for any inconvinience.
It's looking fine from my Mac…
Owner and Editor
Thank you Paul!
Now I see that it works fine on Internet Explorer and Firefox, too.
So the it seems that there is some problem with its performance on Chrome (although it used to work fine before).
Could someone else check it on Chrome, too, please?
Works on Chrome too. Thanks Anna, good job.