Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After doing the research and posting it to the blog, I then had to start thinking of ways that i could put my facts together in infographs and think of which icons will be pertenant to which facts.
I need to articulate 2 concepts for a time based information graphic system, and also geographical, and comparrative.
I decided to simplify the process and seperate my icons into logical groups:
(note: this is an old set of icons - i won't be using them in the final infographs. these just are simply used for reference)
alpine fauna (birds or animals in general)
man made things of the alps (architecture, clothing, agricultural tools)
I made my 'mind maps' with my facts and icons - finding ways interesting subject matter and fitting as many icons as i could with that subject matter.
I took some additional notes (see below) that helped me considerably in seeing things that could have direct links to one another.
key to notes:
-time based facts
-geographical based facts
.where more facts are necessary, i CIRCLED something.
.each idea to be developed is represented by a STAR.
.icons are represented by their UNDERLINED noun
.SQUARES represent general/additional facts that could be interesting.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
|............||?||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||Changes from 1997 to 2008|
|Breeding birds||0||178||176||177||177||177||176||175||174||175||175||177||175||4 disappearances, 3 newcomers, 1 unstable species|
waterfall of the nivolet
stroder waterfalls in niedere tauern
lower falls of the aubach near Abtenau / Voglau
fall near grimsel storage lake
grawa wasser fall
waterfal in valle spluga
waterfall of crot creek
(more) Examples of waterfalls with the height over 100 m:
1. BOKA ( 144 m) *The upper part = 106 m
2. ČEDCA ( 130 m)
3. KLOMA ( 128 m)
4. SKOK (Jump) ( 118 m)
5. FRATARICA - "Veliki Drsnik" ( 112 m)
6. "Po Dolu" ( 110 m)
7. SUHA(105 m)
8. Brinta (104 m)
9. Peračica ( 102 m)
10. Martuljški slapovi: Upper Waterfall of Martuljek ( 101 m)
11. Waterfall Alpinum Juliana ( 20 + 100 m)
12. Jurež ( the highest waterfall in Karavanke Alps) ( 100 m)
and there are more interesting waterfalls:
Water drainage is quite rich on mainly mountain surface. That explains why Slovenia has over 300 permanent waterfalls.
falls on the Reichenbach (creek) in Bern canton, central Switzerland, one of the highest falls in the Alps. There are five cascades with an overall height of 650 feet (200 m); best known are Upper and Lower Reichenbach Falls, with a drop of about 300 feet (90 m). Much of Reichenbach’s beauty has been marred by a hydroelectric development
Mountain goats are not true goats—but they are close relatives. They are more properly known as goat-antelopes.
In the spring, a nanny goat gives birth to one kid (sometimes two), which must be on its feet within minutes of arrival into its sparse mountain world. Mountain goats eat plants, grasses, mosses, and other alpine vegetation.
During the more moderate summer season goats shed this coat.
most spectacular alpine environments. They often appear at precipitous heights,
Mountain goats are powerful but nimble and can jump nearly 12 feet (3.5 meters) in a single bound.
in mating season billies will sometimes use their to battle rivals for prospective mates.
Kids are born in the spring (late May or early June) after a six month gestation period.