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    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009 edited
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    I admit it, I was bored.

    I've been going through the Freakangels GNs and have identified a number of locations and stuck them on a google map which is here

    I've marked the first appearance that a location can be identified from the website

    I think that Connor's place is elsewhere, as there is a later shot, just before he goes to the Freak Cave where he is leaving somewhere else. It looks a bit like Folgate Street, but I'm not certain.

    I suspect that Caz is probably setup in the Truman Brewery, and think that I should be able to find the pier.

    Any feedback? Should I setup a key (e.g. Freakangels locations, other locations, recognised landmarks, etc)
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    A fine idea.
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    This is very cool, and I appreciate it since I don't know anything about UK geography beyond being able to point at the long squiggly blue things and recognize them as watery parts. It really helps to appreciate the comic more once the location is visualized like that.
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    Very cool! Thankyou!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    I've marked the first appearance that a location can be identified from the website
    Not quite...! You've missed the first appearance (and better view) of Sirkka's pad.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
     (6112.6)
    Karl's garden, but it's Kirk's watchtower. Those two seem to be the easiest to confuse.

    (I had to double check to be sure I had it right. Whew!)

    Awesome! Having never been there, it's nice to get a sense of where things are relative to each other.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
     (6112.7)
    Thanks all

    @Arianna: Which appearance of Sirkka's are you thinking of? There's the one I have marked as Connor,s from Ep 4 - just because in the GN it segues better to Connor that from KK... However I'm sure that it's not Connors

    @cjtremlett: Bugger, Had them the wrong way round, then went back and fixed it for the Garden. Fixed now
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
     (6112.8)
    Can I just add something else...

    I've just seen that Warren's posted this on WarrenEllis.com, which is rather flattering to say the least...

    Better see if I can ID some more locations :)
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009 edited
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    There's the one I have marked as Connor,s from Ep 4 - just because in the GN it segues better to Connor that from KK... However I'm sure that it's not Connors
    Ooohhh, nuh uh. Heh. The E4P6 building and the E29P4 building are (I believe) the same structure from two different angles. That's a relatively... notable... Whitechapel structure. At least as notable as the other named structures you've marked on the map.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    Yeah, I'd got that they were the same building. I've corrected the map to illustrate that.

    And thanks to the heads up, I've IDd what the building is. Should reveal it though?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    I think a point for Battersea Power Station might be a good idea. It features very prominently in Vol. 1, and would be good for a sense of distance. Plus idiots like me know what it looks like from the Animals album sleeve but have no friggin' clue where it's located.

    (Yes, I did check, and now know, but it would be cool to add for other folks.)

    And maybe the Millennium Dome.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    @rickiep00h: Good suggestion. I've marked it and City Hall in blue as well as a couple of other incidental locations
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    interesting indeed
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      CommentAuthorBunnikins
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
     (6112.14)
    :-O we could do Freakangels tours!!

    Really good idea - thank you for giving me some idea of the locations and distances involved. Makes the place seem much more real to me as I'm not familiar with London at all and terrible with abstract environments (not a slur on the pictures, just no idea how the places relate to each other).
    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2009
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    The 10 Bells, the roof of which is Karls post crash garden, is a pretty nice pub. Went there after the MCM london expo. Dressed as Jack.

    Needless to say i felt slightly uncumfortable... People could see my nipples... Not even 1/100th the amount of people that were at the expo... But they were alot more starey. And sadly to say pics never did ensue... Oh well. There shall be another time.

    *Nerd moment over*
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2009 edited
     (6112.16)
    Well congratulations, this thread finally pushed me to join Whitechapel after a lengthy existence as a lurker :)

    Being an obsessive geography nerd I've been plotting FreakAngels locations in Google Earth right from the very start...
    FreakAngels London Map

    Direct link to the kmz file

    I've made a large number of totally unreasonable assumptions for this project, many of which are being demolished as Warren and Paul drip feed us more data. In particular I had Sirkka and Caz's places completely wrong - I've fixed this in the latest version with appropriate credits to Dan and Ariana. I also think I might have a bead on the location of the dock, although I haven't put it in the file yet...

    Corrections and feedback are welcome. I'll be visiting London in a few months and intend to try and visit as many FreakLocations as time allows.
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    Hi all

    Since complex hydrology maps are the thing for the flooding of Whitechapel, a recent open source program made by a couple of scientists to do just this, map predicted flood patterns. (I remember Mr. Ellis mentioning something about making flood simulations)
    This program called ANUGA appeared on the Australian ABC's show The New Inventors, on June 10
    Hopefully the link to vid works, if not here is the link to the website
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    I've been using http://flood.firetree.net/ for flooding data because it's easy and (most importantly) free. It should be noted however that it's relying on Google's elevation data which is only accurate to within 16 metres, and tends to get confused by clusters of tall buildings.

    I seem to recall Warren mentioning flood risk maps at one point, so I'd guess he has access to much better data than we peasants.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2009
     (6112.19)
    @PurpleWyrm : That's great - much further than I'd managed to get.

    I'd been planning on trying to ID some of Arkady's trip separately as I felt that they'd be useful.

    I think I'm going to go back to the text tonight and make three distinctions, places that the story takes place in, places we see as background, and places we hear about.

    Keep it up :)
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2009
     (6112.20)
    Loving the maps, I can't get enough of maps anyway, and combining one of my loves (maps) with another (anything written by Mr Ellis) is always gonna gain Kudos from me..

    As someone who used to haunt Bethnal Green/Brick Lane/Whitechapel and the surrounding areas (but never that land o' ponsy haircuts known as Shoreditch) on an infrequent basis , I would hope that London, nay the world's best beigel shop, The 24hr beigel shop on Brick Lane wouldv'e survived the 'freak-event' - perhaps Mr Duffield could work it into a background for me?