Music and Mapping

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What do music and mapping have in common? During his Geospatial Keynote at HxGN LIVE, President Mladen Stojic explores a few similarities between the two seemingly unconnected fields.

First, let’s talk about music. Sheet music is like a map of the music, written on a flat, 2D surface. Music begins with a note. By itself, the note makes a single noise, but once you begin to add more notes you have a new sound, a melody.

From notes we go onto chords – multiple notes grouped together and played at the same time. Then we begin to add more instruments into the mix to add new sounds. Finally, we add time. In music, timing is very important. Time can determine the speed at which the music is played or cue in different instruments. All of these pieces come together and allow us to experience the song as intended by the composer.

Finally, we add time. In music, timing is very important. Time determines the speed at which the music is played and when different instruments join the song. All of these pieces come together and allow us to experience the song as intended by the composer.

But how does this all relate to maps? In mapping, as in music, layers, patterns and time all come together to form a new dynamic experience. You can’t look at a map and say that you understand the world, just as you can’t read sheet music and say that you experienced the symphony. Mapping isn’t enough.

Watch more about Mladen’s parallel between Music and Mapping below.

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Rosalie Azzato

Rosalie Azzato joined the Hexagon Geospatial team as a Digital Marketing Specialist in July 2015. In her role, she helps in developing marketing campaigns and strategies to direct online traffic to the company website through social media, contributing to industry and company blogs, and keeping up to date with current digital trends. Rosalie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communication, as well as a minor in marketing from Kennesaw State University. Outside of work, she enjoys attending concerts, spending time with her friends and family, and cuddling with her dogs, Darla and Ozzy.

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