31 December 2003

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http://www.mapcruzin.com/learn_to_map/ All you need to do now is to register by entering your name and email address. http://www.learn2map.com/ The cost for the Learn2Map Tutorial and Atlas is $37

http://www.astro.com/atlas to find longitude, latitude and time zone information.

8th International Conference INFORMATION VISUALISATION 14-15 -16 July 2004 - LONDON -ENGLAND - http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/IV04/index.htm

http://a.wholelottanothing.org/features.blah/entry/007472 Google Adsense article.

Idea to use GIS maps and webcam to reclaiming blighted, abandoned property focuses on the processes through which community members and organizations negotiate the use of space that a community garden affords http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol35/vol35n16/articles/Community%20Gardens.html

http://www.pfc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/news/images/Mosaic_Edmonton.jpg

http://www.flourish.org/upsidedownmap/

http://www.upa.org/ultimate/rules/10simplerules.shtml new summer team game

30 December 2003

Artist:http://www.dugaldstermer.com/contents.html

"The collage is a thief's pleasure made by the pillage of the community" -- Francis Picabia
"The most important thing is not what you see but it's what you imagine" -- Leon Bellefleur

"As you grow older, it dawns on you that you are yourself--that your job is not to force yourself into a style--but to do what you want." (Beth van Hoesen)

"One needs to discover an inner well with a natural flow that takes one through an evolution of style--and more than anything it takes an ability to make work that doesn't look like any other. -- http://www.painterskeys.com

" Keep doing what you do, just keep refining and in the long run you will become distinctively unique and of course your individual style and message will shine through touching someone's heart somewhere". -- louise2@primus.com.au



22 December 2003

Navigation http://www.welie.com/patterns/
· Main Navigation
· Bread crumbs
· Double tab
· Meta Navigation
· Split Navigation
· Repeated Menu
· Faceted Navigation
· Teaser Menu
· Header-less Menu
· Fly-out Menu
· Directory
· Trail Menu
· Scrolling Menu
· Shortcut Box
· Image Menu
· Guided Tour
· Image Browser
· Minesweeping
· Overlays
· Doormat Navigation
· Outgoing Links
· Panning Navigator
· Map Navigator


In the 1970s backlash against formalism, the idea caught hold that clever
contemporary artists could address any social issue through their work.

Map concept development:
- mandella (circular) map projections. Spherized ?
- multiple exposures simultaneously montaged (simulate movement)
- "lighten up" (brighter, more fun?, intriguing? compelling, engaging,
- MapButton (keycap) functionality
- "Aged" GreatMap
- Tryptyk tiled zoom (increasing opacity, detail, color,
- MindMap crack animation (showing Lines1 first then others cracking out)
- Edmonton 2005 Map
- 2003 NewsMap
- 1:1 Scale project (PeaceMap ?
- MapMats (Borders) click enabled
- PixelGrid image (shroud) 2 diimensional table layout
- "ScatomaViewer" blindspot (text/label?) in centre surrounded by clear ring than blurred imagery at outer edges
- "BezierCurve" mindmap lines (interweaving, above/below - like octopus)
- Hot link the 103 GreatIdeas with alt box roll-overs and links to Googled references for each (like GreatestHits Map). Include a thumbnail for each idea (? too crowded?)
- Map border expansion on rollover
- Map cartouche
- "Map of a Map" showing components, functions, examples of each feature (like a book about books idea)
- Watermark map image jpgs (with ...?
- circular arrow "G" for GreatMap logo tale pixelating, fading,
- InfiniteD (non-disorientating) zoom tiling
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19 December 2003

Groxis, Inc., a provider of visual information management software, has announced general availability of Grokker 2, the latest release of its visual search product. The software is designed to organize and visually map thousands of search results from multiple search engines and content sources simultaneously. This also creates the opportunity to build Grokker plug-ins to virtually any content source, database, or search engine on the net.

"InfinteD" much better than 3D, 4D, 11D, etc.

Is "Get lost" better than Get "lost" or find lost ,or search for "lost"?

18 December 2003

Online study about Internet Interaction and Visualisation - www.cyberviz.co.uk
What do you find is the biggest problem using the Internet? (Please check all that apply)
Not being able to find the information I am looking for
Not being able to efficiently organise the information I gather
Not being able to find a page I know is out there
Not being able to return to a page I once visited
Not being able to determine where I am
Not being able to visualise where I have been and where I can go
It takes too long to view/download pages
Sites that require me to register with them
Encountering links that do not work
Encountering sites that want me to pay to access information
Sites that are not compatible with all browsers
Sites with too many graphics or useless graphics
Other
http://www.bath.ac.uk/~pspalh/qgridpics2.htm graphics grid

"This place drives a lot of the deal-making. The idea is to create (a map) once and sell it on multiple platforms - print, digital, CD-ROM." Fran Marshall, president of National Geographic maps in Evergreen, Oregon part of National Geographic Ventures Group, a for-profit holding company, describes her office. htttp://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/business/article/0,1299,DRMN_4_2507661,00.html

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." - Charlie Chaplin

Mapmaking Expedition is a Wikitravel Expedition to organize and standardize the maps used in Wikitravel. .. http://www.wikitravel.org/article/Wikitravel:Mapmaking_Expedition

17 December 2003

Inhabited Information Spaces http://www.iisbook.com/
Inhabited Information Spaces (IIS) are a means to fuse the representation of information with a representation of the people using it thereby helping to put the information in context. The field of (IIS) (sometimes referred to as Populated Information Terrains, or PITs) overlaps that of Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) as CVEs are one of the preferred inmplementation techniques for visualisation information in a collaborative way. The key point is that the space used to represent the information is also inhabited by the users of that information whether virtual (via avatars) or by their normal physical presence.

The British Library has one of the best map collections you will ever find. Sometimes they have maps on public display in the first floor exhibit rooms, but any special interest maps must be requested in the Map Library http://www.bl.uk/collections/map_overview_history.html

MicroPublishing:
The goal of this Robin Good Mini-Guide is to provide Communication Agents, professionals, academics, librarians, journalists and researchers with the means to search and collect highly selective information from the Internet without engaging themselves in repeated long visits to reference sites or in intense Google searching. http://www.masternewmedia.org/reports/newsgod/

http://www.picsearch.com/ Most popular picture searches of the week

IDEA: "Multiple Expossure" PhotoMontage - contains multiple perspectives of important elements in one image (cubist?), montaging short choppy video sequences into a single frame. Only faces are left photo realistic, other parts 'special affected' down to line drawings / hatching.

GeoBase is a federal, provincial and territorial government initiative that is overseen by the Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG). It is undertaken to ensure the provision of, and access to, a common, up-to-date and maintained base of quality geospatial data for all of Canada. Through the GeoBase portal, users with an interest in the field of geomatics have access to quality geospatial information at no cost and with unrestricted use. http://geobase.ca

IDEA to do a comical log of a high tech startup chronicling challenges and setbacks (possibly using single panel info-graphic approach).

"The man who doesn't read great books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." -- Mark Twain


16 December 2003

Fonts http://bravenet.com/resources/fonts/index.php?search=category&category=2&cp=2
Clipart Library includes banner parts, maps, flags, backgrounds and much more.

"Maximum meaning, minimum reading" RW philosophy gives his works a distinctive conceptual and visual quality.

from http://www.thislife.org/ (put "images" in site search box)
Act One. Sight. Ira with Denis Wood, author of the Power of Maps and Seeing Through Maps: The Power of Images to Shape Our World View.
Wood talks about the maps he's made of his own neighborhood, Boylan Heights, in Raleigh, North Carolina. They include one traditional street locator map, plus a map of all the sewer and power lines under the earth's surface, a map of how the light falls on the ground through the leaves of the trees, a map of where all the Halloween pumpkins are each year, a map of all the graffiti in the neighborhood and of who was mentioned most often in the neighborhood newspaper. He is, in short, creating maps that are more like novels, trying to describe everyday life. (8 minutes)

"Street signs exist where strangers drive." Denis Wood

15 December 2003

Malaspina Great Books Home Page http://www.malaspina.com/index.html
receives 5000 hits/day http://www.digits.com/top/both_adult_100.html

serving SVG from your web server http://www.webmapper.net/svg/serve/
A detailed discussion about how to set up a Web server and to embed SVG in your XHTML to start publishing Scalable Vector Graphics online.

Symbols http://www.symbols.com/encyclopedia/03/index.html

"Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts." --Jean Cocteau

"If a man will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts;
but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties."
(Sir Francis Bacon)

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't care where" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the Cat.
"so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "If only you walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
from http://www.museumoftalkingboards.com/map.html

"The uses of maps in human communication continually increase and diversify, reflecting the range of interests, knowledge, and aspirations." -- John Noble Wilford from The Mapmakers

Lycos 50 Elite is a list of the most popular topics in its history.
http://50.lycos.com/elite.asp

12 December 2003

Think Tank 23 develops innovative approaches to knowledge-management challenges facing publishers and consumers of electronic information. http://www.thinktank23.com
Seattle, Washington -- July 30, 2003 -- Think Tank 23 today announced the completion of its acquisition of weblog search and navigation site, Waypath http://www.waypath.com

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

"Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone." The Dhammapada

"Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible." Mark Jenkins, To Timbuktu

"I have an existential map. It has "You are here" written all over it." Steven Wright (1955 - )

"pictorial maps"
For `layered' relief representation, I suggest you look at Leonardo da Vinci's maps of parts of Tuscany.

11 December 2003

Interactive Maps at http://www.london.ca/_private/Maps/Maps.htm

Social Mapping projects at http://backspace.com/notes/topic/mapping

Continue work on MapViz as a Knowledge Domain linking

Idea to antique-ize map to give it "TreasureMap"allure, authenticity, primacy...
(treating RWMapper like historic mapping stalwart).

10 December 2003

Mind World Map http://douweosinga.com/projects/mindworld
http://douweosinga.com/projects/googlenewsmap

Art Painting Reproductions http://www.art-painting-reproductions.com//product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=1649

Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place.
Part of our suffering is our belief that we will reach our destiny only through action.
http://www.taoism.net/theway/suffer.htm
The Master doesn't seek fulfillment. Not seeking, not expecting, she is present, and can welcome all things.
Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn't try to force issues.
Because he has given up helping, he is people's greatest help.
Care about people's approvaland you will be their prisoner.
Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.
The Master stays behind; that is why she is ahead. She is detached from all things; that is why she is one with them. Because she has let go of herself, she is perfectly fulfilled.
The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.

Tao of Digital Photography http://www.ilachinski.com/Portfolios/Tao/index.htm?3

09 December 2003

"I am so rich that I must give myself away." (Egon Schiele, 1890-1918) Artist


Q. How do I design my webpages so they fill the screen on all monitor sizes?
A. If you want to make sure that your site will look well in all resolutions you should first decide what your lowest screen resolution should be (800 X 600). When you design for 800 X 600 make sure that all of your images are optimized for that resolution. Use percentages for your table instead of pixel widths. If you use a fixed pixel width you are setting your table to an absolute measurement. If the table is set to percentages it will expand as needed. Use a bit of JavaScript to check to see what sites look like in various resolutions. Copy and paste this into your browser address:
javascript:resizeTo(640,480)
Hit enter and then save to your favorites. Do the same with the following:
javascript:resizeTo(800,600)
javascript:resizeTo(1024,768)
Your browser will resize itself to the resolutions and you can get an idea of what the page is going to look like.

http://www.javascriptsource.com
JavaScript Primers here: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/jsp/ are very good at explaining JavaScript to the beginner.

"Abstract art is inherently about the search -- and about not finding anything." ...Gerhard Richter

Swiss artists Hendrikje K├╝ehne and Beat Klein have agreed to exhibit their large collage "Map of Paradise"

What is the E###N### for Jerusalem?

"Both the scientists and artists have a special gift for us, if they can only bring themselves to share it. Both groups live always at the edge of mystery - the boundary of the unknown..." Frank Oppenheimer

Residency Awards in 9 different Swiss Science Labs in Switzerland in 2004
http://www.artistsinlabs.ch
"Engineering is telephoto, art is fisheye."
from http://www.ace.uci.edu/program/words/2003-05-06_pedagogy_for_digital_cultural_practices.html

Idea to have people I want to meet map (ASP Service?);
Robin Williams
David Byrne
....

08 December 2003

"I can't teach you to be an artist; all I can do is help you learn to see." J. P. Loveless

Maps at http://www.art.com/asp/display-asp/_/ui--DA4995C596BE4F8AA3C087569F35137B/ID--1852/isSearch--Y/searchString--map+of+paradise/PG--14/posters.htm

http://www.wolinskyweb.net/maphappy.htm

GeoBase responds to Canadians' requests for access to data at no cost to users. http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/Geobase?site_id=51&page_id=1-001

Art of Effortlessness

How to schroll around a large image at http://www.stephen.com/detail/gesop.html using "clear" (invisible?) gif on HTML page? but can't view source (?)


The Dada Manifesto (1918):
The signatories of this manifesto have, under the battle cry D A D A ! ! !
gathered together to put forward a new art. What, then, is Dadaism? The word "Dada" signifies the most primitive relation to the reality of the environment. . . . Life appears as a simultaneous muddle of noises, colours and spiritual rhythms, which is taken unmodified, with all the sensational screams and fevers of its reckless everyday psyche and with all its brutal reality. . . . Dada is the international expression of our times, the great rebellion of artistic movements, the artistic reflex of all these offensives, peace congresses, riots in the vegetable market. . . . (Hughes, 71) http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurrealismLecture.htm


arist Marcel Duchamp was known for dada and cubist work (e.g., Nude Descending a Staircase). http://www.tcf.ua.edu/Classes/Jbutler/T340/SurrealismLecture.htm


One of the popular daily newspapers in Israel is called "Yidiot Akhronot", literally "the last (latest) knowledge". But many call it the Last Idiot.

Growing in awareness and consciousness is what the path of Tao is about: think we should aspire to become individuals, to become whole and
complete, to free ourselves from various forms of conditioning and
programming. Tao http://www.geocities.com/mcmullion/index
The best life is the hidden life.


Maps are more than pieces of paper
they are stories, conversations,
lives and songs lived out in a place
Maps are inseparable from the political and cultural contexts in which they are used.


"The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is - it must be something you cannot possibly do." -- Henry Moore

05 December 2003

Perspective / Focus "If you're painting a cube, you need only get one corner right"-- Ma Yuan lived from about 1190 to about 1224
Ma Yuan was noted for the asymmetry of his compositions. The focus of these paintings is often off to one comer or side (rather than at the center), and actually became known as "one-corner Ma" He lived up to his name by restricting most of the paint to a small portion of his canvases, often in the corner. The emphasis here is on "less" rather than "more," on suggestion rather than full statement.

"MapArt"; the combined effect of image and text is an attempt to ...
...provide information, context, and direction (?)
The style is engaging, stimulating, playful, and memorable
X intimate, lyrical, and delicate

Left click Disable example http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/worldofmagic/maraudersmap.htm
Popups message: "...."

04 December 2003

James Burke K-Web visualization alternatives
http://people.ucsc.edu/%7Epmmckerc/bdvizeg.htm

Restricited site access Idea
"If you're not sure if you want to become a member, please visit our site on Fridays. Fridays are open to Rhizome members and non-members alike. "
http://rhizome.org/login.rhiz?referral=/spiral/6.php3?page%3D6

the 'Last Map' -- will be an ever mutating representation of cartographic chaos: in some areas benign, or even productive, and in some areas violent. Because this map will always be changing, it may be updated, like weather reports, and transmitted daily over the internet. http://rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=842&text=658

CopyLeft Idea- go back to the original source...
There is also the whole scandal around The Lion King; a complete and blatant rip-off of the late 1960's Simba the White Lion by Osamu Tezuka in Japan (ripped off even down to very slightly changed names).

http://www.graphic-forums.com/
"Graphic Forums is a forum based on the idea of helping new members get familiar with various graphics programs. It is also meant to teach older members new tricks, and a place to show off your work."

"The map of things that can't be seen has now been drawn." --Ron Wild

Ron, the wild one 300 miles north of US Border

03 December 2003

War & Peace graphics at http://www.infoshop.org/graphics/latuff/

Directional Mapping using zoomed tiles mosaic (different level of specificity in each shot, may include aerial photos,
http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/Images/RoutledgeMap.jpg

HandFrame

02 December 2003

01 December 2003

http://www.masternewmedia.org/vistapoints.htm#information_design_and_data_visualization >Information Design and Data Visualization
http://www.masternewmedia.org/vistapoints.htm#information_design_and_data_visualization href="http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/c/a/cab38/ColorSch/Schemes.html">How To Utilize Color In Maps and Technical Illustrations

http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/c/a/cab38/ColorSch/Schemes.html


http://maps-of-jerusalem.huji.ac.il/ for PeaceMap project. The Geneva Accord Mid-October saw the unveiling of a peace proposal that members of the Israeli leftist opposition and Palestinian officials have been working on for the past two-and-a-half years.


http://www.masternewmedia.org/2003/11/28/personal_knowledge_mapping_and_the.htm


Idea for an animated GIF; a ball (Knowledge Egg?) drops onto a flat surface creating cracks (in the ice?) that look like a mindmap; first large lines, then Lines2 and Lines 3... See sample at http://www.groxis.com/cgi-bin/grok/g_products.html

Idea for "The Great Canadians" Map including;
Media: Marshall McCluhan (sp?)
Music: Glenn Gould
Art:
Science:
International Affairs:
Sports: Wayne Gretzky
category