30 January 2004

Maps that changed history http://www.enriquegarciabarthe.com.ar/

Idea to allow people to "plot" their names on map around one of the Great Ideas that best characterizes the person being immortalized...http://www.yourstar.com/nameyourstar.php

Show GM in an interactive touch-screen wall, graffiti wall, billboard, poster, book...
http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/Images/SmartMap04.jpg

Has the digital revolution transformed Dada into data? What features of Dada have become important elements in digital art and net culture? http://trace.ntu.ac.uk/Process/index.cfm?article=89

"Art must be unaesthetic in the extreme, useless and impossible to justify" - Francis Picabia

29 January 2004

Developed TiimeShell spiral 3D effect with swirl "arrow" pointing right/up to the future.

28 January 2004

Common wisdom has been that allowing a user to see the navigation steps of other users has an effect to the navigation of the user, although valid empirical
evaluations are somewhat lacking; http://cosco.hiit.fi/edutech/publications/elearn2002.pdf
Map view presents documents currently available in the learning environment and provides a way to navigate to them directly. By double clicking a document a user can open it in the rightmost frame in the browser window. A user is represented as a coloured dot around the document he or she is currently viewing. Other users are visible to every user in real-time, so that their navigation is visible to everyone present. The documents change their brightness level and colour on the map depending on how much they have been viewed relative to the other documents.

Learning visually means learning quickly, so the reduction in learning cycle-time makes the RootMap™ methodology a very cost-effective way to engage stakeholders within your organization around business issues. http://www.rootlearning.com/whatwedo/visuals.html

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. -- Douglas Adams
http://www.human-landscaping.com/bdaul/quotes.html

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-- Scott Adams

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. -- Howard Hathaway Aiken, physicist and computer pioneer
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. -- Robert Anthony
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. -- Guillaume Apollinair
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. -- Isaac Asimov
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. -- Marcus Aurelius
The future is all around us. Waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. -- Babylon 5
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't. -- Richard Bach
If a man will begin with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. -- Francis Bacon
Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion. -- Francis Bacon
You should not confuse your career with your life. -- Dave Barry
Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought.-- Henri Bergson
Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it. -- George Bernard
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. -- William Blake
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me. -- Erma Bombeck
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Crowds of men are like crowds of sheep. Not the best, but the first leader is usually followed. -- Max Brand
Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. -- Jacob M. Braude
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years. -- Bob Brown
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. -- Les Brown
Adversity is the first path to truth. -- George Gordon Byron, 'Don Juan'
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. -- Dale Carnegie
Each man has inside of him a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated, but it takes courage for a man to listen to his own inner goodness and act on it. Do we dare to be ourselves? This is the question that counts. -- Pablo Casals
Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. -- C. W. Ceram
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. -- G.K. Chesterton
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Sir Winston Churchill
Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it. - Proverb (Arab)
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. -- Unknown
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore -- Unknown
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. -- Arthur Koestler

27 January 2004

Developed seashell step shading for Top100 Edmontonians Map (cummulative opacity).

26 January 2004

Plotting 100 name "tiles" on Golden Time Swirl (using Great Authors as place-holders for Top Edmontonians).

Idea for map "Wild Projection" swirling out of Asia / Africa to enlarged North America (based on Golden Swirl).

23 January 2004

Building relationships and educating is the key to making knowledge mapping a discovery rather than an intervention. http://www.voght.com/cgi-bin/pywiki?KnowledgeMapping

Knowledge mapping magazine: http://www.knowmap.com/ Knowledge mapping articles:

Plumley, Process-based knowledge mapping, 03/03: http://www.destinationkm.com/articles/default.asp?ArticleID=1041
KMMM, Oct, 2002: http://www.knowledgeboard.com/doclibrary/knowledgeboard/kmmm_article_siemens_2002.pdf
H. Nohr: Knowledge codification: http://www.iuk.hdm-stuttgart.de/nohr/publ/KWN.pdf
Knowledge audit must be people centered, Hylton, 2002: http://www.knowledgeboard.com/doclibrary/knowledgeboard/role_of_k_audit%20in_assessing_value.pdf
Building a knowledge map, 2002: http://www.kmadvantage.com/docs/KM/11%20Steps%20to%20Building%20a%20K%20Map.pdf DEAD LINK
knowledge mapping as sense making: http://www.uws.edu.au/iskomo/publications/cecez_Dalmaris.pdf DEAD LINK
Earley Mapping and metaphor: http://www.earley.com/development/easwebsite/eaweb2001.nsf/Content/Knowledge+Mapping+-+a+fast+way+to+the+heart+of+the+organization+
Earley, April 2001: http://www.infotoday.com/IP/mar01/earley_intro.htm
Horn 2001: http://www.stanford.edu/~rhorn/SpchPackard.html
Conceptual graphs and the semantic www, 2001: http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/CG.html
Mapping value exchanges, Allee, 2000: http://www.vernaallee.com/reconfiguring_val_net.html
Oxbridge: http://www.tfpl.com/about_TFPL/reports___research/information_audits_article/information_audits_article.html
Knowledge mapping magazine: http://www.knowmap.com/
Building a knowledge universe: http://www.universimmedia.com/topicmaps/form.htm
Mitre and knowledge mapping research, April 2000: http://www.mitre.org/pubs/edge/april_00/damore.htm
Mapping expertise: http://www.ragingknowledge.com/
Knowledge management: getting started with knowledge management fall 1999. Ed. Vail III, Information System Management 16 (4) p16-23 :http://www.auerbach-publications.com/today/july/vail.htm
The Knowledge Audit, Jay Liebowitz, etal 2000, Knowledge and Process Management, 7 (1) 3-10: http://userpages.umbc.edu/~buchwalt/papers/KMaudit.htm
Fisher K. mapping overview feb/2000: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/Fisher_aaas2000.html
link collection: http://www.teach-nology.com/currenttrends/alternative_assessment/knowledge_mapping/
Rander's link collection, feb/2000: http://www.ardedv.de/rander/nico/knowledge/kmllkm_mapping.shtml
Multicentric mapping: http://www.multicentric.com/whatis.htm#2
Process Edge: http://www.processedge.com/store/maps.htm
Visualizing conversations: http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol4/issue4/donath.html#fig3
K. mapping in industry KAW '99: http://sern.ucalgary.ca/KSI/KAW/KAW99/papers/Speel1/index.html
Gordon K. dependencies: http://www.nwaiag.com/knowledge/reports/es99a/
Teleos, knowledge mapping (July, 1999): http://www.knowledgebusiness.com/kmapping.htm
Shah, P., N., etal Knowledge audit of the call center 1998: http://amy.ma.home.mindspring.com/mindspr.htm
Concept mapping: http://www.conceptsystems.com/kb/cshelp.htm
Concept maping (old): http://www.spjc.cc.fl.us/0/SPNS/Lancraft/mapping/resourcesmapping.html
information mapping seminars: http://www.infomap.com/
Data mapping in RDMS: http://www.ambysoft.com/mappingObjects.html
Delphi white paper on k.audits (03/1999): http://enterprise.supersites.net/kmmagn2/km199903/white1.htm
Victoria Ward's Brainpool article (1998): http://www.poolonline.com/archive/iss3fea2.html
Robin Nelson has an article in the December '98 issue of KMmagazine on this subject: http://enterprise.supersites.net/kmmagn2/km199812/fa1.htm
Davenport 1997 has written a case study on TelTech who have the largest and most successful expert network: http://www.bus.utexas.edu/kman/telcase.htm
Some general articles http://www.infomap.com/method.htm http://www.dataware.com/km/august.htm http://www.mayjjer.com/globalmap.html
Information Mapping (structuring info for learning): http://www.informationmapping.com/method/method.htm

22 January 2004

Example of (Flash-based) movable "magnifying glass" interface http://home.chello.no/siamak.javid/etc/NewAirportSecurity.swf

"Navigational Origami"; successive folding as a way of eliminating irrelevant portions of map; thereby "zooming "in on a smaller area (specific topic of interest). http://www.paperfolding.com/diagrams/

21 January 2004

Desktop Visual Search Engine Extends Researchers' Information View http://www.masternewmedia.org/2003/12/17/desktop_visual_search_engine_extends.htm The views from inside Grokker have been breathtaking for me, and the amount of serendipitous discoveries that have emerged from my searches has been both impressive and novel to me.

Example of an online square magnifying glass
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx

Some of the worst examples of interface design faithfully follow a user-centric approach. Some of the best examples dont. http://www.nathan.com/thoughts/newmethods/5c.html
From the field of Information Design/Architecture: Information Theory, Cognitive Models, Navigation Design, Clarity , Consistency.
From the field of Interface Design: Metaphors, User Behavior, Usability.
From the field of Interaction Design: Interactivity, Participation, Feedback, Control, Time/Flow, Productivity/Creativity, Communications, Adaptivity.
From other fields: Storytelling/Narrative (Writing/Theater/Film/etc.), Community (Sociology), Identity (Psychology), Improvisation (Theater), Point of View (Writing/Theater/Film/etc.), Programmability (CS), Seduction/Persuasion (Psychology), Emotions (Psychology), Viability/Feasibility (Business), Desirability (Marketing), etc.
Standard Experience Issues in a User-Centric Approach: 2D, Sound, Color, Typography, Layout, Screen flow, Goals (Tasks).
More Experience Issues: Persuasion, Seduction, Identity, Community, Ambience, Immersion, Sustainability, Trust, Environment.
New User Profile Traits: Psychographics, Emotions, Biases, Mindsets, and Skills, Experiences, Approach.

RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/#Rights

Idea to EmoMap way for people to nominate to Edmonton's Top 100 list. BaseMap of categories and decade dimensions.

"I do not separate my scientific inquiry from my life. For me it is really a quest for life, to understand life and to create what I call living knowledge—knowledge which is valid for the people with whom I work and for myself". Marja-Liisa Swantz
"we seem somewhere in the midst of a shift away from a view of knowledge as disinterested and toward a conceptualization of knowledge as constructed, contested, incessantly perspectival and polyphonic" (Lather, 1991:xx)

20 January 2004

Facets (like attribute categories):
Personality (the something in question, e.g. a person or event in a classification of history, or an animal in a classification of zoology)
Matter (what something is made of)
Energy (how something changes, is processed, evolves)
Space (where something is)
Time (when it happens)
http://www.miskatonic.org/library/facet-web-howto.html

Paul Kahn's seminar "Mapping Web Sites" section Navigation Problems: http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/sitemap/sitemap.html
Disorientation: the tendency to get lost inside a web site.
Cognitive overload: the additional effort needed to maintain several tasks or trails at the same time.
The absence of a physical context: you see only one page at a time. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ; ) see Golden Zoom up to 8 page view at one time
Increase of the need of graphical context cues, that reinforce in each page the idea of what the contents of the web is.
The lack of control over the "rhetoric of arrival". You can reach a particular web page in many ways, even from outside of the web site itself.

The advent of increasingly visual and better structured browsers like Vivisimo, Grokker or TouchGraph is beginning to shake up a world that seemed to be static. A definitive reference point appears to still be beyond the horizon, but we are definitely closer. For a long time we have been wondering if Internet browsing will continue obviating visualisation, delivering endless lists of results that we have to individually consider. We have already spoken about the attempts to make browsing and searching a friendlier activity, easing the navigation through Internet and through the mountains of information that fall daily on our shoulders (see in the archive numbers 24, 47, 48, 51, 52, 55, 70). http://www.infovis.net/E-zine/2004/num_138.htm
http://www.touchgraph.com/ TouchGraph LLC
http://www.kartoo.com KarTOO
http://www.groxis.com Groxis
http://vivisimo.com/ Vivisimo

2003's Most Wanted Search Terms http://www.searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3296341

"G" \\Ppi_srv1\sys\InetPub\Navigation\FibonacciZoom\GoldenGridLogo.jpg

"Circles within Squares" is based on an old nesting idea http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/pictures/kepler-spheres-1.jpg

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." (Arthur C. Clarke)
"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to make." - Kasimir Malevich

Highlighting text with CSS

Wrapping our paragraph in a styled "div" has given this paragraph the highlighted red line on the left. This is a very stylish method for highlighting sections of text.
This is another commonly used method of highlighting text. This is easily accomplished with CSS.

19 January 2004

Used same color sequence for 4 Fibonacci rectangles to strengthen fractal effect. Led to "Key Zoom" (small block of contiguous color) for large jump zooming.
Used swirl to generate 3D-ish stylized "G" for Great Map logo.

16 January 2004

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SpotLight focus \\Ppi_srv1\sys\InetPub\Navigation\FibonacciZoom\Images\TreasureMapYRBspot.jpg

15 January 2004

RSS Feed code from http://www.feedroll.com/rssviewer/index.php?action=setOptions&source_id=474

What You See Is What You Get http://www.thumbshots.org/portfolio5.pxf Dynamic integration retrieves thumbshots directly from our server. You only need to add a couple of lines of code to display thumbshots. Map thumbnails at http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/opendirectory/category?&search=map&jstart=121

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A. Edison

The separation between fiction and reality was not as wide as we sometimes prefer to believe... that what we perceive as reality is fiction and vice-versa. Don Quixote was a wicked madman as well as a hero-satirist whose quest represented the futility of transforming reality (windmills) into fiction (giants). http://quixote.mse.jhu.edu/station21.html

Elements of a performance-based road map to a permanent two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=281192&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
A 1996 map from the United Nations, showing the number and location of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Golan Heights... http://domino.un.org/maps/m3070r17.gif

14 January 2004

Used "flipped" (Golden Rectangle-based) CircleZoom 'mat' to maximize top-left-corner screen real estate. Add Magnifying Glass handle. "Burlesquing" (RW) the map since eye wants to see what is partially hidden / obscured?

13 January 2004

"There is not enough memory to open..." http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2b86.htm
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/2841e.htm

http://www.sbrowning.com/quotes/index.php3?keyword=way&search_in=2&type=0&display=1&page=3
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier. - Gustave Flaubert
Although human life is priceless, we always act as if something had an even greater price than life. But what is that something? - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. - Jacob Braude
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it. - Dr. Albert Schweitzer
This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humor it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted. - Eric Idle
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - Stephan Grellet
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience? - George Bernard Shaw
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. - Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. - Kahlil Gibran
Life is a matter of luck, and the odds in favor of success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution. - Erich Topp
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish. - Michelangelo
People will never know how long it takes you to do something. They will only know how well it is done. - Nancy Hanks
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke
The patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong. - John Ruskin
You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one. - Mother Meera
Only a mediocre person is always at his best. - W. Somerset Maugham
People who never get carried away should be. - Malcolm S. Forbes
Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down. - Kobi Yamada
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. - Linus Pauling
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. - Abbie Hoffman
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke
The only way to be absolutely safe is never to try anything for the first time. - Magnus Pyke
At their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen. - Aldous Huxley
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier. - Charles F. Kettering
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. - Woodrow T. Wilson
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West
When you do things in the right way, at the right time, everything else will be organized. - Shunryu Suzuki

12 January 2004

BlogmapperTM- map your blog and blog your map http://www.blogmapper.com/

Websites - interactive maps http://www.utyx.com/maps/interactive-maps.html

http://home.earthlink.net/~smith788home/sarah/BoulderGreatBooks/
GreatIdeasProgram.pdf

U.S. mathematicians have come up with what they call "perfect cake-cutting procedures." it can be tough for someone to ensure both that everyone gets a fair deal and that they themselves perceive the deal to be fair. This is especially true when the various parties place different values on different parts of the goods being divvied up. They think the equation may have larger application in things such as dividing up land. http://www.nature.com/nsu/040105/040105-3.html
but "strictly quantitative calculations never satisfy policy people very much"... http://www.nature.com/nsu/031215/031215-1.html
Elisabeth Jean Wood (wood@santafe.edu) Research Professor, Santa Fe Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New York University

GREAT BOOKS INDEX HOME PAGE AND AUTHOR LIST http://books.mirror.org/gb.home.html
WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/literature/war_and_peace/war-peace_intro.html

09 January 2004

http://www.colormatters.com/link.html

Drew C:\InetPub\Navigation\FibonacciZoom\Images\WarPeaceGoldenZoomPrint.jpg

"What's your revolution? and how's it shaping up?" CJSR DJ

Cartographic Visualization on the Internet http://maps.nrcan.gc.ca/visualization/results/map_design.html

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

Visual explanation shows things that cannot be shown any other way. http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/all_pdfs/dD_visual_explanation.pdf ...
• By revealing • By clarifying • By exposing • By creating inspiration.
• By showing existing information in a new way.

08 January 2004

Unpredictable behavior of deterministic systems has been called chaos, a term introduced 1975. Strange attractors, first appeared in 1971 related to the nature of turbulence and the patterns that were produced. http://www.subtletechnologies.com/2003/krawczyk.html

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FibonacciNumber.html
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html

8 is the largest cube in the Fibonacci sequence
144 is the largest square in the Fibonacci sequence
199 is the 11th Lucas number
377 is the 14th Fibonacci number
521 is the 13th Lucas number
610 is the 15th Fibonacci number
all from http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/numbers.html

07 January 2004

Researchers claim that artefacts have a vital role in the the development and communication of knowledge http://www.herts.ac.uk/artdes/research/res2prac/theme1.htm
How does one communicate using (map) artefacts, and what kind of communication is facilitated that would be more difficult or impossible using other means?
Can a map do more than simply illustrate a concept?
Do artefacts (maps) merely stimulate linguistic reasoning?
What differentiates map / artefact-based transactions from linguistic ones?
Under what conditions could a successful thesis be presented non-textually?

examples of Max Ernst (Dadaist and Surrealist artist) and Ernst Mach (physicist and forerunner of the Logical Positivists) http://www.herts.ac.uk/artdes/research/papers/wpades/vol2/king.html

subjective and the objective; The work to show that these binaries are not radical opposites but actually interwoven terms begins in the eighteenth century with Immanuel Kant; http://www.herts.ac.uk/artdes/research/papers/wpades/vol2/cazeaux.html
Can maps be quantified as a form of knowledge? Yes.

Idea for 5or6 panel Golden Rectangle "cartoon"? art series showing up/down spiraling changes in any subject/domain.

Use (PhotoShop) "Extrude" filter for advanced pixelation technique. Need to look into "Facet" and Fresco techniques.

06 January 2004

Dada Photomontage and net.art Sitemaps h ttp://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/rhethtml/dadamaps/dadamaps2b.html#figcite11
has great ideas for Fibonicci implementation.

Idea to use stylized (and rotated 90'CW) italic "G" in GreatMap logo.

Mapping Your Site (2002 article) at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,2992,00.asp

Macmaps.com internet index of Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping sites on the internet; http://www.index-site.com/gis2.php

C:\InetPub\Navigation\Sitemaps\Sitegifs2\TreeMap.jpg has lots of good visualization examples related to sitemapping.

05 January 2004

http://www.9rules.com/cssvault/ resource site.

Treemaps for space-constrained visualization of hierarchies http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap-history/ actually look like Antarcti.ca's nested squares or http://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap/

Use Golden Rectangle http://web.mit.edu/cjoye/www/art/img/Fibonacci1.jpg as base for (8D?) zoom image collage (based on the Fibonacci sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55,... These numbers became the dimensions of the squares which, when placed in this pattern, form a rectangle whose aspect ratio is then 1/1, 1/2, 2/3, 3/5, 5/8, 8/13, ... )

Vinland Map http://www.well.com/user/mick/newagept.html#contents If authentic, this map indicates European awareness of North America prior to the voyage of Columbus.

Really liked the title box that moved with my mouse while I moved over the map http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/canada_e.html

Following from http://www.painterskeys.com/getquotes.asp?fname=fl&ID=165

"A painting is finished when to have done less would be considered a sin and more a crime." (Ted Godwin)

Let each man exercise the art he knows. (Aristophanes)

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. (Lord Chesterfield)

Whatever I know how to do, I've already done. Therefore I must always do what I do not know how to do. (Eduardo Chillida)

We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed. (Charles Caleb Colton)

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? (T. S. Eliot)

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. (Epictetus)

You are lost the moment you know what the result will be. (Juan Gris)

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. (Samuel Johnson)

As a younger man I wrote for eight years without ever earning a nickel, which is a long apprenticeship, but in that time I learned a lot about my trade. (James Michener)

Stop thinking and talking about it and there is nothing you will not be able to know. (Zen Paradigm)

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. (Will Rogers)

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. (George Santayana)

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. (Vincent Van Gogh)

"If a map doesn't change your life completely, it's not worth looking at"-- RW

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -- Henry David Thoreau

02 January 2004

500 bloggers interested in maps; http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?int=maps

Example RSS feed http://www.downes.ca/edu_rss.htm

In the 64 bit world we have the odd situation that AMD's Opteron is "Intel
compatible" and Intel's Itanium is not "Intel compatible".

Manifold contour examples http://home.cogeco.ca/~jburn_gis/samples.htm

Today, January 1, 2004, every unpublished document whose author had died on or before December 31, 1948, has passed from copyright into the public domain in Canada. As of today, millions of pages of archival heritage, in hundreds of archival institutions, have become the common property of all Canadians. You are free to make use of this heritage in any way you want, by publishing, digitizing, compiling, translating, adapting, dramatizing, or treating the material in any other way. Itรข€™s yours to enjoy and share with whomever, whenever, in whatever way you want. Also today, the published works of people who had the good sense to die in 1953 have become public domain in Canada and any other country which retains the life+50 rule for copyright term. http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/001659.shtml

Understanding comes from exploration

http://www.commonground.org.uk/ One of the projects that you may know us for, we call the Parish Maps Project - 'parish' meaning that little territory in which you feel at home, the neighbourhood, the locality. In 1986 we asked about 15 artists to make their own Parish Maps for us, in order to broadcast the idea that we'd experimented upon with communities in various places. Hundreds more people began taking it up. http://www.qldcan.org.au/shell/articleclifford_2000.html

I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way. --Frodo
No-one is ever told any story but their own. --Aslan
Real programmers don't comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand. --Anonymous
The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits. --G.K. Chesterton
Wherever you go... there you are. --Buckaroo Banzai

"It does not take a long time to strike a man with Lightning," said Defarge.
"How long," demanded madame, composedly, "does it take to make and store the lightning?" --Charles Dickens

I don't want to attain immortality through my works. I want to get it by not dying.
--Woody Allen
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself-- and you are the easiest person to fool. --Richard Feynman
Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem it was intended to solve. --Karl Popper
There's no idea that's so good that you can't ruin it with a few well-placed idiots. --Scott
Adams
Progress is not made by early risers, it is made by lazy people looking for an easier way of doing something. --Robert Heinlein (probably)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. It follows that all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw
People commonly use statistics like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support rather than for illumination. --Mark Twain
If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure. --Dan Quayle
When you are weary of praying, and do not receive, consider how often you have heard a poor man calling, and have not listened to him. --St. John Chrysostom
A man must pay the fiddler. In my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra often had to be subsidized. --John Barrymore
The unexamined life is not worth living. On the other hand, too much processing and you get Velveeta. --Duncan, VR5
The world should laugh more. But after having eaten.--Cantinflas
If you love Jesus, work for justice. Anybody can honk. --bumper sticker
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you can sell him equipment. --Avram Grumer
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me, either, just leave me alone. --unknown
Why should I paint dead fish, onions, and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier. --Marie Laurencin
I do feel... that I now have a better understanding of what the key problems are than I did ten years ago. At times I even persuade myself that I can glimpse some of the answers, but this is a common delusion experienced by anyone who dwells too long on a single problem. --Francis Crick
Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it. --Brian Kernighan
Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey. --Orson Scott Card
Use of paper has continued to soar. It is as though paper is taking its revenge on the futurists-- not that any futurist has ever lost business because of a wrong prediction. --Edward Tenner
Consciousness is knowing what you thought last; free-will is not knowing what you'll think next. --Justin B. Rye
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. --Frank Zappa
However hard the Enterprise tries to boldly go where no man has gone before, it always finds people already there. --Justin B. Rye


Idea to have SiteMap show thumbnail jpgs of all linking pages (smaller images further "out") See www.upc.es sitemap for example, or http://www.rdrop.com/~half/Creations/Writings/Web.patterns/site.map.html

http://mooter.com:8080/moot visual presentation of search engine results.

http://www.highcontext.com/kmpings/ A collection of Knowledge Management TrackBack pings.

http://www.mapthemind.com/thinkingmaps/thinkingmaps.html http://www.thinkingmaps.com/

http://search.yahoo.com/top2003
http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist2003.html

According to a Yale University study, the following words are the most powerful words in the English language;
Money
Discovery
Save
Easy
New
Love
Health
Proven
You
Results
Guaranteed
Safety

"May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live."
"May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you."
"Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening and live every day as if it were your last."

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust

Here are some samples from the Denman Island map atlas, put together by Denman residents, as part of the Salish Sea Mapping Initiatives in the Gulf Islands. http://www3.telus.net/cground/maps.html