23 December 2005

HolidayLights Map : http://msnsearch101.com/searchmap/en-us/default.aspx

GeoSkating Maps (http://www.geoskating.com/ ) automate the creation of interactive, multimedial skate-maps by using the Global Positioning System (GPS), Mobile Phones and the Internet. While skating, GPS position data is being assembled and published to a server through a mobile phone. At the same time the skater can enrich the GPS data with road surface ratings, and by sending pictures and videos from the phone. The server will draw geographic maps showing road quality through colouring. All pictures and videos are presented as clickable dots on the GPS locations where they were taken. (Even more, skaters can also be followed in real-time over the map while skating!)

The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2005 : http://web2.wsj2.com/the_best_web_20_software_of_2005.htm Via : Stephen's Web

(Extensive 'wiki') AJAX Resources : http://www.possibility.com/epowiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Ajax

Animated(?) Mandelbrot gif ------------------>

"Ajax" (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) uses:
+ HTML or XHTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
+ Document Object Model (DOM) and Javascript with the objective of providing interactivity easing the dynamic representation of data.
+ XML and XLST to provide the asynchronous data exchange with web server. Via http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=177&lang=2

"Masons, Tricksters and Cartographers : Comparative Studies in the Sociology of Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge" (Hardcover) ... argues that all our differing ways of producing knowledge, including science, are messy, spatial and local. Every culture has its own ways of assembling local knowledge, thereby creating space through the linking of people, practices and places. The spaces we inhabit and assemblages we work with are not as homogeneous and coherent as our modernist perspectives have led us to believe-rather they are complex and heterogeneous motleys. Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more) technoscientific knowledge, contingent assemblage, turbulence research, knowledge assemblage, other knowledge systems, assembling knowledge, heterogeneous engineering, navigational knowledge, star compass, knowledge spaces, cathedral builders

A Map Larger than the Territory [ItiDex]: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/korourke/map/intro.en.html "Many of our waking moments are devoted to getting from one place to another. Although we often feel this is time wasted, like negative space in a graphic design, it models the "positive" moments in surprising ways." - Karen O'Rourke

SkillMaps : http://www.flickr.com/groups/extispicious/pool/page3/ display 70+ people's various interests (one of many tools to visualize del.icio.us tags ; http://www.solutionwatch.com/252/visualizing-delicious-roundup/ ).

"The Making of a MapMaker" : http://www.jamesniehues.com/article.htm

An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins : http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20050922.html

(A few thousand science fiction magazines) coverpop by jim bumgardner, of krazydad.com- covers from the visual index of science fiction cover art (move the mouse over the covers to see more information, click to see the cover full-size- covers are arranged horizontally by time, and vertically by average hue) : http://www.coverpop.com/visco.php

Record? number of responses to blog entry : http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/38#comment "So I have a blog" Submitted by timbl (Tim Berners-Lee ) on Mon, 2005-12-12

"What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like?" : http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp

The one question only solution to the fork in the road is to ask one of them 'which way would the other person say leads to the cannibals'. Which ever one you ask, they'll tell you the wrong way: follow where they point to avoid being eaten.

"It is possible to say much about the Tao, just as it is possible to make a map of the world. However, no matter how detailed the map, it can never be the world it represents. In the same way, words used to describe the Tao can never be the same as the Tao itself, although they can be used to help guide people along the path. After you find the Tao, there is no need for words at all.
After you find your place in the world, there is no need for maps at all." - RW after silvanosx@cox.net

"Think of the expression of an idea as a map to its meaning." - ?
"I am never absolutely clear what I am making a map of; but it always feels that it is part of the unconscious; that somehow the act of painting/drawing will chart a course." - NINA MELEDANDRI
"The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, peo ple,and reality to something more positive...and begin to act accordingly." - Shakti Gawain

"The Internet? Is that thing still around?" - Homer J. Simpson

22 December 2005

MultiMap running at Yell.com with all of these mapping features; Multi Point Map, Location Map, Directions & routing information, and Car parking .

Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map : http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/2005/08/10/ka-map.html
Ka-map zoombox/rubberband example : http://mds.glc.org/kamap_cvs3/ discussed at http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-September/000297.html

"Rethinking maps"; http://www.rgs.org/category.php?Page=ac2006 "Over the past 20 years there has been a sustained engagement in rethinking the ontological basis and epistemology of cartography. This has led to such conceptual frameworks as: maps as social constructions, post-representational cartography, non-confessional cartography, non-progressive histories of cartography, de-ontologized cartography, denaturalized cartography, critical cartography, counter-mappings and performative mapping." : http://www.rgs.org/ac2006 Cartographic 'remixability' (Manovich 2005).

Video interview on how http://www.webshots.com/homepage.html (and similar services) got Flickr'd : http://news.com.com/Shedding+light+on+Flickr/2100-1025_3-5997943.html?part=webshotsrss&tag=5997943&subj=news (releasing public API the key?)

Simple Analysis of Google Map and Satellite Tiles : http://dunck.us/collab/Simple_20Analysis_20of_20Google_20Map_20and_20Satellite_20Tiles
Outlook Map Display : http://office.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000043072653/ This icon is a little yellow road sign with a black directional arrow on it, links directly to MSN maps and gives you a great map of almost any address entered into the address field.

"With both the web-based Maps and desktop-based Google Earth software available, armchair travel has gone mainstream, evidenced by the popularity of Google Sightseeing and similar sites." : http://www.venicewithoutamap.com/article/google_travel/#more-74

ChessMap : http://www.turbulence.org/spotlight/thinking/chess.html curves show potential moves--often several turns in the future; the chess board will gently pulse to show the influence of the various pieces. Awesome learning tool.

'Road map' description; "the possible roads, distances, conditions and connections between where you are and where you want to go." http://www.theinnovationroadmap.com/

Gamer Graphics : http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/database/art/editors.pl?sortorder=0 chosen by Epilogue Editors because of their outstanding quality and attention to detail.

Maze designs : http://www.amazing-stuff.com/samples1/samples4.html

Dada was an art movement that was ostrasized from the world of art as it swept through the world like war sweeping thoughout nations. Dadaism brought about everything new: new ideas, new materials, new directions, and new people. Dada had no uniform characteristics as many other movements in the arts have. Dadaist art can be interpreted by each person how they want to see or read it. Dadaism brings out feelings and emotions in each person dependent upon what he or she is going through at the time.
Art historians who are professionally trained to analyze the styles of art movements and periods have been continually baffled by the contradictions and complexities Dadaism poses towards itself. All those who attempt to analyze the Dadaist movement, to figure out it's breadth and depth all seem to come up short. The meaning and content go far beyond that which can be analyzed by a trained professional.
Dadaism is often mistaken as a myth due to the outrageous and ridiculous ideas put into the art, however it was very real. Dadaism was never expected to last forever, the Dadaists lived in the moment and for the moment, and so did the spirit of Dada. This beautiful form of art is no longer widely practised throughout the world, yet it is still greatly appreciated by many.

Currently listed as #2 on "Page 1 of 100,881,942 results containing great map" : http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?srch=104&FORM=AS4&q=great%20map

Nice things said here : http://clarkmtnmusings.blogspot.com/2005/12/ever-wonder-what-your-neighbors-are.html

"Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may be able to determine what God's will is -- what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. "- Romans 12:2
"We must avoid duplication of effort, because that is being done by others." - Arthur Mitchell Via http://www.amk.ca/quotations/quotations/page-27
"The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy." - Florence Scovel Shinn
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." - OSCAR WILDE, in a letter
"One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

21 December 2005

GxMagnifier (http://www.googlemappers.com/libraries/gxmagnifier/docs/default.htm ) is a free add-in control for Google Maps that creates a moveable, magnified window on top of your map (by Richard Kagerer who got the idea of trying to make a magnifier control after watching this concept video ).

Visualisation course (online resources) : http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/vis/

The infinite coastline story : http://library.thinkquest.org/3120/text/britain.htm Via http://library.thinkquest.org/3120/realife.html

"...recent approaches to scientific representation have begun to draw upon analogies with artistic representation... recent efforts to expand semantic taxonomies and to analyze the increasing field of images that fall outside classification as 'art' ... the project of rethinking representation is one of growing general importance ..." - ph-artandscience@lse.ac.uk (Beyond Mimesis and Nominalism: Representation in Art and Science, University of London, UK June 22-23, 2006 ) .

Dada Photomontage and net.art Sitemaps : http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/rhethtml/dadamaps/dadamaps2b.html Even more than Cubist collage, Dada photomontage (Höch, Hausmann, Schwitters, Grosz/Heartfield) presents very suggestive images composed of signifying fragments ranging from small schematic arrangements to wildernesses of profusion. One sees several patterns (matrix, swirl, cascade) with their associated semantics. We then apply these categories and principles to website imagemaps to see what the imagemap is saying visually about the site and our experience of it. By George L. Dillon, dillon@u.washington.edu[published in PostModern Culture 10:2 (2000) ]

Interesting feed 'harvester' (?) : http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/bozpage/?bso found me by Google Blog Search: link:swik.net XML

Designing and Building with Ajax workshop : http://ajaxian.com/archives/2005/12/desiging_and_bu.html

Learn more about Site Explorer : http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/learnmore

Coming soon (?) : http://www.googlemappers.com/huh.htm Useful Google Groups threads categorized by topic, Tutorials and Examples for developers, Links to outside resources, as well as a list of sites using Google Maps.

Historic Louisiana Map : http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/map/louis1.jpg

Top 22 Classical Websites : http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~loxias/jact.htm also http://www.jact.org

Legendary and Historical Jesters : http://www.thenoodlebowl.com/jesters/pages/legreal.html

Shadow, 6.d: Something of opposite character that necessarily accompanies or follows something else, as shadow does light .e: An imitation, copy; a counterpart. – OED
"You enter into the dark forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there's a way or path, it is someone else's path; each human being is a unique phenomenon. The idea is to find your own pathway to bliss." - Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation
"We all live to a formula. Maybe the secret lies in keeping that formula secret." - Peter Greenaway (Dear Boullée)
"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind." - Albert Einstein
"I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light." - Isaac Newton
"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge that we have lost in information?" - T.S. Eliot, The Rock (1934) pt.1

20 December 2005

MapMuse : http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/interest.php?brandID=WINERIES&authCod=oran
View another interest or View another brand See who's using it http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/mmClients.htm Via http://www.gridskipper.com/travel/maps/mapmuse-143168.php

CWC2 JavaScript API (JSAPI) is a programming interface for creating client applications in JavaScript that use the capabilities of the CWC2 Service Instance to control navigation and display of maps in custom ways, and to modify existing widgets or create entirely new widgets to perform some function. : http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/cwc2/docs/CWC2JavaScriptAPI.html

Community Mapbuilder: To empower communities to collaboratively build and share geographic data using standards-based, open source tools. http://mapbuilder.sourceforge.net/?q= We develop mapbuilder-lib, an open source library of browser based mapping widgets.

The MINDSWAP Group (The Semantic Web Research Group) is a group of people working with Semantic Web technology inside the MIND LAB at University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies : http://www.mindswap.org/ (Currently page 1/52).

Also BackFlipped : Mapping Knowledge Domains Colloquium 2003 ( http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/KnowledgeMap.htm).

"I'm experiencing difficulty with the maps on Google Local while using Internet Explorer. How do I fix this?" : http://local.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=21849&topic=1498

The BBC officially announced that, for a trial period, they will open up their video new archives to the UK public; putting over 80 news reports online that present key events of the last 50 years (all for free). The move is another example of how content providers are repurposing their material for the web; "You are welcome to download the clips, watch them, and use them to create something unique." (map it?)

Visualisation of Topic Maps (the attempt of a summary) : http://www.infoloom.com/pipermail/topicmapmail/2005q2/006456.html

Philosophical (?) "map" discussions (http://www.timboucher.com/journal/2005/12/09/the-map-is-not-the-territory/ ) in Comments section of Pop Occulture Blog; ala "On Exactitude in Science by Borges, Umberto Eco developed the idea further in “On the impossibility of drawing a map of the empire on a scale of 1 to 1″, which I read in his anthology “Traveling with Salmon”.

Peace is as easy as "wiping"a a map (?) : http://regimechangeiran.blogspot.com/2005/10/iranian-president-israel-should-be.html

Visual Trends Report : http://www.gdusa.com/issue_2005/04_apr/feature/feat_02.php

Skiing and Mountaineering Resources & Information: http://www.skimountaineer.com/EquipInfo/Links.html

(China) Great Wall Websites : http://andys-trek.co.uk/great_wall_sites.html

Spectacular virtual exhibit; The Photographic Studio of William Notman http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/virtualexhibits/notmanstudio/ (19th century portrait and landscape) . Thousands of digitized images, are available for searching and viewing through the On-line Collection search.

DaDa LiNkS : http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/modlitlinks.html#dada

"Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought." - Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) American Author
"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself." - Samuel Butler
"There Is A Better Way For Everything. Find It." -Thomas Edison
"He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder." - M.C. Escher
"I'm lost! Which way is it to your house?" - ?
"A cartographer is a map's way of getting drawn." - Ron Wild
"Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it." - Tallulah Bankhead
"I always take life with a grain of salt, ...plus a slice of lemon, ...and a shot of tequila." ? via http://www.ruighaver.net/bumperstickers/funnyquotes.htm

19 December 2005

eBayMap (mashup) shows what is being sold near where I live : http://www.markovic.com/markovic.com/ebay/search-virtual-earth.php?q=Sony&sortorder=0&site=0&postalcode=98052&dummyid=&ebayid= (using MSN Virtual Earth mapping base). Here is the Google Local version : http://www.markovic.com/ebay/google-map-search

Geomap integration with WP http://yf1019.yaseo.wikimedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Berlin&action=gisdata (Care of a German-Korean collaboration). You can add items to a map layer, have resulting content stored in the db associated with WP articles, and have tags show up on the map with the article's name. Then you can add/remove these items by layer...
Via http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/sj/2005/10/18#a1112

The XMaps Library is an extension to the already terrific Google Maps API that adds more convenience to using the API and adds some cool new features (add filled polygons, put text along a polyline, create circles, add overlays faster, and more) : http://xmaps.busmonster.com/

(Non-Ajax) map zooming functionality : http://www.propertyshark.com/maps/?basemap=chephom

Most popular ActiveX downloads : http://www.download.com/2001-2206-0.html

Effective custom markers : http://www.dslreports.com/gmaps/localisp

GoogleMap this place : http://www.sealandgov.com/ (via http://www.fruitsofthesea.demon.co.uk/sealand/) ------>>

GreatMap http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2005_07_01_greatmap_archive.html
BackFlipped by alfred vachris (kvachris@yahoo.com) under "Knowledge Mining". : http://www.backflip.com/perl/go.pl?share=179449&url=17951371

"The organization of the brain is such as to create "abstractions", rather than to simply take input at face value. " : http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/latinhib.html Examples at http://dragon.uml.edu/psych/illusion.html and http://www.eyetricks.com/

Workshop via mind map : http://blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2005/12/12/workshop_via_mind_map.html

GeoPrinter.com offer ways to get custom high resolution, large format map or graphics output : http://www.geoprinter.com/catalog/?ref=19

Online point / label icon maker : http://www.warninglabelgenerator.com/

Currently ranked #13 of 41 blogs tagged 'maps' (sorted by authority) : http://technorati.com/blogs/maps

(Similar to Wiktionary) Open Dictionary lets people enter new slang words into the English lexicon where they can be searched and browsed by anyone. http://www3.merriam-webster.com/opendictionary/

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way.. things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe
"My breakthrough came very late in life, really only starting when I was fifty years old. But at that time I felt as though I had the strength for new deeds and ideas." - Edvard Munch
"Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours." - Leo Buscaglia (from http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/X00093576/ )
"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem." - John Galsworthy (Nobel Laureate)
"Work is much more fun than fun." — Noel Coward

16 December 2005

Integrating Databases with Maps: the Delivery of Cultural Data through TimeMap : http://www.archimuse.com/mw2003/papers/johnson/johnson.html

A possible way to annotate maps (?) : http://www.edax.com/products/XRFmicro/analysis/mapping.html Vision Spectral Mapping software allows the analyst to acquire and save spectral data at each and every pixel in a selected area.

The first time you access this map http://www.spokanemaps.com/, a 1.5 MB ActiveX control will automatically download and prompt you for installation (if you use IE) . If you use any other browser, a Java viewer will download each time you access the page (this version has reduced functionality compared to the Internet Explorer version, for instance, the Searching and Zooming To capabilities are not enabled).

CartoDraw: A Scanline based Cartogram Algorithm : http://panse.org/CartoDraw/

Map of the Acropolis of Athens (in Socrates and Plato's time) : http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/acropol.htm

The MacArthur Geniuses (how to become one of them.) : http://www.slate.com/id/85794/ "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work."

DIRECTION FINDING -UNDERSTANDING AND READING A MAP (essay) : http://www.sarbc.org/map.html

What a difference 8 months can make; from "investors" http://lists.del.icio.us/pipermail/discuss/2005-April/002801.html to "Yahoo" http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

Frappr maps that have changed recently : http://www.frappr.com/?a=browse

MapMovie : http://odt.org/Pictures/video.jpg

TimeMap : http://www.gchart.com/ Click anywhere on the map to find out the local time. Via : http://karenruby.typepad.com/weblog/gis_and_mapping/index.html

Example of functioning TagCloud : http://paul.kedrosky.com/ (top)

The Ultimate Guide to Google Services : http://www.tipmonkies.com/wp-print.php?p=1001

Mapping Links : http://www.journalofmaps.com/about.php?helpfile=smartyLinks.html

Art & Science collaborators : http://www.asci.org/artikel383.html

"It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca - Author
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison
" It is what you do when you have nothing to do that reveals what you are." - ?
" A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there." - ?
"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it." - Henry Moore
"...letting the left hand know what the right hand is doing since 1997..." - RW

15 December 2005

Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine : http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/ is a Zoomable User Interface (ZUI) toolkit implemented in Java, powerful because it maintains a good perception of the context (smooth and continuous motion/zoom).

Virtual Addressing System for the UAE that contains more than 205000 Buildings and around 25,000 points of interest. : http://www.informap.ae/3D.htm

"Information graphics reveal the hidden, explain the complex and illuminate the obscure. Constructing visual representation of information is not mere translation of what can be read to what can be seen. It entails filtering the information, establishing relationships, discerning patterns and representing them in a manner that enables a consumer of that information construct meaningful knowledge." : http://www.acrstudio.com/projects/teaching/design3_10visexp1.htm

Image/Effects/Display scripts : http://www.hotscripts.com/JavaScript/Scripts_and_Programs/Image_Effects/Image_Display/more3.html
from http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=picture%20viewer%20php%20map%20scroll%20zoom%20hotscripts&btnG=Search

Mosaic Creator 2.35 (photo-montages) : http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/downloads/2128239/mosaic-creator-35

"Pixel Maps" : http://www.minifonts.com/pixelmaps.html (avoid the complexity and clutter of realistic geographer's maps) creating a highly-stylised representation of the outlines of the continents. Each rectangle is typically separated by a small gap to allow the background colour to come through.

Cambridge University Library Map Department Links Page : http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/maps/Links.htm

Map animations links + : http://www.cgrer.uiowa.edu/servers/servers_references.html

Maps and Meaning: Reading the Map of the Holy Land : http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR10-2/collins-kreiner.pdf

"Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas" : http://www.heritagehouse.ca/press_releases/salishsea_press.htm (30 local artists then brought these layers of accumulated information to life in vividly unique and extraordinary maps ).

HeroMap : http://home.comcast.net/~docterspond/Lecture/heroiccycle.GIF

'Napsterisation' of geographic information; customers should be able to buy map views apiece at a time, not the whole map sheet (just as you would download only a particular track instead ofthe whole album). : http://www.edparsons.com/?p=32 See also http://www.vdodayton.com/ have a rent-a-map service for their range of navigation systems. Via http://www.webmapper.net/archives/2005/12/

How Computer Scientists Differ from Humanists in their View of the Web : http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_12/cohen/#w2

By developing an image which can enhance memories, challenge ideas, or reinforce stereotypes, we can also change ‘real’ life. : http://www.ingenious.org.uk/Read/Seeing/

Map Cartoon sources : http://www.futuregate.co.uk/cartoon_world_map.html

"Geographers know where it's at .Cartographers show where it's at." - http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/crs/geog165/cart.htm
"Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something." - Pancho Villa (1877-1923), last words
"I'm not looking for images, They just appear and take on an interest. Sometimes you look at a thing and it has no interest and then you see it in a different way and it has another meaning. Or something that was of no use will become useful." - Jasper Johns
"You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life" - Salvador Dali

14 December 2005

Single Image Google Maps Overlay : http://www.mapdex.org/blog/1/2005/10/Single-Image-Google-Maps-Overlay.cfm

Visual Search Tools : http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/vissearch/

"zoomable data-driven map"; see FishEye Menu #2 : http://www.samuelwan.com/downloads/com.samuelwan.eidt/fisheyemenu/FisheyeMenuDemo.html used as (left side) menu here : http://www.dhteumeuleu.com/ DHTML Demos

Internet Mapping with SVG Technology : http://www.uismedia.de/mapview/eng/support/ available for ArcView GIS and ArcGIS.

Learn about the emerging programming technique known as Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML): http://www.doublecode.com/ajax-examples/

Panorama Creation and Stitching Tools : http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/mineralogie/palbot/drawing/stitch.html

Dealing with Huge Amounts of Information “Limits of human attention; filtering; searching; broad-catch; information overload (does it exist?); information underload (’everything I know is wrong!’); http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/notebooks/too-much-information.html Via http://xplane.com/xblog/?cat=59

Refelections on the evolution of AJAX : http://www.adambosworth.net/archives/000044.html and the pitfalls of Ajax applications : http://sourcelabs.com/ajb/archives/2005/05/ajax_mistakes.html and http://swik.net/Ajax/Ajax+Mistakes

Promoting the Art and Science of Mapmaking : http://www.cartography.org.uk/Pages/Links.html

"Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand." - Ben Shneiderman (human beings extract the global aspects of a scene before perceiving the details of the same) ; http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=176&lang=2

HappyValleyMap : http://www.rjsmith.com/happy_valley_nf.html

Fun, Distorted-Perspective Map Illustration : http://www.birkey.com/maps/funmaps.asp

Scott Paterson (PDpal) latest project: http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/followthrough/ With Follow Through, the artists are inviting visitors to complete the dynamics of the artworks in an experience that goes beyond the mental act of contemplating or interpreting them.

"Pizzazz"; an indefinable dynamic quality, the *je ne sais quoi* of function.

"Paula Scher: The Maps" : http://mayastendhalgallery.com/paulaScherPage.html http://mayastendhalgallery.com/paulaScherArt_00.html ------>
... giant map paintings, despite the fact that they are composed entirely of boundary lines, place names, and information relevant to the identity of their subjects, do not depict any place.

Inspirational map story : http://odt.org/Pictures/mapsmall.mov

The Pentagon's New Map : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399151753/qid=1122223093/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-0453772-0110243?n=283155

A blog of Flickr image feeds (?) : http://www.squidoo.com/communicationnation/

"Become who you are." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) http://www.tk421.net/quotes/
"Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt." - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny." - Carl Schurz (1829-1906)
"Destiny is not a matter of change, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

13 December 2005

Multimap (http://www.multimap.com) released its first Ajax-based mapping interface on a client website: http://www.Yell.com

Learning Objects, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Rapid Prototyping, Multimodal Interfaces, Context Aware Computing, Knowledge Webs : http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2004%20Horizon%20Report.pdf (Relevance for Teaching, Learning, or Creative Expression).

Terragen™ is capable of photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art and recreation : http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/ You can download the Surface Map Guide here .

Interactive (Flash) Map advertisement : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10296177/site/newsweek/ (for BP.com) on "Google: Ten Golden Rules" article.

E-Map (http://www.e-map.com/) is an electronic 'map'(?) for new Internet travelers in the same way that the oil company road map in the 1920's -30's was a highway map for new auto travelers. The goal of E-Map is to provide a starting point for entry into high quality, broad interest World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire. Good idea, but needs to look more like this : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/SearchMap.htm (?)

Google Earth KML Tutorial : http://www.keyhole.com/kml/kml_tut.html

The New York City Blogger Map: http://www.nycbloggers.com/fullmap.asp (with about 6000 points).

World Population Map (Cartogram) : http://www.odt.org/Pictures/poplcart.jpg

Promotional Maps : http://www.oxfordcarto.com/promo/promo.htm

Avenza 2005 Map Competition Winners : http://www.avenza.com/MPcomp/2005

"7 Ways to Jumpstart your Visual Thinking" : http://www.b-smart.net/news/Will%20Reed%20Mind%20Mapping%20STRATEGIES%20Feb%2004.pdf

Zoom Movies (visually stunning movies can show enormous magnification changes as the viewer zooms down into the unimaginable depths of fractal images, in a smooth and dazzling manner) : http://www.cygnus-software.com/zoommovies/

"Never forget that it is the spirit with which you endow your work that makes it useful or futile." - Adelaide Hasse (1868-1953)
"After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one." - Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)
"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better." - A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
"If everything is under control, you are going too slow. - Mario Andretti (1940-)
"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail." - Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
"The mind is not a vessel to be filledbut a fire to be lighted." - Plutarc
"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century." - Perelman
"You can't tell me what to do! Either it's a free expression of creativity or it isn't!" - John Humphrys
“Wealth is the product of a man's capacity to think.” - Ayn Rand.

12 December 2005

SVG - The Future of Web Rendering? : http://www.gilbane.com/gilbane_report.pl/80/SVG__The_Future_of_Web_Rendering.html

Going Visual: Using Images to Enhance Productivity, Decision Making, and Profits (http://www.goingvisual.com/book.html) “Going Visual is the first book to make the crucial link between images and business productivity, decision-making, profitability and competitive edge. Via http://xplane.com/xblog/?cat=59

The MapNews table : http://ix.stanford.edu/downloads/iXCHI04.pdf is an interactive system designed to allow collaborative navigation of international news sites. Photos; http://ix.stanford.edu/designblog/pictures.html

MapChatter : find people looking to chat (geographically) with photos and profile editing : http://www.mapchatter.com/

"Stages of Processing in Visual Search and Attention" :

StoryMap : http://static.flickr.com/34/70596551_995370b650_b.jpg --->

"Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas" : http://www.heritagehouse.ca/press_releases/salishsea_press.htm (30 local artists then brought these layers of accumulated information to life in vividly unique and extraordinary maps ).

The largest map collection in any public library in the world will reopen at the New York Public Library; http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/12/nyregion/12library.html?adxnnl=1&emc=eta1&adxnnlx=1134401834-TT6JnuK1fySvdVHdtjPIOA "We do not have a rare-book mentality in this map division."

Periodical Historical Atlas : http://www.euratlas.com/index.html

TrenchMaps : http://www.great-war-trench-maps.com/watm.htm

"Flatland" (online) : http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/flatland/ Edwin A. Abbott's classic tale of interdimensional experience.

I am a ratio noticed by few.
A pyramid, a flower, in math and in you.
A golden mediocrity in planets and space,
Fibonicci's forty in my fifteenth place.
Though quite small, I stretch to infinity,
The ancient greeks raised me up to divinity.
Fraternities exploit me without knowing my meaning
Some people maintain I have a mystical leaning.
(The number Phi 1.618.The golden proportion) From http://www.19.5degs.com/previous.php?r=16891&c=671

"If words can 'cite', but never 'sight', how can the verbal paradigm deal adequately with matters of vision and perception?" - after W.J.T. Mitchell (1994)
"Every advance in civilisation has been denounced while it was still recent." - Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, mathematician (1872-1970)
"Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule." - Samuel Butler
"The greatest power is often simple patience." - E. Joseph Cossman
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. " - Dennis Wholey (1937-)
"That which doesn't kill you, makes you stranger..." - Ben Goertzel [after drinking a little too much Siberian garlic vodka...]

09 December 2005

http://local.live.com/ (powered by Microsoft Virtual Earth) Beta available. Bird's Eye view oblique imagery included in some areas. You can also install Location Finder to display your current location on a Windows Live Local map by using Wi-Fi technology (browser must support ActiveX controls and you must have ActiveX enabled).

XMaps Library is an extension to the already terrific Google Maps API that adds more convenience to using the API and adds some cool new features (add filled polygons, put text along a polyline, create circles, add overlays faster...) : http://xmaps.busmonster.com/documentation.html

The best map projection of continents : http://www.geni.org/energy/assets/mov/UNFOLD.MOV (QuickTime animated 'unfolding'). Africa is large; Iceland and Antarctica are not. The projections we are most familiar with (Mercator et al) are all based on correct size of oceans; which is most (only?) relevant for inter-continental travel.

Trying to lay ka-map tiles over the google map tiles : http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API/browse_thread/thread/b4210f92a8c20207/fe095ae97da03f8d?lnk=raot&hl=en

"Transforming Analytical Data into Information into Knowledge" : http://bioportal.weizmann.ac.il/ws/05-06/pdf/Prilusky_AnalyticInfoKnowledge.pdf

carto.net offers an opportunity to share ideas and projects related to cartography or geographical information... : http://www.carto.net/authors/

"The Pregnancy Map" : http://latc.com/2003/10/01/community/news05.html 14-sided, fold-out guides help women navigate the difficult lifestyle changes.

"The World is Flat, by Tom Friedman" Map : http://www.loosetooth.com/Viscom/gf/worldisflat.htm (multi-lingually labeled versions).

"Knowledge Engineers and Epistemological Entrepreneurs" : http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/13.html

Contrarians: http://theirwork.org/blog/2005/10/02/why-we-are-not-using-google-maps/

"Why Some Students Have Trouble with Maps and Spatial Representations" : http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/edu/DLESE/maptutorial/Tableof%20Contents.html

"Mapmakers and Mythmakers " : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/business/01maps.html?pagewanted=2&emc=eta1 (Russian licensed cartographers are skilled in accurately translating between real and false coordinates). Misleading maps reflect the Kremlin's tightening grip on Russian oil, one of the world's critical supplies.

"Our eyes are not ours to command; they roam here they will and then tell us they have only been where we have sent them. No matter how hard we look, we see very little of what we look at" - James Elkins has described seeing as irrational, inconsistent, and undependable. (... and caught up in the threads of the unconscious).

Best of Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey (... from Saturday Night Live) : http://www.scoopy.net/humor/deep.htm

Syndication problems (?) Atom 0.3 vs 1.0 : http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?p=6822#6822 via http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?t=2206&highlight=atom+0+3 can be resolved by "Optimize" http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?t=2168&highlight=atom+0+3

"The innovation process itself is designed to handle a massive attrition rate from raw idea to product-in-market, and yet we as humans find it hard to distance ourselves from the ideas or projects we like." - Mark Turrell, Imaginatik
"To change one's life: 1. Start immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions." - William James
"Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do." - William Channing
"Those who rule the symbols rule us."- Alfred Korzybski
"Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"There's no point in aiming at a target with no arrow in your bow." - ?
"You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra (1925-)
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." - T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"The best people in any field are motivated by passion. That becomes more true the higher the skill level gets." - An Open Source evangelist

08 December 2005

ka-Map (http://ka-map.maptools.org/ ) is an open source project that is aimed at providing a javascript API for developing highly interactive web-mapping interfaces using features available in modern web browsers. .
To see the collection of prior postings to the list (http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-November/subject.html) visit the ka-Map-users Archives.

VolcanoMap: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/cgi-bin/modis/modisnew.cgi and explanation of what it is representing.

Psychologist says he's identified a new form of "visual sensing without seeing" : http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar05/caution.html

Examples of Thinking Maps & Graphic Organizers : http://drb.lifestreamcenter.net/Lessons/process_maps/

"...the largest Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment and retail center on the planet." : http://www.networkworld.com/allstar/2005/112105-hospitality.html

"Self-Reliance" Credo (Via Emerson) : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/SelfReliance.jpg ------->

Detailed timeline of one of history's forgottern cartographers : http://www.cyclopaedia.org/senex/senexnotes2.html

"Art or cartography?" : http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2005/11/review-here-be-dragons-cartography-of.html an exhibit entitled “Here Be Dragons : Cartography of Globalization” hosted at Toronto Free Gallery included http://www.govcom.org/drafts.html.

A few consultants /contractors : http://home.gdal.org/~warmerda/consult_other.html

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Public Map Displays : http://www.ubimap.net/upimap2004/html/papers/UPIMap04-D-05-Peterson.pdf

Online access to GIS (video?) training (for Manifold GIS) : http://www.gisadvisor.com/page5.html

The official start of the "Decline of the (North) American Technological Empire" (?) : http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,69723,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html Judge Voids BlackBerry Settlement

Great Site Ranking in Google : http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-10-2005-71368.asp US patent which reveals a great deal of how they rank your web site : public patent filing Via : http://www.maymay.net/blog/archives/2005/06/17/googles-site-ranking-algorithm-published/

Many fractal links : http://www.internetadsales.com/dmoz.org/odp.php?browse=/Science/Math/Chaos_and_Fractals/Fractal_Art/

'wu-wei' as "not forcing" is what we mean by going with the grain, rolling with the punch, swimming with the current, trimming sails to the wind, taking the tide at its flood, and stooping to conquer - that is of knowing the principles, structures, and trends of human and natural affairs so well that one uses the least amount of energy in dealing with them. : http://www.taopage.org/nondoing.html

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World." - Inscription on Columbus' caravels
"Art should never try to be popular." - Oscar Wilde; http://www.wsws.org/arts/1997/jul1997/wilde1.shtml
"Lost in the milky way, Smile at the empty sky
And wait for the moment
When a million chances may all collide." - The Lightning Seeds, "The Life of Reilly"
"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once." - Ashleigh Brilliant
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?" - Dr. Robert Schuller
"People may doubt what you say, but they'll always believe what you do." - ?
"Choose the "happy way," and then time won't matter." - The Universe

07 December 2005

"Killer Maps : Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo are racing to transform online maps into full-blown browsers", organizing information : http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/10/issue/feature_maps.asp

"Maps as Metaphor" : (http://mappa.mundi.net/cartography/Maps/) from Mappa Mundi
General Information about Metaphors : http://umbc7.umbc.edu/~lharris/metalist.htm

AmazonRainforestMaps : http://www.amazonteam.org/surinamemap.html

Christmas Island Map : http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Christmas+Island&ll=-5.965754,113.027344&spn=18.922089,41.748047&t=h&hl=en

Map of Life : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3223318.stm "When I look at the new map I can see how complicated it is. But as well as that there is a beauty to it." - Dr John Chant, CuraGen

CubeGlobe : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Cube/Files/cbGn_pof-bm.pdf

Hailed by The Washington Post as "one of the most intriguing minds in the Western world," James Burke (http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm ) is also a best-selling author and magazine columnist, and he is in wide demand as a speaker on innovation, technology and their social consequences : http://www.gartner.com/research/fellows/asset_60126_1176.jsp (Interview)

Illustion reverses at greater distance (?) : http://www.ianrowland.com/MiscPages/Mrangryandmrscalm.html has something to do with 'low pass' and 'high pass' filters'?

"How to get people to work for free" (Attracting volunteers to your free software project) : http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/free_issues/issue_09/recruting_people/

"Wildness is not a quality to add to one's nature, but rather that which is left when some unhealthy parts are removed: the drive to drop resistance and join deeply with the universe." - ?
"There's such a fine line between clever and stupid." - This Is Spinal Tap
"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. Cross it!" - Gavriel State
"The Old Fox can learn more from the Young Fool than the Young Fool can ever hope to learn from the Old Fox." - Ho Chi Zen (quoted in Zen Without Zen Masters, Camden Benares)
"Understanding that you're already fabulously wealthy can only make you more so. " -The Universe
"If you're already walking on thin ice, why not dance?" - Gil Atkinson
"Why don’t you write books people can read?" - Nora Joyce, to her husband James (1882-1941)

06 December 2005

Top 50 most popular maps created by MapBuilder.net users : http://www.mapbuilder.net/Popular.php

Hot-or-Not Map : http://hotmaps.frozenbear.com/#

Yardley-Taylor Map : http://www.loudounhistory.org/history/yardley-taylor-1853-map.htm Virginia history mapping project.

Six 'maps' (InfoGraphics) deal with an array of major current world issues : http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/infographics/index.html and NON-GEOGRAPHIC MAPPING PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM OF CARTOGRAPHY : http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/interactive_maps/index.html

"Exposing the ‘Second Text’ of Maps of the Net" - Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin : http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/martin/jcmc_paper.pdf

"The map-territory relationship" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map-territory_relation

" Mapmaking means ignoring everything in the world but the one thing being mapped" : http://www.thislife.org/pages/descriptions/98/110.html

Example use of "Technorati" tags : http://www.i-cherubini.it/mauro/blog/2005/08/23/spatial-clustering-algorithm-workflow/ Functionality that I should add to my blog too (?)

Micro-publishing; purchase this PDF ($8.50) : http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/sdgmapi/ "The Pragmatic Programmers' Google Maps API offers over 60 pages of detail: fresh, independent insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the API coupled with lots of demo code and real applications.

Unique visualizations of a city :http://www.stanza.co.uk/sensity/index.html

Source of interesting GoogleMapProjects : http://coolgooglemaps.blogspot.com/

AreaCodeMap : http://www.lincmad.com/areacodemap.html

OperaMap : http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/shudson310/20041215

Young peace-mappers : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/PeaceKids2.gif --------------------->
found by http://images.google.co.il/images?q=peace+kids&start=100&svnum=10&hl=iw&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official_s&sa=N

FTP programs Core, FileZilla and CoffeeCup FTP free for personal use.

Great Books of the Western World : http://store.britannica.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=342&itemType=PRODUCT&AS=1&keyword= The greatest literary achievements in one elegant set.

Foundation gives priority to projects involving organisations, groups and individuals from Canada (and those whose work is carried out primarily in emerging countries). : http://www.fondation-langlois.org/pdf/e/prog_ind.pdf regarding various environmental issues (renewable energy, fresh water).

Great PhotoCollagist : http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/David%20Hockney Using varying numbers (~5-150) of small Polaroid snaps or photolab-prints of a single subject Hockney arranged a patchwork to make a composite image; http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/_/viewer.aspx?path=4/42/&name=Hockney-collage-pearblossom-highway.jpg

Stupid comic covers : http://www.superdickery.com/siteindex.html

"...first necessary to map it and then inscribe symbols into the resulting maps to denote sovereignty." - http://mailman.geo.uu.nl/mailman/listinfo/maphist
"In fact you're not even there -- or at least you're also not-there. If you left the lens cap on, you also never-went to the Grand Canyon. " - http://www.fools-errant.com/~ebeth/deck/major.html
"At this level, mapping -- exploring, measuring-- alters the territory." - ?
"By their very seeking for it, they produce the contrary effect of losing it, for that is using the Buddha to seek for the Buddha, and using mind to grasp mind." - Ch'uan Hsin Fa Yao [Treatise on the Essentials of the Doctrine of Mind], Huang-po
" The error concept is irrelevant when the goal is exploration. There are goodies at every turn." - Shulman (1968) comments on some possible results of involving students with process-oriented objectives.
"There is a discernible path that can be followed to find the reasons why a failure occurred. There are no excuses, only wrong decisions." - Andy Hutchison
"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination." - John Schaar
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." - Helen Keller

05 December 2005

CubicEye™ is the evolution of the traditional 2D user interface into a real-time 3D environment : http://www.cubiceye.net/ "Whenever multiple windows are needed to deploy the application fully, the platform provides an order and heirarchy to those windows, rather than scattering them around the desktop..."

"Mapdex"; a global index of 1,758 servers, serving 31,660 map services, containing over 400,000 GIS Layers : http://www.mapdex.org/search/ Their blog : http://www.mapdex.org/blog/1/2005/08/Mapdex-in-GoogleEarth.cfm

Internet TopologyMap : http://www.caida.org/analysis/topology/as_core_network/AS_Network.xml

See all your friends move around in realtime : http://mehere.glenmurphy.com/

BurningMan Map : http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Gerlach,NV+89412&ll=40.753934,-119.236625&spn=0.017724,0.014699&t=k&hl=en

Variable (Google) Map / Image Transparency : http://www.kokogiak.com/gmaps-transparencies.html

The Google Maps API allows overlaying maps using any WMS server (http://www.spatialdatalogic.com/cs/blogs/brian_flood/archive/2005/07/11/39.aspx ) : http://www.geoskating.com/gmap/garfi.html (Click on any of the 4 starting with the comarMap button) . This example explores: OpenStreetMap.

Timeline of Evolution : http://www.answers.com/topic/timeline-of-evolution

Examples of (mind)'map' search requests : http://dmc.umn.edu/cgi-bin/axs/ax-admin.pl?maximum=&format=Sort%20All%20by%20Time&s08=CHECKED&MakeGraphs=View%20in%20Graphical%20Format&since_last=CHECKED&start_date=&end_date=&Filter=

One of the sharpest new media artists in the world : http://www.number27.org/biography.html Jonathan Harris

Gift ideas for map lovers : http://www.stanfords.co.uk/newsletter/current/index.htm

"Modern cartographers tend to draw only what they know. We would be wise to heed the lessons of the ancients and draw not only what we know but show where be the dragons we must find and slay." - http://www.sla.org/content/Shop/Information/infoonline/2001/jun01/stanford.cfm - Map Your Knowledge Strategy

PhotoMontages : http://salavon.com/PlayboyDecades/PlayboyDecades.shtml The shroud-like image is yielded by a simple, custom process: point-by-point mathematical averaging (no special "morphing" is used). Via new media project list http://salavon.com/work.php

"You can always tell when you're on the right road; it's uphill." - ?
"I never studied Law!" - Bugs Bunny, not following the law of gravity
"The map may be studied by lamplight at the fireside, the Path is trodden out in the wind and darkness of the barren places of the soul..." - Dion Fortune, Esoteric Orders and Their Work,
"When you understand 'thoughts become things', you visualize, and you begin saying and doing things, every day, that you've never said or done before, the onslaught of serendipities and coincidences are immeasurable." - The Universe
"Always, always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

02 December 2005

A great Google Map API hack project : http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/google-cartography/google-cartography.html

(Tube) Time Map : http://www.oskarlin.com/2005/11/29/time-travel/ ('geo' map, not based on distance). Via : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/

Hexagonal coordinates explained via http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html#hex

Sources of Map Symbols : http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/hiero/maps.htm Many more sources at http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/hiero/index.htm

"Knowledge Visualization" : http://www.pa-linz.ac.at/international/Alert/TNTEE/TNTEE_publication/learn/online/Rugelj.pdf

Nov 28, 2005 will be remembered as a remarkable day of achievement in the open source web mapping community : http://www.dmsolutions.ca/news/letter-11-28-2005.html regarding http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/gallery.html

http://www.purveslab.net/seeforyourself/ Visual illustions illustrated.

CaveMaps : http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_sites/tss/CaveMaps/index.html

A few other people interested in "map-making" : http://canada.tribe.net/template/PeopleSearchResults.vm?action=PeopleSearch&search_type=simple&interest=map%2Bmaking

MoonGoogleMap : http://moon.google.com/ Via http://wiki.litux.org/GoogleMaps

Space Image of the Day Archive : http://www.space.com/imageoftheday/

Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps :
http://perljam.net/google-satellite-maps/id/1982/Egypt//Cairo/Giza_Pyramids Think of it as armchair sightseeing, now with 5598 destinations.

Jell-O Map of San Francisco : http://www.lizhickok.com/assets/portfolio/pages/01city.html Via http://placemap.mit.edu/press/index.php/taxonomy/maps/

(Unlikey?) start to a multi-billion dollar company : http://www-db.stanford.edu/~sergey/ who woulda thunk it?

Examples of Dada Art : http://www.peak.org/~dadaist/Art/index-artist.html and artists http://www.peak.org/~dadaist/English/Graphics/artists.html Via http://www.peak.org/~dadaist/English/Graphics/index.html

“Of all the senses, trust only the sense of sight”.- Aristotle (ranked sight over hearing)
"Do not mistake activity for achievement." ?
"All that it takes is to stop sucking the finger and go where it POINTS!" - The Book of the SubGenius: The Sacred Teachings of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, The SubGenius Foundation
"Without the randomness of culture, science becomes dry and predictable, imprisoned in a strict square grid. Without the rational thinking of science, culture quickly teeters towards chaos. Only when science and culture act as peers can harmony be achieved..." - http://www.phylotaxis.com/about.html
"But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." - Clarke's Second Law

01 December 2005

"The Magic Lens Interface Project" : http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/MagicLenses/ See example working at http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cgi?client=public&X=529000&Y=179500&width=700&height=410&gride=529090&gridn=179645&srec=0&coordsys=gb&db=pc&pc=&zm=0&out.x=9&out.y=9&scale=10000 Much better than Google Hybrid view (?)
It uses something like this DynAPI : http://sourceforge.net/projects/dynapi/ described at http://dynapi.sourceforge.net/

"Information Cartography: Using GIS for Visualizing Non-Spatial Data" - L. John Old http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~cs171/LJOld/papers/InformationCartographyESRI.pdf

GUI Layering (examples) in the 3 mapping systems: Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, and Yahoo Maps via http://www.stratav.com/HyperMapAtlas.html

Pre-cursor to GoogleMaps (?) : http://www.tydac.ch/download/MapServer_for_Dummies.pdf (rant-ish)

FUTURE INTERFACES : http://www.headmap.org/archives/cat_future_interfaces.html (might be timely now?)

The Fool's Cap World Map : http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/map/h_map/h_map13.jpg Via http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/map/h_map/h_map.htm Brief History of Mapsand Cartography

"Metaphor in Diagrams" (Alan Blackwell
Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge) : http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~afb21/publications/thesis/

Typical 'time line' presentations : http://www.ias.edu/SpFeatures/einstein/ae-p2.php , http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/Saskatchewan100/1945.html

UniverseMap (/TimeLine) : http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/Images/map/history.gif very 'brief'.

Never forget the location of that awesome place again. Bookmark it on : http://www.beenmapped.com/

Exploring Maps is an interdisciplinary set of materials on mapping : http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/exploremaps.htm

Owning ideas; The boom in the intellectual property market will not reap rewards for us all : http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1646125,00.html Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/11/21/intellectual_property_the_patenting_of.htm
"The miniscule opens up an entire world. Miniature is one of the refuges of greatness." - Gaston Bachelard
"Content is to be dissolved so completely into form that the work of art or literature cannot be reduced in whole or in part to anything not itself." : ("Avant-Garde and Kitsch", p. 6, in Greenberg, Art and Culture, Boston: Beacon Press, 1961).
"It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom." - Einstein
"How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality." - Christina Baldwin
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." - Tao Te Ching 46
"I don't mind going anywhere as long as it's an interesting path." - ?
"They can't stop us: we're on a mission from God!" - "The Blues Brothers"
"The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity." - Ludwig Wittgenstein.

30 November 2005

"A PATH OR A MAP?" - Steven D. Tripp http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland02/proceedings/papers/045.pdf

CommonCensus Map http://www.commoncensus.org/maps.php Project is redrawing the map of the United States (based on voting), to reveal the boundaries people themselves feel, as opposed to the state and county boundaries : http://www.commoncensus.org/

Pedometer Mashup : http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

(Another) Google Map tutorial : http://www.mapmap.org/googlemaps/examples.html

"Map", current Wikipedia definition : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map

JavaScript Archive Listing : http://ajaxian.com/archives/javascript/index.html

CWC2 JavaScript API : http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/cwc2/docs/CWC2JavaScriptAPI.html

LibraryMap (Dewey Decimal System) : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/LibraryMap.htm now linked here http://didactiekinf.uhasselt.be/iv/links.php

User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig) is both a GeoSpatial application and a platform through which developers can create new, derived applications : http://udig.refractions.net/confluence/display/UDIG/Home (not Microsoft-centric like Manifold?)

An interesting icon-based news 'map' : http://www.phylotaxis.com/phylotaxis.html (Flash) derived from the Fibonacci Sequence (and closely related to the Golden Ratio) .

Brewster Kahle hopes to realize his 25-year dream of an international book archive : http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/22/MNGQ0FSCCT1.DTL

"Computed Collage" (grid) : http://birthday.yahoo.com/netrospective/

The Seven Wonders of the...
+ Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes Hanging Gardens of Babylon Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Pharos of Alexandria Pyramids of Giza Statue of Zeus Temple of Artemis
+ Medieval World: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Colosseum Great Wall of China Hagia Sophia Leaning Tower of Pisa Porcelain Tower of Nanjing Stonehenge
+ Natural World: Grand Canyon Great Barrier Reef Harbor of Rio de Janeiro Mount Everest Northern Lights Paricutín Volcano Victoria Falls
+ Undersea World: Belize Barrier Reef Deep-Sea Vents Galapagos Islands Great Barrier Reef Lake Baikal Northern Red Sea Palau
+ Modern World: Channel Tunnel CN Tower Empire State Building Golden Gate Bridge Itaipu Dam Delta Works Panama Canal
+ And the New Seven Wonders: Great Wall of China Potala Palace Taj Mahal Roman Colosseum El Castillo Moai Leaning Tower of Pisa Via : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/23241/an/0/page/0#23241

17 blogs about "map" : http://www.technorati.com/blogs/map

Pay-per-Call to Enhance Local Search : http://www.searchengineguide.com/bruemmer/006217.html Search Use Still Soaring, Researchers Find... http://nl.internet.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=1,21sg,1,ehwa,hvzv,li07,h2fv

Why a Contest? Contests have been at the core of scientific tradition since the beginning ... http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=52&MMN_position=25:25

"... I want to realise impossible transplantations in a different way than the cubists, dadaists and surrealists." : http://www.stephanus.com/on_collage.php

"In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas . . . a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed." - William S. Burroughs

"Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness." - Alfred Korzybski (1879 - 1950) Polish-US scientist (Science and Sanity, p. 58).

"Of great theoretical and practical importance." = Interesting to me. From 'What Scientists really mean when they say things.' : http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~dinoj/scilies.html

"Seven, come eleven! Jesus needs new shoes!" - God, playing dice with the universe

29 November 2005

ka-Map example : http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/climatechange/humanactivitiesemissions/lightdutyvehiclefuelefficiencyimprovement?mapsize=750+666&scale=41953025.267029&mapxy=424053.9185163551+1860861.9822368421&mode=zoomin&layers= and another one http://trailscanada.com/english/01_find_e/01_find_e.cfm

Information Visualization (links) by Dr. Ben Shneiderman : http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/spring2005/cmsc838s/resources.htm

Multi-D imagery : http://www.theresonanceproject.org/graphics/gallery.htm and 3D interactive geometry http://www.theresonanceproject.org/graphics/3d.htm

GoogleMapsHacking : http://dunck.us/collab/RecentChanges

Interesting Google Map roll-over functionality : http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/34

Need to learn how to connect to a MySQL database : http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mysql/article.php/1469211

SonyVirusMap : http://www.doxpara.com/planetsony2_usa.jpg from description of a project on visualizing the spread of the Sony Rootkit (http://www.doxpara.com/?q=node/1131)

Balkanized North America: What would America have looked like if every separatist movement in U.S. and Canadian history had succeeded? : http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/misc/balkanus.htm

"From Papier collé to Digital Collage" : http://courses.washington.edu/hypertxt/cgi-bin/

"Visual information is fundamental to the survival of journalism."- Alberto Cairo
" I'm not going to give you a map. I can give you only a great passion to discover. Yes, a map is not needed; great passion, great desire to discover is needed. Then I leave you alone. Then you go on your own." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms." - George Eliot (1819 - 1880) English novelist (Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 24, 1876).
"Nothing is more useful to man than those arts which have no utility." - Ovid
"The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results." - Walter Lippmann
"If you should ever get around to writing something about me, do have the good sense to sketch, to portray but not to evaluate." - Nietzsche.
"I wish I knew then what I know now, but then, now wouldn't be the same." - The Wiz