16 February 2005

Example (ESRI) ArcIMS Viewer online at : http://maps.s4.brown.edu/website/searchmap/viewer.htm

http://www.links4maps.com/ : Links 4 Maps is a non-commercial personal project about maps and cartography worldwide. Add map links at http://www.links4maps.com/cgi-bin/maps/add.cgi

Many publishing and information services companies are turning articles and other types of editorial copy into new revenue streams by breaking down this content into such basic components as:
Inter-connected facts : Charts : Maps : Digital images : Lists (contextualized data forms the building blocks for rich data products). Download the white paper at : http://www.innodata-isogen.com/resources/rich_data_products?dref=EContent

Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge (conference) : http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/events11-07-05.html (making maps = learning and knowing?)

Similarly to a road map, a Mind Map will:
+ Give you an overview of a large subject/area.
+ Enable you to plan routes/make choices and let you know where you are going and where you have been.
+ Gather and hold large amounts of data for you.
+ Encourage problem solving by showing you new creative pathways.
+ Enable you to be extremely efficient.
+ Be enjoyable to look at, read, muse over and remember.
+ Attract and hold your eye/brain.
+ Let you see the whole picture and the details at the same time.
+ Assist YOU! from http://www.buzan.org/EN/mindmaps/definition.html

1 comment:

David Tebbutt said...

When it comes to gathering and holding large amounts of information, the mind map is probably less useful than something like BrainStorm.
A lot of its users work with it in conjunction with mind maps. Usually before the mind-mapping stage. But not necessarily.
BrainStorm overcomes the issues of screen real estate, flexibility, cross-branch linking and sheer volume - eg when scooping up on-screen information from your internet travels.
It allows you to work unstructured or structured and is a good prelude/companion to many mind map programs.
There's a blog as well, which surfaces a lot of user information.
Hope you don't mind me mentioning it.