Visual Settlements (http://anjo.blogs.com/metis/2005/01/visual_settleme.html ) Size of a blob is determined by the number of words in the post (bigger blob, more words, in fact: every pixel represents one word). Colour of the blob is determined by whether there are links to/form/no others. Position of the blog is determined by the chronological order (oldest posts are in the center).
Urban history / studies maps : http://www.h-net.org/~urban/weblinks/3wsubj_maps.htm
Historical maps : http://bell.lib.umn.edu/hist/
Great source for infographic raw imagery: http://www.sandstorming.com/dump/?offset=60
All the "map" brain teasers : http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/category.php?op=0&category=All&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;order=3&value=map&fields=0 including This Way or That., Color the Map, Other Map, Oily Map,
The International Database of Corporate Commands : http://www.ikatun.com/institute/infinitelysmallthings/corporatecommands/index.php?offset=170 "Don't leave home without it " .
4th person to link to my blog : http://del.icio.us/randog/visualization
The Julie Saul Gallery (http://del.icio.us/saul/mapping) held a group exhibition on the theme of mapping (historical maps and works by a wide range of contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums including painting, collage, drawing, photography and printmaking) spring'04.
"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now." - African proverb
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Picasso
"The Fibonacci sequence people have been using for centuries. Nature's numbers; the number of leaves on a fern, the number of seeds on a sunflower head, and how they are arranged... this is the Fibonacci sequence, used in art and architecture and music. Although when you hear it in music, it is not recognised." - Delia Derbyshire
"Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery -- the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets -- is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together." - Alan Watts