14 September 2005

Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS : (pdf chapter at) http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/krygier.htm&dir=geo/tech&cart_id=744031.6665

Designorati: http://designorati.com/cartography Cartography aims to explore maps and mapmakers, past, present and future, with an eye toward design–the basic principles of color, hierarchy, scale, and symbolism, and how maps communicate. From http://www.ccablog.blogspot.com/

"Chromatism is a discipline which lies at the confluence of mathematics and art." The Natural Intelligence Custom Fibonacci Spiral Generator allows the user to create his or her own large Fibonacci spiral images : http://www.moonstar.com/~nedmay/cfsg.htm (The only difference between the demo and the full version is that you will not be able to save the full-size final images that you create).

Also from http://www.moonstar.com/~nedmay/Welcome.html a verbal fractal ------>

Map Icon examples : http://www.sigmamaps.com/icons.htm used on minimalist maps http://www.sigmamaps.com/samplemaps2.htm (favored by many? graphic artists? wayfinders?) vs creating an artistic keepsake.

Digging a whole straight through (...to China?) :

Spybot Search and Destroy anti-spyware : Spybot Search and Destroy anti-spyware recommended by http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2004-09-08-zombieinfect_x.htm (as well as Lavasoft's Ad-Aware ).

Cerf said he often meets young people pursuing radical ideas in technology because they "don't know you can't do that, so they go of and do it." "And there's nothing more refreshing than that (can do) attitude," he said.
from http://www.enterpriseappspipeline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=170702165

"The future's already here, it's just unevenly distributed." - William Gibson
" Move it now and move it fast - the slow and the hesitant are history."
"The race for attention has started - Being different is the solution." -
"... Geometry as tactical representation of thought." - Wittgenstein

"Those shapes and symbols
I know their meaning
the shameless riches of another world." - The Mekons

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