28 February 2005

Multipane browser to offer choice. The idea of mSpace is that by supporting in context and user-dertermined organization of information, we may be able to build new knowledge, ask new kinds of questions that aren't always readily expressable for a search engine. http://mspace.fm/ helps people build knowledge from exploring relationships in information, by offering several powerful tools for organizing an information space to suit a person's interest: slicing, sorting, swapping, infoViews and preview cues. While the use of a multipane browser is not in itself new, the operations available on it, slicing, sorting, swapping, adding, subtracting, detail view at each element for each category, is.
InfoViews ( Lots of information. One window) ; idea here is that people get a lot of associated information in one window. No clicking through openning and closing a menagerie of links and windows, trying to remember what goes with what.
Preview Cues. (Text is great, but sometimes, it's just not enough)
Choice. Organize information the way you want it.
News article : http://www.vnunet.com/news/1161405 The mSpace framework software is available for download from SourceForge.

Concept-mapping lets the user browse through the collection after entering an initial keyword and then branch out to look up related key terms. : http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/search/ Form querying provides greater precision, while concept-mapping, being linked to term frequency, is a much broader consultation tool.

As We May Think (by Vannevar Bush) : http://www.ps.uni-sb.de/~duchier/pub/vbush/vbush-all.shtml compared to GreatMap http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/ManifestoX.html Visualization at http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/UserInterface.jpg

Possible Map Names:
WORST: Butcher Jones Beach,“Snake Butt", Valley of Desolation, Executioner's Drop, Disaster Mountain, Dismal Swamp, Rockbottom, Mount Misery, Dead Man's Swamp, Cataract Void
BEST: Paradise, Garden of the Gods, Hallelujah Hills, Touch of Nature, Discovery Park, Flying Horseshoe, Crocodile Creek, Soldier's Delight, Non-Smoker's Flat, Tornado Alley, Goblin's Glen
from http://www.dontgetlost.ca/gho/mapnames.pdf.

"The function of art is to hold the mirror up to nature." -
"Beethoven was so deaf, all his life he thought he was painting." -
"I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun." - Thomas Alva Edison

24 February 2005

Hyperwords Menu research project ( under-funded, bleeding-edge, demo and exploration); "...giving the professional user a more flexible work environment in which he or she can more flexibly navigate through information, change the way it's portrayed and relate it to other information." : http://www.liquidinformation.org/index-fr.html

Interesting how landmarks are displayed in Google Maps ( in French); "important objects have to wait until the 9th or 10th level of zoom while some selections (like large? historic landmarks or golf courses) appear at very low levels of zooms.” http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2005/02/map_sites_hints_tips_and_observations.phtml

Interfaces Magazine : http://www.bcs-hci.org.uk/interfaces.html (back issues)
UsabilityNet : http://www.usabilitynet.org/home.htm

Pay-Per-Call: A New Avenue for Search Marketers : http://searchenginewatch.com/searchday/article.php/3484621

"The happiest people do not necessarily have the best of everything. What they have, is the ability to extract the best from anything that comes their way." - ?
"Dream what you want. Go where you feel good. Be what you would like to be. There is only one life and one possibility to do what you really want. Do it!" -
" All men are created equal, but ambition soon separates them." -
"If the world as it appears does not satisfy me, well then, what does? This I must discover." -

23 February 2005

"We're interested in developing new interfaces that reduces the costs of understanding information." User Interface Research (UIR) is a research group in the Information Sciences & Technology Lab at PARC also work on novel graphical user interface techniques such as 3D and 2D information visualization and large format displays. : http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/uir/ Unlike classical HCI, much of the interaction is at the level of the information itself, rather than at the level of the device, and the semantic content of the information is hugely important (info maps?). Projects ; http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/uir/projects/index.html Publications ; http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/uir/publications/project/index.html

Testing prototype : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/FibonacciZoom/ZoomTest//3LevelZoom4.htm

How to protect pictures and graphics? There are JavaScript techniques to disable the right click; there are masking techniques whereby another (transparent) image is superimposed over the one you wish to protect; there are mouseover and mouseout techniques that flip the image to something else when the mouse is over it, or change the page completely as the mouse encroaches; there are a variety of other coding techniques that people have come up with to prevent downloads. (None of these techniques works). Regardless of the methods used to make capture off the displayed page more difficult, the individual files remain in the cache until they are purged. If the page can be displayed, they images can be saved.

FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. : http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Timeline (using Dreamweaver), allows you to be able to simulate animation using a timeline feature they have created with JavaScript. : http://www.michael-thomas.com/tech/dreamweaver/timeline/index.htm

22 February 2005

Google Maps are a new approach to web applications that we call Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML; core technologies that are mature, stable, and well understood), and it represents a fundamental shift in what's possible on the Web. Tthe challenges are for the designers of these applications are to forget what we think we know about the limitations of the Web, and begin to imagine a wider, richer range of possibilities." http://www.adaptivepath.com/publications/essays/archives/000385.php
standards-based presentation using XHTML and CSS;
dynamic display and interaction using the Document Object Model;
data interchange and manipulation using XML and XSLT;
asynchronous data retrieval using XMLHttpRequest;
and JavaScript (The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language; http://www.crockford.com/javascript/javascript.html ) binding everything together.

Science (database-driven) Timeline project : http://www.timelinescience.org/index.php

An effective tool for online research / writing (clipboard capture to HTML publishing) : http://www.brainstormsw.com/bm.html

Golden Ratio resources : http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/GoldenRatio.html

321 Definitions of the word 'map', 1649-1996 : http://www.usm.maine.edu/~maps/essays/andrews.htm

"There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap" - Einstein
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are." - Anais Nin
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Conclusion, 1854
"It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas." - Charles Deguy
"Ideas are very much like children - your own are wonderful." - unknown

18 February 2005

A product map is a graphic representation of the ways people perceive products in terms of underlying attributes, as well as an aid in understanding their preferences. : http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/cpm.shtml

"What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day." - George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 2
"It is better to eat bread bought with money you enjoyed earning, than eat cake bought with money you did not." -
"There are two times in a man's life when he should use a map; when he is lost, and before he is." - Ron Wild

17 February 2005

Drill Down Server (Demo : http://www.telcontar.com/contact/index.html) : http://www.telcontar.com/demos/dds.html technology used by GoogleMaps +

http://www.nixlog.com/infographics/ (a running collection of links to infographics found on the web) : Often more powerful than words or imagery alone, infographics utilize visual elements of design and words to convey a message in such a way that context, meaning and understanding are trancended to the observer in a manner not previously experienced. Historical perspective : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/historical.html and
Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/milestone/

Information mapping : http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2003/01/15.html

"A meeting of minds comes easier when no one minds the meeting." - ?

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

15 February 2005

Software Toolkits for Infovis : http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=162&lang=2 including this Toolkit roots go back to PAD (around 1993), PAD++ . As a successor of Jazz, one of Piccolo's strong points is the ZUIS or "Zoomable User Interfaces" in which the user is provided with an infinitely scalable virtual interface where you can easliy go from the overview to the detail. These types of interfaces include the concept of semantic zoom by which the zoomed representation of an object is not simply the scaling of its geometric shape, but the shape or representation that is most suitable at that scale to convey the meaning of the object and ease the understanding of its nature. For example, at a certain scale level an object can be just a dot, at another it can be depicted as a labeled box while still at another it can be a rectangle with little characters. Any version of Piccolo can be downloaded for free.
http://www.oculusinfo.com/ Oculus website
http://www.advizorsolutions.com/ Advizor Solutions website
http://www.visualinsights.com/ Visual Insights website
http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ Description of The InfoVis Toolkit
http://www.inria.fr/index.en.html INRIA
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/agile2d/index.shtml Agile2D Implementation of Java2D in OpenGL
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivtk/ InfoVis Toolkit at Source Forge
http://www.sourceforge.net Source Forge, open software repository
http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=137&lang=2 Issue 137 about Graphs
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jheer/infovis/final/ Vizster
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jheer/anlp/final/ Exploring Enron
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/piccolo/index.shtm HCIL at InfoVis.net
http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/timesearcher/ Time Searcher 2
http://www.geovistastudio.psu.edu/jsp/index.jsp GeoVista
http://iv.slis.indiana.edu/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure website

xPlane "mapping" : http://xplane.com/xblog/?cat=42 included "Making Maps Easy to Read": http://richardphillips.org.uk/maps/index.htm to " Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London: SDUK, 1830-40" : http://www.philaprintshop.com/sdukcty.html

As a painter might pull imagery from the paint, the map as a birds-eye-view is a locative tool, which allows artists to playfully or poetically free information about physical and psychological space. : http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/location_is_everything/home.html

Map folding : http://www.designerstoolbox.com/print/foldings.php?PHPSESSID=08980fb590279f0db912ff6218ddeb5a

Map ClipArt examples : http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/results.aspx?lc=en-gb&Query=map&Scope=MC&CTT=1&Origin=EC790000121033&QueryID=2Tw6fj1NK0&TRC=1200&iStartAt=625

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked." -
"Spectators do not find what they desire: they desire what they find." - Guy Debord, 'Refutations...

14 February 2005

Pathfinding advice...
Originally linked to by rwild.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin, American Actress & Comedian
"The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret."- Salvador Dali

11 February 2005

http://map.search.ch/index.en.html when you zoom in closer it scales the lower res images up (thereby pixelating them) while it loads the high res ones. Makes loading feel much faster.

Some map functionality source code sites: http://www.sandcodex.com/ and examples http://map.search.ch/

Fly-through map site : http://appvs1.tf.cs.fiu.edu/launch/terrafly.asp?qra=209%2E115%2E211%2E86&dt=67365.34&street=&city=Ladera%20Ranch&state=CA&zip=

"... what makes a "good" shared map? Given that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what I am looking for in any map is me." : http://duffill.blogs.com/beyond_crayons/2005/02/the_rights_and_.html Never show your audience the whole map at a level of magnification that makes the text illegible. ... reveal it in layers, building it up each time. A Mindmapping wiki is at http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/MindMapping

"You can grow old wondering about what you want to be when you grow up ?" - Ron Wild
"Adversity is a powerful force ... a force that can disable us, or propel usto achieve beyond our dreams." - Dr. Mark Lerner
"When you finally get that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream, do you think you'll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey that made them all possible? -
"Never settle for less." -The Universe

10 February 2005

GoogleMaps : http://maps.google.com/ the map itself, is broken up into a grid of 128x128 images (basically like an old tile-based scrolling console game). The dragging code (JavaScript) is nothing new, but the cool trick here is that each of these images is absolutely positioned -- and the 'infinite' scrolling effect is achieved by picking up tiles that are off-screen on one end and placing them down on the other end. The effect is kind of like laying track for a train by picking up track from behind it likely that they've pre-rendered the entire map beforehand; the map tiles are entirely static and prebuilt for the various zoom levels. Brilliant approach to an otherwise painful load problem (smallest tiles are about 1/10 of a mile on the side, and if the covered area is about 2000 x 3000 miles, that's 6 x 10^6 square miles or 6 x 10^8 tiles. An empty tile is about 150 bytes, complicated ones are around 3kb, but if we guess the average one is around 1kb, we're talking 6x10^11 bytes, or 600 GB; you could store it all on < $500 of hard drives). .. build a system that can keep it all in RAM, can serve 19 million maps per second. .... push-pins and info-popups are a different matter. Simply placing them is no big trick; an absolutely-positioned transparent GIF does the trick nicely. The shadows PNGs with 8-bit alpha channels .... JavaScript actually uses the XSLTProcessor component to apply an XSLT to the result XML. This generates HTML which is then shown in the right panel .... giant transparent PNG for rendering routes ... from http://jgwebber.blogspot.com/2005/02/mapping-google.html Slashdot discussion : http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/02/08/0926214&tid=217&tid=1

(United States Patent 6,724,382 Kenyon, et al. April 20, 2004) Method and apparatus for distributing and displaying maps electronically :

Cross-Browser Variable Opacity with PNG: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/pngopacity/

One Land Two Systems : http://www.onelandtwosystems.com/article-201.3624-en.html

The Stereos tropic landscape: The Stereos tropic Spectator, that the historian Jonathan Crary writes, as a radical repositioning of the observer's relation to visual representation…The stereoscope signals an eradication of "the point of view" around which, for several centuries, meanings had been assigned reciprocally to an observer and the object of his/her vision. There is no longer the possibility of such a technique of beholding. The relation of observer to an image ( territory) is no longer to an object quantified to a position in space, but rather to two dissimilar images whose position simulates the anatomical structure of the observer's body." : http://www.onelandtwosystems.com/person-201.3354-en.html?note_form=1

Florence Nightingale's rose diagram ; she invented them and used three rose diagrams in succession in a deliberately calculated rhetorical message to military and government leaders. Her three rose diagrams are considered to be a visual and rhetorical tour de force. http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/nightpiechart.htm

"Why aren't there really good answers to Frequently Asked Questions ?" - Ron Wild
"You can change how you feel in the twinkling of an eye, if you just change what you view as important." - The Universe

09 February 2005

http://maps.google.com/ ...When you click on one of these steps, you see a (drop-shadowed) floating bubble with a magnified view of the area mentioned in the directions. Explore Google Maps : http://www.google.com/help/maps/tour/

What if windows were translucent so that you could see the multiple windows you're working on at the same time? Open?Source Project Looking Glass by Sun Microsystems : http://www.sun.com/software/looking_glass/ ...Java technology-based developments will bring 3D windowing capabilities to the desktop.

Vivisimo doesn't use predefined categories. Its software determines them on the fly, depending on the search results. The filing is done through a combination of linguistic and statistical analysis, a method that even works with other languages. A similar process powers Grokker (15-person company), a downloadable program that not only sorts search results (combined from six search engines: Yahoo, MSN, AltaVista, Wisenut, Teoma, and FAST), into categories but also "maps" the results in a holistic way, showing each category as a colorful circle. Within each circle, subcategories appear as more circles that can be clicked on and zoomed in on. It takes a few minutes to get used to Grokker. But the value of its nonlinear approach quickly becomes clear.

Number Patterns (Fun with Curves & Topology) : http://ccins.camosun.bc.ca/~jbritton/jbfunpatt.htm#TOPIC3

Collage Artists: Mercedes Alabern-Montis (Spanish artist in ceramics & collage), C. K. Bleistein (collage), Robin Chandler (Collage, Computer Imaging, Photography), Denise Enslen (watermedia collage), Dianne Erickson (collage), Karen Hatzigeorgiou ( altered books, collage), Nancy Hunt-Bartek (collage art & keepsakes), Janet Jones (collages), Barry Kite (outrageous photo collage), Collages, Dorothy Mendoza (colorful collage and mixed media), Nancy Egol Nikkal (content-rich site with fine-art collages), Jonathan Talbot (fine art collage), Kathryn Uster (colorful collage), Ashok Varma paper collage

"Genius, unlike virtuosity, is judged by the greatness of results, not by the brilliance of performance." - Vincent Tomas
"I hold to the doctrine that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Buxton
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling
"I know quite certainly that I myself have no special gift. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-critique, have brought me my ideas." - Albert Einstein
"There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The priceless quality of ease is present when one knows one knows." - Edgar Whitney
"Design ideas are more apt to flow from a mind that has been imprinted with rich and varied visual experience." - Jack Stoops
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach
"Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play." - Nita Leland
"Creative vision contains a playful quality." - John Briggs
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula le Guin Above from http://www.nitaleland.com/quotations/talentquotes.htm
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - H. G. Wells

08 February 2005

Search for points (hotels) by clicking on a point on the map. The (database generated lookup) list will show the nearest hotels with calculated distances in km/miles. : http://www.tobook.com/SearchMap.asp?region=Paris
Fracster (fractal generator) generates montage updated nightly. "Click on any image to explore" not working today. http://www.boutell.com/fracster/montage.html

Optical Art is a mathematically-oriented form of (usually) Abstract art, which uses repetition of simple forms and colors to create vibrating effects, moiré patterns, an exaggerated sense of depth, foreground-background confusion, and other visual effects. In a sense all painting is based on tricks of visual perception: using rules of perspective to give the illusion of three-dimensional space, mixing colors to give the impression of light and shadow, and so on. With Optical Art, the rules that the eye applies to makes sense of a visual image are themselves the "subject" of the artwork. M.C. Escher experimented with Optical Art, although not abstract, also deals extensively with various forms of visual tricks and paradoxes. In the 1960's, the term "Op Art" was coined to describe the work of a growing group of abstract painters including Richard Anuszkiewicz .

di·at´·ro·pe : n. [dia + tropos] One who exhibits the urge to head through to the next opportunity

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts". - Albert Einstein

07 February 2005

The TAO of Topic Maps; finding the way in the age of infoglut : http://www.gca.org/papers/xmleurope2000/papers/s11-01.html

Tree-branching FlowChart : http://www.flipflopflyin.com/whatif/ (provides small pop-up window on click with same ALT roll-over info, but slightly bigger).

Spatial Brain Research : http://www.spiralsofevolution.nl/en/hersenen.shtml

Diagrams of Mark Lombardi (post-Conceptual reinvention of history painting) : http://www.wburg.com/0202/arts/lombardi.html (seen at AGO in '04... spatial syntax of Lombardi's drawings—which map in elegantly visual terms the secret deals and suspect associations of financiers, politicians, corporations, and governments). Also at http://www.pierogi2000.com/flatfile/lombardidrawingshow.html

Old but still hosted; http://www.thegreatideas.org/links.html Not listed (yet?) on new one; http://www.thegreatideas.org/resourcelinks.html

Still popular with James Burke fans; http://www.palmersguide.com/jamesburke/burke_words.html

Digital Environmentalism: http://www.bookforum.com/boynton.html (evolving copyright).

But if "where" there was only me there's now you, who must you really be? - The Universe

04 February 2005

A Drag'N Drop Flash map to visually test geography knowledge: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_Intermed_State15s_500.html somehow calculates (cumulative) margin of error.


A blinding flash of the obvious: "Content sites just present info that anyone could have found themselves (with a search engine and alot of time?)."

03 February 2005

Map Visualization and fly-through example : http://www.lvmonorail.com/ride_05_attractions.html# (Flash)

"Drawmap", a software package that lets you draw maps using raw data downloaded from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) originally developed for use with the Linux® operating system. : http://www.ttc-cmc.net/~fme/drawmap.html

First RSS feed provided by Feedster ( rendered as HTML using an XSL stylesheet) : http://sjohnson.feedster.net/search.php?q=f-ostgproduct&id=10879&type=rss&nocache=1 This is an Atom formatted XML site feed. It is intended to be viewed in a Newsreader or syndicated to another site (see Blogger Help for more info).

A good Javascript resource : QuirksMode Homepage > (js) Table of Contents : http://www.quirksmode.org/js/contents.html

A single line of JavaScript code monitors referrers ; http://www.truefresco.org/referrers.htm ; allows you to instantly (as soon as someone visits your page through that link) see which website has a link to your site and on which page the link to your site is located as well as which page of your site they linked to. Based on Stephen Downes code.

"The surest path to happiness is in losing yourself in a cause greater than yourself." - unattributable
"The obvious path is not always the right path." - Warren Jung, Arizona hiking guide
"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you need." - The Rolling Stones
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
"If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got." - anonymous
"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." - Pablo Picasso
"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov, actor, writer and raconteur (1921-2004)
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol
"Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." - Winston Churchill
"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." - Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)

02 February 2005

The Index Map is divided into 15 sheets along lines of folding of Copy a65 of Smith's (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/smith.html) original map. Clicking anywhere on the map brings up a page image of the designated sheet sized to print on 11 x 8 1/2 inch paper (set to print on landscape). : http://www.unh.edu/esci/indexmap.html

Take a look, if you can make it out, at this cartographer's island version of the Baja peninsula. Or at the shape of the New World in general. Perhaps we should keep these images in mind as we try to plot out and piece together what lies ahead. http://www.si.umich.edu/V2010/themap.html But we also chose this image to remind us of the necessity, even when they are inaccurate, of maps.

(Amazon) "Pictures of products in action, with captions - photos of product features ('see the simple controls on this music player'), products in use ('here's how to install the ink cartridge'), product performance ('this camera's macro mode is incredibly sharp') - anything you can imagine to help other shoppers learn about the product!" : http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-images/add-image-to-asin.html/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_add/103-5424249-4443863?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=0787903523

METRO MAPS OF THE WORLD : http://www.urbanrail.net/shop/metromaps/metro-maps-of-the-world.htm

"As we may think" - Vannevar Bush 1945, Memex
"As we may see" - Ron Wild 2003, GreatMap : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/ManifestoX.html

"Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal." - Friedrich Nietzsche "
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley." - James Rogers
"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view." - Harry Millner
"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
"Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it." - Arab proverb
"Integrity is one of the several paths, it distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon which you will never get lost." - A 1000 Words Worth from Pictures
"Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

01 February 2005

Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Firefox. : https://update.mozilla.org/extensions/ for Navigation https://update.mozilla.org/extensions/showlist.php?application=firefox&version=1.0&os=Windows&category=Navigation and Image

One main goal of the INA is to develop a new system of mapping our world -- one that does not rely on geography, but on more meaningful parameters... example at http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/maps/non_geographic/index.html developed by 10x10 creator : http://www.number27.org/ Good infographic examples : http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/infographics/index.html

Antarctica's visual catalogue interface http://ebooks.antarctica.net/cat/Top?ms=10;type=mekko; attempts to lead you to an online version of the book in question. http://ebooks.antarctica.net/help/2dTip.html

Kitware, Inc. VTK supports a wide variety of visualization algorithms including scalar, vector, tensor, texture, and volumetric methods; and advanced modeling techniques such as implicit modelling, polygon reduction, mesh smoothing, cutting, contouring, and Delaunay triangulation. http://www.vtk.org/

Current data visualization leaders like Advanced Visual Systems Inc. (AVS), Antarctica Systems Visual Net and Spotfire DecisionSite offer further insight into data by demonstrating relationships that occur through multi-dimensional attributes and statistical patterns. This is an evolving field that shows much promise in the coming years in the enterprise analytics arena. http://webiea.blogspot.com/2004/10/data-visualization-now-you-see.html

History of Cartography Project : http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/broadsht/index.html includes Literary Selections on Cartography.

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures."
"Programming without an overall architecture or design in mind is like exploring a cave with only a flashlight: You don't know where you've been, you don't know where you're going, and you don't know quite where you are."
"I've never met a human being who would want to read 17,000 pages of documentation, and if there was, I'd kill him to get him out of the gene pool."
: http://nxopinion.robertsoninstitute.org/blogs/rcecil/archive/2004/10/21/150.aspx