31 October 2005

Yahoo! Maps Mashups : http://blog.programmableweb.com/?p=94

Haunted Map : http://viavirtualearth.com/vve/Gallery/HauntedMap.ashx by Poly9.
Halloween optical illusion : http://members.home.nl/saen/Special/zoeken.html (look closelyto spot the differences).

Trends in Web Mapping: Dispelling the Myths around Web Services by Maurits van der Vlugt : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2011

InterestMap: Harvesting Social Network Profiles for Recommendations : http://web.media.mit.edu/~hugo/publications/papers/BP2005-hugo-interestmap.pdf

PeaceKeeping Map : http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm

Criticism of Golden Rectangle / Spiral : http://fibonaccigeeks.tribe.net/thread/c5817b57-75aa-4bdc-8830-96079dfb6ae6#6e33c80a-2352-4334-af6d-2479509611a2 ;
- narcissistic; it always circles itself in its own self-image
- sterile because it is completely symmetrical, and never changes
- the golden proportion is not either enormously important, nor worthless; it's just one of an infinite number of interesting numbers
- the idea of "a most beautiful proportion" is itself simply not true.

Best License-Free Quality Fonts : http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-best-license-free-official-fonts

"The ability to bring clarity to the confusing jumble of information that decision makers must fight their way through to make accurate and timely decisions is being requested by professionals in almost every industry.”- IDC Market Analysis Worldwide Interactive Data Visualization Tools Forecast (for large companies, data volume doubles in less than 9 months; over 60% of the population are visual learners, yet text-based displays dominate).

Schizophrenics Better at Discerning Illusions : http://sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=000C8AA5-D4DD-135E-94DD83414B7F0000 (and reading maps?)

...(thematic maps meticulously designed to aid graphic communication) “to convey promptly to the eye the relation not given quickly by numbers...” - Charles Joseph Minard

"The hardest part in innovating is not the discovery of the great new idea, but freeing oneself from the known -- the old familiarities that required such energy, emotion and dedication when they were created but which now perversely represent the strongest obstacles to change." - Heinrich v.Pierer and Bolko v.Oetinger, in "A Passion for Ideas"

"An abundant life is an 'abundant life' (not abundance all by itself)." - TU

28 October 2005

Another Google Maps API (mashup) list : http://www.programmableweb.com/api/GoogleMaps
from interesting API matrix : http://www.programmableweb.com/matrix

Getting started 'Building Apps on Ning" : http://faq.ning.com/group.php?FAQGroup:title=Building+Apps+on+Ning

eLearning Concept Map : http://elearning.ai.tuwien.ac.at/icetel/mindmap/doc/Guidelines%20for%20eLearning%20in%20UCE-0.htm

Crossing the line between 'mapping' and' Map-Making' : http://uo.space.frot.org/?node=CrossingTheLineBetweenMappingAndMapMaking

"A Cartography of Vernacular Creativity" : http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~burgess/2004/11/01/a-cartography-of-vernacular-creativity/ And in each case, maps tell us what is important enough to chart, hiding everything else; and they tell us where the boundaries lie

Map/Art projects : http://angermann2.com/category/art/

"Cubism" as defined in Columbia Encyclopedia (Sixth Edition. 2001-05) : http://www.bartleby.com/65/cu/cubism.html

(Apparently?) an interesting book of non-geographical maps: An Atlas of Fantasy by J.B. Post

Maps Gallery (447 items) : http://www.allwall.com/asp/display-asp/_/ID--1852/1.asp?RFID=443314

Map Games : http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~museum/Map%20Games/index.html Via http://www.filterfine.com/links/archives/cartography/

Fractal Collages : http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntikhaki/sets/358859/ Via: http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/fractals/index.html

VISUALIZE "WHIRLED PEAS" (PICTURE) : http://www.funnytummy.com/pictures/whirled_peas.html

"Innovation is ultimately not an act of intellect but of will." - Joseph Schumpeter
"We have to remember that what we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." - Werner Heisenberg 1901-1976
"True riches come from the dance one has with life. Not from just hearing its music." - TU
" Don't worry over what other peopleare thinking about you. They're too busy worrying overwhat you are thinking about them." - Edelstein's Advice

27 October 2005

More Ning "Apps with map" (mostly under development) : http://www.ning.com/search?q=map See also http://photomaps.ning.com/index.php which allows anyone to add a point on a map http://photomaps.ning.com/index.php?action=post.new (use your mouse to drag the map with the red locator to where you want it), and http://cycling.ning.com/dispatcher.php?controller=trail&action=show&id=393426 , and Google Map Mashups http://googlemapmashups.ning.com/ (a "bookmark" Ning only with links to one of the best Google mashups; http://www.markovic.com/markovic.com/ebay/search.php?site=3).

Designorati:Cartography aims to explore the origins, view the state of the art, and guess at the future of the common (and uncommon) map : http://www.designorati.com/cartography/ Feed; http://designorati.com/cartography/feed/

AlternaTime (another collection of timelines on the web) : http://www2.canisius.edu/~emeryg/time.html

Metamute's version of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map (on the topic of surveillance and privacy) : http://www.metamute.com/look/metamap.pdf

EbayChat Board Map (idea) : http://www.geocities.com/ltcfan/ebaymap.html probably doable now with Google Map API (?) .

"A Really, Really, Really Good Introduction to XML" : http://www.sitepoint.com/article/really-good-introduction-xml Via http://www.blinklist.com/index.php?Action=Link/hotnfreshntag.php&Tag=xml

MapMakers AllStar Team : http://www.loeb-larocque.com/mapmaker.html

The Interactive Image (Fall 2005) course : http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~levin/courses/dmc/iig_05f/

MapArt: mapworx dissected maps ( http://www.jeffwoodbury.com/gall/gal.cfm?pgid=dissectedmaps ) also aloe citytraces prints
potatoland.org, is an open playground of interactive artwork. Napier creates a wide range of projects that appropriate data from the web transforming content into abstraction, text into graphics, and information into art. : potatoland.org
Six Contemporary Artists Who Use Maps in Their Work : http://www.artjunction.org/articles/mapartists.html

I drink from your well.
I bring an unprotected heart to our meeting place.
I hold no cherished outcome.
I will not negotiate by withholding.
I am not subject to disappointment. - Druid Vow of Friendship

"Only when you play in a thing, do people listen and hear you and are moved."- Brenda Ueland

26 October 2005

Google API (AJAX) prototyping projects :
(1) "Raw": http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/EdmontonMap.htm
(2) Mashup : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/MayfieldNetworkMap1.htm (after http://www.maphistory.org/ )
(3) ...

"Critical Cartography" philosophical mapping discussion (by Saul Albert) : http://www.furthertxt.org/saulalbert.html Actor-Network Theory (ANT) "[N]ot what does the map show or how does it show it, but ''what does the map do? what does the map accomplish?".[26]

1999 (Ancient Visualization History?) Beyond Geography: Mapping Unknowns of Cyberspace;
Mapmakers Stretch the Definition of Cartography to Help Visualize the Web : http://ai.bpa.arizona.edu/go/recognition/nytimes0999.htm

Very interesting (Flash) "Map Making" project : http://situ.ca/mg/index.html "I am making maps in the awareness of the semiotic loads they carry, but with the intention of adding more subjective filtration, rather than reducing it. I am as interested in the individual mental map that the reader creates from the map as I am in the map itself." - Maija Graham
MapArt examples by (highschool student?!) Scot J. Wittman : http://www.mapographer.com/QueenToKingHenry7.html Collages (or semi-trasparent printed on map paper? like http://www.mapographer.com/Texacode.html )
Also 14 set "Terra Incognita" Exhibit at http://www.millbrook.org/oncampus/arts_online_gallery.asp?currentset=1&newsid=193267&photoid=138929 from fellow Cartography 101 participant.
Also http://www.walkerart.org/archive/2/AF7361E991C363206165.htm JULIE MEHRETU's work incorporates the dynamic visual vocabulary of maps, urban-planning grids, and architectural forms as it alternates between historical narratives and fictional landscapes.

Map of Hell : http://erraticmusings.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/hell.jpg

"The artist is a cartographer; he maps the world. The world within him, and the world as he sees it." - Julia Cameron
"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere." - Tim McGraw
"We are here to add what we can to life, not get what we can from it." - William Osler
“I don’t read anymore; I just talk to people who have.” - Dr. Tom Malloy (University of Utah)

25 October 2005

Map in (Google) Map Support : http://ejohn.org/blog/one-week-of-google-maps-part-7/ (displays a small, zoomed out, map in the corner of your main map demo ) would;
1) Embed HTML on top of a map (it took a little bit of poking around in the API to try and figure out how to get the HTML onto the map; looking at the code for similar functions, such as GSmallMapControls, helped a lot) and
2) Put a Map in that HTML

Lots of good Comments (39) and Trackbacks (25) following "30-second-AJAX-Tutorial" : http://rajshekhar.net/blog/archives/85-Rasmus-30-second-AJAX-Tutorial.html

PHP script that dynamically creates the javascript for the Google Maps API (and loads points with descriptions from a MySQL database) tutorial : http://www.map-server.com/googlemaps/tutorial.html

Nice Google Map mashup : http://www.maphistory.org/ of historical sites (using http://ypn-js.overture.com/partner/js/ypn.js )

"...people's facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment and problem solving. " : http://aaalab.stanford.edu/

Wayfinding with Maps and Verbal Directions : http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/CSJarchive/Proceedings/2005/docs/p1473.pdf

Profiles of historic cartographers (by surname) : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All at http://worldviewmaps.com/fresh/cartographers.aspx

Currently Result #2 of about 96,000,000 for great maps (Google Search) as greatmap.blogspot.com

"Here's to the crazy ones...Einstein.
The misfits; the rebels... Bob Dylan.
The troublemakers. .. Martin Luther King.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. .. Richard Branson.
They're not fond of rules, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
and they have no respect for the status quo... Buckminster Fuller.
You can quote them, Thomas Alva Edison.
disagree with them, glorify Muhammad Ali.
or vilify them... Ted Turner.
About the only thing you can't do, is ignore them; Maria Callas.
because they change things... Gandhi.
They push the human race forward.. . Amelia Earhart.
And while some may see them ... Alfred Hitchcock.
as the crazy ones, Martha Graham.
We see genius... Jim Henson.
Because the people who are crazy enough.. Frank Lloyd Wright.
to think they can change the world... Pablo Picasso.
are the ones who do.
Apple's "Think Different" campaign via http://www.sleepingcat.com/other/thinkdifferent/

24 October 2005

Vector Overlays for Google Maps : http://vgmap.eyebeamresearch.org/ allows mapping geeks to add (Flash) vector-drawing capability (ie. overlay data like in this simple example application ) on top of Google Maps (which already enables point and line data on their maps in the form of markers, and polylines). The hope is that VGMap will help to provide baseline technology for building open, web-based GIS applications using Google Maps as the base layer.

Visualization Technique and Composition: http://www.cs.brown.edu/research/vis/areas/themes/tech.html Also Projects People Videos Talks Publications Collaborator's Publications Bibliography

Future Map of the World : http://www.matrixinstitute.com/futuremap.html

Visualizing the world map which many fools in the world imagine : http://www.zen-style.com/world/

Map Collectors' Circle : http://www.bimcc.org./ including favourite cartographic sites

Where it all started : http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/~floridi/pdf/frank.pdf : "The Internet : Which Future for Organised Knowledge"

"A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce, Ulysses
"The truth dazzles gradually, or else the world would be blind." - Emily Dickinson
"Knowing that all things are safe in the one treasury, the Man of Tao leaves his gold in the fastness of the mountains, his pearls in the depths of the sea."- Chuang-Tzu

21 October 2005

Mapping service based on Ning (http://www.ning.com/pivot "Ning is a free online service/playground for building and using social applications that enable anyone to match, transact, and communicate with other people.").
Projects that are 'map'-related in some way : http://www.ning.com/search?q=map&GO=Search For example see Bay Area Hiking Trails : http://bayareahikingtrails.ning.com/dispatcher.php?controller=welcome&action=show and http://restaurantreviewswithmaps.ning.com/subject.php?SubjectID=371878
Using Google Maps with Ning : http://developerdocumentation.ning.com/post.php?Post:slug=XNCServicesGoogleMaps

OpenStreetMap ( http://www.openstreetmap.org/wiki/index.php/Merchandise ) has put together all the GPS data it has in London and made a stunning poster from it. : http://www.openstreetmap.org/wiki/index.php/Image:Londonposter1.jpg " ...the thicker the lines, the more people travelled them."

Rich AJAX dicussion: http://www.ok-cancel.com/archives/article/2005/09/why-ajax-matters-now.html (in comments section below article).

Google Maps Marker Icons : http://home.carolina.rr.com/rodneyg/markers/gmarkers.htm for some icons you can download to use on your maps.

"Review of JPEG2000 and Geo-JP2 Compression Software" : http://magert.whoi.edu/baseline/pdf/24_3.pdf (starts on page 8/11) Good file format chart : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/view.html#map for graphic/map files.

Jigsaw Puzzles Based on Maps : http://www.puzzlehistory.com/mappuz.htm

“We cannot walk through life on mountain peaks." - John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist

20 October 2005

Google Maps Mania is a blog which tracks these new and interesting Google Maps that are being created by people across the web : http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ Map Projects (hacking) listings : http://www.mapki.com/index.php?title=Map_Projects .
FBOweb.com : see a pushpin marking the spot where the plane is. (also provides a data box listing the speed, altitude and estimated time of arrival of the flight).
Hopstop.com combines subway and bus directions with a database of restaurants and entertainment spots (in New York, Boston and Washington).
(Above 2 examples via : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/technology/circuits/20maps.html?8dpc ).

Trying http://www.risingconcepts.com/frapper/

http://www.mappingworlds.nl/background.html develop maps in which the size of a country is rendered by an indicator, rather than by its geography ('cartogram'). "Our maps offer a different perspective on the contemporary world."

"Human beings are much better at dealing with scarcity than with glut. This is particularly true when it comes to information. ... In an age of information overload, what you don't read -what you don't write -is just as important as what you do." - http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/class/overload.htm Managing information Overload

Extensive list of "TimeLine" examples : http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/timelines.html (many old/dead links unfortunately, but worth picking through?).

My best timeline to date -------------------------------->

"Then there's a dream that's more than a dream. It's like... A map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days. Knowing that someday you're going to stand on top of that Mountain holding everything you thought of Right There In Your Hand!" - Robert Cooper

19 October 2005

Traditionally, a Web site is about flipping pages but we took a different approach with Maps which is one page of Javascript; "... allows rapid development, the end user doesn't need to install software, and it is cross platform. Maps has a richer interface, like a desktop application." : http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1401986683;fp;16;fpid;0 Via: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/16/1528242&from=rss

Early Google Map hacking attempts : http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/gmaps-standalone/ , http://mygmaps.com/mygmaps.cgi/ , http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000917034960/ illustrate problems with developing around a changing API; " Of course, there’s no guarantee it’ll be there forever."

Visual Art and the Brain: At the Interface of Art and Science : http://www.nyas.org/events/eventDetail.asp?eventID=4709&date=11/5/2005%2010:00:00%20AM conference will explore the nature of the science–art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of such interactions in areas of research and other human endeavors.

A new mapping project attempts to overlay geography with human perception : http://www.commoncensus.org/

Map Symbols : http://www.symbols.net/map/ Directory to the World of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols (including Visual Languages Web Codes Words are Symbols ...)

MANDALAS : http://www.crystalinks.com/mandala.html examples at http://www.charlesgilchrist.com/SGEO/Gal601.html MetatronCube : http://www.charlesgilchrist.com/SGEO/Mandalas/CX4813.gif "Squared Concentric Circles"

" Dealing with a problem or a situation on the level of the problem or the situation involve much effort and work to keep things in balance..." - lotusaware@yahoo.com
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." - - Lin Yutang

"I have something to say,
I'm drawing it,
and that is map-making." - R.B. Wild (after John Cage)

18 October 2005

Benefits of Information Cartography;
+ Accelerated comprehension of extremely complex systems
+ Clear, concise communication and presentation of difficult issues
+ Holds multiple perspectives for exploration and comparison
+ Access to "just in time" information
+ Supports effective and efficient resolution of conflict
+ Enhanced collaboration and teamwork Via: http://www.viewcraft.com/infocartography.html

Wayfinding Behavior: Cognitive Mapping and Other Spatial Processes : http://psycprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/archive/00000671/#html

"... an attempt of positioning the nodes in a helix, which according to the authors, makes a better use of screen real-estate"(?) : http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project_details.cfm/?index_number=136&id=147&DomainName=

Knowledge Management Market Map : http://www.accsys-corp.com/Knowledge_Work_Resources/KM_Market_Map/km_market_map.html

"Social Life of Visualizations" by Martin Wattenberg (works like History Flow, Apartment, Name Voyager and more), "... the value of many visualizations derives instead from their position in social systems involving two or more people." (slightly edited and hyperlinked notes) : http://www.peterme.com/archives/000625.html

"... some of the best vintage road maps are the ones we've used ourselves on memorable excursions or well-spent vacations, replete with personal notations, fast-food stains and frazzled folds -- a great personal testament to setting forth, exploring bravely and returning home safely." : http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/driving/story.html?id=bda1a5b5-0ad1-4f1e-a83e-a3221fa147be Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2005/10/demise-of-road-map.html

Mapping the Web Infome' is a net art endeavor developed in conjunction with the exhibition LifeLike at New Langton Arts gallery in San Francisco :

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain "...Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of ‘whole things..." : http://www.drawright.com/theory.htm

Homepage of the Official M.C.Escher Website : http://www.mcescher.com/

" To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am." - M.C.Escher
"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost."- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
"If you put yourself in situations where you allow people to experience you, you will have your pick of clients. " - info@CoachingCompass.com

17 October 2005

Classics of Information Retrieval Visualization : http://people.lis.uiuc.edu/~twidale/irinterfaces/2classics.html

VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. "...visual language system that uses colour, shape, line, hierarchy and composition to communicate clearly and appropriately..." : http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/index.cfm Via : http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2005/10/visual-complexity.html

How to Develop Web Applications with Ajax (tutorial) : http://webreference.com/programming/javascript/jf/column12/index.html and http://www.webreference.com/programming/javascript/jf/column13/ from full list at http://www.webreference.com/programming/javascript/ Another list at http://javascript.about.com/

"...how small incremental innovation can snatch even non-mappers away from say, MapQuest." : http://blogs.zdnet.com/carroll/index.php?p=1499

MindMap shows complex friendship relationships using visual clues to describe whole communities of friends. : http://www.livejournal.com/community/weblogsociology/1788.html With most browsers, you can hover your mouse over names to see where some people live. People who have their own MindMaps have brackets around their names, which you can click to see. Example : http://www.livejournal.com/users/mollysaurus/154032.html

Austronesian Projection is a world map made by stitching projections of each continent from maps projected from above each continent (shows the reality of air travel times from Australia: ) : http://extra.schematron.com/world3b.jpg "Current common world maps do not reflect how the world seems to me, especially as a traveller from Australia: they place undue importance on the equator, the compass, and accurate depiction of oceanic distances; they relate to the age of sea travel not air and land travel."

InfoGraphics Seminar Handout :

"As a Learner, you're smart enough to know better, yet you're still not fully informed about reality. Around 15% of the population are Learners. You have the critical thinking skills to be a truly free individual, but you haven't exercised them enough yet... You are essentially unplugged, but still untrained. With more knowledge, you could become a true free thinker. ... You have always been an independent thinker. ... Increasingly, you shape your own world by deciding what actions to take based on your own internal drive rather than what society tells you is right." - http://www.newstarget.com/gullibility.asp

"Perhaps the growing number of contemporary Artists making 'Fantasy Maps' in the Western world will help bridge the gap." - Andrea McLean (andrea@slab.org)

'Be who you are
and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind". - Dr Suess

"The pursuit of dinaros as a means to anything, should always be secondary to the pursuit of that same thing." - TU
" I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days." - M.C.Escher

14 October 2005

What is Information Visualization? : "The use of computer-supported, interactive, visual representations of abstract data to amplify cognition." IV Links : http://www.brunel.ac.uk/~cssrtfc/iv_links.htm

Sophisticated mind maps using Mayomi’s (http://www.mayomi.com/) easy (online) Macromedia Flash interface facilitates Wiki-like collaboration (?) . Instructions at http://www.solutionwatch.com/245/mayomi-map-your-mind/

A presentation mindmap (on blogging) : http://www.blogdog.gr/tut_dem/Outline-Map.pdf used as speaking notes (much like I did with http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/HandDrawnMap.htm a while ago).

Extensive map link listings : http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/linkfrme.htm (including http://www.mapforum.com/

Example of infinte zoom (Flash) : http://www.zoomquilt.org/ ( Via http://got5minutes.blogspot.com/ )

Six Contemporary Artists Who Use Maps in Their Work : http://www.artjunction.org/articles/mapartists.html (further to Subjective Mapping by Artists and Cartographers : http://www.saulgallery.com/chronicle/uncharted_territory.html ) "Maps are talismanic in that they give us our bearings in a physical world, align us with something beyond and greater than ourselves and, at the same time, flatter us by giving us a sense of control over the area mapped." - Kathy Prendergast

"Illustrated and cartoon maps are vector art, layered files, and completely editable" : http://www.danwild.com/cartoonmaps.htm

Assemblage artist : http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/artists-Subindex/InterViews/Kary/NormanKary.shtml

Currently : Technorati Rank: 288,835 (12 links from 6 sites) http://www.technorati.com/search/greatmap.blogspot.com and #19 / 114,107 posts matching k'nowledge management' (via Blogger Search) : http://search.blogger.com/?q=knowledge%20management&hl=en&filter=0&ui=blg&sa=N&start=10

"The map is not the territory." - Alfred Korzybski /Semanticist
"Life is the path you beat while you walk it. It's the walking that beats the path. It is not the path that makes the walk." - Antonio Machardo Poet
"What happens when one closes the eyes? One does not stop seeing. What one now sees is not related to the eyes." - Wittgenstein (Philos. Betr. 103)
"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequencescome from little things; ­ a chance word, a tap on theshoulder, or a penny dropped on a newsstand, I amtempted to think there are no little things." - Yarns
" So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen." - M.C.Escher

13 October 2005

Information Visualization, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Management : http://my.web-zaz.com/Reference/Knowledge_Management/Knowledge_Discovery/Information_Visualization/Software/
Tile Engine : http://maps.civicactions.net/ is a web mapping engine that you can put in your site to present maps with clickable thumbtacks.

Music Map : http://www.stanford.edu/~dgleich/demos/worldofmusic/WorldOfMusic.html

Daniel Dream Map : http://www.raremaps.com/cgi-bin/map-builder.cgi?World+World+11618

"You Are Here : Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination" - Katharine Harmon, 2004 Princeton Architectural Press : http://www.papress.com/bookpage.tpl?isbn=1568984308 "Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention." Alsodetailed at http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/youarehere.html

Does Time Really Fly When You’re Having Fun? :

"Every path breaker has looked foolish, and been humiliated, yet society depends on them utterly... Only those who are willing to risk looking foolish can invent a breakthrough." - Farson and Keyes, 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'
"The speed with which any dream may be realized, is always a function of how small the miracles have to be in order not to freak out the dreamer." - The Universe (It is odd though, given that there are only miracles, how some are more accepted than others).

12 October 2005

(third annual) Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge provides an online slide show of the winners. : http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/vis2005/show/

From Cognitive Landscapes to Digital Hyperscapes : http://www.irrodl.org/content/v4.2/bidarra-dias.html (International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, October - 2003) Knowledge mapping is important in modern educational environments, because the ultimate goal is the development of reference models that are meaningful organizations of information in learners’ minds.

See interesting feedback / comments system at bottom of page http://ideas.43places.com/entries/view/100560 (larger font size for recommendations with more supporters voting for it as a good idea).

http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/FibonacciZoom/ZoomTest/3LevelZoom4.htm multi-zoom interface (prototype) could be appropriate for http://www.precarn.ca/home/index_en.html funding (projects must include collaboration between a company developing a new technology, a first user of the technology, and a university or community college) (?)

Atlas of Experience : http://www.worldofexperience.com/Startpage/start_wof.asp ----->
They also produce CompanyMaps http://www.worldofexperience.com/Startpage/start_companies.asp

Fastest way to see many of our links and images : http://a9.com/www.1-900-870-6235.com

"Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there's no point in trying to look in that direction because it wont be coming from there." - Douglas Adams
(Following from http://www.leading-learning.co.nz/famous-quotes.html) :
"Those who do nothing are never wrong." - Theodore de Bouville
"en geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors…. Only a sailor can set them straight." - John Ralston Saul, author of 'Voltaire's Bastards'
"Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present." - Peter Drucker
"It is our artists who choose freedom over safety and use their talents to question and confront the culture." - Peter Block, Philosopher

11 October 2005

AquaBrowser http://www.acornweb.org/ Visual /Discover (left column) 'Brain-like' site search interface. It finds items using associations, context and spelling alternatives automatically generated from your catalog. By http://www.tlcdelivers.com/aquabrowser/discover.asp

MarathonMap allows you to zoom in on milestone scenes along the route (http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/MastersMarathonMap.htm ) --------->
This (Flash-based) one http://maps.mapnetwork.com/dc/marinecorpsmarathon/index.asp includes link to interesting MyMarathonDVD (lets you watch yourself running the marathon in high-resolution digital video).

Why Ajax Matters Now : http://www.ok-cancel.com/archives/article/2005/09/why-ajax-matters-now.html

"...transforming one of the oldest and most widely-used information sources -- maps -- into a dynamic new marketing, communication and revenue-generating tool..." : http://www.mapnetwork.com/v3/company/

"Map" clip art : http://www.clipart.com/en/search/split?q=map&PID=263489&nvc_cj=1&AID=10292438

ImageMagick®, version 6.2.5, is a free software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It can read, convert and write images in a large variety of formats. Images can be cropped, colors can be changed, various effects can be applied, images can be rotated and combined, and text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves can be added to images and stretched and rotated. : http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

Library of Congress map collections : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Maps

"A beautiful map is not always a good measure of achievement towards a business goal, and can seem to be just a distraction when seen in isolation. You have to show them what the map does... It's the effect that the map has that counts." - Nick Duffill (from the Beyond Crayons weblog) via http://www.innovationtools.com/Weblog/innovationblog-detail.asp?ArticleID=779

07 October 2005

(Walrus) Globe-style Visualization & Navigation : http://www.caida.org/TOOLS/visualization/walrus/gallery1/ --->

Excellent (multi-sized) word 'sitemap' : http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/

...exploring a number of innovative methods of visualizing abstract information more effectively : http://bailando.sims.berkeley.edu/infovis.html

"making maps blah blah blog" by john krygier (usually) & denis wood (sometimes) : http://makingmaps.owu.edu/mm/makingmaps_blog.html about producing http://makingmaps.owu.edu/ book.

The Nolli Map Web Site : http://nolli.uoregon.edu/map/index.html?xurl=0&yurl=0&surl=99 is intended to provide a vehicle to explore and facilitate creative thought.

...recording of the OpenGeodata panel session at Wsfii : http://nodel.org/wsfii/wsfii-day2-audio/10OpenMaps.mp3

(?@microsoft.com) WebTV Networks, Inc. One Microsoft Way Redmond WA keeps revisiting this BurkeMap ----; )------->

Harvard Map collection : http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#hmc

Some "map"-related posters : http://www.boardofwisdom.com/best-posters.asp?topic=1002&search=map

Map Trivia:
+ The 1507 Waldseemuller map, the first depicting the world as a globe and the first that names the New World “America”, was sold by Christie’s in June for £731,000
+ A contender for oldest map is inscribed on mammoth tusk and was found in Ukraine. It depicts a river and dates from 10,000BC
+ A series of carvings on a rock found in Ireland have been identified as the oldest map of the Moon, carved 5,000 years ago
+ A famous British map is the Hereford Mappa Mundi, dating from about 1300 and drawn on vellum with gold leaf
+ The first maps in the modern sense appeared in the 1550s with the introduction of copperplate printing

"Each of us is a kind of crossroads where things happen. The crossroads is purely passive; something happens there. A different thing, equally valid, happens elsewhere. There is no choice, it is just a matter of chance." - Claude Lévi-Strauss
"Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution." - Edward Teller

06 October 2005

An experimental matrix of Web 2.0 mashups ( http://www.programmableweb.com/matrix# ) and Usage, definitions, FAQ. (Via http://www.researchbuzz.com/ )

GoogleMap-like JavaScript panning :http://maps.civicactions.net/ with technical descriptions.

"army.mil" Headquarters, USAAISC Ft Huachuca AZ really likes this map / timeline ----->

Many Photoshop (and PHP, and ?) tutorials : http://www.tutorialselect.com/viewcategory1.html

View of Site of the World Trade Center, "Ground Zero"

Watch for "A Map in a Movie: A Study of Cartography and Cinema" (U. of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2006) by Tom Conley ( a professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard).

“The day that I am unauthentic, there would be no reason to have a blog.” – Sun Microsystems President and Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Schwartz (at Web 2.0 Conference during the Thursday morning session).

"A first, I am giving energy to the creation, but later the creation seems to be giving energy to me." - Robert Fritz, author of "The Path Of Least Resistance" and "Your Life As Art"+

"According to the map we've only gone four inches." - Dumb and Dumber
"We got the whole world (got it all mapped); But what's inside? (Hasn't even been tapped)" - Zhen"

The BEST Geek Quotes: http://www.boardofwisdom.com/default.asp?topic=1005&start=1&search=&listowner=Public&listname=Geek
There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.
If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0
I'm not anti-social; I'm just not user friendly
My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.
Roses are #FF0000Violets are #0000FF; All my baseAre belong to you
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."
In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?
I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

05 October 2005

"Knowledge" outline : http://www.robotwisdom.com/ai/syntopicon.html#Knowledge

This aggregator site (http://planet.adrianlikins.com/ ) posts feeds from 43 sources including Map Room (feed) .

science magazine (http://www.sciencemag.org/) 2005 visualization challenge recently announced the science infographic winner... Via http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/10/2005_science_visualization_challenge_infographics.html
Mapping the human brain : http://news.com.com/Images+Mapping+the+human+brain/2009-7337_3-5733564.html

"If the 20th- century entertainment industry was about hits, the 21st will be equally about misses." ...on The Long Tail blog via http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html

"If it looks like I know anything then the mirrors are working. " - http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitas
"The bridge of life is sometimes found in the rainbow" -

04 October 2005

*** Special Welcome*** to all http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/ readers. This site is more about "Non-Geo" Graphical Information Systems, with a particular focus on Mapping Knowledge Domains. I'm interested in creating visualizations of 'ideas' that do not necessarily have a geo basis to them. Click here for examples and map sketches.

Internet Cartographer combines advanced artificial intelligence with sophisticated information visualization capabilities to assist you in managing the tidal wave of Internet information. : http://www.inventix.com/uguide.pdf

Jerry Michalski 's Online Brain : http://www.sociate.com/ Login as guest/guest here http://sociate.thebrain.com/brainekp/default-cmd.do

Antartica Systems patent : http://http//patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6950791.WKU.&OS=PN/6950791&RS=PN/6950791 discussed briefly at http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/10/02/US-Patent-6950791
An interesting interactive 'sitemap'...
Knowledge Leadership Map (geographic) contains several hundred KM thought leaders. : http://http://www.entovation.com/kleadmap/index.htm Via http://blog.jackvinson.com/

An interesting interactive 'sitemap' -------------------------->

An interactive online data visualization tool, called 'delimap', that generates a 'clustered mind map' based on personal del.icio.us entries (http://del.icio.us/). Via http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/09/delicious_mind_map.html

Simple geo maps : http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/mapindex.html

Would like to visit Art Source International (Boulder) : http://www.rare-maps.com/visit_us.cfm

William Playfair; made data 'speak to the eyes.'
+ first to devise and publish all of the common statistical graphs - the pie chart, the bar chart, and the statistical line graph.
- He made little impression in his native land (and his impact was only slightly greater in England and France). + invented a universal visual language applicable to science and commerce alike
- not understood by his contemporaries
+ determined a whole new paradigm of looking at data, forever changing our assumptions and views about how data can be displayed and made comprehensible to others.
"The Cartesian tradition of graphical representation of mathematical functions worked against the use of graphs to depict empirical regularities".
+ A person that might effect such a change would not only have to be in the right place at the right time, but would also have to be an iconoclast." (Source: Ian Spence & Howard Wainer) Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/09/27/information_design_classic_makes_the.htm

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

03 October 2005

Knowledge Mappers is a unique knowledge capture, publishing and consultancy company whose mission is to map the global knowledge landscape for the benefit of all... : http://www.knowledgemappers.com/home.asp Via: http://www.innovationtools.com/Weblog/innovationblog-detail.asp?ArticleID=777

Knowledge Visualization Problems and Principles for Mapping the Knowledge Space : http://isnm.de/~gjudelma/media/judelmanThesis2004.pdf

A rolling slide show of maps http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/map/show/ using Flickr tagged images

Timeline clock : http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf

Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena : http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html

Abstracting visual icons : http://www.scottmccloud.com/inventions/triangle/triangle.html

"Invention is the process of discovering things that have never been discovered before. Innovation is the discovery of new ways of creating value. Not everyone can be an inventor, but everyone can be innovative."- Stephen Shapiro (in 24/7 Innovation).

"In the fields of hell where the grass grows high
Are the graves of dreams allowed to die." - Richard Harter

"Beauty is in the phi of the beholder." - http://goldennumber.net/beauty.htm

The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new". - Albert Einstein