30 November 2005

"A PATH OR A MAP?" - Steven D. Tripp http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland02/proceedings/papers/045.pdf

CommonCensus Map http://www.commoncensus.org/maps.php Project is redrawing the map of the United States (based on voting), to reveal the boundaries people themselves feel, as opposed to the state and county boundaries : http://www.commoncensus.org/

Pedometer Mashup : http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

(Another) Google Map tutorial : http://www.mapmap.org/googlemaps/examples.html

"Map", current Wikipedia definition : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map

JavaScript Archive Listing : http://ajaxian.com/archives/javascript/index.html

CWC2 JavaScript API : http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/cwc2/docs/CWC2JavaScriptAPI.html

LibraryMap (Dewey Decimal System) : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/LibraryMap.htm now linked here http://didactiekinf.uhasselt.be/iv/links.php

User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (uDig) is both a GeoSpatial application and a platform through which developers can create new, derived applications : http://udig.refractions.net/confluence/display/UDIG/Home (not Microsoft-centric like Manifold?)

An interesting icon-based news 'map' : http://www.phylotaxis.com/phylotaxis.html (Flash) derived from the Fibonacci Sequence (and closely related to the Golden Ratio) .

Brewster Kahle hopes to realize his 25-year dream of an international book archive : http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/22/MNGQ0FSCCT1.DTL

"Computed Collage" (grid) : http://birthday.yahoo.com/netrospective/

The Seven Wonders of the...
+ Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes Hanging Gardens of Babylon Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Pharos of Alexandria Pyramids of Giza Statue of Zeus Temple of Artemis
+ Medieval World: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa Colosseum Great Wall of China Hagia Sophia Leaning Tower of Pisa Porcelain Tower of Nanjing Stonehenge
+ Natural World: Grand Canyon Great Barrier Reef Harbor of Rio de Janeiro Mount Everest Northern Lights Paricutín Volcano Victoria Falls
+ Undersea World: Belize Barrier Reef Deep-Sea Vents Galapagos Islands Great Barrier Reef Lake Baikal Northern Red Sea Palau
+ Modern World: Channel Tunnel CN Tower Empire State Building Golden Gate Bridge Itaipu Dam Delta Works Panama Canal
+ And the New Seven Wonders: Great Wall of China Potala Palace Taj Mahal Roman Colosseum El Castillo Moai Leaning Tower of Pisa Via : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/23241/an/0/page/0#23241

17 blogs about "map" : http://www.technorati.com/blogs/map

Pay-per-Call to Enhance Local Search : http://www.searchengineguide.com/bruemmer/006217.html Search Use Still Soaring, Researchers Find... http://nl.internet.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=1,21sg,1,ehwa,hvzv,li07,h2fv

Why a Contest? Contests have been at the core of scientific tradition since the beginning ... http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=52&MMN_position=25:25

"... I want to realise impossible transplantations in a different way than the cubists, dadaists and surrealists." : http://www.stephanus.com/on_collage.php

"In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas . . . a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed." - William S. Burroughs

"Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness." - Alfred Korzybski (1879 - 1950) Polish-US scientist (Science and Sanity, p. 58).

"Of great theoretical and practical importance." = Interesting to me. From 'What Scientists really mean when they say things.' : http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~dinoj/scilies.html

"Seven, come eleven! Jesus needs new shoes!" - God, playing dice with the universe

29 November 2005

ka-Map example : http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/maps/climatechange/humanactivitiesemissions/lightdutyvehiclefuelefficiencyimprovement?mapsize=750+666&scale=41953025.267029&mapxy=424053.9185163551+1860861.9822368421&mode=zoomin&layers= and another one http://trailscanada.com/english/01_find_e/01_find_e.cfm

Information Visualization (links) by Dr. Ben Shneiderman : http://www.cs.umd.edu/class/spring2005/cmsc838s/resources.htm

Multi-D imagery : http://www.theresonanceproject.org/graphics/gallery.htm and 3D interactive geometry http://www.theresonanceproject.org/graphics/3d.htm

GoogleMapsHacking : http://dunck.us/collab/RecentChanges

Interesting Google Map roll-over functionality : http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/34

Need to learn how to connect to a MySQL database : http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mysql/article.php/1469211

SonyVirusMap : http://www.doxpara.com/planetsony2_usa.jpg from description of a project on visualizing the spread of the Sony Rootkit (http://www.doxpara.com/?q=node/1131)

Balkanized North America: What would America have looked like if every separatist movement in U.S. and Canadian history had succeeded? : http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/misc/balkanus.htm

"From Papier collé to Digital Collage" : http://courses.washington.edu/hypertxt/cgi-bin/

"Visual information is fundamental to the survival of journalism."- Alberto Cairo
" I'm not going to give you a map. I can give you only a great passion to discover. Yes, a map is not needed; great passion, great desire to discover is needed. Then I leave you alone. Then you go on your own." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms." - George Eliot (1819 - 1880) English novelist (Daniel Deronda, bk. 3, ch. 24, 1876).
"Nothing is more useful to man than those arts which have no utility." - Ovid
"The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results." - Walter Lippmann
"If you should ever get around to writing something about me, do have the good sense to sketch, to portray but not to evaluate." - Nietzsche.
"I wish I knew then what I know now, but then, now wouldn't be the same." - The Wiz

28 November 2005

Best online GIS application I've seen : http://www.vancouver.ca/vanmap/L/layerList.htm

AJAX allows you to make dynamic and complex pages without going back to the server for every little change and having to redisplay the whole page. : http://www.possibility.com/epowiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Ajax Wiki

Visual Journalism Bibliography (online resources and books about visual journalism) : http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=1229&sid=11

What is a Knowledge Representation? : http://groups.csail.mit.edu/medg/ftp/psz/k-rep.html

Tagging' gives Web a human meaning : http://news.com.com/Tagging+gives+Web+a+human+meaning/2009-1025_3-5944502.html?tag=alert

"...two things people will look at on the screen are bullet points and numbered lists." : http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v6i40_cameron.html Why People Don't Read Online and What to do About It

"Geographers crowd into the outer edges of their maps the parts of the world which they say nothing about, adding a note" - ?
"It is one thing to see the land of peace from a wooded ridge ...and another to take the path that leads to it." - St. Augustine
"Video meliora proboque deteriora sequor." translates to "I see the better way and approve it, but I follow the worse way." from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_proverbs
"Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it." - Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/5210.html
"The spirit should be indulged, not overcome." - ?

22 November 2005

AJAX (non-Google) map : http://www.throneworld.com/mylords/maps/ via post at http://roberthanson.blogspot.com/2005/11/diving-head-first-in-to-ajax.html

The Ten Best Ajax Links (Tutorials, Examples, and History) : http://www.mygadgetbag.com/MGBResearch/MGBResearchArticles/tabid/261/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/445/The-Ten-Best-Ajax-Links-Tutorials-Examples-and-History.aspx

Knowledge Mapping : A Practical Overview : http://www.smithweaversmith.com/knowledg2.htm

Mapping a revolution with 'mashups' : http://news.com.com/Mapping+a+revolution+with+mashups/2009-1025_3-5944608.html?tag=nefd.lede

New mathematics-based sculpture unveils fourth dimension : http://www.physorg.com/news7409.html

"American Diaspora" Map (of the biggest mass migration in U.S. history) : http://www.epodunk.com/top10/diaspora/index.html based on more than 40,000 postings on Internet "safe lists" by Katrina survivors.

First video search hit http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?p=Indiana+Map&fr=slv1-wave noticed PosterPresentations.mov from Sackler Colloquium.

Mural links http://www.tapestrycart.com/Mural/

Mixing vector and photo is one of the hottest trends : http://www.layersmagazine.com/design/vector_photo.php

See what your name would look like in hieroglyphics : http://www.hbschool.com/activity/cartouche/cartouche.html

"Images surround us everywhere, they relate to every topic imaginable,and are inextricably connected to how we perceive the world. In theso-called 'visual turn' of the 1990s, images and imaging became centralto debates on art, science, technology, and their interconnections.Their fascination is enhanced by the increasing use of computer-generated images and new imaging technologies." - http://www.visualdiscourse.uni-hamburg.de/

"Think of the expression of an idea as a map to its meaning." - Alessandro Segalini http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~segalini/infographic.pdf
"Journey all over the universe in a map, without the expense and fatigue of traveling, without suffering the inconveniences of heat, cold, hunger, and thirst." - Miguel de Cervantes, from Don Quixote (1605-15), part 3, chapter 6. Via http://www.stanfords.co.uk/newsletter/current/htm/maps-in-literature.htm
"The Bible does not provide a map for life - only a compass" - Haddon Robinson http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/the_bible_does_not_provide_a_map_for_life-only_a/161016.html
"Discoveries are made by not following instructions (maps?)." - ? (RW) After http://www.linearconcepts.com/etc/quotes_search.asp
"How do I know that hating to die is not like thinking one has lost one's way, when all the time one is on the path that leads to home?" - Chuang Tzu
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - A. A. Milne

21 November 2005

MusicMap : http://www.music-map.com/david+byrne.html (the closer two artists are, the greater the probability people will like both artists.)

Geograph British Isles project aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre : http://www.geograph.org.uk/mapbrowse.php?t=tolJ5oOXXJ0oOXJFoOXXJfoOXNJqohuMJL5405oMZ8h4wlVVZ8jbMbw

Topic Map World Topic 'Map' : http://www.techquila.com/topicmaps/tmworld/

"... evaluating information visualisation systems for safety-critical applications..." : http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~fspeirs/papers/IRIA-2002.pdf

How is a Google Sitemap different from an HTML sitemap? : http://sitemaps.blogspot.com/2005/09/how-is-google-sitemap-different-from.html

"The Map and the Territory" (essay) : http://ensemble.va.com.au/enslogic/text/smn_lct06.htm Another one on "CHORAGRAPHY" : http://ensemble.va.com.au/enslogic/text/ulm_lct.htm

Archives from the golden age of outliners. : http://www.outliners.com/

Five reasons social networking doesn't work : http://www.cnet.com/4520-6033_1-6240543-1.html?tag=cnetfd.li (... strangers kind of suck).

Main Taoist topics : tao, yin-yang, emptiness (wu), nondoing (wu-wei), and meditation. : http://www.taopage.org/nondoing.html

"Archaeologists find western world's oldest? map" : http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/18/wmap18.xml disucssed previously at http://www.unc.edu/awmc/soletomap.html

"A current international bibliography of the literature of the history of cartography on the WWW : of whom, by whom, and for whom?" By Francis Herbert : http://liber-maps.kb.nl/articles/12herbert.html

Cartoon Maps / Icons : http://www.jimhuntillustration.com/map.htm

"A road map always tells you everything except how to refold it" - ?
"Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip." - Jon Bon Jovi
"If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone." - Alfred Korzybski (1879 - 1950) Polish-US scientist (Science and Sanity, p. 61).
"Theory provides the maps that turn an uncoordinated set of experiments or computer simulations into a cumulative exploration." - David Goldberg

18 November 2005

Celebrity Houses Map : http://www.celebrity-maps.com/index.asp

Application of Spatial Metaphors in Cartography to Visualization of Documentary Information: Information Cartography : (is the html version of the file http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~cs171/LJOld/papers/InformationCartography/Quals2.doc).

Way to see your geotagged photos on Gmap without leaving flickr (just install the greasemonkey script to your firefox and see your photos shown on map right away) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckyuan/60247724/ by http://webdev.yuan.cc/gmif/

"hand drawn" map ---------------------->

Hyperbolic Space; Poincare Disc Model of Hyperbolic Space : http://theiff.org/oexhibits/oe1c.html

Alongside the map on wars you will find statistics showing the geographical distribution of Peace Prize nominees and Laureates since 1901 : Go to the Conflict Map »http://nobelprize.org/peace/educational/conflictmap/conflictmap.html

LiveMarks is a project to show del.icio.us bookmarks live (On the left of LiveMarks you can see most recently popular bookmarks. On the right, del.icio.us bookmarks scroll by as people bookmark links on del.icio.us) : http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/livemarks/

Measuring the Knowledge Base : http://www.sciencepolicystudies.de/dok/expertise-leydesdorff-scharnhorst.pdf

Distortion Techniques : http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/demos-distortion.html (Java 1.4 (or higher) applet shows the use of distortion to navigate a large space). From http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ which also has the ubiquituous Java radial layout example.

Logos are available in Adobe Illustrator format and are compressed by ZIP : http://www.logotypes.ru/default_e.asp

(Amazon) "most wished for" : http://www.amazon.com/gp/gift-central/gift-guides/most-wished-for/ref=as_info_m1/102-9936456-7775310

"An elegant map should always be considered as worthy of wall space as a painting.” - Arthur Robinson Via http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/03/issue/obituary.asp
"NO two popped kernels of popcorn are alike. Each kernel is unique, just like each person is unique." - Mr. Rogers
"Most think that perception works a lot like a flashlight in the dark, illuminating whatever it's aimed at. The truth, however is that instead of revealing what's there, it creates it." -The Universe
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
"You’ll learn more about a road by traveling it than be consulting all the maps in the world." - ?
"When visualizing, simply imagine the end result that you're after, as if that world already existed. Feel the joy you'd feel in that world. And never, ever, ever mess with the cursed hows. This is the secret to channeling your power, and mine. " - The Universe

17 November 2005

Most popular Googlemapshacking web links : http://www.jee6.com/digital/Googlemapshacking
Map Projections : http://www.ilstu.edu/microcam/map_projections/index.html

GRAPHICAL MAPS IN VISUALIZATION : http://www-viz.tamu.edu/students/asma/research/examples.html how graphical, statistical & metaphorical pictorial maps can be expressed most effectively (Awesome collection).

Cartography Takes Flight : Celebrating 75 years of Aeronautical Charting : http://ats.nrcan.gc.ca/english/ATS_knowhow_e.html

Computer "tree" infographic (info branching) ------------------->
75 Javascript resources : http://www.simiandesign.com/blog-fu/development/javascript/

Google Maps API Basic Tutorial : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/index.htm

Maps (+ literature, documents, books and other relevant material) concerning the past, present and future of historic cities : http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/ Via http://www.simiandesign.com/blog-fu/user_experience_design/info_design/index.php

Best Online Exhibition , Best Innovative or Experimental Application , ... via http://www.archimuse.com/mw2001/best/index.html

The Milestones of The Millennium : http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/millennium/science_technology.html

Introducing Google Analytics : http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html

PhotoCollaging : http://www.flickr.com/groups/all_collages/pool/page7/

"Ptolemaeus distinguished between geography (aiming at a formal conceptual representation of the whole), and chorography (pictorial representation of localities)." - Christophe Thouny
"Opposites are not contradictory but complementary." - Niels Bohr
"Man] does not see the real world. The real world is hidden from him by the wall of imagination." - George Gurdjieff (1874-1949), Russian mystic, author
"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."- Arthur Koestler
"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen: there will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly." -Patrick Overton from http://www.stefan.winkler.net/quotations.html
"Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

16 November 2005

Cartogram Publications & Links : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/projects/Cartogram_Central/publications.html
Sliding a single image into the viewer (rather than the usual GoogleMap tile deck ?) http://geoportal.kgs.ku.edu/googlemaps/arcims_viewer.html described at http://www.mapdex.org/blog/1/2005/10/Single-Image-Google-Maps-Overlay.cfm The application uses and/or overrides undocumented methods of Google Maps code such as loadTileImagesLayer, configureImage, getBoundsBitmap, getLatLng and the much familiar getTileURL methods.

Maps support three information seeking tasks: data analysis, querying and navigation : http://www.cs.vu.nl/~marta/papers/VSW02Book.pdf

MapMyRun.com : http://www.mapmyrun.com/ (Google Maps) exercise tool can be used for running, walking, biking, wheeling... map your route, plot your distances (miles and kilometers) in real time and also calculate the number calories burned. BUT needs Upload from GPS Unit ??
A ka-Map [archive] [search] [list info] example using layers (that can be turned on and off; JavaScript) : http://mds.glc.org/kamap_cvs3/# from http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-September/000300.html via http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-September/subject.html

Knowledge Mapping Mega Pattern & Trend : http://www.kikm.org/pattern_recog.htm

ThinkingMap : http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3647/29/1600/HumanOS_001png.png of how the Human OS functions as a system. Via : http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2005/11/hacking-human-os-map.html

Sparkline PHP Graphing Library : http://sparkline.org/ (after Tufte).

eBay will no longer charge for application programming interfaces in order to connect to the auction selling platform. : http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3563941 Their developer program itself now has 21,000 members and over 1600 third party developed applications.

Pictures of the Grid (that could help imagining what it looks like) : http://blogger.xs4all.nl/mvisser0/gallery/10677.aspx

The Fractal Art Manifesto : http://www.fractalus.com/info/manifesto.htm

"Maps differ from a globe as a picture from a statue." - William Guthrie, quoted in Alan Downes, 'The bibliographic dinosaurs of Georgian geography (1714-1830)
"One measure of the power of a new idea is the resistance it meets." - Leroy Jack Syrop
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - ?
"Costruire una mappa è un modo di mettere ordine nello spazio circostante per via grafica ed è operazione antichissima" ("To construct (draw) a map is a way to put order graphically on the space around us and it is a very ancient process") - Vladimiro Valerio
"In Geography we may take it as an axiom that which cannot be mapped cannot be described." - Wooridge, S. and East, W. (1951). The Spirit and Purpose of Geography. New York: Hutchinson's University Library.
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite." - Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

15 November 2005

Mashups and Tools Index : http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/#picks Also; Current Events Top Picks Transit and Transportation Weather and Earth Hurricane Katrina City Information Mobile & Wireless Housing & Real Estate Employment Recreation & Fitness Events & Sport Travel & Tourism Blogs & Websites Web2.0 Crime & Sex Offenders General Mashups Gmaps Viewing Tools Gmaps Creation Tools Gmaps Japan Gmaps Collections GMaps Games Google Earth Inspired By GMaps

Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map : http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/08/10/ka-map.html

How To Use AJAX : http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=425820&rl=1

Visual interface of the concept space for the D-Lib Magazine online archive. : http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october02/zhang/10zhang.html (based on Information Retrieval by Semantic Analysis).

Infographic of the difference between searching and finding ---------->>
Via http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2005/09/picasso-on-getting-things-done.html

How to Make a Faceted Classification and Put It On the Web :
+ Personality (the something in question, e.g. a person or event in a classification of history, or an animal in a classification of zoology)
+ Matter (what something is made of)
+ Energy (how something changes, is processed, evolves)
+ Space (where something is)
+ Time (when it happens) http://www.miskatonic.org/library/facet-web-howto.html

"....the map itself is open and connectable in all of its dimensions; it is detachable, reversible, suceptible to constant modifications. It can be torn, reversed, adapted to any kind of mounting, reworked by an individual group, or social formations. It can drawn on the wall, conceived of as a work of art, constructed as a political action or as a mediation...A map has multiple entryways, as opposed to tracing, which always comes back *to the same*. The map has to do with performance, whereas tracing always involves an alleged *competence*" - Rafiul Ahmed, Phd.Scholar, Geography, Centre For Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

Great Ideas (excerpts) : http://www.penguin.ca/static/cs/cn/0/microsites/greatideas/excerpts.html

"So we reach for art and music, though we know it will be flawed,
Yet in striving to do better, we are reaching out to God.
We are reaching for perfection, and it's not beyond our scope;
Every act of creation is an act of hope." - Catherine Faber, Acts of Creation

"How dangerous could a map be, if the word (label?) is mightier than the sword, and a picture (graphic?) is worth a thousand words." - R.B.Wild
"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." - Sir Isaac Newton
"How often do you express great and colorful gratitude for the clarity you now have on your life and its direction? - The Universe

14 November 2005

Stitch together Google Map tiles : http://mapki.com/index.php?title=Stitch_together_Google_Map_tiles ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php).

How the Knowledge Web Changes Education : http://www.jefallbright.net/node/2618 from "Visualization" http://www.jefallbright.net/taxonomy/term/843

Research at the Scientific Visualization Lab : http://www.cc.gatech.edu/scivis/research/research.html . More @ http://www.gvu.gatech.edu/research/research.html

KBCafe search (a meta RSS search engine), queries many other search engines by using their RSS interface and presents the results from these search engines in one common interface : http://www.kbcafe.com/tags.aspx/googlemaps

Maps → Discussion Group : http://maps.group.stumbleupon.com/ (190 members · 39 sites · 10 conversations).

The Image of Maps • Maps of the Imagination (A One Day Conference • 13 May 2006) Historically, the creation of maps has been at the intersection of a broad spectrum of issues that include the relationship between art and science, the philosophy of space, cultural and political geographies, among many others. In this way, maps are cultural products which express the beliefs of those who created them, and as such are an index to ideas that are not expressed in other extant texts. Second, this symposium aims to address the concept of mapping as a means of creating structures that are not limited to the organization of space, but which rather use the metaphor of mapping as a means to organize the world. The process of creating mental maps is one example of this, and it can also be argued that, historically, people have used the metaphor of mapping as a means of organizing encyclopaedic knowledge, aiding memory, meditation, and other forms of invention.: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball2144/

A simple tabular fisheye application (calendar ) : http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/jazz/play/applet/fisheyecalendar.shtml (different 'zoom' approach).

Mapping Information for Private Investigators : http://www.einvestigator.com/links/map.htm

"Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged - people keep pretending they can make things deeply hierarchical, categorizable and sequential when they can't. Everything is deeply intertwingled." - Ted Nelson
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
"So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world." - Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (1724-1804)
"A child of five would understand this. Send somebody to fetch a child of five." - Groucho Marx, US comic actor (1890-1977)
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Only one thing is certain--that is, nothing is certain. If this statement is true, it is also false." - Ancient paradox
"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature." - Tom Robbins

10 November 2005

"Who Knew Online Maps Would Be Such A Big Deal?" : http://techdirt.com/articles/20050816/0056251_F.shtml (retrospective reflection question?)

Memory Maps (http://www.localprojects.net/mmaps/mmaps.shtml ) : was a system of enormous street maps of New York City which allowed visitors to share their stories of the city by anchoring memories to specific locations.
TIMESCAPES (http://www.localprojects.net/ts/ts_demo.shtml ) : Over thirty-five new digital maps of New York were custom created for the film, demonstrating the delicate interplay between the land, water, transportation and commerce that produced the immense metropolis that is New York today.

Measure Map (http://measuremap.com/ ) : "helps you understand what people do at your blog, and what influence you are having on the world." Similar to Mint (?) Via http://nuclearmoose.com/archives/2005/11/09/stats-addict/

Here's a fun tongue-in-cheek Graphic Standards Manual to help you design like collage artist/activist Barbara Kruger (juxtaposing text with imagery). As Barbara herself stated, pictures and words have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren't. It is through this combination that we can establish an identity, and by impersonating Barbara's own unique style, you yourself can remain anonymous--in effect being while not being. : http://www.consumedaily.com/img/kruger.html Via http://www.boingboing.net/

DonQuixote Map ----------------------------------->

(definition of map) "... a map is a representation that facilitates spatial understanding of things, concepts, conditions, beliefs, or events in the human milieu." - Louis De Vorsey, "The Role of Native American Maps In The Discovery and Exploration of North America," to appear in the next issue of The International Map Collector's Society Journal.

Maze Generation Algorithm Information : http://www.wikimirror.com/Maze_generation_algorithm

Map Art : http://tofuart.com/map.html mixed media using maps in collage work. One of the initial works was something called The Map Book Project.

"What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea --possessing them --that what has been said has still not been said enough." - Eugene Delacroix
"Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. " - Paul Valery (from http://www.s-2000.com/quoteworld/default-local.html )
"We think in generalities, but we live in details." - Alfred North Whitehead, W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966
"Discoveries are made by not following instructions (maps?)." - ? (RW) After http://www.linearconcepts.com/etc/quotes_search.asp

09 November 2005

"Wayfinding" (user discussion) : http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/25137

Inside Google Sitemaps : http://sitemaps.blogspot.com/ About Google Sitemaps

Business Analytics Competitive MarketMap : http://www.sas.com/news/analysts/idc_marketmap.pdf (Figure 1 on pg 2 of PDF).

Conflict Cartography : http://www.viewcraft.com/pdfs/ViewCraft_ConflictCartographyMarch04.pdf

PGA Tour GreatnessMap : http://www.historyshots.com/PGA/ (Flash; to take a closer look at the print, move the magnifier box over the part of the image that you want to zoom in on and click. Use the triangle buttons to scroll to other parts of the image. Click anywhere on the image to zoom out).

Narnia Map : http://movies.aol.com/movie_exclusive_the_chronicles_of_narnia/map (tied-in with the upcoming movie 'The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe'). Flash

Interesting morphed grid patterns : http://www.shutterstock.com/s/squared/cat-p2.html?searchterm=squared&sortby=popular&

VECTOR CLIPART / EDITABLE & SCALABLE (EPS WMF) GRAPHICS : http://www.allgraphicdesign.com/graphics/graphicsclipartanimations/clipartgraphics/fileformats/vectorgraphics/vectorclipart.html
AllTheLogos.com (http://www.allthelogos.com/ ) : is an online database of logotypes and logo design; more than 90,000 companies and organizations brands logos, team sports logos, countries flags and insignia as well as signs, general usage logos and more.

'Googlewashing' Makes Your Site Invisible : http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3560691

Have been "Furled" now too: http://www.furl.net/members/mikeking/mapping (one of 8 so far by this guy).

The Outsider : http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/intherealms/about.html Entirely self-taught in true "outsider" fashion, Darger developed his own methods and techniques according to his need to tell his story in ever larger and more detailed scenarios.

'No man is an island." - John Donne

"Learning to recognize maps, let alone learning to read them, is as difficult and unnatural as any other skill (including reading itself). And the mastery of that skill is clearly at least part of what gives members of this list so much pleasure. So no, everyone does not know a map when they see it, nor do they know it in the deeper sense of having some real knowledge -- if that were true, no one here would need to do the work they do." - Sylvia Tomasch Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, New mailto:York990stomasch@honorscollege.cuny.edu

08 November 2005

Information Cartography; "... the process of building information maps or models based on data that is not geocoded (non-spatial, non-geographic data that has no real-world co-ordinates); and (usually) using the extensive functions of Geographic Information System (GIS) software. It draws on the metaphor of an information landscape populated by information objects, or landmarks, which form an information map." : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~cs171/LJOld/InformationCartography/information_cartography.htm

13 Map Collections at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Map (Library of Congress).

FlagMap : http://www.weisman.umn.edu/exhibits/worldview/boetti.gif -->

Google Puts Its Maps on Phones : http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=14341&hed=Google+Puts+Its+Maps+on+Phones

Collection of AJAX programming related links you can search and browse throug : http://www.rawsugar.com/collections/guyt/ajax UPDATED DAILY!

InfoViz examples : http://infosthetics.com/archives/infovis/ and "map/s"; http://www.ticle.com/blog/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=map & http://www.ticle.com/blog/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=maps

Sponsoring a Successful Project : http://www.java.net/successful_project.csp ;
1. Be clear of the project's goals.
2. Don't be shy about asking for help
3. Make it easy to navigate to the most important resources
4. Give credit where credit is due / share the load
5. Encourage other members of the project to help run it. Delegate!
6. Respond to requests in a "timely" manner
7. Be open and transparent
8. Have an inclusionary bias, but maintain standards
9. Do great things and spread the word

The Daniel Langlois Foundation is resuming its research and experimentation grant program for individuals or research groups... who make exceptional contributions to the advancement of knowledge at the crossroads of art, science, technology and the environment...It is mandatory to use the on-line form, which will be available on December 1st, 2005 (PDF format) : http://www.fondation-langlois.org/pdf/e/prog_ind.pdf

Scott Blake's barcode (and UPC and ISBN) portraits collection is online, free for anyone to download and print. : http://www.barcodeart.com/buy/download.html

You know the (US) patent system has imploded when : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/04/movie_plotline_patent meets conditions related to utility?, novelty? and non-obviousness? Not sure about this one (a company that apparently has patented the idea of overlaying additional info on google map using a grid as your design layout) ; http://www.stratav.com/company/patent/Patent.html discussed at http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=485

"If it says "one size fits all," it doesn't fit anyone." - Glaser's Law

07 November 2005

SVG Viewer used (lower down) on this page : http://wiki.litux.org/GoogleMaps

Oblique / 3 D (Flash) Map : http://www.mapscape.net/map.cfm with innovative "Meet Me Here" functionality : http://www.mapscape.net/meet/ , also has a print-able version : http://www.mapscape.net/shopping/detail.cfm?highlight=60

GoogleMapsHacking : http://dunck.us/collab/GoogleMapsHacking (original content was taken with permission from Follower's related page on sourceforge).

Visual Search Mapping : http://futurefeeder.com/index.php/archives/2005/06/28/liveplasma-visual-search-mapping/ using http://www.liveplasma.com/

State of Ajax : ".. on the topic of Ajax over the last few months. This includes my own post ... and runs the gamut from Rasmus' been-there-done-that 30 second Ajax tutorial to Alex Bosworth's list of Ajax Mistakes to the uber-repository of Ajax knowedge, Ajax Matters." From http://hinchcliffe.org/archive/2005/08/18/1675.aspx

Use Excel Template to Plot Points on a (Yahoo) Map : http://www.researchbuzz.org/2005/10/use_excel_template_to_plot_poi.shtml Download available at http://www.well.com/user/jeffreyp/mapmaker/

Central Park Map : http://www.centralpark.com/page_locate.php?pid=17 (Flash)

Check out this place on VirtualEarth: http://viavirtualearth.com/loblog/default.aspx?blog=http://spaces.msn.com/members/HiTechHobo/&placename=eMeeting%20with%20some%20cool%20dudes%20from%20Poly9&lat=47.64472079229602&lon=-122.14114440435055&z=17&ms=h Virtual Earth Hacks : http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=112431 The long awaited Poly9 clustering API is now up at http://www.poly9.com/grape.

Portal-style resource : http://www.edmontonmap.com/

“Escherization” problem: given a closed figure in the plane, find a new closed figure that is similar to the original and tiles the plane : http://grail.cs.washington.edu/pub/papers/kaplan_siggraph2000.pdf

"Right before Your Eyes: Visual Recognition Begins with Categorization" : http://www.psychologicalscience.org/media/releases/2005/pr050211.cfm Full research article at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/pdf/ps/visual_recognition.pdf

See who is blogging about mapping today : http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&filter=0&q=map

Someone working at : Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View added this blog to their http://www.newsgator.com/ngs/subscriber/WebEd2.aspx?fid=338263 11/4/2005 1:42:40 PM. Say "hi" sometime.

One of my maps was "stumbled upon" on the weekend : http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.html

Points of interest: Bill's house : http://www.itmweb.com/f101601.htm and Mike's http://www.itmweb.com/f031603.htm

"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart." - St. Augustine

"Maps are among our best information systems. They require little documentation and are commonly used and understood. " - Stephen Paling (2000 presentation to an American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) SIG/CR discussion group entitled, 'Information Cartography: A Proposed Model for Access to Heterogeneous End-User Databases').

Looking into "tagging" ; to contribute to this page : http://www.technorati.com/tag/map just post to your blog and include this code () : Where Tagging Works : https://webmail.shawcable.com./attach/text/html?sid=bAc2aGR6AK8&mbox=INBOX&charset=escaped_unicode&uid=11534&number=2&process=js&filename=text/html
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers


04 November 2005

Yahoo! map application ( http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/ ) and a whole set of new APIs ; http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/index.html including Ajax JavaScript API : http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/ajax/index.html , and possibly most interesting : http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/rest/V1/mapImage.html (Map Image API allows you to get a URL pointing to a graphic of a map generated according to the parameters you specify).

MTGoogleMaps is a plugin that enables you to embed Google Maps in your weblog entries and templates http://www.sixapart.com/pronet/plugins/plugin/mtgooglemaps.html in Movable Tyoe Blogs.

Learning Support using Knowledge Structure Maps : http://www.akri.org/papers/pdf/Learning_Support_using_Knowledge_Structure_Maps.pdf (Also) Mind as a Target: Designing Full-Hypermedia Online Courses : http://www.it.uc3m.es/~rueda/Irvine01/MindasaTarget.htm

See how the national map has evolved as more votes have been received : http://www.commoncensus.org/maps.php uses interesting square (JavaScript?) magnifying feature.

The Science of Hiding in Plain Sight : http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2004/10/26/02313/946 Steganography is the science of hiding one message inside another message - hiding in plain sight, so to speak. Think of steganography as the soft-spoken yet elegant sister of cryptography (which scrambles a message to prevent unauthorized people from reading it), steganography opts instead to hide the message in such a way that it is not obvious that there is anything there to see.

Calculations I'll need to do http://michal.guerquin.com/googlemaps.html for new "GreatMap" basemap tiling.

Design and the Divine Proportion : http://www.markboulton.co.uk/journal/comments/design_and_the_divine_proportion/ and http://www.atrise.com/golden-section/

Hover over map-points for information (click to visit each attraction's website or to see a detailed map) : http://www.mcknight.org/youarehere/ (Flash)

James Burke (science historian) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Burke_(science_historian) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia needs to add : James Burke's Interactive Site Map (James Burke Map a visual representation of his latest book, K-Web project, speaking engagements, and previous work. www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm Cached page ).

Google Map of the Stars: Hollywood Tour : http://www.liquidgeneration.com/poptoons/google_tour.asp Via http://seehere.blogspot.com/
Map of Golden Gate Bridge suicides : http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2005/10/30/MNG2NFF7KI1.DTL&o=2

Dyslexic.com: Concept Mapping: http://www.dyslexic.com/articles.php?artid=49 Concept maps are particularly useful for dyslexic students.

The Ultimate Lucid Dreamer’s Manual: From Basics to Beyond: http://www.consciousdreaming.com/lucid-dreaming/LDmanual.pdf

"Paradoxically one of the greatest advantages of mind maps is that they are seldom needed again. The very act of constructing a map is itself so effective in fixing ideas in memory that very often a whole map can recalled without going back to it at all. A mind map is so strongly visual and uses so many of the natural functions of memory that frequently it can be simply read off in the "mind's eye." - Peter Russell from http://www.cybernation.com/quotationcenter/quotesearch.php?keywords=map&type=0

"The greatest art is to shape the quality of the day." - Henry David Thoreau
"An old man can see backward better than a young man can see forward." - ?

03 November 2005

Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map : http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/08/10/ka-map.html

"What Is Ajax And What Is It Good For" : http://www.masternewmedia.org/interface_design_technologies/Ajax/what_is_Ajax_and_what_is_Ajax_good_for_20051101.htm Followed up a fully documented walkthrough Ajax coding tutorial.

KnowMap: The Knowledge Management, Auditing and Mapping Magazine : http://www.knowmap.com/open/index.html for Open Articles including ; Mapping the World and As We Map and Manage - by Xenia Stanford, The Editor-in-Chief.

Google Maps & Advanced User Interfaces : http://www.geog.umn.edu/courses/5574/AdvancedUI.pdf

A Python script to create an animated GIF from a still image (and a textual description of how a 'virtual camera' should pan and zoom around the image to create the desired animation) : http://web.mit.edu/pgbovine/www/software.htm

Maps, Space, and Other Metaphors for Metadata : http://mappa.mundi.net/features/metadata/blocks-metadesign.html#anchor1

Scale is intrinsic to the viewer's experience and is most often measured in relationship to the size of the body. In LIFE/size, the works allow us to consider the visual impact of variation in scale and the consequent effects on how we view, what we see and how we react to the unexpected. : http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2002/03/22/29766.html

Wayside Map Planning: http://www.nps.gov/hfc/products/waysides/way-process-maps.htm Unlike published maps, wayside maps can only be used on-site and cannot be carried away with the visitor for further reference. ...They should provide only the necessary information to assist a visitor traveling from the sign location (point A) to point B. ... The “You Are Here” is almost always the most important feature on a wayside map.

Transparency and Mediation: Of Maps and Media in Scientific Discourse (see II.) : http://www.staff.hum.ku.dk/troelsd/transparency.htm ('99)

TACTILE MAPS AND GRAPHICS : http://blindreaders.info/mapgraph.html links page.

A Map of Chicago's gangland "from authentic sources: designed to inculcate the most important principles of piety and virtue in young persons, and graphically portray the evils and sin of large cities, 1931." : http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/11538.html (uses Flash zoom controls).

7th international Bakers Half Dozen North American Collage Exchange : http://collagemuseum.com/Bakers/Bakers7/default.html ( 175 artists from around the world) compared with 1st ; http://collagemuseum.com/Bakers/bakershalf0905/exhibit.html (17 artists from 4 countries).

TimeLine Map of the Great Ideas (tagged at http://del.icio.us/256greys?page=2 ) to history timeline ... and 1 other person ... on 2005-10-26 (20 days after http://del.icio.us/dagonet was the first to do so).

A sample "FINAL" BogSpot entry : http://dontheideaguy.blogspot.com/2005_04_01_dontheideaguy_archive.html 'update links to me'.

“When I have the Map, I will be free..." - The Devil in Time Bandits
"Things are going to turn out as you are, not as you want." - ?
"According to official records, ever since the very beginning of time, there hasn't yet been one single day that the impossible hasn't happened." - TU

02 November 2005

TimeMap TMJava is a novel mapping applet which generates complete interactive maps with a few simple lines of html. It provides a way of easily enriching web pages with historical or contemporary information that goes far beyond static jpg map images. It's easy for beginners, yet provides completely customisable power and distributed backend database connectivity for the expert. It's free for personal use. : http://www.timemap.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=151

One of the slickest Google Maps mashups yet, Map Chat transpires on a Google Maps interface, and simultaneously in a traditional chat window above the map : http://www.themidnightcoders.net/examples/messageserver/chat/mapchatajax-room1.htm#
Via http://google.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000780065087/

"Google GlobeTrotting" uses all Google Maps Google Earth MSN Virtual Earth GlobeXplorer (example; http://googleglobetrotting.com/info.php/mid/9478 )

AJAX overcomes a severe limitation in traditional web interfaces, which must reload anytime they try to call up new data. By contrast, AJAX lets users manipulate data without clicking through to a new page... http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,68403,00.html?tw=rss.ITS

In the past few years, some of the most revolutionary software emerged not from Silicon Valley startups or high-powered universities, but from a humble online chat room. Many in the tech industry are beginning to recognize that a string of influential concepts can be traced to a single Internet Relay Chat channel called #Winprog http://www.winprog.org/( get technical support, advice, critical review and at times even manpower to help finish your project") : http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69394,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html

"Interactive GIS systems/prototypes for the Internet" : http://reggiori.webweaving.org/gis-www-references.html (ancient history 1997/99

History of Pictorial Maps : http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/pictorialmap/aboutpict/pictorialabout.html ; a genre in which the cartography is enlivened with illustrations pertinent to the places shown... The major practitioners of this form tended to be people who combined artistic ability with the serious pursuit of historical or cultural research.

32,500-Year-Old Star Map : http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2003/02/01/42886.html

Manic map proves blind alley : http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/eveningchronicle/eveningchronicle/tm_objectid=16161125&method=full&siteid=50081&headline=manic-map-proves-blind-alley-name_page.html Map artist, Layla Curtis, said: "I was trying to challenge the general concept of the map and what that means to people. Maps are subjective as to who has created them and I wanted to challenge that. I want people to pick it up and think it's a map at first, before they realise it is something completely different."

Cognitive Navigation: Toward a biological basis for instructional design : http://ifets.ieee.org/periodical/vol_1_2001/tripp.html see 'Information Navigation'.

Someone at Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd, P.O. Box 58119, Santa Clara, CA 95052 NetRange: - really likes http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm

Clarke's Law of Revolutionary Ideas: Every revolutionary idea -- in Science, Politics, Art or Whatever -- evokes three stages of reaction;
1. "It is completely impossible -- don't waste my time."
2. "It is possible, but it is not worth doing."
3. "I said it was a good idea all along."

"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry." - Martin Gardner

01 November 2005

Mashing eBay Motors and Google Maps using the the eBay Developers Program. (of the 32,189 passenger vehicles for sale on eBay Motors, find the ones you want closest to you) Still a work in progress : http://www.trachtenberg.com/emgm/

Visual Search : http://business2.blogs.com/business2blog/2005/10/visual_search.html ViewFour results come back with four little windowpanes that show snippets of the actual sites themselves.

Image Zoom functionality (requires Flash) : http://www.veer.com/zoom/

The 35 sexiest designed websites you've forgotten : http://philrenaud.com/?blog_id=57

Cartography as a Means of Knowing ; Traditionally map making is a craft in the service of knowledge, associated with issues of power, authority, geographic boundaries, and natural history lessons. Many contemporary artists use cartography-the tools, process, or imagery of mapping-to achieve non-traditional expressions. : http://www.lclark.edu/org/artslive/artistsandmaps.html

Now side-barred at http://mapzlibrarian.blogspot.com/ as one of the 'User & Developer Blogs' by GIS Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Unusual Links About Peace (http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/peace/index.html) and about War (http://growabrain.typepad.com/growabrain/war/index.html).

Don Quijote (Quixote)'s 400th anniversary Interactive Route Map:

"You are only here for a short visit---never hurry, never worry and always remember to smell the flowers along the way." - Walter Hagen
"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried." - Steven Wright