31 March 2006

Google Maps Licensing Got You Down? : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2135&trv=1 Try Pushpin http://www.placebase.com/

Dual map experiment : http://koti.mbnet.fi/ojalesa/exam/newdual.html (using Google Map API).

Knowledge Structure Mapping Service : http://www.akri.org/research/ksm/ksmservice.htm

Visual Information : http://www.qviz.org/visualization.html for the Quantum Age.

Interactive Gough Map : http://sarah.gg.qub.ac.uk/website/goughmap/viewer.htm "Britain's First Road Map" Via http://www.qub.ac.uk/urban_mapping/gough_map

Links to SVG and mapping sites : http://www.carto.net/papers/svg/links/

Hexagons in a Cubeoctahedron : http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/solids/cubeocta.html (Animated rotations) and http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/solids/truncocta.html, http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/solids/trunctetra.html.

WhatTheBleepDoWeKnow Map : http://www.knowledgecenter.com/ions/NoeticMap.html

"The more you know; the more you see." - Aldous Huxley
"God is in the details." - Mies van der Rohe
"The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught." -Luc, Marquis de Vauvenargues
"A closed mouth says nothing wrong; a closed mind does nothing right." - http://www.helsinki.fi/~ssyreeni/quotes/quotes-c-01

30 March 2006

Worldmapper : http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/ is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. (Example http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/display.php?selected=31 shows the proportion of all cars in the world that are found there).

Earth Lights : http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/~pesti/night/ on Google Maps.

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science : http://vw.indiana.edu/places&spaces/nypl/

Best technology demo (ever?) : http://sloan.stanford.edu/mousesite/1968Demo.html (original video has been edited into 35 segments and reformatted as RealVideo streaming video clips. A brief abstract of the subject matter treated in each segment is provided).

Foldable maps : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/Origami/Cart/projFold.html

Hall of Hexagons : http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/index.html

Maps of California as an Island : http://www.fairmaps.com/cgi-bin/map-builder.cgi?California-as-an-Island

What are the solutions to the Israeli - Palestinian conflict? : http://www.israelipalestinianprocon.org Site Index

"A map is a way in to a territory. When you get there, the map changes." - http://www.magpienest.org/scgi-bin/wiki.pl?MapsAndPlace
"From a purely semiotic point of view, comic strips constitute one of the most complex and sophisticated areas of drawn communication." - Clive Ashwin
"2 + 2 = 5, for extremely large values of 2." - http://www.helsinki.fi/~ssyreeni/quotes/quotes-c-01

29 March 2006

Cartographical Map Projections : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/TOC/cartTOC.html preserving distances (equidistance, isometry), geodesics (great circles), preserving directions, preserving shape (conformality), preserving area (equivalence), general distortion pattern (Tissot indicatrices).

Issues with Hexagonal Coordinate Systems : http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/CVonline/LOCAL_COPIES/AV0405/MARTIN/Hex.pdf

Fictional maps : http://the0phrastus.typepad.com/the0phrastus/2005/10/fictional_maps.html Via http://the0phrastus.typepad.com/the0phrastus/sketching/index.html

Now featured here : http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/ under 'Cartblography'.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
“My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” – Charles M. Schulz (via http://www.woodka.com/category/tao/page/2/ )
“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

28 March 2006

Geometric Visualization of Hexagonal Hierarchies: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~copyrght/image/solstice/sum04/sampler/index.html

'Most frequent' tags : http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/subjectheatmap.html (HeatMap)

Homing pigeons are finding their way around Britain by following roads and railways, zoologists claim : http://zinken.typepad.com/palaeo/2004/02/pigeons_reveal_.html the birds' natural magnetic and solar compasses are often less important than their knowledge of human transport routes.

Map-A-Week Archive : http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/arch/mw suitable for use as adventure locales or as inspiration to spur your imagination in the D&D game.

What a 'turkish map fold' looks like : http://www.califiabooks.com/finepress/v/Venturelli-Lunar-Journey-L.jpg Viahttp://www.califiabooks.com/finepress/v/Venturelli.html

"Never start stopping, and never stop starting, something new." - The Universe
“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills” — Joseph Roux
"Do not imitate the ancient masters, seek what they sought." - ?
“I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.” — Dalai Lama

27 March 2006

Google Adding Graphical Ads to Maps : http://www.shimonsandler.com/?p=120 Via: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=3175

Conference on the History of Cartography : http://www.ichc2007.ch/invitation/en/ (held every second year).

California Coast Diving Maps Fish Cards Fishing Maps Hawaii Maps Surfing Maps Trail Maps : http://www.frankosmaps.com/

Various map links : http://users.tkk.fi/~vesanto/link.useful/maps/maps.html (gamer-ish).

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them." - John Updike
“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.” – Shakti Gawain
“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” — William Somerset Maugham

"It tells the truth by lying,
like a poem with bold hyperbole of shape and line--
A masterpiece of false simplicity.
Its secret meanings must be mulled upon,
Yet all the world is open to a glance.
With colors to fire the mind, a song of names,
A painting that is not at home on walls
But crumpled on a stations wagon floor,
Worn through at folds, tape patched and chocolate smudged
(What other work of art can lead you home?)
--A map was made to use. " - Juliana Muehrcke

24 March 2006

John Snow's Map of London Stops Cholera : http://geography.about.com/cs/medicalgeography/a/cholera.htm A map is not just an effective tool for finding the right place, it can also be a life saver.

Live mapping demonstration project : http://lehdmap.dsd.census.gov/ shows in high definition the geographic relationships between where people live and where they work.

Creating Concept Maps : http://itdl.org/Journal/jan_06/article02.htm Integrating Constructivism Principles into Online Classes

Timeline of astronomical maps, catalogs and surveys : http://www.masterliness.com/a/Timeline.of.astronomical.maps.catalogs.and.surveys.htm

Map Site Directory : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/directory/ Blogs, Groups, Mailing Lists and Online Publications

Hexagonal Maps : http://www.zuggsoft.com/zmapper/hexmaps.htm in zMapper.

The Image of Maps • Maps of the Imagination : http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball2144/ A two day conference that will investigate the relationships between the history of imagined mental 'maps' - those that are used as cognitive and memory tools - and the history of the image of the cartographic map. "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. "

"Between youth and maturity comes a time of questing and discovery; between apprenticeship and mastery comes journeying." - M. S. Rohan, The Forge in the Forest Via : http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~gringer/quotes.htm (Quotes about landscapes, both personal & cartographic)
"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
“Making mental connections is our most crucial learning tool, the essence of human intelligence; to forge links; to go beyond the given; to see patterns, relationships, context...” – Marilyn Ferguson

"Before emptying, there must be fullness.
Before shrinking, there must be expanding.
Before falling, there must be ascent.
To destroy something, lead it to its extreme.
To preserve something, keep to the middle." - Deng Ming-Dao, 'opposites' (from the book /365 Tao//Daily Meditations/ISBN 0-06--250223-9 )

23 March 2006

Fractal Geometry : http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/

Essays / Papers on "Mapping the World of Science" : http://garfield.library.upenn.edu/mapping/mapping.html

How to get bought by Google : http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/new-home-for-last-software.html and http://www.sketchup.com/index.php?id=1439

Modern day dadaist : http://www.seanhillen.com/pictures/index.html

Make Windows XP Run Faster : http://askbobrankin.com/make_windows_xp_run_faster.html
Should I Buy Anti-Spyware or Anti-Virus Software? : http://www.askbobrankin.com/should_i_buy_antispyware_or_antivirus_software.html
Removing Winfixer Popups : http://www.askbobrankin.com/removing_winfixer_popups.html

"What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?" - Steven Pinker (http://www.edge.org/q2006/q06_index.html )

Instead of saying "All things in moderation" shouldn't it be "Some things in moderation"?
"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live." - Dr. Martin Luther King

22 March 2006

KnowledgeGazer : http://www.wdv.com/KnowledgeMapping/ Interactive Web Based Knowledge Browser

OpenStreetMap : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Merchandise data submitted of people walking, driving and cycling around London (the thicker the lines, the more people travelled them).

Software Architectures for Information Visualization : http://www.sims.berkeley.edu:8000/courses/is247/f05/lectures/lecture14.ppt

Bound By Law : http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital.html comic book that explores the impacts of copyright on creativity, and examines both the benefits and costs of copyright in a digital age.

Random Hexagonal Map Generator : http://www.internetgames.org/hexmapgenerator/mapgenerator.asp

People and projects focusing on the visual presentation of information : http://web.simmons.edu/~schwartz/subj-viz.html

SYMBOLS and their Meaning : http://www.crossroad.to/Books/symbols1.html

"Else/Where: Mapping: New Cartographies of Networks and Territories : http://design.umn.edu/go/project/elsewheremapping fascinating new book (edited by Janet Abrams and Peter Hall) on maps and spatialisations, many of networks, info spaces and online conversations. It has many interesting essays and a rich array of illustrations.

Visual-auditory-kinesthetic learning styles indicators : http://www.businessballs.com/howardgardnermultipleintelligences.htm (and quick free test).

"The most important political office is that of the private citizen." - Louis D. Brandeis
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.... Your playing small doesn't serve the world." - Marianne Williamson (author, spiritual leader, quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inagural Speech).

21 March 2006

(Geographic Information Science and Technology) Body of Knowledge 2006 : http://www.ucgis.org/priorities/education/DB/Upload/BoK2006_28Feb2006.pdf Develop an algorithm to determine the skeleton of polygons ... graduated symbol, isoline, dot, cartogram, and flow map.

FRACTAL LOGIC: the art of science, the science of art : http://www.whatrain.com/fractallogic/

They Rule : http://www.theyrule.net/html/about.php aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class.

PhotoMontage Books : http://ontologicalmuseum.org/bookgiftshop/collage/collagebooks.html

VectorOne : recently added me to his Blogroll list : http://geovisualisation.com/WordPress/

Online photo/map printing : http://costco.pnimedia.com/album/main.aspx

The atomic number of carbon - the element of life - is six, and its crystal structure is hexagonal : http://www.avellunau.com/Taoism/mythic_naturalism.htm

Can be visited via a conversation (re; James Burke's Connections ) from 2 years ago : http://p200.ezboard.com/fmiddletennesseegeocachersfrm5.showMessage?topicID=19.topic

"One of the most tiresome arguments against ideas is that their "tendency" is to some dire condition -- to totalitarianism, or to moral relativism, or to a war of all against all." - Louis Menand (via http://amygdalagf.blogspot.com/ )
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." - Dante Alighieri

20 March 2006

A Combinatorial Approach to Cartograms : http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/220279.220290 "... is a hexagon decomposed into 7 regions each corresponding to one of the 7 triangles... "

Zillow : http://www.zillow.com/search/Search.z?mode=browse Value Any Home.

NON-GEOGRAPHIC MAPPING : http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/interactive_maps/index.html PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM OF CARTOGRAPHY

An entertaining way to access web content : http://www.3denter.com/html/Paper.pdf Displayed data are visualized as 3D elements while interactivity is allowed through 2D menus, bounded to each displayed element.

(GoogleEarth) Navigation Archives : http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/navigation/

The Hexagon: http://www.sover.net/~rc/deep_secrets/hexagon/index.html Deep Secrets (?) the length of the radius of any circle, when inscribed around the inside of its circle, will fit precisely six times.

Cartography / maps portal : http://publish.uwo.ca/~mcdaniel/weblinks/carto.html

Guess-the-google (game) : http://grant.robinson.name/projects/montage-a-google/ picks the images for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image (from the creator of Montage-a-google) .

Upgrade path : http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Share-a-Square School : http://www.jerusalemsolution.org/pages/1/index.htm "... breakthrough for a Jerusalem solution." (?)

"Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness." - Sidney Hook
"Faced with the choice of all the land without a Jewish state or a Jewish state without all the land, we chose a Jewish state without all the land." - David Ben-Gurion

17 March 2006

AAG Review (Editorial; 'The View from Here' by: Adena Schutzberg ) : http://www.directionsmag.com/editorials.php?article_id=2125

Archive for the 'InfoViz' Category : http://www.girardin.org/fabien/blog/category/rd/infoviz/

The cult of the golden ratio : http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2843/is_n3_v18/ai_15383297#continue "the whole is to the larger as the larger is to the smaller" http://www.spirogenic.com/tarot/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=3&page=1

Transport for London harasses alternate tube-map site : http://www.boingboing.net/2006/03/13/transport_for_london.html (read the whole sorry story in the original thread here, followed up by a radio interview and latest comments here).

Maurits Cornelius (M.C.) Escher biography : http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Escher.html

Maps : On the Net (800+) map sites, worldmaps, streetmaps : http://whatsonthe.net/mapmks.htm

"There are no rules on how to grow or change. All self imposed rules or judgements are limiting illusions. The Great Mystery cannot be solved, so dont try. Everything you seek can be found inside of you. Laughter and irreverance dissolve the illusions and the fear. Unseen worlds exist within the tangible and cannot be seperated. You ARE the moment you decide to BE." - Jamie Sams
"People can make significant progress by applying an idea commonplace in one area to a field in which it has less, or no, currency." - Mark E.J. Newman of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (http://forums.mzocentral.net/index.php?showtopic=6746&mode=threaded)
"Crowding a life does not always enrich it." - Unknown

16 March 2006

Mapbuilder : http://communitymapbuilder.org/ is a modern standards-based web mapping client . Via: http://geoservices.cgdi.ca/mapbuilder/ As well as allowing you to access mapping from 3rd parties, you can use MapBuilder to request maps from your own mapping server.

'I love hex maps' : http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thinlines/hexmaps/index.html As do these guys :http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=30787

(Fantasy) History Map : http://www.zompist.com/history.htm

Depth Of Field Generator : http://www.richardrosenman.com/dofpro.htm

Visual Thinking Art : http://visualthinkingart.blogspot.com/ ideas, images, discussion and commentary related to visual thinking .

Call for Research Projects : http://www.scansite.org/scan.php?pid=364 to commission a number of projects by artists or scientists that culturally and/or politically interrogate a scientific site or body of ideas (in the UK).

For sale : Atlas/World/Celestial - America - Asia/Australia - Europe - Africa - Medieval Manuscripts - Prints - Books/Atlases

Dada Links : http://www.jough.com/dada/dadalink.shtml

"In Jorge Luis Borges's curious short story The Library of Babel, the narrator describes an endless collection of books stored from floor to ceiling in a labyrinth of countless hexagonal rooms. The pages of the library's books seem to contain random sequences of letters and spaces; occasionally a few intelligible words emerge in the sea of paper and ink. Nevertheless, readers diligently, and exasperatingly, scan the shelves for coherent passages." : http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/edoc/aw/d-lib/dlib/march06/cohen/03cohen.html

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." - Wayne Dyer
"Happiness is a way station between too much and too little." - Channing Pollock
"When we’re born, we don’t know where we are. We find ourselves in the locations of shape, form, knowledge, art..." - Tom Conley, Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures ..."The whole issue of what we are becomes a function of where we are." (http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511945 )
"I do not doubt but the majesty and beauty of the world are latent in any iota of the world; I do not doubt there is far more in trivialities, insects, vulgar persons, slaves, dwarfs, weeds, rejected refuse than I have supposed." - Walt Whitman

15 March 2006

Image Overlay Creator for Google Earth : http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2006/02/image_overlay_c.html

Street-side imagery : (http://preview.local.live.com/) allows you to drive around San Francisco or Seattle as if you were in a car you can stop anywhere you like and rotate your view around 360 degrees.

Visualization: A bibliographic history : http://www.agocg.ac.uk/train/review/bib.htm and History pre 1960s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s .

Fantasy Cartography: http://www.fantasist.net/cartography.shtml

Interactive site map example : http://melkot.com/sitehistory.html

Orienteering Clue Symbols : http://www.williams.edu/Biology/Faculty_Staff/hwilliams/Orienteering/clues.html via http://www.williams.edu/Biology/Faculty_Staff/hwilliams/Orienteering/legend.html#linear

Tagged here : 2 map 22 mapping 60 maps

Found this way http://www.live.com/ does not provide any traffic details (?)

Join NACIS (North American Cartographic Information Society) to start receiving Cartographic Perspectives : http://www.nacis.org/index.cfm?x=5 (3 issues/yr)

"... a map of the universe detailing the locations of holes in the space-time continuum from the Supreme..." : http://www.sofacinema.co.uk/view_dvd.php?dt_id=2910 (TimeBandits movie)

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"God doesn't always smooth the path, but sometimes He puts springs in the wagon." - Marshall Lucas

(Screen copy pinwheel projection from page 322 of http://www.atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca/people/amit/refs/majewski002.pdf )

14 March 2006

MapQuest OpenAPI : http://www.mapquest.com/features/main.adp?page=developer_tools_oapi is a free service that allows you to use JavaScript to easily integrate routing, geocoding and mapping into your website. With this feature-rich API you can create dynamic routing and mapping applications for personal or community use.

Besides the stellation process, one can construct new polyhedra using the faceting process : http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/~hle/polyhedra/ , where we retain the vertices of the convex polygon {np} and insert a fresh set of sides so that each new side subtends the same central angle as the dp old sides.

"The Power of Good Conversation" http://gurteen.50lessons.com/ by Professor LyndaGratton (you will also start to appreciate how short videostories can be very powerful in communicating knowledge).

Mathematical Visualizations : http://www.math.harvard.edu/~ctm/gallery/menu.html

(Travel) Maps : http://www.maps2anywhere.com/Maps/maps_index.htm

Another cloud tagging service : http://www.zoomclouds.com/about.html#q4 (offering different 'looks').

Have been 'flipped' by a New York Times writer (derek@nytimes.com for alfred vachris) here on Page 1 / 52 : http://www.backflip.com/sh/BCGYHMTANVOGRCSHQXULLAVRODfQgggg regarding my "Knowledge Mining" post from http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2005_07_01_greatmap_archive.html .

"In the realm of the imagination, everything that shines is a gaze." - Gaston Bachelard
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick http://htmlgear.tripod.com/text/control.text?u=sfsignal&i=1&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sfsignal.com%2F&a=render&style=list&start=54&prev=1%2C11%2C21%2C31%2C41&b_submit=View+Next+10
"Sometimes I think I understand everything... Then I regain consciousness." - Ashleigh Brilliant

13 March 2006

Welcome to Ask.com Maps & Directions : http://maps.ask.com/maps (not powered by Google?)

Tools for creating hexagon based game maps : http://wargamer2.tripod.com/wargames/id4.html

Online GIS 'edutainment' : http://www.theshorthorn.com/new/archives/2006/spring/030306/n06.asp showed people how geographic information systems relate to real life.

Furtherfield.org : http://www.furtherfield.org/displayartists.php is an alternative platform for the promotion of new work, collaborating with independent visual artists, net artists, writers & thinkers, exploring new approaches to communicating ideas and issues in a range of digital & terrestrial media & contexts.

DataIsNature is a weblog of personal and recreational research : http://dataisnature.com/?page_id=146

1 - 900 - 870 - 6 235. = -8 004 (More about calculator.)

"For when a visible result is possible, it is improper to postulate an invisible one." - Mimamsa Paribhasa
"We emphasize the main characters and forget the accessory ones." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"When children play, they come…under the spell of absolute obligation, and under the shadow of the possibility that the game may be lost." - Hugo Rahner

10 March 2006

MapMuse : online example .

The Society for the History of Discoveries : http://www.sochistdisc.org/links.htm

Why doesn't my TagCloud ( http://www.joelamantia.com/blog/archives/cat_ideas.html) have a wider range of font sizes like : http://www.joelamantia.com/blog/archives/cat_urban_habitat_research.html (?)

"Every utterance is deficient – that is, we never manage to say entirely what we mean to say…Every utterance is exuberant – that is, our pronouncements always manifest much more than we intend." - Jose Ortega y Gasset
"What use is there in trafficking in something that, may be, should not be sold, especially when it does not sell?" - Stephane Mallarme
"Signs are instantaneous, ephemeral concentrations of force." - Jean-Francois Lyotard (http://www.stefanarteni.net/writings/Otherwhere_Otherwise/otherwhere.html)
"The ‘real world’…is replaced…by possible worlds, i.e. prefabricated selections from the ready made repertoire available to the culture." - Itamar Even-Zohar
“Sight best helps us to know things.” - Aristotle

09 March 2006

Online Course in Knowledge Representation using Conceptual Graphs : http://www.huminf.aau.dk/cg/

Why Cartography? “Because maps are used for a wide range of tasks, their design varies considerably... the process of map-making involves the judicial selection of pertinent information.” -Colleen Bushell, Design Requirements for Hypermedia. Via http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?251

25 companies, in five Next Net categories, whose approaches help illuminate where the Web is headed and where the opportunities lie : http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/23/smbusiness/business2_nextnet_intro/index.htm

At least 3 of my maps / images (3/4 down) : http://madiverdun.95mb.com/imaginari/clerics.htm linking back here.

Martin (?) checking : http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=1-900-870-6235.&btnG=Google%20Search&meta=

"…a pictorial approach to philosophy… " - Etienne Gilson (http://www.stefanarteni.net/writings/Painting_Image_Likeness/Painting_Image_Likeness.html)
"The nothing has no middle, and its limits are the nothing." - Leonardo da Vinci
"One should dissociate representation and resemblance." - Mikel Dufrenne
"The artist is only a mediator between inspiration and matter. Matter has a life of its own." - Raoul Dufy
"All is way (Tao)." - Martin Heidegger

08 March 2006

The tag-cloud (example at http://83degrees.com/ ) replaces the basic menu : http://www.rashmisinha.com/archives/06_02/tagcloud-navigation.html (on our way to really Wild 'sitemaps' http://www.1-900-870-6235.com ?).

The Story of Geographical Discovery : http://www2.cddc.vt.edu/gutenberg/1/4/2/9/14291/14291-h/14291-h.htm How the World Became Known; only effective occupation could furnish a claim of sovereignty, the good old Border rule— "That they should take who have the power. And they should keep who can."

Linked back to here now : http://biomapping.net/links.htm as a result of this http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006/02/emotionmap-httpwww.html posting to The Greenwich Emotion Map website.

Which files to / not kill : http://users.aber.ac.uk/anw1/processes.html

"The reconstructive approach enables the memory to abstract a prototype, fill in missing features of a noisy or incomplete pattern." - Liane Gabora (http://www.stefanarteni.net/writings/Emergence/Emergence.html)
“Every pictorial matter brings about its own form”. - Serge Poliakoff

Attended "Experiments with Territories : Post Cartographic Map Design", Sessions organized for the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, March 7-11 2006, Chicago, Illinois by john krygier http://go.owu.edu/~jbkrygie/krygier_html/geog_222/geog_222_lo/geog_222_lo04.html

07 March 2006

(Amazing)? RaceMap : http://www.joemap.com/amazing_race_9.html

This map is built off a database that viewers can update : http://www.disappearedinamerica.org/database/ Via http://www.rustbelt.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/78-Post-911-Map.html

http://sh.edushi.com/ wait for 3Dmap to load lower screen. Via : http://www.geospatialsemanticweb.com/2006/02/01/edushi-shanghai-google-maps-with-a-simcity-touch

Collaborating on the 'Map History' site : http://www.maphistory.info/collaborate.html Would you like to help?

GPS Visualizer : http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints), street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you've been, plan where you're going, or visualize geographic data (business locations, events, customers, real estate, etc.).

FaceMap : http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/index.html (Flash) isolates and illustrates the muscles of the human face...

Program that remaps projected images into foldable globe maps : http://val.gsfc.nasa.gov/projects/map_globe/index.html

DaDa Resources : http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/subjects/art/dada/default.htm

Holding 6 of Top 20 : http://www.technorati.com/search/infoviz (out of 98 total).

"A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember." - John Mason Brown
"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible." - Klee
"Art can redeem the world." - C. Brancusi
"The new idea springs from a new way of seeing." - Ernst von Glasersfeld

06 March 2006

American Idol map : http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/8470

'Maps as social constructions: power, communication and visualization' : http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/arn/pihg/2001/00000025/00000004/art00001 ...p235 by Jeremy W. Crampton.

Use Excel to build URLs for Google Maps : http://www.dasnet.org/node/100

InfoViz - repository : http://fabdp.fh-potsdam.de/infoviz/repository.html

Global Warming reshaping the map : http://surveying-mapping-gis.blogspot.com/2006/01/global-warming-reshaping-map.html

The Poetry Archive : http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/searchBoth.do exists to help make poetry accessible.

Random Map Ideas : http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?t=99784

“ENLIGHTENED MODERATION” : http://www.merip.org/mero/mero030206.html

"WinFixer" Popup Won't Stop: http://castlecops.com/t130077-WINFIXER.htmlhttp://geekstogo.com/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=37&t=56960http://groups.google.com/groups?q=winfixerhttp://www.google.com/search?q=winfixerhttp://geekstogo.com/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=37&t=56960http://groups.google.com/groups?q=winfixerhttp://www.google.com/search?q=winfixer Via : http://langa.com/newsletters/2005/2005-09-01.htm#2

無 為 (wu-wei) : Chinese character 無 is literally translated as 'no or without', the character 為 as 'doing or action.' (Reason must guide action in order that power may be exercised according to the intrinsic properties and natural trends of things.)

"Right livelihood is not always the best paying job in town. Right livelihood is a job which one enjoys doing. Right livelihood is a career which one feels is beneficial to one's own spirit, and to the evolution of the human race. " - http://alobar.livejournal.com/1239319.html
“The principal factor promoting historically significant social change is contact with strangers possessing
new and unfamiliar skills.” - W. H. McNeill (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/GEHN/GEHNPDF/WorkingPaper12CG.pdf )
"The hermit and the artist are reflections of one another as the Taoists knew." - Bani Shorter
"I've often thought the world would still be entirely unmapped were it not for the impetus of a broken heart." - (a bit of dialogue from Jennifer Vanderbes, 'Easter Island', Dial Press 2003, p.8)
"There is but a small step from daub (croute) to masterpiece (chef-d’oeuvre)." - Paul Gauguin
"The function of the painter is not to reconstitute an anecdote, but to constitute a pictorial fact." - Georges Braque

03 March 2006

Google Map Hack Tutorials; the first part shows you how to add another map to those you can choose from in your map javascript. The second part provides a Photoshop script that will help you cut up all the thousands of image tiles that will make up your custom map. Via http://www.onnyturf.com/blogs/view_post.php?post_id=22

On the cross-fertilization of geospatial and semantic web technology : http://www.geospatialsemanticweb.com/

Using Google Earth's KML with J2EE : http://cse-mjmcl.cse.bris.ac.uk/blog/2005/07/23/1122076164468.html Via http://cse-mjmcl.cse.bris.ac.uk/blog/

Relaying your favorite NPR headlines : http://www.reverbiage.com/ (using Flash mapping interface).

Tags : http://del.icio.us/TomC/information_visualisation by http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/ Sketchbook at http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/p5/ .

Placing Voices Map : http://brianhouse.net/placingvoices/ by Brian House, is a mobile-sound-blog software which uses the built-in sound recording feature of mobile phones (which is optimized for voice) and MMS messaging to place these (.wav) fragments on a web-accessible map of the city as they occur. Via http://www.turbulence.org/blog/archives/001570.html

GREscoresMap : http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=99490649&size=o (Via my first Flickr contact rbecks01us http://www.flickr.com/people/13964815@N00/ who "is probably a fan of your photos or wants a bookmark so they can find you again."

Custom Image Makers & Sign Generators : http://www.customsigngenerator.com/ (allows you to change the captions)

"Painting Calligraphy" : http://www.stefanarteni.net/writings/Painting_Calligraphy/Painting_Calligraphy.html by Stefan Arteni.

Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) Resources: http://www.uproot.info/onlineresources.htm

"My son, the secret to a good life and happiness is simple. The secret is simply to agree with everyone, and with whatever they say to you." The city man's eyes widened in shock and he stood up, astonished. "THIS is what you tell me the secret of life is?!? I've spent my whole life trying to make everyone happy, I've always avoided argument and conflict, and it's brought me nothing but dissatisfaction, misery, and nobody ever has any respect for me! You're crazy! That's not the secret of happiness--- it doesn't work! You don't know what you're talking about!!" The old sage sheepishly nodded his head in agreement, "Okay, okay.You're right, "he said. "It's really not the secret."

"If we claim that the semiotic universe is structured by self-organized criticality, its geometries should be fractal." - Franco Orsucci
"The more zigzag the way, the deeper the scenery. The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place." - Huang Binhong
"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason" - Jerry Seinfeld (American television actor and comedian, b.1954)
"Iocari serio et studiosissime ludere (joking seriously and playing assiduously)." - Marsilio Ficino
"The artist tunes in. The hand thinks and follows the material’s thinking." - Albertina Lourenci
"An eye for an eye eventually leaves the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end." - J.R.R. Tolkien quotes (English writer and author of richly inventive epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings, 1892-1973)

02 March 2006

From its default setting (Google Maps), zoom in on a map of the United States down to 37.0625 latitude, -95.677068 longitude, a spot that's a muddy brown pixel on Google and a "fallow, weed-filled field" according to a geocaching aficionado who trekked to the location with her GPS receiver.

Radical Cartography resources : http://www.radicalcartography.net/?resources

Citation Map (What's this?) : http://crx.sagepub.com/cgi/citemap?id=spcrx;31/1/82 (the most highly-cited articles directly related).

Knowledge Mapping experts ----->
Via http://vw.indiana.edu/sackler03/ and http://images.google.com/images?q=mapping+knowledge+domains&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&start=0&sa=N

Make aerial photography look like photos of models through Photoshop : http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/27/tinselman_uses_fake_.html See http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/fakemodel/ for a tutorial. Via http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/01/olivio_barbieris_model_world.phtml

14 questions tagged with 'map' : http://ask.metafilter.com/tags/map

"It is a great art to saunter." - Henry David Thoreau, 1841
"The contented person enjoys the scenery of a detour." – Author Unknown
"A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse...and dreams of home." - Carl Burns
"It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path." - Soren Kierkegaard
"Sometimes, I felt like a prisoner with a spoon. I could dig away, doing little bits at a time, hoping I would see the light." - Julianna Baggott

01 March 2006

Google Maps API Version 2 Tutorial : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps2/

Example sketch used in developing innovative information mapping interface ------->

Blog Miner : http://wiki.case.edu/Blog_Miner is a project (of interest to Google?) whose goal it is to "mine web blogs for useful information." Via http://wiki.case.edu/Main_Page

Changing the Way the Public Views the World : http://www.anthonares.net/2006/02/mapping-a-brighter-future-virtual-globes-and-gis.html

Knowledge visualization is a young scientific discipline, introduced as "the use of visual representations to transfer knowledge between at least two persons" (Burkhard and Meier, 2004). Via :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_visualization

How Don draws http://donsmaps.com/drawmap.html these maps http://donsmaps.com/indexmaps.html Via http://donsmaps.com/index.html

Photographing your maps (Bulletin 4) : http://www.imcos.org/quaterly_frame.htm

"Where we're going, we don't need maps" : http://www.dailysonic.com/segment1113 (MP3 interview).

Example 'Scrapbook Pages' : http://www.fxfoto.com/cegallery.htm (created with FxFoto Creative).

(Yet another non-visual) "Road Map" : http://oa.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/roadmap.html (to Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities ).

Debuting at #92 on the TOP 100 MAP SITES charts : http://www.top100map.com/greatmap.blogspot.com.html with 141 points (based on how often 'greatmap.blogspot.com' appears on the other websites?).

Non conventional Visualization techniques : http://www.cscs.ch/~mvalle/IMSCIA/references.html#L07.html#L07

Early MapArt examples : http://www.richardgraygallery.com/exhibitions/exhib_jbartlett04.asp Reinventing the visual clues provided by maps, Jennifer Bartlett (http://www.gallerycenter.org/rosenbaum_bartlett.shtml ) has again created her own unique visual vocabulary. http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1997/Articles0797/JBartlettA.html and http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_n3_v34/ai_17866018

Information: How geese fly.

"He who limps is still walking." - Stanislaw J. Lec
"The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends." - Tom Brown, Jr.
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula K. LeGuin
"Most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." - Herman Hesse