28 April 2006

10-Step Knowledge Work Process : http://www.mgtaylor.com/mgtaylor/glasbead/tenstep.htm

Post-it Mosaic HowTo : http://mentalhygiene.com/index.php/2005/06/04/post-it-mosaic-howto/

(This) Blog was created Nov-25-2003, checked and verified to be online on Jan-06-2006. Listing report : http://dir.blogflux.com/weblog/10238.html : Categories: Web Design, Education/Research, Future, Graphic Design, Internet Multimedia, New Age, Research, Technology, Web Development Tags: Map, Visualization, Knowledge

TerroristNetwork Map : http://www.cilicia.com/pics/picf/vahan/Map-Azerbaijan-Terror.gif Via http://www.cilicia.com/Azeriterrorism.htm

"Traditionally, map making is a craft in the service of knowledge ('Cartography as a Means of Knowing '), associated with issues of power, authority, geographic boundaries, and natural history lessons. Many contemporary artists (including Paul Berger, Karen Guzak, William Kentridge, Joyce Kozloff, and Patrick Nagatani) use cartography-the tools, process, or imagery of mapping-to achieve non-traditional expressions." : http://www.lclark.edu/org/artslive/artistsandmaps.html

Hex interface http://pnet.net.au/gravityfeed/press/ danced (?) ; 'a shifting geometry that divides, subdivides and multiplies in a labyrinth of spatial refraction... then back to the gliding tetradecahedron structures that slide and tip and lift and hide and seek and watch and give shape...

The Quest of the Missing Map : http://www.newworldzorro.com/seriesbooks/nancydrew/pc/drewpc19a.jpg Via http://www.geocities.com/brmthebgs/nancydrew/pc1-56.html

Mapping Project idea : http://www.gadling.com/2006/04/11/best-and-worst-cities-in-which-to-live/

Now sidebarred : http://dailyblatt.blogspot.com/ as one of the 'BLOGS OF INTEREST'.

Unique map blog postings : http://spaces.msn.com/moooonriver/?partqs=cat%3DMaps&_c11_blogpart_blogpart=blogview&_c=blogpart

Experiments with unfolding manifold meshes : http://celeriac.net/unfolder/manifold/index.html ; movie ,
movie, view in 3 mirrors , net , colour-coded net

"A good map can occupy the eye and the mind longer than almost any other single page of data, including Scripture, poetry, sheet music, and baseball box scores." - http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060424fa_fact
"There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path." - Morpheus
"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen." - Dr. Wayne Dyer (http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Wayne-Dyer---20-Abundance-and-Prosperity-Quotes&id=7068 )
"Don't seek it, don't want it, don't chase it, don't go after it. Sit silently, doing nothing..." - Tao
“The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important. . . .” - Faulkner,"Lion in the Garden," 238
"The things I pursued in the past had often seemed to be driven away. When I relaxed, interesting things sometimes happened. " - Gary Thorp (Caught in Fading Light: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature, pp. 42 - 43, Walker & Company, 2002). Via http://www.mgtaylor.com/mgtaylor/glasbead/tenstep.htm

27 April 2006

eBayMap : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/eBayMap.jpg

Universal Map Editor : http://blitzmax.com/Community/posts.php?topic=34145 (special program made for game developers and level creators).

Wardriving (War Driving) Map : http://www.wigle.net/gps/gps/Map/onlinemap/?lat1=53.410500000000006&lat2=53.608192382812504&long1=-113.635986328125&long2=-113.343310546875 (The old? hobby of searching out and mapping 802.11b wireless networks). Via http://www.renderlab.net/projects/wardrive/

MS Office'07 Map : http://doncampbell.net/maps/office2007map_v01.html drawn by Don Campbell (MS Evangelist for Office). Via http://blogs.msdn.com/doncampbell/archive/2006/04/22/581406.aspx and http://www.gottabemobile.com/PermaLink,guid,866739c0-7184-4b93-a847-bb1a64581fd7.aspx

Hierarchy of Some Systems and Domains of Knowledge Via VISUALIZING COMPLEX SYSTEMS SCIENCE : http://necsi.org/projects/mclemens/viscss.html

William Playfair and His Graphical Inventions: ttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asa/tas/2005/00000059/00000003/art00005 [PDF]

ProhibitionMap : http://www.wpl.lib.oh.us/AntiSaloon/images/7yearmap.gif

Good (map-related) Tutorials : http://www.good-tutorials.com/search/query/map Like ' making a map from seperate pixels' : http://www.tutorialmonkey.com/view.php?id=12

“coup d’oueil” = With one “cast of the eye” any user of the taxonomy should immediately have a grasp of the overall structure of the knowledge domain covered by the taxonomy, and be able to accurately anticipate what resources she might find where. Via http://www.greenchameleon.com/gc/blog_detail/defining_taxonomy/

WANTED @ carto.net : http://www.carto.net/#en_w1

Cartography of Ashes : http://www.ashes06.org/Site/Home.html (45-minute film). Via http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/04/cartography_of_.html (the understanding of culture as a mappable entity).

Sovereignty debate at heart of mapping project : http://www.cbc.ca/north/story/land-mass23032006.html

Can't seem to get back into http://eyebeam.org/production/onlineapp/admin/applicant/applicant_view_detail_form.php?applicant_id=738294

"The significance is in the eye of the observer, not the cartographer who made the map." - John Day
"A true friend is someone who knows you're a good egg even if you're a little cracked." - ?
"A bohemian is someone who believes they cannot be defined by their job; who devotes their life to something other than the accumulation of wealth and possessions." - Dorothy Gambrell http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/new_york_new_york/the_bohemian_index/01.html Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/

26 April 2006

Google OneBox : CH2M HILL provides Google™ Earth Enterprise Solutions http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/services/enterprise_spatial_solutions/default.asp as part of their Spatial Enterprise Integration Services.

LinuxDistribution Map : http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3370/2500/1600/GNULinuxupdatedw4.0.jpg Via http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/04/linux-distributions-birds-eye-view.html

Syntopicon : http://www.answers.com/topic/a-syntopicon-an-index-to-the-great-ideas An Index to The Great Ideas by Mortimer Adler .

Infinite Zoom (animated .gif) : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/ZoutAniXL.GIF ---->>>>>>

Mapping Hot Topics : http://www.evergreen.edu/library/govdocs/hotopics/index.html

"Information Architect" : http://www.disambiguity.com/2006/04/the-six-species-of-information-architect/ (the six species of).

Great map links : http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/linkfrme.htm

Topic Map Query Language : http://www.isotopicmaps.org/tmql/use-cases.html Use Cases

Conceptual sketches : http://www.tracemap.net/sketches.html (Requires Flash Player 7) . Via http://infosthetics.com/archives/interface/

Definition of a path;
+ a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
+ a way especially designed for a particular use
+ an established line of travel or access, a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"

Patron Saints : http://www.lynnster.com/saints.html of graphic design http://www.lynnster.com/saints.html
"An expert who blogs is more interesting than a blogger who experts." - Guy Kawasaki Via : http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/04/the_first_100_d.html Signum sine tinnitu
"The right people always find each other at the right time. Relax." - The Universe
"The only limits are, as always, those of vision." - James Broughton
"The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius." - Rebecca P. Sinkler
“I have not told half of what I have seen!” - Marco Polo (startled his friends just before he died in 1324).

25 April 2006

GETTING THERE : http://community.livejournal.com/cartographica/tag/roadmaps The science of driving directions.

An eye on the graphic news : http://www.visualjournalism.com/

'A taxonomy is a kind of knowledge map' : http://www.greenchameleon.com/gc/blog_detail/defining_taxonomy/

New World Voyages : http://www.marcopolovoyages.com/ before Columbus.

The Behaviourome / Mental Map Project : http://www2.unescobkk.org/eubios/menmap.htm (Darryl Macer, Ph.D.) moved here.

Recent launches of new functionality have boosted traffic to the 'Map' category : http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/9054.asp

History of Cartography : http://www.newberry.org/smith/slidesets.html Slide Sets online.

Map researchers : http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/group.html

Geometry and the Imagination : http://math.dartmouth.edu/~doyle/docs/gi/gi/gi.html

A very long "line" drawing : http://ljudbilden.com/penonpaper/ pasted together with HTML.

How To Become A Creative Genius : http://www.wordjuxtapoz.com/Creativity.html
#1. There is no one right answer.
#2. The virtue is the thinking and free-associating.
#3. Whole brain means WHOLE brain creativity - always harness the power of your whole (not half) brain.
#4. Suspend judgment - especially during the idea generation phase.
#5. Let there be FUN!
#6. Learning is most fundamentally a MENTAL process.
#7. If at first you can't think of it, think again. And again. And again.
#8. The best way to get good ideas is to have lots of them.
#9. Involve as many senses as possible.
#10. For sense of security of completeness, most people need things to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Antique Map Price Record : http://www.maprecord.com/

Now sidebar linked here : http://www.shorttermmemoryloss.com/herebedragons/ ; a catalogue of interesting and informative maps and mapping technologies available on the web.

Six Contemporary Artists Who Use Maps in Their Work : http://www.artjunction.org/articles/mapartists.html

"Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein http://www.mycoted.com/creativity/quotes.php
"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different." - Albert Szent Gyorgi
"I invent nothing, I rediscover." - Auguste Rodin
"Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, we need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so that we can see the world in a new way." - J S Brown
"The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

24 April 2006

Urban Screens : http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/special11_2/lester/index.html the beginning of a universal visual culture;
Words are forgotten, but pictures stay in our minds
The syntax of symbols: a brave new (visual) world
The alphabet of images and objects
The only 'language' understood in all parts of the world
Medium and message form one symbolic statement
Visual messages become a language when read in the mind

"Information Visualization" Blog : http://akbani.blogspot.com/

The proverbial 'back of a an envelope" (mind)map ------------------->>>>>>>

Yahoo Search "pan zoom ajax map viewer" : http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=pan%20zoom%20ajax%20map%20viewer&ei=UTF-8&fr=FP-tab-web-t&b=21

Maps of Imagination : http://www.carmenvia.com/MOI.html animated (mind)map drawing gif.

Mashups for fun--and profit? : http://news.com.com/2100-1032_3-6062563.html A story on CNet about companies building their businesses around map mashups; “The main reason for caution is the very thing that makes mashups so popular — they’re fairly easy to create, and it’s not that difficult for someone to duplicate the more successful ones. ... Are they the next big thing on the Web, or just a nifty niche for small companies and hobbyists?”

http://www.mindmap-ebook.com/index2.asp a new e-book designed to help you to solve the most common problems that you may encounter when creating visual (mind)maps.

Sample game map artist : http://www.mapsandmore.com/maps/index.html

Yahoo Pay Per Call discussion : http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?threadid=8623

MobyDick Map : http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/images/1831s.jpg Via http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri064.html

Greek number prefixes : 1 - mono, 2 - di, 3 - tri, 4 - tetra, 5 - penta, 6 - hexa, 7 - hepta, 8 - octa, 9 - ennia, 10 - deca, 11 - hendeca, 12 - dodeca, 13 - triskaideca, 14 - tetrakaideca, 15 - pentakaideca , 16 - hexakaideca, 17 - heptakaideca, 18 - octakaideca, 19 - enniakaideca, 20 - icosa .

"The greatest thing by far is to be master of the metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of similarity in dissimilars." - Aristotle
“Words divide, pictures unite.” - Otto Neurath, Austrian statistician wrote in 1925.
"Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time." - Malcolm Forbes
"God does not ask about our ability, but our availability." - Unknown
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde

21 April 2006

WHY “MASH UPS” MATTER : http://outsideinnovation.blogs.com/pseybold/2006/03/why_mash_ups_ma.html

InfoViz business : http://www.visualinformation.co.uk/demo_area.asp (UK) to easily access and visually analyse the increasing amount of data held within business.

Elephant path : http://www.elephantpaths.net/ ; is formed in space by people making their own paths and shortcuts; it is an unofficial route. Via http://del.icio.us/hive/mapping

Some "how-to's" : How to mind map , Mind Mapping , How to do a mind map , Mind Maps Via http://www.elearningforum.com/meetings/meetings.htm

Patenting a projection : http://www.quia.com/cz/17628.html

"How I Drew A Map and Sold Three Books And A World" : http://www.hollylisle.com/tm/matrinmap.html Via http://www.hollylisle.com/fm/Workshops/maps-workshop.html Developing the Fictional World through Mapping

Web-based fee-per-call service example : http://www.keen.com/ searched http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=%22pay%20per%20call%22&btnG=Search%20Blogs companies monitoring Ingenio http://magazine.websiteservices.com/blogs/posts/archive/2006/04/12/pay_per_call_prospecting.aspx and http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/003674.html

"Cave drawings show prehistoric men using tools in both hands evenly, and it wasn’t until tools became more sophisticated that handedness became depicted..." : http://www.familyfirst.com/lefthanders_day.html

"It's not the camera that takes the picture." - Mick
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Einstein
"The gap between information and misinformation is more than three letters wide." - Kirsten A. Seaver (independent historian)
"[women and] men make their own history, but ... they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves."- Marx

20 April 2006

Escherization : http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/escherization/

InfoViz projects : http://www.handstede.com/index.php?page=links_3 descriptions, links, and thumbnails.

'Mapping the Future' : (PDF – 668 KB)

"Lateral thinkers tend to explore all the different ways of looking at something, rather than accepting the most promising and proceeding from that." : http://www.thegreatideas.org/16w/TGIO368.pdf

The map anybody can understand : http://www.charlesclosesociety.org.uk/mapblank.htm (via Lewis Carroll).

Folding Maps : http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_1_15_01.html and http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20010113/mathtrek.asp This invention : http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6354985.html relates to a map with a pattern of folding lines along which the map can be folded.

The Power of Visual Metaphor : http://www.jerrysnow.com/01.pdf Miracle, Mystery or Mirage?

An overview of artwork that explores the graphic, social and political contexts of maps and map-making in contemporary culture : http://www.dykhuis.ca/youarehere/installation_c.html

http://sprokkelhout.web-log.nl/log/1428783 : collection of video out-takes (avi, mov, mpg, mpeg) of essential episodes of the Monty Python phenomena.

“I may be a Fool,” the Fool mumbled, “but either this map is in error or the land is!” : http://www.fools-errand.com/01-the-fools-errand/print-story.htm “The map shows you only of the places you have visited and never of the places you have not.”
“You must visit every corner of the land and talk to its people. As you do, each missing piece of the sun’s map will reappear, yet not always in its correct position. To fully restore the map, you must use the knowledge of your journey to rearrange the many pieces into the proper order.”

"Once you see god, you will see that same face on every person you meet." - Tao
"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon
"There is more in a human life than our theories of it allow. Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path." - James Hillman

19 April 2006

Making Money From Online Maps : http://www.forbes.com/home/digital_entertainment/2006/04/13/google-aol-yahoo-cx_rr_0417maps.html

Faceted interfaces : http://members.home.nl/mackelenbergh/no_hierarchies.htm Also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faceted_navigation

USGS Topographical Overlays for GoogleEarth from 3D Solar

FractalZoom : http://zapatopi.net/themes/dactylfractalzoom.html

200 map-related patents : http://www.freshpatents.com/search/searchform.php including Three-dimensional cartographic user interface system , Information handling ...

Abstract Only : Map-Based Horizontal Navigation in Educational Hypertext

CabMap : http://cabspotting.org/

A Map Larger Than the Territory : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/korourke/map/index.en.html

Someone in Begium did this site-specific Google Image search : http://images.google.be/images?q=+site:www.1-900-870-6235.com+MIND+MAP&svnum=10&hl=fr&lr=

"Information technology and the ever greater impact it has on our everyday lives, right down to the metaphors we use, are thus greeted with an equal amount of optimism and pessimism..." - Im Krebsgang, the Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass points to the dangers of the apparently ethically neutral spatial freedom of the internet. Grass claims that this neutrality blurs the sense of history and continuity compared to the more ethically coherent realm of literature in the traditional sense. Via THE IRREDUCIBILITY OF SPACE : http://muse.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/access.cgi?uri=/journals/diacritics/v033/33.3veel.html

"You would only find what you're looking for." : http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/26/news_pf/Perspective/The_endangered_joy_of.shtml The endangered joy of serendipity.

"The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist." - ?
"Of course I don't look busy. . . I did it right the first time." - ?
"The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas." - A. Whitney Griswold, New York Times, 1959
"There's no speed limit on the Information Superhighway." - bumper sticker
"When I get to where I'm going, will somebody please tell me where I am?" -
"Every advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority." - T.H. Huxley, Lay Sermons, 1870

18 April 2006

"Snap Together Visualization: Component-Based, User-Constructed, Multiple-View Visualization" from Videos In the CHI Video Retrospective Special Collection : http://www.open-video.org/featured_video.php?type=Special&cid=8

Dymaxion Projection Animation : http://www.westnet.com/~crywalt/unfold.html as 320x240 QuickTime or as a 400k 160x120 Java animation.

How Google perceives user behaviours : http://www.searchengineguide.com/hedger/007298.html and how that perception affects search engine placements.

Map of the World Map of the World Buy this Art Print at AllPosters.com

Seven Ways of Design Thinking : http://www.idesignthinking.com/02waythink/04waythink.html IDeSiGN

RealPix : http://www.realnetworks.com/resources/samples/realpix.html lets you create streaming slideshows from still images in GIF, JPEG, and PNG formats.

MathArt : http://members.tripod.com/vismath/mart.htm

Someone in Asia revisiting? bookmarked : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/FibonacciZoom/ZoomTest/3LevelZoom4.htm

Anthropomorphic maps are generated by configuring the body of a god or goddess over the geographic area to be mapped. The name for each part of that body becomes the name for the area or feature under that
part. The result is a scale 1:1 map-without-paper on which each place name automatically indicates its approximate location and direction with regard to every other place name on the same map.
(1) The navel is the center of the body, the center of the map, and usually the center of the map's language community.
(2) Place names (toponyms) may be reversed, metathesized, misspelled or euphemized for various reasons

"Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists." - M.C. Escher, quoted in E Maor, To infinity and beyond (Princeton 1991).
"If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment." - Harry F. Banks
"The easiest way to refold a road map is differently." - Old saw

17 April 2006

The Future of Animated Maps : http://maps.unomaha.edu/Peterson/methods/Research/Zale/Future.html

Google Tests Pay-Per-Call Ads : http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123705,00.asp See (FAQ) page detailing aspects of the pilot program on Google's Web site.

Interactive Nolli Map : http://nolli.uoregon.edu/ for more than 1300 locations in "Great Plan of Rome". Via http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1019/p25s01-stct.html?s=u See also 'The Nolli Map as Artifact' : http://nolli.uoregon.edu/artifact.html

UI Research, Links, and Blogs : http://www.user-interface.org/links/

AJAX Wiki : http://www.possibility.com/epowiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Ajax

Can fractal geometry detect a fake Jackson Pollock painting? : http://www.collisiondetection.net/mt/archives/2006/02/_there_were_two.html Might watch http://www.socionomics.net/films/history/default.aspx Both from http://search.blogger.com/?ui=blg&q=fractal%20geometry

BarCodeArt : http://www.barcodeart.com/front_page.html (source of Bar Code Jesus) .

"What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness." - M.C. Escher, quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)
"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth." - Pierre Abelard
"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts... We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent." - J.W. Fulbright, speech before the U.S. Senate, 1964

13 April 2006

Yahoo! Maps (beta) : http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/ high-resolution (1-metre) satellite imagery is now available for the continental U.S. (medium-resolution 15-metre imagery for the rest ofthe world). Requires Flash8.

Guerilla Wayfinding : http://www.backspace.com/notes/2006/03/05/x.html led to http://www.backspace.com/notes/2006/03/28/x.html]

War On Terror Map : http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/images/pentagons_new_map.jpg Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006/04/pentagons-new-map.html

Knowledge Visualization : http://www.gregjudelman.com/media/judelmanThesis2004.pdf (Problems and Principles for Mapping the Knowledge Space).

(Faceted?) Search / navigation : http://www.dieselpoint.com/demos.html

Tiled : http://mapeditor.org/index.html a generic tile map editor.

The beginning of the world : http://www.perrygeo.net/img/geo_evolution.gif as we know it (annimation).

http://www.grand-illusions.com/ Via OPTICAL ILLUSIONS : http://www.compumagic.com/cybermagic/online.html

In order to make effective use of the hexagonal coordinate system, operations must be designed or be converted that are geared to exploit the strengths of the system, and particularly the strengths of the addressing system used for indexing and storage. http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/rbf/CVonline/LOCAL_COPIES/AV0405/MARTIN/Hex.pdf

Reality-Check from Pay-Per-Call Search Marketing Trenches : http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sample.cfm?contentID=3227

"I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way." - Frodo
"Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth." - Jean Paul Sartre
"If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost." - http://members.westnet.com.au/hgunter/rae/quotes.htm
"It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." - R.E.M.
"The note I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes--ah, that is where the art resides!" - Schnabel
"You can take the boy away from the maps, but you can't take the maps away from the boy." - Carto-Curmudgeons

"Where were you last night?" "I can't remember that far back."
"What are you doing tonight?" "I don't make plans that far in advance." -- from Casablanca

12 April 2006

Critical Cartography and Anarchist Geography : http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleview/115/1/2

Literary Selections on Cartography : http://www.geography.wisc.edu/histcart/broadsht/ including The Map as a Metaphor for Access to Knowledge by Nicholas of Cusa, with Commentary (1998).

Digital Imaging Tutorial : http://www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/tutorial/toc.html

Defining Digital Space Through a Visual Language : http://destech.mit.edu/akilian/newscreens/thesis2000/pdfversion.PDF (interesting thesis).

"People used to think pigeons navigated by the sun, the moon and the stars" : http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/video/39824000/rm/_39824941_pigeon13_bocquet_vi.ram (video).

Popular Mash-Ups : http://www.deitel.com/mashups/MashUpsResourceCenter_PopularMashUps.html (including several based on Yahoo Maps) and music http://www.deitel.com/mashups/MashUpsResourceCenter_TutorialsandMusicMashUps.html

(Activist mapping) http://mondediplo.com/maps/ via 'Confessions of a map-maker' : http://mondediplo.com/2006/04/16mapmaker

Centered hexagonal number : http://united.states.football.league.en.ogarnij.info/en/centered+hexagonal+number 1,7,19,37,61,...

Gingerbreadman Map : http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GingerbreadmanMap.html

TileMap discussion : http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=200318 (VB programmers).

Excellent discoveries from this search : http://www.google.ca/search?num=30&hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22visual%20communication%22%20tufte%20canada%20atlas&btnG=Search&meta=

"When you boil it all down, what does a man really need but a good woman and a metaphysical wrangle?" - A&O Film Board
"This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible." - G. Polya
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself-- and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard Feynman
"Oh come on, anyone can be a mapper!!! Even I can be one!! hang on, I am one..." - Fifth Freedom User
"A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, but it uses up a thousand times the disk space." - ?
"You didn't exactly *miss*," said Pooh. "But you missed the*balloon*." - Pooh

11 April 2006

(Google Maps API)" v2" : http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/04/ale_ajax_linking_and_embedding.html

Is "Map" to "Geography" as "Map" is to "Ideas"? : "... metaphorical maps are twice metaphorical, forcing us to think of the relations between blogs or words or nations as if those nebulous ideas were things "out there", in the landscape, and then forcing us to imagine that the images in front of us represent those ideas and the relations between them in the same way that a traditional map represents places and the distances between them?
... So fully are spatial metaphors integrated into our thought processes that it becomes really hard to talk or write without using them, often unconsciously
... And maybe that is why most non-geographical maps fail. We are already so used to thinking of ideas in spatial terms that their spatial representation doesn't really tell us anything new. Or maybe it's because, unlike geography, the relations between ideas are always shifting, and more than that, are rarely the same for any two thinkers.
... Sometimes they highlight interesting relations between ideas we might not have thought of as related (though just as often, if not moreso, they fail to reflect relations that are clearly there).
... Mapping seems to be the prefferred way of thinking about and representing data of all sorts, at least in Western culture. Ultimately, I have to ask, what better choices do we have?

What Is A Ning? : http://www.webmonkey.com/06/14/index3a.html

BusMap Project : http://ace.engin.umich.edu/gmaps/pierpont_arrivals.php Via http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/02/ann-arbor-michigan-bus-tracker.html

WeblogMap : http://www.touchgraph.com/bi.php?img=blog%20politics.png

Edit Digital Images Online With PXN8 : http://sxoop.com/ from Sxoop Technologies Ltd. Via http://www.masterviews.com/2006/04/07/edit_digital_images_online_with.htm

Being discussed in this online forum? : http://stellarparthenon.org/phpBB2/index.php with link to main map.
Map Quotations : http://www.stanfords.co.uk/newsletter/current/htm/maps-in-literature.htm

"A tip on legend making, ... Always do what you most want to do, and do it your way." - The Universe
"I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory." -
"No one is listening until you make a mistake." -
"Hack, then; strive against Mighty Problems, have joy in thy Striving, and let the Crashes fall where they may (maintaining the while, for the Good of thy Karma, a Rigorous Backup Policy)." - The Loginataka (Eric & Raymond)
"Two wrongs are only the beginning." -
"I still use conceptual thinking, but I am not formed by it." - Buddha Shakyamuni
"To follow the path: look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master." - Modern Zen poem

10 April 2006

Pixsy unveils visual Web search : http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6057317.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnet a visual search engine that scours syndication feeds (in the format of Really Simple Syndication) for up-to-date images and then makes them searchable.

Exposing the 'Second Text' of Maps of the Net : http://www.vgelab.org/VGECourse/References/CyberspaceCartographyPaper.pdf (Dodge / Kitchin).

Web Map API Roundup : http://mappinghacks.com/2006/04/07/web-map-api-roundup/ by Schuyler.

Google Maps also includes the ability to download, open and read XML files through the inclusion of the GXmlHttp class that creates a cross-browser XmlHttpRequest instance. http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2120

Time Contour Lines : http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/p5/tube_map_travel_times_texture_grid/applet/ to show how long it takes to travel between stations.

ShipMap : http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtml (all? the ships in the ocean).

Map armour /dress (art installation piece) ---------->

mySociety panopticon; Friday's blog posting picked up (found by someone searching for Placeopedia ?) by this 'news aggregator' : http://panopticon.userfrenzy.com/

Personal Maps Emerge as Visual Mix Tapes : http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5330820 by Elizabeth Blair Digital Culture.

Pseudoglobes on a Cuboctahedron : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Cuboctahedron/cuboctahedron.html One of many Map Fold-outs : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html Via GIS / Mapping Resources : http://www.tec.army.mil/gis/gisint_body2.html

BlogPulse : http://www.blogpulse.com/conversation?link=http%3A%2F%2Fgreatmap.blogspot.com%2F2005%2F12%2Fmultimap-running-at-yell.html tracks conversations by indexing the full content of weblog posts. First, BlogPulse technology crawls the blog, and then it segments the blog into individual posts and identifies permalinks.

ANTIQUE (European) MAPS : http://www.euratlas.net/cartogra/

Might be worth a try : http://www.snapfiles.com/get/eusingregistry.html to scan your registry for invalid entries (Lockergnome recommendation).

Peace and Peace-keeping [ENG (MSdoc, 326KB)] Via http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=3854 (Bioethics).

"Those whose minds are well grounded in the elements of enlightenment, who without clinging to anything find joy in freedom from attachment, whose appetites have been conquered, and who are full of light, they are free in this world." - Buddha
"Man is not afraid of the unknown; he is merely afraid of being ripped apart, stir-fried and eaten by the unknown." - G. Auslander
"We part at the crossroads, You leave with your joys and problems, I with mine. Alone, I look down the road. Each one must walk one's own path." - ?

07 April 2006

Bittercyclist - Bicycle accident map & community; map mash-up http://www.bittercyclist.com/
Chicagocrime - Crime dbase map mash-up. http://www.chicagocrime.org/
Feedmap - Map your blogs. http://www.feedmap.net/
Flashearth - Global maps mash-up in flash. http://www.flashearth.com/
Flickrmap - Map Flickr photos. http://www.flickrmap.com/
Gchart - Check local time globally. http://www.gchart.com/
Google Earth* - Global maps. http://earth.google.com/
Googlemaps - Check local things globally. http://maps.google.com/
Gvisit - Map your site visitors. http://www.gvisit.com/
Locallive - Windows maps. http://local.live.com/
Map builder - Mash-up your own maps. http://www.mapbuilder.net/
Map24 - Route finder; 3D. http://www.nl.map24.com/
Mapbuilder - Mash-up your own maps. http://www.mapbuilder.net/
Mappr - Map Flickr photos per tag. http://www.mappr.com/
Panoramio - Share mapped photos. http://www.panoramio.com/
Pervwatch - Perv mash-up. http://www.pervwatch.org/
Pheromonetrail - Share places & sites & persons. http://www.pheromonetrail.com/
Placeopedia - Wiki + Google maps mash-up. http://www.placeopedia.com/
Planiglobe - Create your own map. http://www.planiglobe.com/
Platial - Co-create atlas & share places. http://platial.com/
Plazes* - Share locations & discover people. http://www.plazes.com/
Powermap - Next level Google maps. http://hobbiton.thisside.net/advmap.html/
Publicloos - Share public toilets. http://paul.kedrosky.com/publicloos/
Tagzania - Share & map places. http://www.tagzania.com/
Toeat - Map & share restaurants. http://www.toeat.com/
Tripmojo - Map & share hotels. http://www.tripmojo.com/
Vlogmap. Map your vlog. http://www.vlogmap.org/
Wayfaring - Create & share your maps. http://www.wayfaring.com/
Web20map - Web 2.0 companies on map mash-up. http://www.fourio.com/web20map/
Yahoo maps* - Global & local maps & search mash-ups. http://maps.yahoo.com/beta/
Via : http://www.sacredcowdung.com/archives/2006/03/all_things_web.html

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

Structural communication : http://www.duversity.org/structural_communication.htm

Multi-perspective Imaging : http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/stereo/cga.htm

denCity.net is a map-based database-system : http://dencity.konzeptrezept.de/map_gallery.php?dvr=2&&PHPSESSID=09c162bd0b78c543e6113257acf57e25 (Gallery of user maps)

The recent rise of multimedia technology that has turned advanced visual communication into an integral part of our everyday reality makes a better understanding of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought, and problem-solving a necessity : http://diagrams-conference.org/program

(free) Screen Capture Tool : http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm

What does it mean to license my artwork? : http://www.wildapple.com/licensing/lic_basics.html#1

The Trans-Siberian Railway has a large kink in it, for the following reason. When the Tsar decided it should be built, he drew a line across a map of Russia with a ruler. The ruler had a nick in it. (Sean, Swindon) Via http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/showThings.do;jsessionid=FC357B6877F030C68438BCEF78CBAB9C

"When there is no danger in fighting, there is no glory in winning." - ?
"There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking stupid." - John Melbourne
"You start coding. I’ll go find out what they want." - ?

06 April 2006

Web 2.0 Mashup Center : http://www.programmableweb.com/popular Top 50 of 551 mashups and examples. Here's a cloud view of the API's that were used : http://www.programmableweb.com/cloud

Introduction to Ajax : http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-ajaxintro1.html?ca=dgr-lnxw01MasterAJAX

Web 2.0 MemeMap : http://www.sacredcowdung.com/archives/2005/09/find_of_the_wee.html Via

TrashMap : http://timtrash.com/

Cybercartography : "the organization, presentation, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information on a wide variety of topics of interest and use to society in an interactive, dynamic, multimedia, multisensory and multidisciplinary format." https://gcrc.carleton.ca/confluence/display/GCRCWEB/Cybercartography+and+the+New+Economy

DigiLondon : http://digilondon.com/ is a new way to find location based information in London (using Google Earth and Google Maps and Wikipedia ).

Images in map border number referenced to location : http://www.stavanger-guide.no/newinstavanger.htm

Tagged as blog blogs design gis graphics history interesting map maps mind visualization web at http://del.icio.us/url/5f8f945cd56c754f1868bea33342b90a by 15 people so far.

Strange Artifacts : http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_2.htm

Deleted from http://eyebeam.org/production/onlineapp/admin/applicant/applicant_view_detail_form.php?applicant_id=738294 (?)

Generalization of Marion's theorem: the ratio of the area of the triangle to the area of the hexagon is: 1/8(3n+1)(3n-1).'... perimeter of a hexagon is exactly equal to six times the radius of the circumscribed circle.' What is the name of Piet Hein's new shape?

In a remote village in China hundreds of years ago there lived a wise farmer and his son. The wise farmer was respected in the village and also admired, for he owned a beautiful stallion. One day, the stallion ran away.
The villagers flocked to the old farmer’s home and offered sympathies over the farmer’s loss.
"Oh poor farmer, you must be so sad to have lost your most valuable possession.” “What a terrible thing to have lost your stallion." “What ever will you do?” And so on…
The wise farmer responded, “Indeed, my stallion is missing. This is interesting.”
Weeks passed and still no stallion. Finally, one day, the stallion returned! With it, he brought a beautiful wild mare. The villagers rejoiced. “What good fortune! You not only have your stallion back but a wonderful mare as well! How lucky you are!”
The wise farmer quietly responded, “Indeed, this is interesting.”
The farmer’s son was quite excited about the arrival of the new wild mare and saw it as an opportunity to tame her. The farmer agreed. The time came to try and ride the mare. When the son did, the mare bucked and threw him, breaking his leg. The villagers soon heard of the latest turn of events and came running to the farmer’s home.
“Oh what bad luck!” they agreed. “This is so unfortunate. What will happen if your son cannot work the fields?!”
The wise farmer was his calm self. “This is interesting,” he quietly repeated as he began to prepare for the journey to the doctor, days’ travel away.
Soon after, much to the dismay the villagers, the Chinese army came to town looking to take able-bodied young men to fight the latest bloody war. The farmer’s son was passed over of course, left to heal from his (relatively) minor wound.
“Interesting,” thought the farmer.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
"Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving" - Florence Scovel Shinn

05 April 2006

The New Shape of Knowledge : http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20051130_109 From Trees to Piles of Leaves. David Weinberger on tagging and taxonomizing of information (webcast).

All Things Web 2.0 : http://www.sacredcowdung.com/archives/2006/03/all_things_web.html "THE LIST".

IA Summit 2006 : http://iasummit.org/2006/conferencedescrip.htm (Main Conference details).

Online commercial production capability : http://www.chevyapprentice.com/apprentice.php?country=us Via http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=3958#comments

(Under development) Example site combining image gallery and zoomify functionality : http://www.broermaps.org/applications/Gallery/

Patent re-examination : http://www.pagebox.net/exam4.html

ASCII Art image : http://www.codeproject.com/aspnet/AsciiArt.asp (example).

Interesting search : http://www.google.com/search?q=Fictional%20Maps&hl=en&lr=&start=30&sa=N

Place Name generator : http://nine.frenchboys.net/

If you contract for your SR&ED work, these changes may be important : http://www.cata.ca/Resource_Centres/SRED_Tax_Centre/ (new policies on the application of SR&ED tax credits associated with expenses related to contracts with third parties).

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." - Bill Bernbach Via http://www.c2i.ntu.edu.sg/AI+CI/Humor/researchquotes Research and Science Quotations

03 April 2006

Faceted Navigation (Allow the users to navigate by progressively selecting desired facets of the information items) : http://www.welie.com/patterns/showPattern.php?patternID=faceted-navigation a structure where all facets of an item are a possible entry point.

DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHY : http://www.pizzanelli.co.uk/

Info balloons: http://blog.kung-foo.tv/archives/001614.html A how-to.

New sites in the rating ... Feb 26 greatmap.blogspot.com - Great Map... : http://www.top100map.com/ (entering @ #97)

Google Cartography uses the Google API to find web pages referring to street names.:
http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/google-cartography/google-cartography.html Each street becomes a vertix of its own, with outgoing edges connecting to the vertices of intersecting streets.

Knowledge Map of the Hidden Words : http://wilmetteinstitute.org/projects/wordsmap.index.html

Sample traffic report : http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/cgi-bin/analog/RptMar06.html generated in academic envirnment.

Cinematic interactive installation : http://crucible.uiah.fi/crunet.nsf/etofilmpages/obsessio (non-linear movie-making).

Interface Patent : http://www.freshpatents.com/Shared-online-experience-history-capture-and-provision-system-and-method-dt20041104ptan20040221309.php (sample).

Historic map reproductions for sale : https://www.theamericansurveyor.com/storefront/posters.php

Reading : Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach GEB is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Hofstadter, published in 1979. Mårten's page of GEB links

"To define recursion, we must first define recursion." - ?
"What is sought with difficulty is discovered with more pleasue." - St.Augustine
"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem you encounter resembles a nail." - ?
"The subtle secret, To possessing all you want: Blessing all you have. " - The Universe
"Relax, its only ONES and ZEROS! " - ?