31 May 2006

Battle Maps : http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/memorial/?page=maps of historical US wars such as the Revolutionary War, War with Mexico, War of 1812, Civil War and more.

A new international e-journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps : http://www.maplibrary.gr/e_perimetron/Vol_1_1/Vol1_1.htm is now in circulation. Via : http://www.maplibrary.gr/e_perimetron/

Variable (Google) Map transparency : http://www.kokogiak.com/gmaps-transparencies.html?ll=47.59528253666879N,122.34580993652344W Via http://wink.com/googlemaps%20satellite

Simple Hex engine using DirectX : http://www.codeproject.com/cs/media/hexengine.asp

Difficult Javascript, understand how maps scale : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JavaScript/Q_21543210.html

ka-Map! Documentation Wiki : http://ka-map.ominiverdi.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

PICTORIAL MAPS : http://www.ars-cartae.com/index.htm (Slovakia).

List of websites with a high PageRank : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_websites_with_a_high_PageRank

"...The window is not hidden, it's just smaller. When you want to bring it back it comes back into the focus area. When you drag it near the periphery the window gets smaller..." : http://research.microsoft.com/displayarticle.aspx?id=433

Canadian IT Body of Knowledge (BOK) : www.cips.ca/standards/isp/bok is an outline of the knowledge bases that form the intellectual basis for the IT profession. The 11 Areas of Knowledge;
a) Professionalism Issues in Information Systems Practice..............8 Topics
b) Architecture...............................................................................7
c) Networks....................................................................................6
d) Databases...................................................................................6
e) Object oriented programming.................................................4
f) Project management.................................................................4
g) Service management................................................................9
h) Software engineering................................................................6
i) Systems analysis........................................................................6
j) Systems design...........................................................................5
k) The Internet and the Web.......................................................6

MAP YOUR WORLD. http://yellowarrow.net/index2.php PUBLISH YOUR LIFE. CREATE YOUR JOURNEY. Via http://www.csulb.edu/~gbach/links.html

Influential blogger : http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20060525_windows_vista_at_work.phtml attracts Microsoft attention.

A vein of 'map' gold to be mined : http://digg.com/users/jables

"If you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French Aviator, Writer
"If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd." - Edward de Bono (1933~) Maltese Physician, Educator Via http://www.yuni.com/wow/quotes.shtml
"Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness." - George Orwell (1903-1950) [Eric Arthur Blair] English Novelist

30 May 2006

Travel-time Maps and their Uses : http://www.mysociety.org/2006/travel-time-maps/

CivicMaps Tile Engine : http://maps.civicactions.net/ (Javascript Tile Engine) An example Tile Query

Maps.Huge.Info Mapping Programs : http://maps.huge.info/ Via Google Maps API Tutorial : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/index.htm

Mapping the (US) Political Blogosphere : http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/~burgess/archives/000696.html Via : http://www.crookedtimber.org/2005/05/25/cross-ideological-conversations-among-bloggers

Explore Places, Photos and Trips : http://explorationage.com/cities/show/1613?visitors=1 (London).

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ : free, original DHTML & Javascripts to enhance your web site.

A Hacker Manifesto (by McKenzie Wark) "Hackers create the possibility of new things entering the world. Not always great things, or even good things, but new things. In art, in science, in philosophy and culture, in any production of knowledge where data can be gathered, where information can be extracted from it, and where in that information new possibilities for the world produced, there are hackers hacking the new out of the old. Hackers create these new worlds, yet we do not possess them. That which we create is mortgaged to others, and to the interests of others, to states and corporations who monopolise the means for making worlds we alone discover. We do not own what we produce -- it owns us... http://www.purselipsquarejaw.org/2004_09_01_blogger_archives.php#109632081351516342 A Hacker Manifesto offers a systematic restatement of Marxist thought for the age of cyberspace and globalization. In the widespread revolt against commodified information, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, beyond the property form, and a new progressive class, the hacker class, who voice a shared interest in a new information commons." Via http://uber.tv/envisioning/clippings/design/index.html

Popular Frappr map tags : http://www.frappr.com/?a=browse&type=views Most Views

Every hexagon map internally can just be seen as diamond/square map, where each square/diamond corresponds to exactly one hexagon http://allefant.sourceforge.net/awiki/HexMap Hexagons really are just diamonds/squares with corners cut away (discussed at http://www.happypenguin.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=509 )...With hexagons, there are 6 neighbors, and all equally share a common edge.

Worst of the Web : http://www.worstoftheweb.com/ Via http://askbobrankin.com/bad_stuff.html

Cartography has been defined as "the art, science and technology of making maps, together with their study as scientific documents and works of art."

"One way to defeat invisible limiting beliefs ( even ones you may not know you have), is to simply dream of a life so grand that they couldn't possibly make sense." - TU
"... assumes no responsibility, of course, for the accuracy or inaccuracy of the maps, and offers no guarantee that all who consult them will find tangible riches." - The Library of Congress
"Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free from admirers then." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British Author, Lexicographer

29 May 2006

Commission on Maps and the Internet : http://maps.unomaha.edu/ica/Default.html
First International Joint Workshop on Ubiquitous, Pervasive and Internet Mapping (UPIMap2004)

Hales’s Hexagonal Honeycomb Conjecture : http://www.ams.org/notices/200501/rev-morgan.pdf says that the most efficient (least-perimeter) partition of the plane into equal areas is the regular hexagonal tiling. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471086010/qid=1148416224/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-5549621-4920045?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Chicago Neighborhood Map : http://www.bigstickinc.com/chicago3_map_large.html following Chicago 1st Edition and Chicago 2nd Edition Via http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/05/mapmaker_gets_cd_from_chicago_schools.phtml

Map publishers turn to history, news and trivia : http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200605200101.html to stave off high-tech rivals.

Using the Moon as a Tool for Discovery Oriented Learning : http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/lab/moonlab.html

Roll-over (Flash) opens relevant text in side-bar (frame?) : http://fusion.sims.berkeley.edu/MusicMaps/

The Big (32") Picture of Informal Learning : http://www.jaycross.com/informal_book/poster.htm Click the section you'd like to examine -- or check out the entire poster (pdf).

"In the eighteenth century, exploration entered a new phase; for the first time explorers were motivated by scientific inquiry rather than greed." : http://www.directionsmedia.net/store-books/?book_id=375

Mapa Grandes = mapa "de las grandes ideas" : http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr?tt=url&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1-900-870-6235.com%2FeLearning%2FTheGreatIdeas.htm&lp=en_es&lang=&rt=http://www.altavista.com/web/results?itag=ody%3E%C2%A0%3C%2Ftd%3E%3Ctd%3E%0D%0A%20%20%3Cinput%20type%3D&kgs=0&q=ideas%20map

Urban Mapping : http://urbanmapping.com/about/careers.html is interested in hearing from passionate and talented professionals.

"... we need to broaden our definition of what cartography and cartographers actually are these days." : http://www.soc.org.uk/Newsletter/SOC_newsletter_March_2006.pdf

"Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow." - Edwin Way Teale
"To seek self-knowledge is to embark on a journey which . . . will always be incomplete, cannot be charted on a map, will never halt, cannot be described." - Douglas R. Hofstadter (Via http://www.ashep.com/archive/loQtus/rand.html )

26 May 2006

Isometric 'n' Hexagonal Maps : http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article747.asp and http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article748.asp (Parts I & II).

(British) Surname Map : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4620786.stm Via webmapping blog : http://slashgeo.org/search.pl?tid=47 Related research http://slashgeo.org/search.pl?tid=41

How to Use Maps in Your Research and Teaching : http://www.csiss.org/events/conferences/2003/logan_asa.pdf [PDF]

PROFITABLE USES OF THE HONEYCOMB FIGURE : http://www.neubert.net/BuckDown/honeycomb.doc PATENT PI 9203881-6 BR 29/9/98

The New Road Map Foundation : http://www.newroadmap.org/default.asp seeks to foster a cooperative human community in a diverse yet interconnected world.

http://www.abouturl.com/index.php analyzes any URL that you throw at it and gives you a complete breakdown of details about the address.

Pirate Map Prototype using Yahoo! Maps API : http://justin.everett-church.com/ymaps/pirateMaps.html test using filters and blend modes in Flash to apply the parchment texture to the map API and to recolor the map elements. To zoom the map, grab the spyglass and drag the eyepiece. The project's point is to explore the flexibility of Yahoo! maps and how they can be integrated into the design of a site/application.

How Pay Per Phone Call works : http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sample.cfm?ident=27444

3D version of Minesweeper based on a truncated cuboctahedron ( demo version with sound effects : http://velocity.games.tucows.com/adnload/321797_121366.html).

Israel is unlikely to get others to accept unilaterally set borders : http://www.palestine-studies.org/final/en/bn/viewbndetails.php?bnid=8

"... our imagination is in the form of a map so itis no wonder that so many artists are now working in the form of maps." - Andrea McLean (http://www.andreamclean.org/ )

"Dream of "the life," not the money. Because always, it's "the life" that draws the money, and not the other way around." - TU
"Information overload is more harmful than smoking marajuana." - Peter Morville, Ambient Findability
"There is a road in the hearts of all of us, Hidden and seldom traveled, Which leads to an unknown secret place." - Chief Luther Standing Bear(1868-1939)
"The joy of exploration lies in not knowing exactly where you are, or where you are going, in trying to match the visual world outside with the one-dimensional world represented by the map." - Bob MacIntyre (laments the advent of the satellite navigation system In his column in the Times Online) Via :http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_ccablog_archive.html#114800352214298874

25 May 2006

Custom Map Overlays : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/custommap.htm (for Google Maps API version 2), and an example

Microsoft's Plan to Map the World in Real Time : http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=16781&ch=infotech%20&ch=infotech

Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (conference) : http://www.foss4g2006.org/internalPage.py?pageId=3&confId=1 12-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland.

On hierarchical structures and reiterated homogenization : http://ansatte.hin.no/dl///swp00001.pdf (see Iterated hexagonal honeycombs) .

Enhancing Visual Modes of Knowledge Attainment and Conceptual Understanding: http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.5/ Integrating Concept Maps into eLearning Environments

Digital Creative Map : http://www.mixedmedia.it/eng/map/index.html by artists; AGON, AIEP Avventure in Elicottero Prodotti, Ennio Bertrand, Mario Canali, DotDotDot, LeftLoft, Limiteazero, N!03, Otolab, Claudio Sinatti, Studio Azzurro, TheBigSpace, 263 Films

(Hand-drawn) BurningMan Map : http://www.boingboing.net/images/map05_Psyche_LH.gif (text for cross-hatching). --------------------------------->>>>>>>>>
and satellite view of last year's burning man's land scars : http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.753629,-119.238610&spn=0.022700,0.040525&t=k&hl=en as well as collected Burning Man maps, and a Google Maps Slideshow

Analytical Honeycomb Geometry : http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/brimkov.pdf for Raster and Volume Graphics

(Map) artist BrĂ¼ning: http://www.bruening-peter.de/e/index.shtml developed a new type of landscape painting, the so-called 'Verkehrslandschaft' (cartographic signs like contour lines, traffic junctions and pictograms were playfully combined in colour-intensive compositions).

Movie Overviews : Brokeback Bunnies : http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain/ in 30 seconds. Others titles at http://www.angryalien.com/

"I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. ... I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without a purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell." - Richard P. Feynman
"Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need." - Voltaire
"While great joy inevitably yields great abundance, rarely does this relationship work in reverse." - The Universe
"Sometimes, when you waver, it creates the rest you needed to become even more." - TU
"You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain

24 May 2006

HistoryShots : http://www.historyshots.com/store.cfm history-related informational graphics that tell stories about subjects, time periods and events.

Mapyrus : http://mapyrus.sourceforge.net/mapyrus.pdf is software for creating plots of points, lines, polygons and labels to PostScript, Portable Document Format (PDF), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format and web image output formats.

GlobalWarming Map : http://www.climatehotmap.org/namerica.html

Mind the Map! : http://www.mindthemap.net/ History Is Not Given. Via http://www.eastartmap.org/

Pebbles : http://lip.sourceforge.net/ctreemap.html - using Circular Treemaps to visualize. Treemaps involve "turning a tree into a planar space-filling" representation.

Manifold version 7 : http://www.manifold.net/ coming soon. Via http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=830

Learning Geospatial Analysis (On Your Own) : http://www.microimages.com/getstart/ 80 free tutorial and application booklets with step-by-step lessons are available.

Nanotech map of the Americas : http://www.boingboing.net/2006/03/17/nanotech_map_of_the_.html out of strands of DNA (from http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7082/abs/nature04586.html) .

Mindmaps : http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/mindmap.htm#Use links to unique Internet program for re-ordering lists.

The theory and practice of visualization using the VTK Visualization Toolkit software : http://store.yahoo.com/kitware/vistooltex.html This textbook describes techniques for scalar, vector, and tensor field visualization, as well as texture-map based and modeling techniques.

English mapmakers coined the phrase "Hic sunt dracones' : “Here be dragons”

"Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life." - Herbert Otto
"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake
"I think all great innovations are built on rejections." - Louise Nevelson
"What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do." -Sanaya Roman

23 May 2006

ASCII Maps : http://www.asciimaps.com/ (over Google Map or Hyrid) as you drill down into the map and the ASCII changes into more detailed closeup maps.

Dynamic zoom window (Google Maps) : http://maps.google.com has added a small window in the lower right corner of the map window (that can be hidden) which allows you to dynamically reposition your current view.

IvyGIS : http://ivygis.justec.co.in/ (by Robert Thau) is a Rails engine which connects to MapServer and PostGIS databases and can display Google Maps-style views. Here is a demo that uses the SVG display feature of Firefox 1.5+ to overlay geometries obtained from the PostGIS server on top of MapServer image tiles

ONLINE VISUALIZATION OF SPATIAL DATA : http://www.carto.net/papers/thomas_haechler/thomas_haechler_open_source_webgis_2003.pdf [PDF]

Billionaire Map : http://www.forbes.com/static_html/bill/2005/bill05distmap.shtml

Naive geographic reasoning : http://www.spatial.maine.edu/~max/RC20.html is probably the most common and basic form of human intelligence. Spatio-temporal reasoning is so common in people's daily life that one rarely notices it as a particular concept of spatial analysis.

Some Kandinsky images : http://www.eleves.ens.fr/home/jleroux/kandinsky/kandinsky2225.html and http://www.eleves.ens.fr/home/jleroux/kandinsky/kandinskycomp.html

Tips For Saving Hundreds On Your Next Dell Purchase : http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20060519_tips_for_saving_hundreds_on_your_next_dell_purchase.phtml
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty." — Erich Fromm
"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." — Helen Keller
"I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question... Does this path have a heart? The trouble is nobody asks this question; and when a man realizes he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. For me there is only the travelling on paths that have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel looking, looking breathlessly." — Carlos Castenada, from The Teachings of Don Juan

19 May 2006

MapCruncher for Virtual Earth : http://research.microsoft.com/mapcruncher/

THREE DIMENSIONAL INTERACTIVE PICTORIAL MAPS : http://txspace.tamu.edu/bitstream/1969.1/1571/1/ [PDF]

(Circular) Website Traffic Map : http://designweenie.com/portfolio/index.php/page/140 formed by how the users travel through the site, illustrating its navigational flow. Via http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project.cfm?id=230

CSS/JavaScript Photo Caption Zoom : http://randsco.com/_miscPgs/cssZoom07.html

Teardowns (Interactive) Map : http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2/teardowns/ Via : http://www.j-lab.org/cool_econ.shtml#westportia

The 30° isometric projection : http://www.compuphase.com/axometr.htm As it turns out, a line at 30 degrees (sine is 0.5) produces steps that are too irregular. A line at an angle where the tangent is 0.5 does have a nice regular pattern: two steps to the right, one step up tilts the x- and z-axes with approximately 27 degrees.

Still and moving image, audio, text, graphics, and interactive formats : http://scan.net.au/scan/gallery/gallery.html

Glimpses into the future of technology experiences : http://www.byz.org/cgi-bin/rbanks/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=4&search=map

How to make big prints with little printers : http://www.eyewoo.com/display.ezb.php?mnElm=28&which=2&direc=ezb.tutorials&noInit=0&u=7⊂=ezb.tutorials/tut_09/default.html&title=unused
I made a map of each rug – a kind of weave by number plan : http://angelarmsworks.com/karen/rugs.html and the rug makers in Nepal wove the designs by hand out of rich and wonderful wools.

"I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load.
I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road.
Give me such courage that I may scale the hardest peaks alone,
And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone." - Gail Brook Burket
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers,the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." - Sir Cecil Beaton, portrait photographer
"In order to find One’s place in the infinity of being, One must be able both to separate and to unite." - I Ching

18 May 2006

Artificial images of our real planet : http://earth.imagico.de/main.php

Pictographs : http://utangente.free.fr/anewpages/cartes.html

Requirements, Choice of a Knowledge Representation and Tools : http://mkbeem.elibel.tm.fr/public/D31final-public-v2_0.pdf

Timeline : http://www.timelineindex.com/content/search.php?s=great+ideas People, Periods, Places and Events in a chronological context.

87 Software for information organisation : http://www.mind-mapping.org/

Labyrinths, Sacred Geometry, Internet & Visualization : http://akbani.blogspot.com/2006/04/labyrinths-sacred-geometry-innernet.html

CasualtiesMap : http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/photos/war_casualties/map/m10000.html?false information about each soldier from that town who has been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Bordering Art: http://www.borderingart.org.uk/ is an interdisciplinary research project that combines cultural geography with artistic practice to creatively explore the relationships between identity and place.

Animation of a Cuboctahedron. ... has 4 planes that pass through its center, and map to hexagons where they intersect the surface of the cuboctahedron. These correspond to the 4 planes that intersect the sphere as great circles. One particularly interesting fact about the cuboctahedron is that it is the solution to the sphere kissing problem in 3 dimensions : http://www.elilabs.com/~rj/faceted_annulus.html (240 is the number of spheres incident to the central sphere in 8 dimensions). Higher dimensional analogues to the cuboctahedron have implications in the quantuum electrodynamical study of gravity and zero point energy, or the energetic vacuum, as well as in algebraic coding theory.

Visual Cartography : http://www.zonezero.com/magazine/articles/cartografia/cartography.html
Like our ancestral shamans and artist predecessors, we keep making new maps and codes as part of our fascination with contemplating, exploring and understanding what surrounds us. Via MoooonRiver

First Digital Camera that is better than Film : http://zonezero.com/magazine/articles/popularp/index.html

"Just before she [Stein] died she asked, `What _is_ the answer?' No answer came. She laughed and said, `In that case what is the question?' Then she died." - Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
"...the Hebrews in hearing, the modern west in visual, the Koreans in taste, and today's electronic culture in sound. People today are wired differently." - Fred Peatross
"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you're going,
And the insight to know when you've gone too far." - Heartwarmers4U
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." - W. M. Lewis
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw

17 May 2006

Knowledge Visualization Applets in Java : http://jean-philippe.leboeuf.name/notebook/archives/000301.html

Greenwich Emotion Map : http://www.emotionmap.net/ explores people's relationship with their local environment

'using maps to communicate on international development' : http://www.mappingworlds.nl/links.html

MindMap of new book The World is Flat : http://www.loosetooth.com/Viscom/gf/worldisflat.htm --------->>>>>

Single Panel Zoom screen : http://www.artcontext.org/glyphiti/docs/index.php?resize=yes

Key word news browsing : http://fserb.com.br/newscloud/

Google Maps Interesting Locations: http://edge.i-hacked.com/100s-of-interesting-google-maps-locations

Visual Index of all Uniform Polyhedra : http://www.mathconsult.ch/showroom/unipoly/list-graph.html Example : http://www.mathconsult.ch/showroom/unipoly/07.html

HTML2PDF : http://html2pdf.seven49.net/seven49.asp?IDCMainActiv=3908 handy tool that converts a HTML into PDF.

Artists and Maps: Cartography as a Means of Knowing : http://www.lclark.edu/org/artslive/artistsandmaps.html Many contemporary artists use cartography-the tools, process, or imagery of mapping-to achieve non-traditional expressions.

"Repeatedly sticking your wet finger in an electric socket, hoping that someday you will become a light bulb... Lots of pain. No enlightenment." - ?
"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." - George Herman ("Babe") Ruth
"One ship drives east, and another west With the self-same winds that blow;
Tis the set of the sails And not the gales, Which decides the way to go." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

16 May 2006

Interesting 'tile info' (Google Map) hack : http://www.benno.id.au/map/

Critical Cartographies : http://www.acme-journal.org/contents.html (on-line journal) relevant to anyone interested in "reading maps" culturally.

"A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." - Herbert Simon, Nobel laureate economist
"Let no one enter here without geometry." - Plato
"Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence?There's one marked "Brightness," but it doesn't work." - Gallagher
"Beauty is the promise of happiness." - Stendahl

15 May 2006

Map Fold-outs : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html Print, cut, fold and glue paper polyhedra to create your own pseudoglobe. Also at http://torina.fe.uni-lj.si/~izidor/CuriousMaps/Curious.html

This search : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=stephin%20hawking%20science%20lecture&btnG=Google%20Search found this blog post; "Great Map There are lists of published books by and about Stephen Hawking, academic links, physics colloquiums, lectures, a glossary and detailed references to ...", but unfortunately missed this web map: http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/HawkingMap.htm

Snow Crystal Studies : http://perpetualocean.com/amgallery10.html

Tag Central results for Tag 'map' : http://tagcentral.net/?tag=map Related tags: google, travel, maps, googlemaps, software, reference, world, gis, earth, flash, web

This is a 'map' of the wheel-ruts of modern English : http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=map ( Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant).

"Go - not knowing where. Bring - not knowing what. The path is long, the way unknown." - Russian Fairy Tale
"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
"This is my final word. It is time for me to become an apprentice once more. I have not settled in which direction. But somewhere, sometime, soon." - Lord Beaverbrook, 1879-1964) The last public statement before his death, speech at Dorchester Hotel, 25 May 1964)
"Often, having what you want, is a function of letting go of what you have." - The Universe

12 May 2006

Repository for the coolest Windows Live Local locations : http://www.birdseyetourist.com/ provides a high-resolution, low-angle aerial view of a small area.

Google Maps-API Application for Digitizing : http://lecturer.eng.chula.ac.th/fsvskk/gglmap2/gmad-v2x.html to capture graphics and text attributes on Google maps/satellite images.

Mapchester : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Mapchester is an experiment in 'citizen cartography' (so-called 'open-source' mapping), driven in part by technology (cheap GPS equipment and online collaboration tools, like OpenStreetMap.org), but also by a very different ethos to knowledge production (right of authorship are de-centred and the ownership of knowledge is seen as a common resource).

Map of Science : http://www.mapofscience.com/ (Flash)

In cubic close packing, each sphere is surrounded by 12 other spheres. Connecting the centers of the external 12 spheres gives a cuboctahedron : http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Cuboctahedron.html Also http://www.elilabs.com/~rj/faceted_annulus.html

The background and the detailed history of computer icons featured in graphical interfaces : http://www.aresluna.org/attached/download/usability/papers/onethousandsquarepixelsofcanvas.pdfm complete with visual examples and short descriptions of 21 interfaces.

Zooming content : http://www.donotremove.co.uk/weblog/zooming-content/

ORIGAMI SYMBOLS : http://mfpp.free.fr/Diagramme/Crane&Frog.pdf

How to tell a great story : http://www.odemagazine.com/article.php?aID=4270 (applies to visual communication too?)

Manpower? strategy : http://www.nacul.com/nc/naculint.html (Internship and Student Program)

Cell of a honeycomb : http://www.ac-noumea.nc/maths/amc/polyhedr/HComb_.htm Click/drag to rotate (hex tubes).

Sunflower head ------>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Blogs Related to GreatMap(?) : http://dir.blogflux.com/related/10238.html Maybe, Probably Not

"...every man has a map in his heart of his own country and ... the heart will never allow [him] to forget this map." - Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
"Most of the time when people think the present could have been different than it is, it's because they think the past was different than it was. Happily, the future can still be anything. " - TU
"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." - Henry Louis Mencken (American humorous Journalist and Critic of American life who influenced US fiction through the 1920s, 1880-1956)
"Unlike art, science destroys its own past". - Thomas Kuhn (Comment on the Relations of Science and Art' ; "The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change", 1977, 340-351, p.345).

11 May 2006

The TagCloud Top 100 List : Wired News Slashdot CNN.com - Technology CNET News.com CNN.com Yahoo! News: Top Stories Engadget Christian Science Monitor Top Stories Computerworld News The RegisterYahoo! News: World News CNN.com - World Google Blog Boing Boing Bloglines News Scripting News Dictionary.com Word of the Day CNN.com - Science & Space Joel on Software The Motley Fool Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger Online Music Blog A List Apart: for people who make websites kottke.org Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: The Daily Report TechCrunch Gizmodo Google Weblog Yahoo! : U.S. NationalJon's Radio Dilbert John Battelle's Searchblog 43 Folders Google Blogoscoped Slashdot: Lifehacker Techdirt CNET News.com Tomalak's Realm kuro5hin.org Slashdot: O'Reilly Radar digg Daring Fireball Wired News: Top Stories digg Many-to- ny Lessig Blog mezzoblue Micro Persuasion Cool Tools Microsoft Watch from Mary Jo Foley Joi Ito's Web slashdot Read/Write Web Jeremy Zawodny's blog Jeffrey Veen Clay Shirky's Essays VentureBlog del.icio.us/popular ResearchBuzz SimpleBits The Social Software Weblog The Doc Searls Weblog hack a day Yahoo! Search blog Ars Technica Seth's Blog Signal vs. Noise MacRumors Extremetech Creative Commons Blog - rss CNET News.com The Shifted Librarian Boxes and Arrows O'Reilly r MetaFilter Gizmodo Quotes of the Day macosxhints Simon Willison's Weblog The Long Tail MSDN Just Published Blog Maverick Weblogg-ed News IEBlog Think Secret FlickrBlog Wired News: Technology NYT > Home Page PC Magazine: New Product Reviews Scobleizer - Microsoft Geek Blogger webgraphics business2blog PVRblog Boing Boing mozillaZine eWEEK Technology News Feld Thoughts Yahoo! News: Technology News

zoom software at Free Downloads Center : http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Search/zoom.html

More precisely: What are metaphors? : http://www.inf-wiss.uni-konstanz.de/RIS/1997iss02_01/articles01/krause01/print01/01.html Natural mapping ?

SoundMap: http://www.nysoundmap.org/ you can zoom, pan and search for sounds with (Google) interactive satellite photos or detailed maps.

World Wall for Peace project : http://www.partnershipsinpeace.org/photo-peacewall

The Complete Guide to Isometric Pixel Art : http://rhysd.syntesis.org/tutorial/

WHO'S BLOGGING? : http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/04/27/77831_HNgooglesketching_1.html RSS feed must have been picked up for 'Read what bloggers are saying about this article'.

A Wilde collagist : http://www.artichokeyinkpress.com/phons/archive.php

Independent features :
http://spaces.msn.com/moooonriver/blog/cns!F50083AB13224D70!6548.entry (via MoonRiver ; )

Doctor, I think I'm losing my hearing!
What are the symptoms?
It's a cartoon show about a little yellow family, but what has that got to do with my problem?

"In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don't wobble." - Yun-Men
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased." - Mother's Advice (to Katharine Hepburn)
"The best thing one can do when it's raining, is let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Integrity is one of several paths, it distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon which you will never get lost." - McKee
"What lies behind us
And what lies before us
Are tiny matters compared
To what lies within Us " - Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882, Boston born American Author & Philosopher Via http://www.worldpath.net/~hiker/quotes.htm

10 May 2006

Google Maps API Tutorial : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/reference.htm reference to all the objects, classes, properties and methods that are accessible in the API

MapStudio : http://www.jdsport.com/index.html?dir=/dir/Orienteering/Technology/index-2-587-7415-0-0-.html is a set of orienteering symbols for Adobe Illustrator that helps you draw high-quality orienteering maps.

Cairo : http://cairographics.org/ is a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. The cairo API provides operations similar to the drawing operators of PostScript and PDF. This website is a wiki. If you'd like to experiment with it, please play in the sandbox.

Pictograms : http://www.dti.gov.uk/homesafetynetwork/pdf/picto.pdf [PDF]

Very Large Scale Information Retrieval : http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/teaching/courses/tts/papers/hawking.pdf

Topic Maps (another standard also based on XML) have: topics * relations (between the topics)* instances. Topic maps allow us both to build thesauri and faceted metadata. However, we still have to wait for the interface that benefits from browsing through Topic Maps. The Omnigator from Ontopia is a Topic Map browser. However, the Omnigator does not enable the user much more than any other website.

The Aspen Movie Map : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen_Movie_Map allowed the user to take a virtual tour—travel surrogately—through the city of Aspen. It is an early example of a hypermedia system.

GolfCourse Map : http://www.e85map.com/golfCourse.php

Random CaveMap Creator : http://www.gozzys.com/article.php?cm_id=11

"There's an art to finding something when you're not looking for it." : http://www.sptimes.com/2006/03/26/news_pf/Perspective/The_endangered_joy_of.shtml

HOTLISTS & GENERAL MAP-RELATED LINKS : http://www.spatial-effects.com/SE-hotlist1.html

Map Label Collage : http://tofuart.com/hometowns/ (dead soldiers) Edmontonians of the Century : Legacy Mapping Project

This blog now read by Hungarians via http://kartografia.lap.hu/

'Happy Birthday' to this project : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/SmartMap04.htm ---->>>>>>>

"Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"No man is a failure who is enjoying life. "- William Feather
"... it's been about having a life that allows for the expression of your creativity and exchanging your rare and special gifts with the world. To be yourself, no matter the cost, laughing often, and knowing to your core the meaning of love, friendship ..." - The Universe
"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone." - Coco Chanel
"Alas for those who never sing, but die with their music still in them. "- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

09 May 2006

"Neogeography" Blends Blogs With Online Maps: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/04/0425_060425_map_blogs.html

http://maps.ask.com/ added a relief map layer (only works on the higher zoom levels). Via http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/

http://kohl.wikimedia.org/kates-tools/sixdeg.action : a tool that finds the shortest path between two Wikipedia subjects. Via http://forevergeek.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=map

Mosaic Creator : http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&rls=GGLJ%2CGGLJ%3A2006-13%2CGGLJ%3Aen&q=hexagon%20mosaic%20photoshop&meta= allows you to create large, mosaic-patterned images from numerous, small image cells.

These are the Google Suggest results for the phrase map:http://www.memwg.com/suggest.html?q=map gemerated by the Google Suggest autocompletion algorithms.

The world's oldest maps : http://www.gisuser.com.au/MM/content/2001/MM13/feature/MM13_feature.html Via Measure & Map

WorldChanging : http://www.worldchanging.com/search/?page=2&category=&author=&keyword=map&month=&search=Go (one of 312 "map" items).

Map of the Human Heart :http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/heart/heartmap.html (animated gif).

A blog about mapping in the digital age. : http://www.elsewheremapping.com/mapmap.html (sidebar; GO/TO BLOGS Greatmap ...)

Central Park Birding Map: http://www.birdsofcentralpark.com/map.htm

MapArt : http://chaselangford.com/pm2/pm2.htm

Don Quixote : http://www.h-net.org/~cervantes/csa/articw88/riley.htm From Text to Icon

"You may live longer than I do, but I will live more. " - James McConnell
"Life is painting a picture, not creating a sum." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
"Dwelling from, not upon, the space you want to inherit, is the fastest way to change absolutely everything. See the difference? " - The Universe
"Happiness is a direction, not a place. " - SydneyJ. Harris
"Sail on!" it says: "sail on, ye stately ships! And with your floating bridge the ocean span; Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse. Be yours to bring man neared unto man." - H.W. Longfellow, The Lighthouse
"No man walks with dignity whose step is rushed." - Anonymous

08 May 2006

CONSTRUCTING AND UNDERSTANDING VISUO-SPATIAL REPRESENTATIONS IN DESIGN THINKING : http://www.sfbtr8.uni-bremen.de/vsdesign06/ the results of this workshop are likely to have implications not only for the design domain but also in others such as: wayfinding and navigation, reasoning about maps, graphs and diagrams, interface design, cognitive and user modeling, artworks and the many other visual fields that are used today.

Global-i : http://infoview.infomagnet.com a 3-dimensional interactive globe that displays information about the world in your browser.

The Ajax Experience Highlights : http://www.theajaxexperience.com/show_view.jsp?showId=58 more than thirty education and solutions sessions featuring over twenty-five speakers. Blogs

Navigational overview: http://www.red3d.com/breese/navigation.html : Recent changes , Navigation - Robotics , Navigation - Games , Heuristic Search , Real-Time Search , Collision Detection , Publication lists , Books , Other links

German info-visualizations : http://www.sw.ofcd.com/obj/com

Laws of Perceptual Organisation : http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~saul/essays/05lawsPercept.html All of these principles of perceptual organization serve the overarching principle of pragnanz, which is that the simplest and most stable interpretations are favoured.

Examining the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus : http://www.columbusnavigation.com/

Google OneBox post picked up by: http://tencentzen.com/weblogs/colorado-real-estate

(Metaphysical definition?) Metatron's Cube : a geometric matrix generated by the universal and primal unfoldment of geometry that contains the seeds of the Living Creation Language of Light and Sacred Geometry, including the five plutonic solids. Via http://www.netfenix.com.br/adonai/glossario.asp?l=M

Counter.Cartographies : http://ccred.org/blog/weblog.php?id=C0_4_1

More maps like the ones included in "You Are Here" book : http://www.tributarybooks.com/maps.html

"Another world is mine that none else see"© by Holly Lisle : http://www.hollylisle.com/tm/poetry-glasses.html

Some of the (69+) links to this blog : http://www.google.com/search?q=link:greatmap.blogspot.com&hl=en&lr=&start=10&sa=N&filter=0

"The key form of discourse in postmodernism is the collage or montage... both producers and consumers of the artifact participate in its meaning generation... The montage is vulnerable to recombinatory meanings which are never fixed and never stable ..." - Burrell (1996, p. 655-656)
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart." - Ben Crenshaw
"The bigger the Web - The smaller the World" - Thomas : http://www.visual-media.be/
"Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning." - Criswell Freeman http://www.worldpath.net/~hiker/quotes.htm

05 May 2006

The Why and How of the All Important Site Map : http://groups.google.com/group/net-gold/browse_thread/thread/84749278ff78c57d/26a196d77f263436?lnk=st&q=1-900-870-6235&rnum=2&hl=en#26a196d77f263436

Illuminating the Path (also available as a 200 page book from IEEE Press for $35) :
Preface (84K PDF)
Executive Summary (346K PDF)
1. Grand Challenges (500K PDF)
2. The Science of Analytical Reasoning (1.9MB PDF)
3. Visual Representations and Interaction Technologies (4.6MB PDF)
4. Data Representations and Transformations (560K PDF)
5. Production, Presentation, and Dissemination (4.3MB PDF)
6. Moving Research into Practice (848K PDF)
7. Positioning for Enduring Success (108K PDF)
Additional Reading (84K PDF)

416 'mapping' links : http://www.programmableweb.com/tag/mapping

Cartogram Gallery : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/projects/Cartogram_Central/gallery.html

Plexagon : http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/plexagon/ is a new modular geometry based on the radial pleating of polygonal plates, and their joining or co-bracing into 3D modules. Via http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/

"lenses" on Visual Thinking : http://www.squidoo.com/communicationnation Via http://www.squidoo.com/Visualthinking/

Generator.x : http://www.generatorx.no/is a conference and exhibition examining the current role of software and generative strategies in art and design. Animation illustrating plexagon formation

Wassily Kandinsky experiments with abstract forms. He believed that abstraction was the “pictorial language of the future”. A visual language, with a defined grammar and syntax, would provide a structure which could support the revelation of particular meta-structures in knowledge visualization. Via http://www.gregjudelman.com/media/judelmanThesis2004.pdf
map - show patterns, not data
optimize - maximize the information to cognitive effort ratio
stabilize - stabilize the informational and operational context
adapt - make the interface coherent with the application
digitalize - push the potential of the digital medium to handle complexity

(Supposedly) interesting presentation style : http://www.identity20.com/media/OSCON2005/ an unique way to use Powerpoint (or the Apple equivalent).

Me, Me, Me… An Artists’ Introduction to Self Promotion : http://www.artquest.org.uk/exhibit/mememe/index.html

Added as "Newest (Technorati?) Link" here : http://www.0009.org/base/tiki-index.php?page=HereGame

"Everything is related to everything else, but closer things are more closely related." - Waldo Tobler
"Art lives through influencing other art, not as the physical residue of an artist's ideas." - Joseph Kosuth, a conceptual artist, whose works are hanging in the Freud Museum.

04 May 2006


A* Pathfinding with a Hexagon Map : http://agdn.netfirms.com/main/html/astar_hex.htm PArt 2 : http://agdn.netfirms.com/main/html/astar_hex2.htm What if you not only want the shortest path, but you want the best way to get there. And the best way might be better than the shortest path.

Google has released a free version of the SketchUp application for creating, viewing, and modifying 3D images
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ Via http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/04/27/77831_HNgooglesketching_1.html?source=rss&url=http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/04/27/77831_HNgooglesketching_1.html

ICA Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments : http://kartoweb.itc.nl/icavis/ Via http://www.icaci.org/ building on a centuries long tradition, cartography is an active participant in fostering fundamental changes in the nature of information representation and how it is used in science, education, and society.

Remixing the web : http://www.clickz.com/experts/brand/sense/article.php/3602261 We're genetically programmed to collect. Hunting and gathering was how our species survived until the emergence of agricultural practices only 12,000 years ago.

(Early) Spatialization Sessions : http://www.geog.uno.edu/~askupin/research/AAG2003/SpatializationPapers.htm

THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN : http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/12/4/103535/463

The area of a regular hexagon is 2.598 s2, where s is the length of a side. Via : http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Hexagon

Hexkit : http://www.kynosarges.de/Hexkit.html “hexagon game construction kit” for turn-based strategy games played on maps that are divided into hexagons.

Just how does a http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&lr=&q=edmonton%20canada&btnG=Search&sa=N&tab=wl search get someone to http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_greatmap_archive.html (? happens once in awhile).

Motivating Learning and Creativity : http://www.aace.org/dl/files/EDMEDIA2004/paper_3016_9564.pdf With Fibonacci, Fractals, and Phi

"Don't seek it, don't want it, don't chase it, don't go after it. Sit silently, doing nothing..." - Tao

03 May 2006

Microsoft Virtual Earth (Beta) : http://preview.local.live.com/ "technology preview" for their windows.live.local site that uses a split frame html browser window to simultaneously display an interactive overview map (aerial photo) and a 360 degree street view.

Mind Map Meeting Presentation : http://mobmus.blogspot.com/2006/04/mind-map-meeting-presentation.html (a total of six submaps in the presentation that branched from here and from the subs) also links to spreadsheets, pdf files, docs and pics ... all included in this one sheet ... http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4019/15/1600/E2.jpg

Google sitemaps (verify Blogspot blogs) : http://consumingexperience.blogspot.com/2006/04/google-sitemaps-verify-blogspot-blogs_27.html - howto.

Visualising Uncertainty in Spatially-Referenced Attribute Data : http://info-nts-12.otago.ac.nz/research/uncertainty/publications/2_Geocomputation_2003.pdf including Hexagonal heptree using a 7-rosette shape. References CARR, D. B., A. R. OLSEN and D. WHITE (1992). “Hexagon Mosaic Maps for Display of Univariate and Bivariate Geographical Data.” Cartography and Geographic Information Systems 19(4): pp. 228-236

Visualization and Navigation in Information Space : https://gcrc.carleton.ca/confluence/display/GCRCWEB/Visualization+and+Navigation+in+Information+Space
PICTORIAL MAPS : http://www-viz.tamu.edu/students/asma/research/examples.html : Abstract cartography with: Selection, Classification, Simplification, Exaggeration, Symbolization

Map Tatoos : http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/04/map_tattoos.html

Cuboctahedron Net : http://www.ul.ie/~cahird/polyhedronmode/cuboctah.htm

Folding Cubeoctahdron : http://dev.origami.com/email/default.asp Via http://www.origami.com/ A simple ring/chain fold : http://dev.origami.com/images_pdf/decoration.pdf , Pyramid Container , ChenHexStar http://dev.origami.com/images_pdf/hexagram.pdf , Intermediate GiftBox : http://dev.origami.com/images_pdf/giftbox.pdf , Six Pointed Star Box , Snowflake , Complex Patterned Tiles , Rose Tesselation ,

Hmmmm.Interesting search :http://www.google.com/search?q=hexagon%20tilemap&hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-08,GGLJ:en&start=10&sa=N made yesterday by Who Owns

Education Through Mosaics : http://www.networkarts.org/mosaics.pdf (or View as HTML )

'Disruptive' Technology ROIs : http://www.informationweek.com/1087/NAtechbubble.jhtml

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." - Diane Ackerman
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot "All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen." - Sidney Lumet

02 May 2006

Honeycomb : http://www.hivegroup.com/cgi-google/handle_google.py (you can see all your results on one screen instead of seeing results one page at a time).

Here are some maps made by Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson, and Jo Walsh (authors of 'Mapping Hacks'): http://www.mappinghacks.com/maps.shtml

xrefer : http://www.xrefer.com/research/index.jsp?term=Godel&map=0&x=0&y=0 new online concept Mapping tool.

Sat00gle : http://hbkr.jp/face/face.html (GoogleMap interface applied to image/hybrid overlays) . Via http://www.fluctuat.net/blog/cartographie (French) cartography / visualization blog.

Tree Visualization :

Web navigation is about moving forward : http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2006/nt-2006-04-02-web-navigation.htm Not.

"The Language of Graphics - A framework for the analysis of syntax and meaning in maps, charts and diagrams" : http://www.yuriweb.com/

Space-Filling Visualizations : http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/papers/158-wattenberg-final3.pdf

East Art Map : http://www.eastartmap.org/ http://www.eastartmap.org/ (wikish)

The Cafe Wall illusion : http://www.sandlotscience.com/Guided_Tours/Tour2/Tour2_7.htm shows how simple movement of black and white squares changes the way you see things. Via http://www.cmsdnet.net/alliance/maggioda/Illusions.htm

The Human Pixel Project : http://www.humanpixelproject.net/ is a collaborative art project.

"People told Columbus the world was flat. He didn't insist it was round... he got in a boat." - 3com ad
"Nothing is more useful to man than those arts which have no utility." - Ovid

01 May 2006

Google has been developing demo visualizations : see Even More Google Photos at http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2006-02-24-n56.html Via http://strange.mcmaster.ca/~grockwel/weblog/notes/cat_visualization.html

Making your own interactive memory map : http://www.madinpursuit.com/Tutorials/MemMap/MemoryMap_1.htm (using Photoshop & ImageReady).

Flickr Search thumbnail presentation : http://www.houserdesign.com/flickr/ and zooomr project http://techcrunch.com/2006/03/11/flickr-has-some-catching-up-to-do/ (what a 17 year old Kristopher Tate can build in 3 months as a side project while working full time at meetro) launched on March 1, 2006.

CountryCode Map : See a HUMONGOUS and READABLE closeup (2.8Mb) Via : http://www.visibone.com/countries/

Map of Jerusalem : http://www.inisrael.com/maps/mapjr.pdf

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium : http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/lecs/ATC-Posters/ATC-F05.pdf of
Berkeley's Center for New Media. Via http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/lecs/

"Noise and elimination of the nonessential"(?) : http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2006/04/noise_and_the_e.html (or not?)

"Cartifact" = geographical artifactual visualization or cartographical
curiosities : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/intro.html

Another prolific mind-mapper: http://steves.blogharbor.com/blog?cmd=search&keywords=map did this book summary http://steves.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/2/19/1772216.html and File Attachment: Skills.pdf (279 KB)

This exhibition : http://www.hosoyaschaefer.com/seedamm_exhibition.htm looks at maps, art and myths (finding new ways to describe the identity of Switzerland) Via http://tecfa.unige.ch/perso/staf/nova/blog/2006/03/16/mapping-swizterland/

Quasi-regular Polyhedra : http://www.ul.ie/~cahird/polyhedronmode/quasi.htm Animated Zoom :

Moonworks - http://www.issuemagazine.com/i8aock.html Kalpakjian’s project and perhaps the most ambitious artwork since Mt. Rushmore and Roden Craterhttp://www.issuemagazine.com/i8artoverview.html

"There is no single face in nature, because every eye that looks upon it, sees it from its own angle." - Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960) Via http://www.ezinearticles.com/?Take-Powerful-Mental-Photographs&id=184928
"Good things in life take time and effort. Great things happen all at once." - ?
"“. . . he and Mr. Snopes were looking at exactly the same thing; it just wasn’t with the same eye.” - Faulkner , Charles Mallison, The Town, Chapter 10 http://www6.semo.edu/cfs/quotes.htm#Perspective
"seeker of truth
follow no path
all paths lead where
truth is here" - e. e. cummings