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).

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