30 November 2006

Here is ...
Great Map using MapLib facility

The Graph of the Truncated Icosahedron and the Last Letter of Galois (PDF) - View as HTML

http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html : uses Google's "related sites" feature to show what site is connected to each other. Via

You can now embed some NASA map servers into your own Swing apps: http://weblogs.java.net/blog/joshy/archive/2006/10/nasa_maps_in_yo.html using the JXMapViewer component in SwingX-WS.

Maps of European cities : http://www.welcome-2-europe.com/Maps_and_Views.html

Image forming method (US Patent) : http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6022673-description.html (
... shape composed of normal crystal such as cube, octahedron or tetradecahedron and a particle having plate-like shape of hexagon). Issued on February 8, 2000

Center for Knowledge Societies : http://www.cks.in/html/ (Bangalore, India) research and design practice that works in the area of media and technology. It uses variety of innovative social research tools, to understand user needs and practices to fine tune existing products and services and conceptualize altogether new technologies.

A Cartoon Epistemology : http://cns-alumni.bu.edu/~slehar/cartoonepist/cartoonepist.html An informal cartoon presentation of the central epistemological debate between naive realism and representationalism. Via http://cns-alumni.bu.edu/~slehar/

New paradigm of holistic science : holistic science and systems theory ... (the systems approach or 'structuralism' ).

America’s official Tall Ships® : http://tallshipschallenge.wordpress.com/

Multi-step painting tutorial via http://drawn.ca/

The poem "Ithaca" by the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) is recited by Sean Connery :
http://www.engelen.demon.nl/ithaca.htm (1 track CD performed by Vangelis); " ...May there be many summer mornings when, with what pleasure, what joy, you come into harbors seen for the first time...".

"If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse." - Anonymous
“Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business but living.”- B.C. Forbes, founder of Forbes magazine Via http://www.freemaninstitute.com/quotes.htm
"Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness." - Chinese Proverb
"The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato, The Republic. Book II.
"We are all vulnerable to the unexplored." - Talmud
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. "- Alan Alda

29 November 2006

Symmetry, space, stars and C ( PDF) - View as HTML "...most delightful property lies in the inherent charisma which arises from its elegantly simple and highly symmetric structure that is quite unlike any other."

Hex Grids : http://mywebpages.comcast.net/thinlines/hexmaps/index.html

"The Devil’s Graveyards Around the World" : http://www.deepinfo.com/WorldGrid.htm plotted ship and plane disappearances worldwide, focusing attention on 12 areas

MAP OF THE GREAT WALLS AROUND BEIJING : http://www.chinahighlights.com/greatwall/greatwallmap.htm

CrackMap : http://www.chicagocrime.org/types/narcotics/172/ from the freely browsable database of crimes reported in Chicago. Via http://www.urbancartography.com/technology/index.html

IPmap : http://www.oceantomo.com/PDFs/ot300/ot300_grid.pdf ( Ocean Tomo 300™ Patent Index) Member List (by company)

London: A Life in Maps Blog : http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/londoninmaps/ launched as a forum for discussing the exhibition of the same name currently on at the British Library.

9 to 5 Paintings : http://ni9e.com/9to5paintings.php are a visual representation of your daily computing routines (emails, internet browsing, and report writing).

Dia: http://hans.breuer.org/dia/ is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple circuits (also evolving possibiliities to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape). [via DIA Home Page]

Good blogging resources sidebarred : http://anothershellyblog.blogspot.com/

Firefox flaw lets attackers steal passwords Via

Hexxagon ( game played like Othello or Reversi: strategy games) Via

First blog visitor from United Nations, 1st Ave. and 42nd St. NY, NY

Picked up by this 'reblog' reader

Life of Gandhi : video Intro to Non-violence (1946-1947, Part 12 of 14), from the whole 5 hr series.

"If you aren't living on the edge, then you are taking up too much space." - Anonymous
"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true." - William Ralph Inge
"In a time of darkness the eye begins to see." - Theodore Roethke
"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot." - D. H. Lawrence
"If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found." - Unknown

28 November 2006

Information Visualization: Principles, Promise, and Pragmatics ... ( Powerpoint) - View as HTML (Tree Visualization Approaches)

Several Hex-related links

London: A Life in Google Maps : http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/londoninmaps/exhibition.html (virtual exhibition)

Interactive Map of Macroeconomics : http://www.economicswebinstitute.org/essays/is-lm2.htm Via http://thinkingonthemargin.blogspot.com/2006/08/interactive-map-of-macroeconomics.html

Magic Lens Interface Project : http://www2.parc.com/istl/projects/MagicLenses/ (old PARC) Via http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/36025

Build your Site Map online : http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ Also Sitemaps Pal is at http://www.sitemapspal.com/ , and Free Sitemap Generator's at http://www.freesitemapgenerator.com/ .

A complete chapter from the ExtremeTech book, Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth : http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2060427,00.asp (a detailed explanation on building your own community site through Google Maps). Via http://www.allpointsblog.com/archives/2147-.html

Bibliography of Map Projections (comprehensive 200 page pdf)

Google Panoramas : http://www.eznom.net/s5/panoramas/panoramas.php hosts a collection of panoramic virtual reality scenes (on a Google Map interface).

TeaMap : http://www.teamap.com/

Interactive Map of Outland : http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/burningcrusade/townhall/outlandmap.html (NOT using GoogleMaps).

Windows Vista : the good, the bad and the ugly

The Most Insane Pixel Art You'll Ever See... : http://www.lovepixel.idv.tw/ Via

GRID is a program born to make life easier for all who use hexagon maps. Included are some ready settings, but it's easy to create new ones from scratch. Download : Grid (220kb)

Independent Movie Making Lifts The Lid On America's Foreign Policy In The Middle East: Breakdown - Video Excerpts

One way to do a thorough image search

"When imagination is celebrated, innovation thrives." - dwf
"To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." - Mohandas K. Ghandi
"Vegetarian is an old Indian word meaning 'bad hunter'." - Anonymous
"There is less to this than meets the eye." - T. Bankhead
"But what ... is it good for?" - Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, (1968, commenting on the microchip).
"The lack of abundance in one's life is not a cause, but an effect, of other thoughts on the subjects of life, work, and happiness." - TU

27 November 2006

Mapnik : http://mapnik.org/ Toolkit for developing mapping applications. Examples : Vancouver, BC
Oxford, UK

Cartography Workshop : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~sarhaus/UnivChicago/1ndex.html

2learn.ca eLearning provider

A visual/spatial presentation of survey results : http://www.thesurveys.org/

Fibonacci's Life and Times : http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibBio.html

Metamorphosis and Place : Via (Conference)

(#8 of) Ten Most Important Technologies for Humanity : http://downloads.truthpublishing.com/thetenmostimportantemergingtechnologiesforhumanity.zip
Via http://www.truthpublishing.com/Top10tech.html

http://www.answers.com/topic/james-burke-science-historian seems to include all of wikipedia postings +

One of the earliest alternative cartography bloggers : http://www.filterfine.com/links/archives/cartography/index.html gone silent over past year (?).

South Park discussing the important questions raised by the Danish Cartoon controversy in a humorous way : http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/2006/04/cartoon_wars.html

Now side-barred as 'BLOGS+WEBS / CARTOGRAFIAS GLOCALES' : http://cartografiaurbana.blogspot.com/

Very targeted search by someone in Africa(?) accessing the UK version of Google(?) via saix.net

Sony digital camera recall

"A man with an open mind travels on the path of opportunity." - dwf
"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it." - David Starr Jordan
"For you shall walk by faith and not by sight." - II Corinthian 5:7 Via
"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers." - Erich Fromm
"Where there is passion, there is hope." - W. Wolfensberger

24 November 2006

Grid computing 'Mappa mundi' unveiled : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/ppa-gc111506.php

(Hex) Modeling Influenza Viral Dynamics in Tissue (PDF) - View as HTML

Topic Maps for repositories : http://www.gca.org/papers/xmleurope2000/papers/s29-04.html

Geodesic Discrete Global Grid Systems (PDF) - View as HTML

Nintendo WiiSeeker : http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/11/find-nintendo-wii-with-google-maps.html#links (find the closest Wii source with Google Maps). Via Google Maps Mania

How do they accomplish starting a map as a sphere, & then zoom in until they are on a flat map without stretching & distorting the edges? Via

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

Interactive Map of Downtown L.A. : http://dcbid.cartifactmaps.com/

Direction to Makkah : http://www.amislam.com/qiblah.htm

Creative Visualization : Best in Show. Via http://del.icio.us/TomC/infographics

How to make your own hexagon tessellation - some fun

Necker Cube : http://dogfeathers.com/java/necker.html (animated using Java). When a stick cube is drawn in two dimensions, it can be perceived as a three dimensional cube from two different perspectives.

“Second Life is Web 2.0 more than anything else” (Why Second Life Is Stunning) Via

Resistant Maps : http://neural.it/projects/rm/ artistic actions in the interconnected urban territory' looks to cartography, that medium long problematized by postmodern scholars, for answers to questions about shifting balances of agency. Taking as its premise the idea that the 'representation of territory holds a historical role in the privileges of power,' participants will consider the role of psychogeography, new locative media devices, and other means of redrawing lines in reclaiming contested space.

The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index represents a diversified portfolio of 300 companies that own the most valuable patents relative to their book value. Via

"When in doubt, dot." : http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/kuspit/kuspit11-10-06.asp

"Natural" and "artificial" fools : http://ise.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/society/fools.html

"Canada" Designs on T-Shirts and Gifts : http://www.cafepress.com/buy/canada?CMP=EMC_20061121canada

"When you have that really big, disruptive, amazing, incredible, world-changing idea, it should not mark the end of your innovation process. Rather, it should mark the beginning." - Jeffrey Baumgartner
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot
"Courage is choosing to go beyond where the eye can see." - dwf
"Art should not be different from life, but an act within life. Like all life, with its accidents and variety and disorder and only momentary beauty." - John Cage
"Now that I have proven that an individual can be world-effective while eschewing either money or political advantage-making, I do my best to discourage others from taking patents, which almost never `pay-off' to the inventor." - R. Buckminister Fuller ( Critical Path p. 149) Via

23 November 2006

MapLib.net : http://www.maplib.net/ turns any image you uploaded as large as 6000*6000 into a custom Google Map and makes it zoomable & draggable; MiddleEarth Map , GroundZero , PhotoMosaic , MosaicXL , FakeMosaic ...
+ Create geographical maps like Google Maps instantly (example)
+ Show large pictures with zoomable and draggable viewing experience (example)
+ Exhibit product pictures with annotations by the owner (example)
+ Share pictures and let visitors represent annotations on them (example)

VISUALIZING RELATIONSHIP NETWORKS : http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs/visrel.php

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa map : http://www.tagzania.com/item/29985 ( Tagzania) The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs of the Pharaonic funeral cult.

Second Life Webmap API : http://secondlife.com/developers/mapapi/ allows you to embed Second Life Maps onto your web pages.

The Vega Science Trust : http://www.vega.org.uk/ An Independent Broadcaster of Informed Scientific Visual and Audio Media

Linked by fellow critical cartographers, space invaders, mapping aficionados, friends and foes of all stripes at the 'counter-cartographies collective' : http://www-dev.ibiblio.org/3cups/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=33 to construct mappings that refigure relations in ways that render alternative worlds; New Cartographies of the Borderlands

MiddleEastMaps Via : http://www.corkpsc.org/db.php?tid=23 ( documents from all points on the ideological spectrum, both Zionist and anti-Zionist). Cartoons

.. one of the most logical shapes for a geometric world would be a truncated icosahedron (soccer ball) or a regular isocahedron (20 sides, all equilateral triangles)... ie; ertainly not an oblate spheroid... Via

oook.info/mt/ (aspires to be a connoisseur of context, a metasource, a serendib).

Manufactured Landscapes : http://www.clubvibes.com/magazine/article.asp?id=2813 (movie)

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Only those who are willing to risk all, will know the true limits of the possible."- dwf
"Fear not the thorns or the sharp stones on life's path." - Kahlil Gibran
"Little else fires up the old turbines of manifestation like gratitude given in advance." - TU
"He conquers who endures." - Persius
"If you chase two rabbits, both will escape." - Chinese Proverb

22 November 2006

Doormat Navigation : http://www.welie.com/patterns/showPattern.php?patternID=doormat (Nothing important is hidden, and all options in the doormat are accessible in one click).

IP Locator Based on Google Maps : http://www.blueforge.org/map/ Via http://www.ajaxprojects.com/ajax/newsdetails.php?itemid=12

Visual Brainstorming Index : http://www.csaimages.com/visual.asp Via http://www.spellboundblog.com/2006/11/21/amazing-visual-tools/

Mapping London : http://www.newstatesman.com/200611200032 Also Peter Barber on “London: A Life in Maps”; More About “London: A Life in Maps”; London: A Life in Maps. Via : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/

Emotional Mapquest : http://scaryparent.blogspot.com/2006/11/emotional-mapquest.html Via http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/11/emotional_mapqu.html


Digital mapping system (patent) : http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20050270311.html
View PDF Images , View patents that cite this patent , Click for automatic bibliography generation

Mulit-media researcher : http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~anup//

Morse Code Generator : via http://www.ablestable.com/resources/tools-hub.html

Searched by someone at ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL, 20 Worchester Center, WORCHESTER MA

Breaking the Law in the West Bank : http://www.peacenow.org.il/site/en/peace.asp?pi=61&fld=191&docid=2024 - The Private Land Report - Nov. 2006 Click here to go to the interactive map.

Hex Astrology : http://www.gaiamind.com/Jerusalem.html

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." - Voltaire
"Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves." - Edward Bach
"The right to be left alone - the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized men." - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
"Being endowed be nature with a sophisticated and subtle disposition, he took pleasure in nothing save in investigating difficult and impossible questions of perspective ..." - said of Italian master Paolo Uccello Via

21 November 2006

Top ten (non-Google) map innovations : http://www.lifehacker.com/software/maps/technophilia-top-ten-nongoogle-map-innovations-211149.php Via http://del.icio.us/ujaval

Billboard Map : http://www.outdooradnet.com/default.aspx (in California). Via

Like : http://www.like.com a visual search engine (in alpha) that allows you to shop visually instead of by keyword. This is a meta-search, with items available from Amazon, Zappos, Lands’ End, and several other merchants.

PostItBoard WPF : http://xamlxaml.com/2006/10/05/postitboard-update-for-net-30-rc1/
add photo http://xamlxaml.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/postitboard_3.jpg

Interactive Media Division Weblog : http://interactive.usc.edu/

Creativity in Exploration: A Quotation Database Approach ( PDF)

Digital map generator and display system : http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5140532.html
(patent) View PDF Images , View patents that cite this patent , Click for automatic bibliography generation

GamesOnGoogleMaps : http://moloko.itc.it/trustmetricswiki/moin.cgi/GamesOnGoogleMaps Via http://www.joystiq.com/2006/04/24/gaming-with-google-maps/

KFC's logo first to be seen from space : http://michaelcastellon.blogspot.com/2006/11/kfcs-logo-first-to-be-seen-from-space.html is not as impressive as natural? Indian with iPod : http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com/2006/11/indian-with-ipod.html

JavaScript Framework : http://mootools.net/ Via http://www.digitalmediaminute.com/article/2299/another-great-javascript-library

Apparently added to this guy's private network : http://del.icio.us/alsaeed

Financials in the LBS Sector : http://lbs.gpsworld.com/gpslbs/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=386132

Muslims Take Cartoon Case to UN’s "Allah" Commission : http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/924

"Judging yourself for what you haven't yet accomplished, is like taking rocket fuel from the rocket so that it might fly higher." - The Universe
"The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts." - Ehrlich's Rule
"... the scientist accepts an existing field of knowledge and seeks to map out the unexplored terrain.” - Daniel Bell
"We're all going down the same road in different directions." - Farber's Third Law

20 November 2006

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps : http://blogs.msdn.com/livesearch/archive/2006/11/15/microsoft-google-yahoo-unite-to-support-sitemaps.aspx See Via

Visual Representation of What’s Popular : http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2006/11/10/visual-representation-of-whats-popular-digg-stacks (Digg Stacks); http://labs.digg.com/stack/ is an evolving graph of what's popular at digg.

(Some time toward the end of this year) FortiusOne : http://www.fortiusone.com/ plans to open a public data repository and social network for data sharing to encourage the creation of dynamic online map mashups that combine multiple data sets. Via http://www.informationweek.com/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=194400701

Internet Map Catalogue : http://www.maps.ethz.ch/map_catalogue-world.html

Crisis in the Middle East : http://truthlaidbear.com/mideastcrisis_map.php Mapping the Conflict

HexEngine ('99) is a set of classes designed to easily implement hex-based map> graphics in a game program (or whatever use you might find for such> graphics). Via


U.S Army Divisions in Word War II : http://www.historyshots.com/usarmy/ Maps of the Formation, Expansion and Campaign History (of all 91 divisions of the U.S. Army Ground Forces from 1939 to 1945). Via http://del.icio.us/ssn/maps

Conference on Spatial Information Theory : http://www.cosit.info/ (scheduled for Melbourne, Australia, September 19-23, 2007)


Crack heads : http://www.crackfound.com/engine.cgi?text=pro&pass=2670

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." - Calvin Coolidge, 1872- 1933, 30th President of the US
"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well." - Antione de Saint Exupery
"An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war." - Mark Twain
“The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.” - Igor Sikorsky
"It is not enough to aim; you must hit." - Italian Proverb
"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. " - John Mason Brown

17 November 2006

GIS Day : http://www.gisday.com/

MapShop: http://www.murrayhudson.com/maps2.pdf View as HTML

A Tight Polyhedral Immersion of the Twisted Surface of Euler ... : http://www.math.union.edu/~dpvc/papers/1998-08.Topology/Tight2.pdf (PDF) - View as HTML

World's maps on polyhedra nets : http://torina.fe.uni-lj.si/~izidor/CuriousMaps/Curious.html

Effective little visual index above the map : http://www.interkriti.org/map6.htm Via http://www.mepa.org.mt/Census/links.htm#interactive

InfoGraphic : http://utangente.free.fr/2003/governingbynetworks.pdf Via http://utangente.free.fr/index2.html

Introduction to Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics : http://brain.cc.kogakuin.ac.jp/~kanamaru/Chaos/e/ Try Bifurcation of Logistic map . Fractal Basin Boundary , Standard Map ...

The Whole Visualization Toolkit FAQ : http://public.kitware.com/cgi-bin/vtkfaq?req=all ('vtk' is a software system for 3D Computer Graphics).

Hexagonal texels : http://intepid.com/2005-01-24/15.22/ (or hexels).

Mine : http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=map&domains=http%3A%2F%2F3quarksdaily.blogs.com&sitesearch=http%3A%2F%2F3quarksdaily.blogs.com

To lead innovation, think like an artist : http://www.cio.com/archive/101506/inspired.html
Artists routinely say their best ideas seem to come from outside of themselves; what they do is give form to those ideas through whatever medium they are working in, be it painting, sculpture, dance, music, film or literature.

(Book) Maps of Meaning : http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~peterson/mom.htm#Book The Architecture of Belief (Routledge, 1999) Description and Reviews.

Origami hub : http://www.wannalearn.com/Crafts_and_Hobbies/Origami/

The Last Man Who Knew Everything : http://www.newstatesman.com/Books/200611130051 Via http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/2006/11/the_last_man_wh.html

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." - Arnold Glasow
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Chaos Theory; the science of process rather than state, of becoming rather than being." - James Gleick, American science writer
"Most prayers are over "how dreams will come true," instead of what people really want." - The Universe
"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

16 November 2006

Photosynth Technology Preview : http://labs.live.com/photosynth/default.html takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next. Via http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127812-c,webservices/article.html

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/milestone/ An illustrated chronology of innovations.

A Map of Sacred Stories of the Ancient World : http://www.hinduwisdom.info/Sacred_Stories.pdf Via http://www.hinduwisdom.info/Hindu_Cosmology.htm

Weblog about the '05 Malofiej Infographics Workshop and Conference : http://malofiej.blogspot.com/ "You Don´t Have to Draw to Be Good".

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

Different search results presentation : http://www.google.com/ie?q=google+earth+russell+smith+road&hl=en&lr=&start=330&sa=N

Google Maps adds "Click-to-call" : http://juberti.blogspot.com/2006/11/google-maps-adds-click-to-call.html

THE 21st CENTURY IN PICTURES : http://stateoftheworld.reuters.com/?src=mid_sotw_home

Famous Last Words : http://www.digital-karma.org/culture/quotes/famous-peoples-last-words

Why They Hate US : http://whytheyhate.us/

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb
"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." - ?
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"Speak the truth, but leave immediately after." - Slovenian Proverb
"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." - Frank Tibolt
"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - D.H. Lawrence

15 November 2006

Map Morphing : http://www.edgelab.ca/r_mapMorphing Using both blending and distortion, the maps appear to merge into one another. This allows the user to directly visualize how the two maps diverge from one another in their presentation. Via http://flame.cs.dal.ca/~reilly/

Click 'Polygon - add Hexagon' : http://www.wingo.com/gmaps/index.html (also displays zoom level and lat/long).

Interactive Mecca Satellite Map : http://www.sacred-destinations.com/saudi-arabia/mecca-satellite-map.htm The white structure that can be seen in Mecca is the huge Holy Mosque.

Folk Festival Map : http://www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca/id8.htm

Between the oldest and the most modern incarnation of the printed atlas there are 500 years of mapping history filled with debate over how to represent the world; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5413010.stm

Map Comparison : http://www.kickdesign.com/mapcomparison/pages/2_LOWERMANHATTANCOMPAR.htm (side-by-side)

Tree Of Life web sitemap : http://www.ladyada.net/

Another map-related RSS reader? : http://www.svgx.org/cartography/

Visual Media Online Exhibitions : http://www.visual-media.eu/exhibition.html

State of the Blogosphere : http://technorati.com/weblog/2006/11/161.html

No Hexagonal Wave around Saturns Southern Pole (PDF) - HTML-Version

Funnies : http://strippette.blogspot.com/

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain
"Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh." - Philip Dormer Stanhope 1694–1773, Earl of Chesterfield.
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao-tzu Via
"After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done." - Author Unknown
"What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. " - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900-1944, poet, inventor, aviator Via

14 November 2006

THREE DIMENSIONAL INTERACTIVE PICTORIAL MAPS : https://txspace.tamu.edu/bitstream/1969.1/1571/1/etd-tamu-2004C-VIZA-Naz.pdf PDF- Version HTML

(CSS/DOM-based) Draggable Magnifiers : http://persistent.info/archives/2004/05/08/magnifier (This follow-up may be worthwhile reading as well. ) Example Another one with code : http://valid.tjp.hu/zoom/index_en.html and another demo http://crockford.com/ynh/demo3.html (using round lens).

Building and Applying Geographical Information System Grids : http://complexity.ucs.indiana.edu/~asayar/gisgrids/docs/publications/GISGrids_Concurrency-MEP (File Format: Microsoft Word) - View as HTML

Facsimile Project for historical maps : The Israel-Lebanon Conflict in Google Earth 2 comments [+]

Create a gif animation from uploaded pictures : http://gickr.com/upload_files or Get images from Flickr

Garmin LBS Toolkit : http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=15778&trv=1 a flexible location-based service platform that incorporates Garmin's navigation API, local search, real-time content delivery services and mobile advertising delivery services.

A Strategic Plan for the International Cartographic Association : http://www.icaci.org/en/ICA_Strategic_Plan_2003-08-16.pdf (PDF) - View as HTML , a SWOT analysis.

The Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers : http://www.longleaf.net/ggrow/WriteVisual/WriteVisual.html

Virtual 'Artist in Residence' opportunity : http://arsvirtua.com/residence.html

A quick overview : http://money.cnn.com/data/sectors/techstocks/

Political Cartoons of the week : http://home.comcast.net/~garyfoss3/opedreview.htm

Collage show : http://home.earthlink.net/~ibid4/album/index.html

"Every man dies. Not every man truly lives." - Braveheart (William Wallace, 1270 -1305) the great Scottish hero.
"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess." - Walt Disney
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)
"The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say." - William Shakespeare (King Lear)
"Fortune favors the bold." - Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro:70 BC - 19 BC), Latin Poet

13 November 2006

MemoryMap : http://flickr.com/photos/bishoff/32809168/in/pool-memorymaps/ Example roll-over annotations.

How To Make A Map : http://evs-islands.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-to-make-map-image-to-map-repost.html - Image to Map

mkhexgrid : http://www.nomic.net/~uckelman/mkhexgrid/ A fully-configurable hex grid generator (the source code may be downloaded).

'fractal map' finds at Free Downloads Center : http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/fractal-map.html

Vanished Palestinian Villages in Google Earth : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/310630/an//page/0/vc/1 interesting article about vanished palestininan villages commented in Google Earth : http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274796,00.html . Via Ogle Earth and GE Blog links and http://appdomains.slashgeo.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/17/1338215

Watch the sun rise and set all over the world : http://www.die.net/earth/ on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight, darkness, and cloud cover based on current weather satellite data.

Gamers discuss 'Hexagon maps' : http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?t=205009

Firefox Extension Roundup : http://www.lifehacker.com/software/firefox-extensions/firefox-extension-roundup-213046.php

Review this search

Comparison of Blogger image upload looks;
HexTile4UPprint <-------this is how fickr html uploads a graphic

... while his is what Blogger 'Image Insert' produces --------------------->

Map Gown : http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/images/aria/ng/z/ng-2000-5.z

Visual Communication: Images with Messages (Paul Martin Lester's book);
sense, select, and perceive light eye, retina, and the brainvisual cues: color, form, depth, and movement visual theories visual persuasion media stereotypes visual analysis perspectives typography graphic design informational graphics cartoonsphotography motion pictures television and video computers world wide web the more you know; the more you see

"I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race." - Bertrand Russell, Education and the Social Order
"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish." - Jean De La Fontaine
"We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey." - John Hope Franklin
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt

10 November 2006

A Simple Custom Map : http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/custommap.htm (you first need to create a set of 256*256 tiles), other steps are well described in The Mapki

The difference between fractal and space dimensions : http://pros.orange.fr/quatuor/english/fractal_21.htm

Zamzar: http://www.zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php supports conversion between a wide variety of different file formats (currently stores converted files for a 24 hour period, within which you download).

GasPrice Map " : http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx and here for Canada prices.

London Underground geographic maps : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/London_Underground_geographic_maps

See Web Map Service (WMS) site listings in the catalog : http://www.wms-sites.com/catalog (by following links to individual layers, you can see those layers mapped). Via http://chris.narx.net/

Powerpoint presentations : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyaCwW4Q9Do&eurl= cut the words out !!

Lux Delux Maps & Plugins : http://sillysoft.net/plugins/pictures.php(ordered by user rankings).

Virtual Earth Tile Server (is the backend for local.live.com and it provides capabilities for adding maps to your web site); The row count goes top-down (N-S) and the column count is from left-right (W-E). The number of rows/columns increases as the zoom level increases. It's also important to know what distance each tile represents. this can be calculated to determine meters per pixel.
zoom level / meters per pixel
01 78271.52
02 39135.76
03 19567.88
04 9783.94
05 4891.97
06 2445.98
07 1222.99
08 611.50
09 305.75
10 152.87
11 76.44
12 38.22
13 19.11
14 9.55
15 4.78
16 2.39
17 1.19
18 0.60
19 0.30 Via http://www.viavirtualearth.com/VVE/Articles/WorldWind.ashx

Submitting a Google Sitemaps Does Not Guarantee Indexing : http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/006660.html (typical WebmasterWorld thread)

Theory of the Dérive : http://www.ubu.com/papers/debord_derive.html (Guy Debord) as well as an explanation by thenonist about what Flâneur is all about. Via Moon River

Download fresh political cartoons, gag cartoons, caricatures, graphic art and illustrations by award-winning artists : http://zone.artizans.com

Someone looked very hard for this infographic ? ----->

Test if these could work in side-bar : Save · Via

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." - Epictetus
"Does that fact that each earthly life is so incredibly brief, add to or detract from, its sublime magnificence?" - The Universe
"The reverse side also has a reverse side." - Japanese Proverb
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance." - Socrates
"The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr." -

09 November 2006

"Orienteering" as an information seeking strategy : http://haystack.lcs.mit.edu/papers/chi2004-perfectse.pdf by which users make "small steps...used to narrow in on the target" rather than simply typing words in a search box (paper presented at the CHI 2004 conference). Via http://inquiringlibrarian.blogspot.com/2006/04/orienteering-as-information-seeking.html

The key to free occlusion is splitting the iso-hex cells along the horizontal :

Fractal Map : http://frac.samurajdata.se/index.php3

'The Power Of Hex' is a Map Plug-in for Lux: The Game of Universal Domination : http://sillysoft.net/lux/maps/To%20The%20Power%20Of%20Hex

3-Letter Words Defined : http://www.scrabble.org.au/words/3sdefs.htm

JavaScript : http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jscript5/ The Definitive Guide

GRASS GIS 6.2.0; adds hundreds of new features, support for the latest GIS data formats, and includes new translations for many languages. GRASS includes tools for spatial modeling, visualization of raster and vector data, management and analysis of geospatial data, and the processing of satellite and aerial imagery. Via http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=15705

'The Great Pyramid is located almost at the centre of the land mass of the Earth. ' via FACTS ABOUT THE GREAT PYRAMID : http://www.infinitetechnologies.co.za/articles/thegreatpyramid.html

Examples of live? graphical bugs;

Interesting resource : '"Folk Maps, Cartoon Cartography, and Map Kitsch" in Mercator's World, March/April 2002'

The technique of real-time photo-collaging : http://www.stevekahn.com/photocollages.html requires that the photographer simultaneously compose a larger image that evolves through shooting many related frames.

Side-barred as 'crítica y acción' here : http://hipercroquis.wordpress.com/

"You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life.... So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!" - author unknown
"The dimension that counts for the creative person is the space he creates within himself." - Mark Tobey
"'EXPECTATION' is the sole difference between "have" and "have not." And this, you have total control over." - TU

08 November 2006

Which presidents and political parties were responsible for America's deadliest wars? : http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/american-wars.html
Flash required for viewing this map. Get Flash Get Flash

PICTORIAL MAPS : http://www-viz.tamu.edu/students/asma/research/picmap.html (EXAMPLES); GOAL / PURPOSE, REFERENCES

How GoogleMapBuilder.com works : http://www.googlemapbuilder.com/howitworks.html

Another 'How to do a hex-map?' discussion : http://support.realsoftware.com/listarchives/realbasic-games/2003-09/msg00062.html

Use of dashed lines, paper for Mobile HCI 2006 [pdf] represents Touch-based interactions with dashed lines, and work on ubicomp iconography uses the dashed line to represent borders, or seams. Via http://www.nearfield.org/2006/09/the-dashed-line-in-use

Book History, Sexy Knowledge, and the Challenge of the New Boredom (PDF)

Researchers teach computers how to name images : http://live.psu.edu/story/20538

Great history of visual communications : http://www.a-website.org/design/instructional/diagrams.html

Magic Folding Cube : http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/Lessons/MFC/MFC.html Instructions here too. Or Buy.

Dissection Tiling : http://library.advanced.org/16661/advanced.math/index.html (The frequency of each smaller polygonal piece, that is, how often it occurs in the dissection tiling, must be in proportion to its area.) However Triangles, Squares, and Hexagons all tile the plane without dissection : http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/distile/

The Access Foundation List© : http://www.anova.org/ is liberal in scope, robust in its cataloging, and voluminously linked to other sites that help readers access and study great literature.

Flickr people who've added me to their contact lists : http://www.flickr.com/people/13964815@N00/ and http://www.flickr.com/people/60591845@N00/

So many historical accounts of Dragons! : http://www.anzwers.org/free/livedragons/dragon.htm How come?

Borat trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvQScRuZj9s

"Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone." - Citat
"Words divide. Pictures unite." - http://www.a-website.org/design/pictohistory/pictograms.html
"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde
"Baudelaire loved solitude, but he wanted it in a crowd." - Dickens
"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." - Kahlil Gibran

07 November 2006

Google Acquisitions Mashup : http://www.shmula.com/238/googles-acquisitions-a-timeline

Advanced Visualisation and Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences ... (PDF) - View as HTML

MAKING CAMPAIGN HEXES : http://uk.games-workshop.com/warhammer/hexes/1/ (awesome-looking 3D hex map that can change with each campaign).

CoastLine Fractal Generator Via http://www.math.fau.edu/MLogan/Pattern_Exploration/MainDirections.html

If you’ve wondered how Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! online maps compare but haven’t had time to try them all, you can play with all three at once here; http://www.rockstarapps.com/samples/map-compare/ Via http://www.cyberhobo.net/hobolinks/category/maps/ (Sites that combine online services in a map interface.)

Helpful reply from the Google API Mandebrot guy re; 'make a flat map using google maps custom tiles'.

(Yellow Pages 2.0) MojoPages : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/10/30/yellow_pages_20_mojopages.htm - providing an excellent visual time capsule of the birth of a new web 2.0 start-up.

Simple way of unfolding a piece of paper ( for example a street map ) just by pulling the opposite corners : http://www.u3p.net/fold/pliage_a.htm

RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION GRANTS IN ART+SCIENCE+TECHNOLOGY : http://www.fondation-langlois.org/pdf/e/prog_ind.pdf

Mindmap-ish connection of geo-map fragments : http://www.mlac.it/img_luxflux/n9/drills3qg.jpg ------------->

Generating some blog views : http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/56092

TradeSports : http://www.tradesports.com/ the home of real-time predictions (betting exchange).

The Pakistan mirror (?) : http://www.pkblogs.com/greatmap/ of this blog.

"A GREAT discovery solves a great problem, but there is a grain of discovery in the solution of any problem. Your problem may be modest, but if it challenges your curiosity and brings into play your inventive faculties, and if you solve it by your own means, you may experience the tension and enjoy the triumph of discovery. " - George Polya (1887- 1985)
“The successful man is the average man, focused.” - Unknown
"Never mind the map. We will find the place itself. " - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), The Gilded Age, Part 2
"Things and people are not what we wish them to be, nor what they seem to be. They are what they are." - Epictetus
"... Can you give me a lift?" I said " Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.' ..." - ?

06 November 2006

Animation of London Building Growth in Google Earth : http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2006/10/animation_of_london.html After loading the London buildings file you will be able to see an animation which simulates the buildings being constructed over time (however you MUST have the latest Google Earth 4 beta). It's basically about the Sketchup models rather than cities growing and shrinking, but still very appealing.

Getting Started with the Java 3D API : ( PDF)

Interns Without Borders Map : http://www.frappr.com/internswithoutborders/map

"BIG hex map !" Topic : http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=68843 discussed by Bob in Edmonton

New Google Earth Elections Guide : http://html.wral.com/sh/blogger/2006/10/new-google-earth-elections-guide.html

Why do snow crystals have six arms? : http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/faqs/faqs.htm

Zooming as 'dilatation' (?) Magnification symmetry requires a frame of reference to determine size because zooming in reveals approximately the same shape(s).

Weather icons : http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001o6&topic_id=1 Discussion

A Technology Roadmap : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/webmaster/article.php/3563876 - The Basic Map

Plaiting Instructions : http://www.mindspring.com/~jimvb/starbossmake.htm (weaving to form 3D models)

Massive multiplayer online role playing game : http://www.tibia.com/home/index.php?subtopic=news

The Future Of Art : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/10/27/the_future_of_art.htm - How The Internet Is Reshaping Artists' Universe

Download full-length NHL games : http://video.google.com/nhl.html

Credited " Strange Maps site and was pointed out by the eclectic and prolific Great Map." by http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/ See bottom 0f page for BibliOdyssey by Categories

"There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer." - Quoted in H Eves Return to Mathematical Circles (Boston 1988).
"Look around when you have got your first mushroom or made your first discovery: they grow in clusters. " - http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Quotations/Polya.html
"Two blondes walk into a building.... you'd think at least one of them would have seen it." - ?
"Don't fall for a magic world; We humans got it all; Every one of us Has a heaven inside." - Kate Bush
"Don't be afraid to explore; Without exploration there are no discoveries. Don't be afraid of partial solutions; Without the tentative there is no accomplishment." - Tao

03 November 2006

Experiment using Google maps to provide a novel way of viewing large fractal images : http://www.checkbit.co.uk/fractalmap/ Also AUTOMATIC FRACTAL MAP GENERATOR : http://saw.altervista.org/map/index.html generates map files used by Winfract & Fractint.

(Unlike a simple hierarchical scheme) faceted classification gives the users the ability to find items based on more than one dimension.


CultMap (SF) : http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/10/cultmap_sf.html ... proposing a new mapping project.

Swarm : http://labs.digg.com/swarm/ spontaneously makes mindmap connections on mouse roll-over.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ( UPTO) Search brought a visitor for a couple of minutes (something pending?)

Interesting timeline information

Censorship and Controversy in Contemporary Art : http://www.csa.com/discoveryguides/art/overview.php

HexPop-up : http://www.americanslidechart.com/images/newpopup.gif comprise a pair of parallel and congruent regular hexagons and two rows of congruent isosceles trapezoids (mechanism instantly springs into a 3-dimensional shape when removed from its envelope).

Center for Graphic Facilitation : http://graphicfacilitation.blogs.com/pages/

Indymedia reporter Brad Will was shot and killed while covering the siege in Oaxaca, Mexico last week. This is probably the first death of a citizen journalist during the era of citizen journalism (their passion and faith also keeps them sustainable, at least more so than the prospects of a free t-shirt.)

The Snowflake Method for Writing a Novel : http://www.rsingermanson.com/html/the_snowflake.html

"You can make thick or thin lines, Dotted or blotted lines
Lines going up and lines going down
Hot jagged lines orLines that are cool Lines that go splash right in a pool.
Your line can make a square Or your line can make a round.
Your line can be fast Or slow like a caterpillar Down on the ground.
A line can move you like a swing A line can be most anything." - Leonard Kessler, 'What's in a Line?'

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing." - Pablo Picasso
"The first rule of discovery is to have brains and good luck. The second rule of discovery is to sit tight and wait till you get a bright idea. " - from How to Solve It (Princeton 1945)
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

02 November 2006

Online Hex Map tool for remote client/server Gaming : http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42689

Demonstration for rendering WMS overlays using GoogleMaps V2 (>2.36)... started with code developed by Brian Flood and Kyle Mulka and ended up re-writing most of that class for V2 using code and examples from Mike Williams. Via http://johndeck.blogspot.com/ Demonstration implementing Mercator/Globe

Magnifier : http://www.abf-soft.com/magnifying-tools/manual/magnifier.htm is a magnifying panel that shows the area around cursor in different zooms (the panel can be float or aligned to any side of the screen).

Visualizing Time-Series on Spirals : http://www.dgm.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/pub/spiral.pdf (PDF) - View as HTML

ORIENTEERING & ADVENTURE RUNNING MAPS : http://www.dontgetlost.ca/gho/maps.htm Under development ; http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/4405

Flu Map : http://whiskeyandacigarette.org/rambles/?p=34

Here is a program to generate an image of the Mandelbrot set : http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~mcba/phys2020/notes/mandelbrot.html The Mandelbrot set is a fascinating example of a fractal complexity that can be generated from a very simple equation: z = z*z + c.

Toufee : http://www.toufee.com/ is a web based editor that allows you to create and publish flash movies and presentations online.

Is your blog blocked in India, Pakistan, Iran or China? If Yes then you can still access your blog anytime using inblogs free Blog Gateway http://www.inblogs.net/greatmap/ for mirror? to this one? With http://www.inblogs.net/blogname access your blog anytime - anywhere!

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing." - Pablo Picasso
"I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it." - Errol Flynn, d. October 14, 1959
" When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds -- your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. " - Patanjali (c. 1st to 3rd century before modern era), from Hindu philosophy, a significant contributor to codifying the practice of Yoga
"This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible." - http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Quotations/Polya.html

01 November 2006

Tiled Hexagon Tessellation : Get the Tiled Hexagon Tessellation PDF Document here or the original, slightly more confusing and crease-pattern-filled version, available here. Via http://www.origamitessellations.com/ Origami Tessellations. Also http://www.origamitessellations.com/diagrams/spread-hex-tessellation/ and Images

Developing a thin-client web application (strategy game) that needs a map of a very large geographical area divided into hexagons, called a 'hexmap' : http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t139195-interesting-thinclient-problem.html Discussion

Free online Concept Mapping : http://ctools.msu.edu/ctools/index.html (CTools at Michigan State) you can "preload" the map with the concepts you want and then have your students go to the map and make the map with the concepts you have provided. Via http://learningdigitally.blogspot.com/2005/06/ctools-at-michigan-state-free-online.html

Creating knowledge maps in Virtual Learning Environments (PDF) - View as HTML

Worst Places in the World : http://www.sprol.com/ shows the visual macroscopic effects of the decisions and behavior of our society.

Gallery of Data Visualization : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/bright-ideas.html - Bright Ideas

Mapping and Mysticism : http://www.reciprocality.org/Reciprocality/r0/Day7.html (half-way down) ... Mappers can respond flexibly and are the only people in a position to propose new approaches.

The game of Hex :http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/hex/index.html was invented in 1942 by Danish mathematician Piet Hein (try the game on this Java applet ), and John Nash(?); http://www.mazeworks.com/hex7/about/invent.htm

A circus of art : http://www.themat.org/html/outreach/jim/guffaw-study.html through the eyes of a clown !

The Story of Geographical Discovery by Joseph Jacobs : http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14291 Download this ebook for fr.ee

Adam MindMap : http://www.understandquran.com/pdf/other/adam%20-%20pbuh.jpg to generate interest in the Qur'an. Via http://www.understandquran.com/genint.htm

In control (?) http://www.northcom.mil/ of the (Canadian?) northwest passage? Not.

Local VOIP alternative : http://www.shiftnetworks.com/products-services/index.aspx

خريطه كبيرة
大地图 = GreatMap translated (?)

"If you're still alive, there is always one more thing that you can do." - Laurence Gonzales, National Geographic Adventure'' magazine, Nov. 2003, pg. 92
"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
"The way to grow grand is not to demand. In life's every field you are what you yield." - Piet Hein
"Having a perilous adventure is always better than comatose safety. Always, always, always, always, always.'' - from "Ascending'' by James Alan Gardner, 2001 (paperback ed.)
"First we see the hills in the paintings, then we see the paintings in the hills." - Li Li-Weng (17th Century)