28 February 2006

HOW TO Embedded Google Maps : http://www.paulstamatiou.com/2005/12/04/how-to-embedded-google-maps/ (& 26 comments).

Maps Relating to September 11, 2001 and Later Events : http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/wtc.html Via : http://www.uiowa.edu/~commstud/resources/visualsites.html

ProjectMap : http://www.designastronaut.dk/product_innovation/ucd_project.html Interactive: http://www.doggerland.dk/kim/ucd1/ After? : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/GreatMapProject.htm ---------->

The Future of Mapping and Local Search : http://conferences.oreillynet.com/where2006/ (Conference)

Pre-attentive processes (http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/02/18/how_to_provide_instant_focus.htm) are basically independent of the number of distractors placed. It doesn't matter how many of them are present, the time to identify the target is constant and typically below 1/4 of a second... On the contrary, if you get larger times when more distractors are added, the phenomenon is not pre-attentively processed (According to Colin Ware in his book Information Visualization: Perception for Design ).

Spacelike tessellations of tetrahedrons : http://www.pimeson.com/

InfoViz Research summary : http://melody.syr.edu/pzhang/publications/index.cgi#biv Sample thumbshot images at http://vlib.eitan.ac.il/infoviz/index.html?page=Links

Spelling with Flickr : http://metaatem.net/words/greatmap

DREAMING LIKE AN EGYPTIAN : http://www.mossdreams.com/egyptian.htm

Create mathematically correct aesthetic drip paintings online : http://lo-y.domainepublic.net/paintbynumbers/ (by choosing some creative or random numerical values.)

Resources : http://www.peaceposters.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.resources

"Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path." - Jean Anouilh
"Thinking about something all the time, isn't quite the same as visualizing just 5 minutes a day." - TU
"Meandering leads to perfection." - Lao Tzu (http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/walking.htm )
"Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I can move the world." - Archimedes, 287-212 BC

27 February 2006

Visual Metaphors : http://mcel.pacificu.edu/JAHC/JAHCIII3/P-REVIEWS/StaleyIII3.HTML#Anchor-23240 Via Visualization Archive : http://strange.mcmaster.ca/~grockwel/weblog/notes/cat_visualization.html

Headmap new thesis : http://www.headmap.org/index/headmapt/headmaps/headmapn.html

Everest Expedition Map : http://www.directionsmag.com/mapgallery/?MapId=241

Goggle Earth®: http://www.chlf.org/Maps/CHLF%20tour.kmz to download a file that will give you a simulated 3-D tour of northern Israel. Via http://www.chlf.org/Maps/CHLFMaps.htm

Students Wanted! The data visualization research lab (DVRL : http://www.ccom.unh.edu/vislab/index.html is directed by Dr. Colin Ware) has research assistantships available for students interested in doing a PhD in Interactive Visualization Techniques.

Google Base (http://base.google.com/base/about.html) is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content that we'll host and make searchable online. You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base.

FunMaps : http://maplovers.tribe.net/thread/ffcb9247-0c74-4b97-8dc7-dc18f8b7d604#a2108229-763f-4506-84cc-a0807db71a52 on Platial right now to which anyone can add.

Interest in tesselated tiling is relevant to Google's use of panning tiles : http://plus.maths.org/issue10/features/topology/index.html (and vice versa?)

The Web Gallery of Art : http://www.wga.hu/index1.html is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 14.500 reproductions.

'Learning to Think Spatially' (http://fermat.nap.edu/catalog/11019.html ) examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum.

"Explain to me why you wanted to commit a suicide bombing in Israel." : http://thatsketch.blogspot.com/

Forgotten? Cartoons : http://cagle.msnbc.com/news/9-11Anniversary2003/main.asp

How did he get from (Referring Page URL:) http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Edmonton&hl=en to here http://greatmap.blogspot.com/ ?

"Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors….Only a sailor can set them straight." - John Ralston Saul, 'Voltaire's Bastards'.
"The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." - From the Go -Between
"I believe that revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new life forms." - M. Gorbachev
"Everything of importance has been said by someone who didn't invent it." - Alfred North Whitehead
"The East contemplated the forest the West counted the trees…the mind that knows that trees and the forest is a new mind." - Marilyn Ferguson
"Good walking leaves no track behind it." - Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching
"Oh YEAH? Well just WHO sez I only have the attention span of...... oh LOOK... a pretty butterfly !!" - ?

24 February 2006

Innovative interfaces based on SphereXP three-dimensional desktop : http://www.spheresite.com/ All objects are situated around the user. He can easily turn around and manipulate with them. You can bring them closer to the view port or send them back. Via : http://pcbuyersguide.co.za/printthread.php?t=175&pp=40

Skype + Google Maps = SKmap : http://www.webpronews.com/blogtalk/blogtalk/wpn-58-20060216SkypeGoogleMapsSKmap.html

Mapping Interface (The Murals of Winnipeg : http://www.themuralsofwinnipeg.com/Mpages/index.php) : http://www.themuralsofwinnipeg.com/Mpages/indexMuralsMap.php

Hexagonal Grids : http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html#hex There are two ways of rendering the grid (flat-side up and point up). Each of these presents a different algorithm and a solution to the point hit test problem. If the flat-side-up orientation is chosen, you will actually end up with fewer hexes visible on the screen at a time. (Via Hexagonal Coordinates, Distances, and Angles : http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/Articles/Hexagon1.html ).

Geography of Seinfeld : http://www.stolasgeospatial.com/seinfeld.htm

Topic Map cartography: processing complex systems into elegant intelligibility...: http://www.infoloom.com/pipermail/topicmapmail/2001q2/000440.html (discussion).

Integrated Zoom/Color/Spin/Mix & Match : http://www.scene7.com/demos/retail/integrated_viewer.asp (Flash) Image Sizing , Graphical Effects , Layering ... Via http://www.scene7.com/demos/index.asp

"Users on del.icio.us who give meaningful tags to helpful/timely URLs (as evidenced by others subsequently doing the same) will be rewarded with higher CollaborativeRank, : http://collabrank.org/?cmd=search&query=map (which means that their tagging will have greater influence on this search engine’s rankings.")

Collaborative mapping troubleshooting : http://gallery.menalto.com/node/32642?from=1450&comments_per_page=50

Guided Navigation will play an increasingly large role in the future of search, and Endeca (http://endeca.com/resources/pdf/Endeca_Technical_Overview.pdf ) is holding the key. —"Beyond Googling," William Quist, AlwaysOn, April 20, 2005 http://endeca.com/partners/partner_directory.html

Real-space optical illusions : http://www.2loop.com/3drooms.html

Online art mag : http://www.digicult.it/digimag_eng/index.html

Top 10 Advantages of ADD in a High Tech Career : http://adultaddstrengths.com/2006/02/09/top-10-advantages-of-add-in-a-high-tech-career/

"A man was journeying up a mountain. He looked around and saw others going a different way, even a different direction. "Fools!" he thought, "They are going the wrong way." The man kept journeying until,Years later, he reached the top---It was a very high mountain. And then, he saw Those other Fools. They were on top of the mountain too." - Tao
"From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing." - Jean de LaFontaine
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright
"Wherever a new disagreement emerges, so does new hope for enlightenment, on both sides of the fence. " - The Universe
"Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
"The only usefulness of a map or a language depends on the similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map-languages." - Alfred Korzybski (1879 - 1950) Polish-US scientist; Science and Sanity, p. 61.

23 February 2006

Google versus Yahoo -- Comparing the Map APIs : http://www.enterprisej2me.com/blog/java/?postid=155

Restricted Zones Map : http://www.zone-interdite.net/level_01/

Cartography Shop : http://cartographyshop.thegamecreators.com/ from The Game Creators. ("They had a demo to tryout . Even with a $60 price tag, it is the best entry level game map editor available.") Via http://www.binhqx.com/archives/2005/12/cool_map_making.html

All time most popular tags : http://flickr.com/photos/tags/

Making Maps : http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1593852002/ref=sib_dp_pt/103-3818525-0357457 Online pdf exerpts : What is a Map? , Why are you Making your Map? , Mappable Data , Map Making Tools , Geographic Framework , Map Layout , Intellectual and Visual Hierarchies , Map Generalization and Classification , Map Symbolization , Type on Maps , Color on Maps , Finishing your MapIndex

PRESENTING THE GLOBE WITH A REGULAR POLYHEDRON : http://www.datamap-bg.com/conference_cd/pdf/40_328_Valev.pdf

zoom Attribute zoom Property : http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/properties/zoom.asp HTML and CSS > HTML and DHTML Reference > Properties

Pxn8 : http://www.pxn8.com/ is a free online image editor with a user interface developed with standard web technologies. No software needs to be downloaded or installed to use Pxn8.

Map Galleries : http://www.digitalgrove.net/Links.htm#Galleries (until mid '06?) or http://www.ruraltech.org/gis/map_info/index.asp

Web Design patterns : http://www.welie.com/patterns/index.html "Navigation": · Bread crumbs· Directory· Doormat Navigation· Double tab· Faceted Navigation· Fly-out Menu· Header-less Menu· Icon Menu· Image Browser· Main Navigation· Map Navigator· Meta Navigation· Minesweeping· Overlay Menu· Repeated Menu· Retractable Menu· Scrolling Menu· Shortcut Box· Split Navigation· Teaser Menu· Trail Menu

Collage artists' galleries : http://annuaire.artcolle.com/perso-213117.htm such as http://pierrejeanvaret.artducollage.com/gallery-23917.htm#

Profile of a small mapping business : http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_13_26/ai_n6015026

Picture puzzles : http://www.puzzlepress.co.uk/picture.php (Examples)

"Men must be taught as if you taught them not
And things new proposed as things forgot." - Alexander Pope (Essay on Criticism)
"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed." - Benjamin Franklin
"And when he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind." - Thomas a Kempis
"The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men." - Joaquin Miller (pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller)

"Turn away from the predictable, clichéd, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is greatest. Trust the quiet, find the stillness, feel the calm. Then, steadily, think, speak and move as if you were led. Behave as if your vision were clear. Anticipate the emotional rush that will come with your triumph. And as if by magic, as you raise your pen to write, you'll find the words have already been summoned, flooded in light that was there all along, in a world that had just as anxiously anticipated your arrival. " - The Universe

22 February 2006

"The Sopranos" Map: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/20/technology/20google.html?_r=1&oref=slogin created an interactive map of New Jersey, using satellite maps from Google, and have highlighted important points of the most recent season's storyline. The map has about 15 icons in specific areas where scenes took place. When the user clicks on an icon, the scene plays in a pop-up window, which also supplies a description and a list of characters. Via http://gada.be/d/map

Animated Icons : http://www.utikonyv.hu/0-release-2/objektum.php?nyelv=2&id=104&sablon=117 (not Flash?)

Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications : http://spaces.msn.com/cormen/Blog/cns!D12CCF9F6E743DCD!118.entry and AJAX Overview : http://mcsisra.blogspot.com/2006/02/ajax-introduction-ajax-acronym-for.html

Beginners Guide to Pathfinding Algorithms : http://ai-depot.com/Tutorial/PathFinding.html

The REAL creators of the GoogleMap technology (?) : http://www.bernhardseefeld.ch/archives/000099.html

Historical and Thematic Maps - History - World History & Concepts : http://encarta.msn.com/mediacenter_6.2.8/World_History_Concepts.html#tcsel

By 2010, the click-to-call ad market could be worth substantial money to the search advertising industry : http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/topnews/wpn-60-20060221ClickToCallMayRingUp37Billion.html (Little phone icons next to advertisements offer users a chance to click-to-call a business that is paying for that sponsored link. Upon receiving the phone contact information from the user, the advertiser contacts the interested party).

Game Atlas Project : http://maps.eq2interface.com/index.php?action=maptutorial

'Maps, We Don't Need Stinking Maps!' : http://choppermurman.blogspot.com/2006/02/maps-we-dont-need-stinking-maps.html (but we need GPS?)

When is a list not a list? When it's a map : http://personalhyperspace.blogspot.com/2005/10/when-is-list-not-list-when-its-map.html I always thought that a site map was a misnomer for what is simply a list of pages in a Web site. Via http://personalhyperspace.blogspot.com/2005/10/when-is-list-not-list-when-its-map.html

"You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself." - Buddha
"That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy." - Thomas Carlyle
"Theory provides the maps that turn an uncoordinated set of experiments or computer simulations into a cumulative exploration. " - David Goldberg
"Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality." - Henri-Frédéric Amiel
"The poet is a brother speaking to a brother of “a moment of their other lives”—a moment that had been buried beneath the dust of the busy world." - Edith Sitwell
"The path of duty lies in what is near at hand, but men seek for it in what is remote." - Proverb

21 February 2006

EmotionMap : http://www.emotionmap.net/ If you have Google Earth then you can just open the Greenwich Emotion Map Network Link . Via http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2006/02/emotion_map_in.html

Mashup Camp : http://www.mashupcamp.com/index.cgi?ProposedSessions (ProposedSessions ).

Mapping the Global Digital Divide : http://maps.maplecroft.com/loadmap?template=map&issueID=17

4D Cities Project : http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/projects/4d-cities/dhtml/html/05Fall-Planes.html

The Concept Mapping Homepage : http://users.edte.utwente.nl/lanzing/cm_home.htm Via http://www.newhorizons.org/strategies/graphic_tools/front_graphictools.htm

XMLHttpRequest Object Properties : http://developer.apple.com/internet/webcontent/xmlhttpreq.html

The Basic Principles of Cartography : http://pages.towson.edu/mroberge/EGIS/Basic%20Cartography.htm

Disputed Areas : http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_701509043_1/Disputed_Areas.html#S1

Timeline of Western Philosophers : http://www.answers.com/topic/timeline-of-western-philosophers

First Tag attempt: (To technorati? http://technorati.com/tag/map)

Micro-Publishing Example : http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000614.php Cool Tools 2003.1 PDF version 146 pages, 24mb $3.50Available via Pay Pal . Halfway between a book and a website, PDF digital books are pioneering a third way. With this Cool Tools PDF you get several things the printed version does not have (but the web does): an index, clickable active hyperlinks in the text, and glorious full-color.

Never would have thought that this format would work : http://www.rwild@1-900-870-6235.com/

All the Winter Games Google logos on one page : http://www.google.com/doodle11.html

The Noble Eightfold Path is the guide to the attainment of liberation (in Buddhism);
Wisdom (Pañña)
1. Right understanding (samma ditthi)2. Right thinking (samma sankappa)
Ethical Conduct (Sila)
3. Right speech (samma vaca)4. Right action (samma kammanta)5. Right livelihood (samma ajiva)
Concentration (Samadhi)
6. Right effort (samma vayama)7. Right mindfulness (samma sati)8. Right collectedness (samma samadhi)
(... The Path can be explored in such great detail that one could get lost in digressions. )

"Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day." - R.W. Emerson
“A good map is both a useful tool and a magic carpet to far away places.” - http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/map/4.html
"The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results." - Walter Lippmann
"Eleven persons take eleven paths." - Proverb
"There isn't anything you can't map." -Denis Wood

20 February 2006

TOP 100 MAP SITES AND MAP COLLECTIONS : http://www.top100map.com/

Mapping Software from Corda.com : http://www.corda.com/lpage/mapping_software.html Via http://technologyfaqs.blogspot.com/2005/08/mapping-software-putting-data.html

"Benefits of Information Cartography":
+ Accelerated comprehension of extremely complex systems
+ Clear, concise communication and presentation of difficult issues
+ Holds multiple perspectives for exploration and comparison
+ Access to "just in time" information
+ Supports effective and efficient resolution of conflict
+ Enhanced collaboration and teamwork
+ Increases efficiency with fewer meetings (Via http://www.viewcraft.com/infocartography.html 'works with clients to develop a bird's eye view of the system they are working within.')

Information Visualisation Tutorial : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~marting/parCoord/Information%20Visualisation%20Tutorial1.htm

Visualization of Search Results from the World Wide Web : http://deposit.ddb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?idn=963765795&dok_var=d1&dok_ext=pdf&filename=963765795.pdf

Gestalt Laws of Visual Organization ; What determines whether something is seen as figure or ground?
Meaning: does this have shape?
Closedness: closed areas becomes figure
Area: smaller area usually is figure
Proximity: close together features are grouped as figure
Continuity: continuous features become figure
Texture: detail enhances figure
Contrast: difference from surroundings enhances figure (Via http://www.gis.unbc.ca/courses/geog205/lectures/ancillaryinfo/index.php)

Young achiever maps Samoan local knowledge : http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=7223

Map Links : http://www.searchingformaps.com/maps/

The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies. ISEA2006 Symposium : http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/ will be held August 5-13, 2006, in San Jose, California.

A map "lens" : http://www.squidoo.com/Mapsandmapping/ to Flickr'd imagery.

ART MOVEMENTS : http://www.e-fineart.com/art_movements.html (definitions).

(The story of the 1:1 map) From Sylvie and Bruno Concluded: The Man in the Moon by Lewis Carroll is actually a rehacking of 'Travels of Praiseworthy Men' by J.A. Suarez Miranda, which is cited as the basis for Jorge Luis Borges’s 'Of Exactitude in Science: A Universal History of Infamy '(1972). The latter, in turn, served as inspiration for Jean Baudrillard’s The Precession of Simulacra. Via http://angermann2.com/103

"Maps of the Imagination : The Writer as Cartographer " : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159534005X/qid=1100053291/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3818525-0357457?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 (Hardcover) by Peter Turchi (great book).

INUKSHUK links : http://www.spirasolaris.ca/index.html#INUKSHUK

"When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to." - Carlos Castaneda
'Positive images of the future are a powerful and magnetic force... They draw us on and energize us, give us courage and will to take on important initiatives. Negative images of the future also have a magnetism. They pull the spirit downward in the path of despair." - William James
"Maps are for communicating meaning, and for conducting analysis." –Timothy Nyerges
"Things are always least interesting when they're most clear, when everybody understands what's going on." - Brian Eno
"I can answer the question, but am I bright enough to ask it?" — James Lee Byars, founder, The World Question Center

17 February 2006

How does Google Earth work? : http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060213/full/060213-7.html As you zoom in, the computer explodes each tile into smaller sub-tiles, each with higher resolution, and re-forms the polygon into a ball. ...

Great Manifold IMS example : http://gis.nees.cornell.edu/katrina/default.asp (live online).

Landmarker: http://markpasc.org/weblog/2005/05/28/landmarker_or_so_youd_like_to_make_an_ajax_map (or : 'So you'd like to make an Ajax map?')

Filter Banks for Images on Hexagonal Grid : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/Tech/hexim1.htm "Images are usually sampled on a Square Lattice but a Hexagon Lattice has several important advantages...".

These C# routines http://supware.net/?google_mapping were created by analyzing Google's own obfuscated javascript libraries.

"Best Cities for Black Families" Map : http://www.bet.com/News/Archives/bestcitiesforblackfamilies.htm

Classic Web SiteMaps : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/BestSiteMaps.htm

'A phenomenology of cartifacts' : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/intro.html (short essay).

ASCII-O-Matic is a web application that can convert any digital image into an ASCII artwork : http://www.typorganism.com/ (also 'Good news, Bad news', is an animated visual display of current breaking news divided in two opposite groups & 'Visual Composer', a digital timeline music editor that plays your selected notes in sequence).

"... many people now don't have the experience to distinguish between the map and the territory, and may prefer the map." : http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2005/04/post_2.html

The archimedean solids with some hexagonal faces are the truncated tetrahedron, truncated octahedron, truncated icosahedron (of soccer ball and fullerene fame), truncated cuboctahedron and the truncated icosidodecahedron : http://www.factbites.com/topics/Hexagon

Heirloom : "Atlas Maior". By Joan Blaeu, Introduction by Peter van der Krogt Taschen

Mapping Personality Visibility : http://kevan.org/johari?name=choconancy

"With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress." - Ransom K. Ferm
"A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds." - Albert Einstein
"That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence." - Leonard Nimoy
"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." - Thomas Carlyle

16 February 2006

Virtual NYC Tour with Google Maps and Wiki : http://news.com.com/2061-10812_3-6028206.html Also Google Maps , Yahoo! Maps , Mashups of the Day Via http://www.geospatialsemanticweb.com/categories/mapping/

Foreclosure Interactive Map : http://maps.kricar.com/maps/charlotte/2005/fc10.asp (NC) Via http://www.j-lab.org/cool_pers.shtml

Incorporating database in website : http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=94850 (discussion).

Hexagon Kits for Personal Use : http://www.idonresources.com/personalkits.html

MeasureMap finds a home at Google : http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/index.php?p=103

Yahoo Launches UI Blog and Development Libraries : http://emad.fano.us/blog/?p=430
Essays, project reports, technical notes, republished articles, and other materials http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/coordinates/contents.htm of interest to the cartographic community)

Message from Mapnik (http://mapnik.org) developers : http://www.mysociety.org/pipermail/mysociety-maps/2006-February/000086.html posted at http://www.mysociety.org/

Fractals : http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals.htm including naturally occuring ones http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals/cat00009.jpg

Tesselated Gallery : http://library.advanced.org/16661/gather/gallery/index.html

A Visual Poet's blog : http://dbqp.blogspot.com/ and http://vispo.blogspot.com/

Expressing Our Own Concepts of Peace Through Art : http://www.peacejam.org/pages/laureates_mairead/laureates_mairead_Unit1_Ch1.htm

NOT the kind of maps I'm interested in : http://www.maps.org/

A more creative? way http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/IsraelStineFlagS.jpg (Via http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap.htm) to "change the flag(s)" : http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=97520

"Does the world become a less mysterious place when we know more about it? This wonderful compendium of map-making down the centuries suggests that it does not: that every generation redefines the world around it." - http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/jan/1268401.htm

"Of all the map-makers on the net ... I'm one of them." - RW
"In the universe great acts are made up of small deeds." - Lao Tsu
'Ones vision is not a roadmap but a compass." - Peter Block , Business Philosopher
"Every path breaker has looked foolish, and been humiliated, yet society depends on them utterly... Only those who are willing to risk looking foolish can invent a breakthrough." - Farson and Keyes, 'Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins'

15 February 2006

How to use your own custom map tiles in Google Maps : http://blog.kylemulka.com/?m=200508 here’s the code (function) you need to convert Google tile x, y, and zoom into a suitable WMS URL. Just stick this code in the getTileURL(x, y, zoom) or getOverlayURL(x, y, zoom) functions and tweek some of the parameters to your needs (a follow-up to previous tutorial) .

The World Map of Video Blogs : http://www.vlogmap.org/ aka vlogs, vidcasts and video podcasts.

One of the most exciting features of ($20? for?) Google Earth Plus is the ability to draw polygons and extrude them to form three-dimensional shapes : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/34974/page/0/fpart/all/vc/1 (including a few examples of what's possible )

Experts in "map" tagging : http://collabrank.org/?cmd=search&query=map are 1. guercheLE 7.1, 2. higeorange 7.0, 3. geneboy 6.5, 4. tidesonar02 5.8, 5. yoshimov 5.8, 6. gregoryg 5.4, 7. tangos 5.0, 8. adria 4.8, 9. hustwj 4.8, 10. owrede 4.8 (according to Del.icio.us results).

InfoViz prof's resources : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~marting/links.html

Cartifact Gallery of Jan Smits : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/list.html map images and map-image products (that those in the industry often unfairly refer to as 'map crap').

The mathematical structure of Hexagons : http://www.phobeus.de/hosting/pixelpracht/downloads/hexcoordsTut_e.htm

22 comments about 'Cool uses of Google Maps' : http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/002626.php

What's AdSense & How Does the Publisher Role Work? : http://www.contentbiz.com/sample.cfm?contentID=3183

A Map of "GreatIdeas" : http://palmsprings.citysearch.com/map?mode=geo&id=510028&map_lat=337216&map_lon=-1163925&fid=&cslink= not to be confused with http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/TheGreatIdeas.htm

Cartoons : http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/borgman/ Pulitzer Prize winner syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

Nobel Peace Center : http://nobelprize.org/peace/nobelpeacecenter/index.html

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all." - Edward de Bono
"I hate to advocate art, focus, play, or Wild imagination to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - RW (after Hunter S. Thompson)
"The "paradox" is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality "ought to be."" Richard Feynman
"When you wake up, get up, and when you get up, do something." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

14 February 2006

Preparing ka-Map : http://ka-map.ominiverdi.org/wiki/index.php?PreparingKa-Map

Mapbuilder project status report : http://mapbuilder.sourceforge.net/?q=node/94

The applet begins with a hyperbolic tiling by equilateral right hexagons : http://merganser.math.gvsu.edu/david/reed03/projects/hooper/ (Hex deformation and twist (Java) simulation tool).

Incremental Exploration and Navigation : (3.3 in) http://www.dfki.uni-kl.de/~agne/Kap3.html Full Table of Contents at http://www.lirmm.fr/~melancon/InfoVisu/Publications/StarGraphVisuInInfoVis.html

Knowledge Audits : http://www.knowledge-generation.com/services/knowledge_audits.html Do you 'know what you know'?

History resources : http://www.historylink.org/more_links/LinkOrama.cfm#War

Best Map Stuff on the Web : http://www.mapville.com/

Lattices and packing : http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/icl/heyes/structure_of_solids/Lecture1/Lec1.html#anchor4

Lewis W. Hine : http://www.geh.org/fm/lwhprints/htmlsrc2/hinekit_sld00001.html (Selected photographs)

"Maps. Somehow, they will never become merely functional objects. .. the real allure of maps is that they represent images of elsewhere. For generations, cartographers were the true explorers, and maps were highly prized objects, because they contained such valuable and hard-won information." - http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/jan/1268401.htm

"To envision informaton-and what bright and splendid visions can result-is to work at the intersection of image, word, number, art." - Edward R. Tufte
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it." - Henry David Thoreau in Walden http://www.quotationspage.com/special.php3?file=w980809
"First they told us the world was flat. Then they told us it was round. Now they are telling us it isn't even there!" - Irving Oyle

13 February 2006

AddMap : http://www.addmap.com/scripts/MapPage.php?IM=2&ZF=2&ST=3&CC=19&MX=-87.878107&MY=41.165341 Don't read your Address Searches, Visualize them.

Integrating AJAX Approach into GIS Visualization Web Services : http://grids.ucs.indiana.edu/ptliupages/publications/146-780320544.pdf

Treasure map - visual goal setting : http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/occupationaladventure/2004/06/treasure_map_vi.html

HexMap examples : http://www.imagineimage.org/scenarioviewer/combined.index.html Via http://www.imagineimage.org/thehexgridpaperfactory.htm

GUIDE TO MAP SCALE : http://www.awesomescales.info/map-scale/

Mapping Social and Cultural Space: http://ca80.lehman.cuny.edu/gallery/talkback/issue3/gallery/walsh1.html

In+ersec+ion for Spatial People : http://slashgeo.org/hof.shtml

Anyone can draw a map : http://www.test.org.uk/archives/002393.html - why innovation is neither Radial nor Cartesian

Dada Typography : http://www.linotype.com/7-31-7-12586/dadatypography.html?PHPSESSID=21e8f2dc969f6ec57b2e925d8ca67c08

Indian Ocean Books, Maps, and Prints : http://www.indianoceanbooks.com/maps.htm

Web-based Ouija Board : http://www.cyclismo.org/cgi-bin/spirit.cgi ("witchboard" similar to Hasbro's).

ALGORITHMIC VISUALIZATIONS : http://www.telic.info/ by GEORGE LEGRADY

Meanings and Origins of Phrases, sayings, cliches and quotes : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/index.html

"The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather, or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln." - S. I. Hayakawa (1906-1992) Samuel Ichiey US semanticist, Senator R-Calif 1976-84, pres San Francisco State 1968
“Most people go to their graves with their music still inside them.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Out of the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights." - Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian & philosopher
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It is not possible to fight beyond your strength even if you strive." - Homer

"HERE'S TO THE CRAZY ONES - THE MISFITS, THE REBELS, THE TROUBLEMAKERS. THE ROUND PEG IN THE SQUARE HOLES. THE ONES WHO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY. THEY'RE NOT FOND OF RULES, AND THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE STATUS QUO. YOU CAN QUOTE THEM, DISAGREE WITH THEM, GLORIFY OR VILIFY THEM - ABOUT THE ONLY THING YOU CAN'T DO IS IGNORE THEM. BECAUSE THEY CHANGE THINGS. THEY PUSH THE HUMAN RACE FORWARD. AND WHILE SOME MAY SEE THEM AS THE CRAZY ONES, WE SEE GENIUS - BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES WHO DO." - Apple

10 February 2006

'How far is it?' : http://www.indo.com/distance/index.html calculates the distance between locations (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server. Via http://www.milkandcookies.com/search.php

Stamps : http://craftsrv1.epfl.ch/research/stamps/ Another map annotation tool and research project.

History TimeLine : http://www.euboia.org/history/ (Gantt chart style).

"Dimensionality" links : http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/psyches_links_1page.html#DIMENSIONALITY

Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication : http://commfaculty.fullerton.edu/lester/writings/viscomtheory.html

Hypermedia Berlin : http://www.vectorsjournal.org/index.php?page=7&projectId=60 a series of layered maps of Berlin that not only chronicle the evolution and dissolution of the city's districts, architectural landmarks and boundaries through multiple chronologies, but that also reflect the city through diverging ideological lenses.

Thinking With Hexagons : http://www.idonresources.com/manual.html Turn common square-grid algorithms into hex-grid algorithms : http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html#hex

Thoughts on Ajax/Atlas : http://blogs.imason.com/scott.howlett/archive/2006/02/01/2957.aspx

(Philosophical) 'drawing the line': http://www.ashladle.org/archives/000209.html topic: maps & place (http://www.magpienest.org/scgi-bin/wiki.pl?MapsAndPlace).

J B HARLEY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY : http://www.maphistory.info/harlflws.html

Spatial learning and memory are located in different parts of the brain. The parietal lobe is important in navigation. The hippocampus is critical for navigation, while the prefrontal cortex supports decision-making ability. : http://learn.sahs.uth.tmc.edu/prototype_2002/pdf/Of%20Mars%20Student.pdf.

Interesting mapping endeavour : ORVAÑANOS, Domingo. Ensayo de geografía médica y climatología de la República Mexicana. Atlas. Mexico: Oficina Tip. de la Secretaría de Fomento, 1889. 45 unattributed full-color lithograph maps relating to diet, water, fever, medical conditions (such as deafness). Folio. Palau 206300.

HIERARCHIES AND MORE HIERARCHIES : http://www.enotalone.com/article/4809.html The Foundations of Aristotle's Thought

"My own words are not the medicine, but a prescription; not the destination, but a map to help you reach it." - Lao Tzu (c.604-531 B.C.) Chinese philosopher & mystic, founder of Taoism from The Hua Hu Ching, (30)
"Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern — unseen before, A path to higher destinies." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) American poet from The Ladder of Saint Augustine.
"I delight in photographs. I delight in words. I delight in mixing both to see what happens if they blend." - Minor White, photographer
"Be not simply good; be good for something." - Thoreau
"If error is corrected whenever it is recognized as such, the path of error is the path of truth. " - Hans Reichenbach
"The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning; and whoever can either remove any obstruction in this way, or open up any new prospect, ought, so far, to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind." - David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher & historian

09 February 2006

Feedmarker : Viewing Everyone's sources in the tag 'map' : http://www.feedmarker.com/tags/map a free, Web based RSS/ATOM aggregator and bookmarks manager.

(Not Google but) Tiles : http://www.zoomin.co.nz/ using a modified version of Ka-Map running on Mapserver to draw the maps.

ImaNote - (Image and Map Annotation Notebook) is a web-based multi-user tool that allows you to display a collection of high-resolution images online and add annotations and links in to them : http://imanote.uiah.fi/screen-shots/ You simply mark an area on an image (e.g. a map) and write an annotation related to the point and add a link to the annotation. Via http://imanote.uiah.fi/about/

Visualization of DataSpaces : http://fabdp.fh-potsdam.de/infoviz/repository.html

Top 10 Unsolved Information Visualization Problems : http://www.computer.org/portal/cms_docs_cga/cga/content/Promo/promo2.pdf article by Chaomei Chen . Via http://www.fran.it/blog/

TeamSportsBars.com : http://www.teamsportsbars.com/ developed using the platform ("...a good idea but a very labor intensive data entry project therefore I took the idea a step further blending Web 2.0 features thus empowering the sites visitors tohelp by contributing team sports bars that they know of in their local area"). In developing with Ning, I must admit my knowledge of PHP was essential since the templates that are given to you with a basic roll-out consist of PHP code so I am looking forward to the improvements that Michael Arrington recently reported were in the project pipeline for Ning. When I ran into questions or Ning issues, , Ning Developer Advocate was a huge help with sorting them out. Via http://www.somewhatfrank.com/2006/02/teamsportsbarsc.html

City Maps in Editable Adobe Illustrator Vector Format Layered : http://www.mapresources.com/citymaps.asp

Maps: The Printing Press and a Changing World : http://communication.ucsd.edu/bjones/Books/maps.html

Artistic approaches to cartography : http://chinabone.lth.bclub.org.uk/~saul/docs/texts/crossing_the_line.txt

Partisan perspectives : http://masada2000.org/index.html 'There's No More "Middle" in the Middle East' (?)

Heartfield's Art : http://www.towson.edu/heartfield/art/5.html including The Gallery , The Dada Movement , and Heartfield's Successors . Learn http://www.towson.edu/heartfield/lessons/12.html .

(Online) Flatland : http://www.eldritchpress.org/eaa/FL.HTM

SYMBOL Characters and Glyphs : http://www.w3.org/Math/characters/html/symbol.html chart.
...discussing the GreatMap...
Map Meeting (animated gif) http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/GreatIdeas/MeetingMapAni2.htm ----->

"The world of ideas which it [mathematics] discloses or illuminates, the contemplation of divine beauty and order which it induces, the harmonious connexion of its parts, the infinite hierarchy and absolute evidence of the truths with which it is concerned, these, and such like, are the surest grounds of the title of mathematics to human regard, and would remain unimpeached and unimpaired were the plan of the universe unrolled like a map at our feet, and the mind of man qualified to take in the whole scheme of creation at a glance." - J.J. Sylvester (1814-1897) from Presidential Address to British Association, 1869.

"Art is the path of the creator to his work." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American transc
endentalist philosopher, essayist & lecturer
"There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go." - Tennessee Williams
"If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, 'cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are..." - Cat Stevens (song lyric)
"The hardest part about doing nothing is knowing when to quit. " - ?
"There can be no words without images." - Aristotle
"Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists and stop imagining or seeking anything. The sutras say, "To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss." When you seek nothing, you're on the Path." - Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD-528 AD) Indian Zen Buddhist monk who brought Zen from India to China (c. 520 AD)

08 February 2006

BeenMapped : http://www.beenmapped.com/ Never forget the location of that awesome place again. Bookmark it here for free.

From the Please Explain series (Radio broadcasts) Information on The New York Public Library’s exhibit Treasured Maps: Celebrating The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division Via http://wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/09092005#segment51489?sourceref=rss

Infoviz from a librarian perspective : http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA504640.html

The Art of DeTouch : http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=80590056&url_num=2&url=http://detouch.org/ explores the manipulation of images related to the human form. Drawing photographs from existing online portfolio sites of professional re-touch artists, this application allows a user to explore precisely how the images were altered.

Analysis of John Snow Map : http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow/cartographica39(4)1_14_2004.pdf (of the cholera outbreak in London's Soho district).

Clip art images and photo links : http://www.cryptograff.info/

"William C. Wonders Map Collection" See David L. Jones, Map Librarian, Science & Technology Library 1-26 Cameron Library University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2J8 (780)492-3433 david.jones@ualberta.ca

Cartographic Links :
http://www.csun.edu/~hfgeg003/csg/cartolink.html Cartography Specialty Group Newsletters : http://www.csun.edu/~hfgeg003/csg/newsletters.html

Software for the Imagery Analyst : http://imagery-analyst.com/listsoftware.php

Another artist with a couple of mapping projects : http://www.jenniesavage.co.uk/projecthome/projectshome.htm

Template (?) using Technorati tags in Blogspot : http://surveying-mapping-gis.blogspot.com/

The Cause of Internet and TV Addiction? : http://www.causeof.org/binocular.htm

EyeBeam : http://www.eyebeam.org/production/onlineapp/join_detail.php?program_id=688718%00 project development opportunity.

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use." - Carlos Castaneda (1931-) Cultural anthropologist, author, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
"When you start taking life too seriously, Ron, it becomes more difficult to saunter." - The Universe
"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand." - IRISH BLESSING
"If you are aware that you are creating a piece of art simply by living, then you are treading an unusual path." - Satish Kumar
"If I die I must, let me die drinking in an inn." - Walter Map (c.1140-c.1209) English author and wit, Medieval Welsh ecclesiastic, a favorite of Henry II from De nugis curialium (Courtiers’ triflings), 1182-1192

07 February 2006

Mapnik : http://mapnik.org./ isa free Toolkit for developing mapping applications and making beautiful maps. It is easily extensible and suitable for both desktop and web development. More ... Get source! Installation Guide

MagicCube4D : http://www.superliminal.com/cube/cube.htm especially http://www.plunk.org/~hatch/MagicCube4dApplet/)

Cyber history collection and timeline : http://www.tranquileye.com/cyber/ texts and images that represent the history of the Internet, and in particular what used to be called "'Net culture" or "cyberculture."

The Literary Map of Manhattan : http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/books/20050605_BOOKMAP_GRAPHIC/ Via http://www.nytimes.com/literarymap (for citations to authors, see the expanded listings), and http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/books/review/05RAND01.html?ex=1139461200&en=75a7d8604fa4ec20&ei=5070

AKVIS Enhancer : http://akvis.com/en/enhancer-tutorial/index.php strengthens the difference between adjacent pixels having different color gradations and reveals details within shadowed, overexposed, or mid-tone areas.

Annual International Conference 2006 on 'Global social justice and environmental sustainability' http://www.rgs.org/category.php?Page=ac2006 (30 August - 1st September 2006 at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London ) : Includes http://www.unc.edu/~jpickles/ http://monarch.gsu.edu/jcrampton/
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qxkt0wbautw7;STATUS=A?QRY=%20william%20cartwright&STYPE=ENTIRE
http://www.openstreetmap.org
http://theirwork.org/wiki/index.php?TheirWork DominicaWilliamson and
EmmetConnolly http://www.research.deakin.edu.au/performance/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=turnbda

Imagining Other Dimensions : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/dimensions.html (How about 10-D? )

WAYFINDING IN CYBERSPACE : http://www.interlab.jp/caadria/1998/pdf/83Cheng.pdf Negotiating connections between sites.

Self-Organizing Maps : http://www.english.ucsb.edu/grad/student-pages/jdouglass/coursework/hyperliterature/soms/ A Tourist's Guide to Neural Network (re)Presentation(s).

IEEE InfoViz'05 Interactive Posters : http://infovis.org/infovis/2005/posters.shtml

The Collective Subconscious : http://www.joshspear.com/axs/ax.pl?http://users.design.ucla.edu/%7Ezai/works/2004collectivesubconscious/ is a very interesting installation project at UCLA that "imprints a dynamic collage of reverberating thoughts on public space as people move through it".

AOL search leads to some interesting PeaceMap initiatives including http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap.htm

PeaceMAP - Peace through Music, Art and Poetry is being developed : http://www.uq.edu.au/acpacs/?page=38275&pid=38273 (to establish an identifiable concentration within the conflict resolution field on the central role of creativity and culture in conflict and peacebuilding).

Our cartographic motto: "a strong sense of specificity, even though everything is made up".

"Do not say, 'I follow the one true path of the Spirit,' but rather, 'I have found the Spirit walking on my path', for the Spirit walks on all paths." - Khalil Gibran
"When you focus upon anything at all, it's like a call goes out to every corner of the Universe, summoning ideas, strength, courage, insight, resources, and whatever else is needed to complete the laser beam of your concentration." - The Universe
"My life is my message." - Mahatma Gandhi
"To be is to do." -I. Kant & "To do is to be." -Sartre
"To use a map, you must know where you are." - http://www.lunamorena.net/allquotes.php
"Each entered the forest at a point he, himself, had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American philosopher & naturalist
"When one sees eternity in things that pass away, then one has pure knowledge." - BHAGAVAD GITA
"I must follow in the path he dictated and that was all there was to it." - Martha Cragun
"I have a map of the United States . . . actual size. It says, "Scale: 1 mile = 1 mile" I spent last summer folding it." - Steven Wright (1955-) Canadian comedian

06 February 2006

When is a map not a map? http://homepages.primexplus.com/~ccdavies/oldpages/whenmap2.html Task and language in spatial interpretation with digital map displays

Visual Philosophical Thinking : http://spirals.eternite.com/

Comparison of Path Visualizations : http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~gogo/hive/papers/Zanbaka_TOJCG_2005.pdf and Cognitive Measures Relative to Trave lTechnique in a Virtual Environment.

Mapping your blog mind : http://monkeymagic.net/blog/archives/2004/08/26/mapping_your_blog_mind.html

Stereo Globe : http://www.erbatlas.com/stereo1.shtml ( Just look at the picture and cross your eyes untill there are three images. Now concentrate on focusing on the CENTER image and you will see it in stereo?).

TarzanMap : http://www.erbatlas.com/tarzan3.shtml (maps of the lands described by Edgar Rice Burroughs) Via http://www.erbatlas.com/atlas1.shtml

FetishMap : http://www.deviantdesires.com/map/mappics/map81002.gif

"To examine the geometric structure of the grid, we measured the separation of the peaks in the autocorrelogram. If the unit is an equilateral triangle, the central peak of the autocorrelogram should be surrounded by six equidistant peaks forming the vertices of a regular hexagon." : http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7052/full/nature03721.html analyzes the way-finding brain.

Jefrey Lacson : http://www.joshspear.com/axs/ax.pl?http://www.hybrdz.com/ creates very intricate and interesting collages, digital assemblages, and "3-D constructions".

No need for want of a road map. Listen deep. See the world around you abit slower.(my nerd cap goes on) Like they say in Star Trek Insurrecion : "there are more universes in the here and now than in all the heavens." - http://www.revolvingpaintdream.com/glossolalia.htm

Nautical Signal Flags : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Nautical_Signal_Flags for letters of the alphabet.

Miscellaneous small animated gifs : http://lynx.uio.no/gif/gifindex.html#greek

"...artists working with maps have an "ethics of experimentation" that is "anything but arbitrary." "...artists experiment with a particular territory in specific ways to reach unforseen destinations." -kanarinka, 2006

"The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite." - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American statesman (16th President: 1861-65), assassinated following Civil War
"Sometimes when I'm sitting in my car at a stop light, I imagine myself as Luke Skywalker, and I close my eyes and concentrate on using The Force. Sometimes I have to concentrate longer than others, but I know it works, 'cause the light always turns green." - Troy Peterson
"But best I know a path that leads me homeward— A lane that takes me home to friends— and you." - Ernest R.. from A Lane That Leads To Home
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Einstein, Albert (1879-1955), What I Believe.
"Some people bloom late. Some very late. And some, very, very late. But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is." - The Universe

03 February 2006

Interesting (but Flash-based) effort : http://www.runningmap.com/ (under development).

DHTML Zoom Viewer Reference : http://images.macys.com/is-viewers/pages/DHTML-Zoom-Reference.htm (the viewer can be programmed directly using the JavaScript API described).

Can we map the process of spiritual evolution? : http://www.freedomcrowsnest.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25258&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=db08e02a94deaffe26741515d8d1f6a5

What is an Ontology? : http://ontology.buffalo.edu//

See in your inner eye - the way the Golden Spiral Path to Perfect Compression (Embedding=Symbol Making) - when Wrapped Around the Self Organizing Shape of the Torus Donut - http://spirals.eternite.com/

RulersMap : http://rulers.org/map.html (heads of state and heads of government).

Web 2.0 Map : http://nonfiction.ig-gestaltung.de/wp-content/web20map.png

Montage-A-Google : http://grant.robinson.name/projects/montage-a-google/ is a simple web-based app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user.

Bill's OPEN LETTER TO HOBBYISTS : http://www.blinkenlights.com/classiccmp/gateswhine.html

Pixagogo : http://maps.pixagogo.com/maps/start.aspx users create private Photo Maps with an unlimited number of Photos (automatically published in the photo gallery under this creative commons license).

Interactive and Animated Cartography : http://maps.unomaha.edu/books/IACart/book.html

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names : http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/ lets you search by name, place type and country, and also allows you to create very complex Boolean queries to narrow your search to more specific areas.

Vintage Graffiti Ties : http://pixelgirlshop.com/gallery.php?id=797 (Urban Abstracts Series). Close-up

INVASION MAPS : http://space-invaders.com/gmap.html --->

"The most reliable knowledge is map-like: “If you do this, then that will always follow.” But such knowledge carries little if any inherent human meaning. Most meaningful is story-like knowledge, which teaches about morals and values; ..." : http://www.henryhbauer.homestead.com/2kndsweb.pdf Understated Power

"Common sense is not what you need to get to uncommon heights." - Ron Wild
"Man achieves the height of Wisdom when all that he does is as self evident as what Nature does" . - I Ching
"There is no sudden entrance into Heaven. Slow is the ascent by the path of Love." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future, or where it will take us." - G'Kar, Season 3
"Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty-three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules -- and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress." - Kurt Vonnegut, Sirens of Titan
“We overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate what we can do in five” - Peter Drucker
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.” - Bertrand Russell
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one perists in trying to adapte the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -George Bernard Shaw
"Home at last. Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul may keep the path, but will not reach the goal; while he who walks in love may wonder far, yet God will bring him where the blessed are." - Henry van Dyke (1852-1933) American clergyman & writer Via http://www.zaadz.net/quotes/search/?page=13&search=path

02 February 2006

The Shape of Shakespeare : http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=721083 Visualizing Text. Or from http://csdl2.computer.org/persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc=comp/proceedings/infovis/1998/9093/00/9093toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/INFVIS.1998.729568
Google Earth KML Tutorial : http://www.keyhole.com/kml/kml_tut.html Via http://typolis.net/sumaato/stories/650/

Mapping a legend : http://www.funnelinc.com/funl_workmac.html Ten Chimneys (wayfinding) http://www.funnelinc.com/funl_tenchims_detail.html infographic to help a tourist find their way.

Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design : http://justin.everett-church.com/ymaps/pirateMaps.html (To zoom the map, grab the spyglass and drag the eyepiece.) Via http://justin.everett-church.com/index.php/2005/11/08/maps-that-are-consistent-with-your-design/

Computer Program Map : http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/fry/dismap/mario-large2.jpg

World Sunlight Map : http://www.opentopia.com/sunlightmaprect.html showing current sunlight and cloud cover.

See chart-form '1.1 A brief history of knowledge ' : http://www.akri.org/papers/es99a.htm

The Effects of Virtual Environments on Recall : http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04252002-112047/unrestricted/etd.pdf (wayfinding).

Learning technologies timeline : http://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/~chip/projects/timeline/ (history and projections).

Tags Engines Better Than Traditional Search? : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/01/30/ratings_rankings_and_recommendations_tags.htm

The most popular searches in 2005 on Google : http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist2005.html (Click on the tabs at the top to see selections).

Search engine with thumbnail preview feature: http://beta.previewseek.com/?vid=l20911521186I1138816974&twin=n&query=great+map for all results.

"locative practices" are the practices of being in and of creating place (locus).
"places" are created by how we act and represent them, and that our lives are in part defined by the places we inhabit and how we inhabit them. (This is all a very simplified statement that I'm sure does no justice to the complexity of some of the philosophical considerations involved.)

Ask Jeeves has launched a brand-new image search service, : http://pictures.ask.com/pictures?q=Great+Map&qsrc=86&o=0 (rather than presenting a list of related topics that are essentially keyword driven, Zoom presents suggestions that are conceptually categorized into three segments: Narrow Your Search, Expand Your Search and Related Names).

Where to See Antique Maps in Washington, DC : http://home.earthlink.net/~docktor/wms-dcexhibits.htm

Where can you find an ocean without water? -- on a map

"How can you get very far, If you don't know Who You Are?
How can you do what you ought, If you don't know What You've Got?
And if you don't know Which To Do Of all the things in front of you,
Then what you'll have when you are through Is just a mess without a clue
Of all the best that can come true
If you know What and Which and Who." -The Tao of Pooh

"A surprising number of innovations fail not because of some fatal technological flaw or because the market isn't ready." - Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor, in 'The Innovator's Solution'
"How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality."- Christina Baldwin Send this E-Quote to a friend!Buy books by Christina Baldwin
"If you want it, all you need to see is that you need it, if you want to be." - Don Paragon (poet, songwriter, performer)
"Don't be afraid to take one large step because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps." - ?
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain
"The man of character, sensitive to the meaning of what he is doing, will know how to discover the ethical paths in the maze of possible behavior." - Earl Warren
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. " - Aristotle
"In thy face I see The map of honour, truth, and loyalty". - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet, the greatest poet ever from King Henry VI, Part II, Act III

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Web 2.0 Innovation Map : http://www.fourio.com/web20map/ ( Complete List of Web 2.0 Applications ).

People blogging about 'map' within a 100 mile radius : http://local.blogdigger.com/search.jsp?q=map&near=Denver%2CCo&sortby=date&radius=100&in=miles

MapServer : http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/ excels at rendering spatial data (maps, images, and vector data) for the web. Beyond browsing GIS data, MapServer allows you create "geographic image maps", that is, maps that can direct users to content (for example, Recreation Compass ).

'How Knowledge Maps Work' : http://www.appliedlearninglabs.com/kmaps/howwork.html

Experiments with Territories : Post Cartographic Map Design : http://makingmaps.owu.edu/postcarto-aag06.html (Sessions organized for the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, March 7-11 2006, Chicago Illinois)

"WHAT CAN ONLY MAPS DO BEST? " : http://www.valuetrue.com/home/glossary.cfm?letter=m

THE CONCEPT BROWSER; A NEW FORM OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TOOL :http://kmr.nada.kth.se/papers/ConceptualBrowsing/ConceptBrowser.pdf

socalTECH Deal Map : http://www.socaltech.com/intelligence/map/ to view the geographic distribution of recent venture funding in Southern California (however you must be a subscriber to the socalTECH.com Venture Database to access extended information on companies.

Religious Right Map : http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2005/12/expanding_universe.html presented as a star chart (complete with click-thrus to the sites in question).

Eartha (world's largest rotating globe) : http://www.delorme.com/companyinfo/images/eartha-entire.pdf

Gestaltists proposed a theory of pattern perception that relies on the overall form and is not predictable by considering its components. Factors that impact on the perception of form and impact on how parts are grouped into structural forms are captured in what are called the "Gestalt Principles of Organization". The importance of these concepts to art and design were explored at the Bauhaus by such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers. See Table at bottom of : http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/sciagr/sit/admin/nesbitt/42_topic6.htm

From way out there : http://w3.iac.net/~moonweb/archives/LH/LH1/LH1.html (Diamond of Chaos)

Map artist kanarinka claims artists working with maps have an "ethics of experimentation" that is "anything but arbitrary." "...artists experiment with a particular territory in specific ways to reach unforseen destinations." (kanarinka, 2006) : http://www.turbulence.org/studios/kanarinka/

"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms." - George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) Send this E-Quote to a friend!
"All rivers have the ocean as their final destination." - Arjuna Nick Ardagh, Relaxing into Clear Seeing, p 17.
"We cannot direct the wind,but we can adjust the sails." - Bertha Calloway
"Man would not be man unless his dreams exceeded his grasp. " - L. Eisley (http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~gchiou/quotes.html)
"We must use time as a tool, not as a couch." - John F. Kennedy
"When you don't know what you are doing, do it neatly." - http://www.dsh.org/index.php?id=3
"I will follow the will of this seed!" - A Message from Space
"To have choice without having to choose ...that's optionality!" - Don Paragon

What kind of brush do you use to comb a bee's hair? -- a honey comb