28 July 2006

Real-Time Traffic : http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060725-100714 From Google Maps Mobile

Approaches to classification in publishing and knowledge management : http://www.epsg.org.uk/meetings/classification2006/ and http://www.epsg.org.uk/pub/index.html

Google Earth: the black helicopters have landed : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/14/google_earth_competition_results/

Popular tech/pop columinst/blogger : http://www.alternet.org/columnists/2188/ in the early stages of researching an article about map hackers for Wired magazine.

'... bottom-up, generative approach to modeling combat stands in stark contrast to the top-down or reductionist philosophy that still underlies most conventional military models' : http://www.ebooks.com/ebooks/book_display.asp?IID=227143

This kind of search http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1 won't report the terms searched (?)

JewishFinder (map interface) : http://www.ujc.org/section_display.html?id=5 Find a Local Jewish Community

Is there an alternative to the Help file? : http://www.brainstormsw.com/weblog/archives/188

Unknown Soldier in the struggle for human rights : http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Elements_of_Lit_Course4/Collection%207/The%20Unknown%20Rebel.htm One lone Everyman standing up to machinery, to force... as a modern day Don Quixote? ;
'One morning before dawn, on a steaming July day, without telling anyone what he was up to or being seen by a single soul, he put on all his armor, climbed onto Rocinante, settled his flimsy helmet into place, grasped his shield, picked up his spear and, riding through the back gate, set out for the open fields...' All via http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Elements_of_Lit_Course4/default.htm

A rolling feed of the latest GIS sites interesting enough to bookmark or read : http://yukongis.ca/bin/view/Main/LinkNews includes Matt's latest GIS Bookmarks reference.

Dummies Book Cover Maker : http://www.signgenerator.org/books/dummies/

"For centuries to come many years will pass ..." - Pat Paulsen
"In every age there is a spirit of non-conformism - DaDa embodied and continues to embody that spirit and will never be confined by History." - Marcel Duchamp
"Take any path, and follow it till every path becomes your own, till all things are yours,
all living belovèd till all paths take you along the path which is yourself. " - Caitriona Reed Via http://www.manzanitavillage.org/whatsnew/content_quotations.html
"There is a point beyond which there is no turning back; it is the point that must be reached." - Kafka

27 July 2006

...subjects ranging from informal interfaces, zooming, and data visualization : http://www.cybergrain.com/

Hexagram Fund for University Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies : http://www.hexagram.org/spip/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=51&lang=en

Introduction to AJAX : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/primers/jsp/article.php/3608046 and show you how you can use this technology!

Visual Explanations and Information Graphics : http://www.acrstudio.com/projects/teaching/design3_10visexp1.htm

Visual interfaces to digital libraries : http://www.ieee-tcdl.org/Bulletin/v1n1/borner/borner.html background, purposes, and challenges for futher research.

Concept Mapper : http://www.ihmc.us/users/user.php?UserID=acanas Via http://www.mindservegroup.com/blogs/index.php?mode=viewid&post_id=26

Need for a prior art database (?) : http://www.oreilly.com/news/amazon_patents.html

'.. you can encode images in specific spatial frequencies (view figure 3 from a foot away and see something different when viewing it from 10 feet).' : http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/icon_analysis

Infographic depicting which countries support the immediate ceasefire in the Middle East : http://www.kottke.org/06/07/independent-infographic and which do not.

To allow oneself to "wander without purpose" can be frightening because it challenges some of our most basic assumptions about life, about who we are as humans, and about our role in the world. : http://members.tripod.com/~chippit/wu_wei_principle.html

Winked by http://www.wink.com/users/SandervanderHeide at http://www.wink.com/users/SandervanderHeide/tags/wink.com

The Odyssey... Homer's epic tale, brought to life on your desktop! : http://windows.fileoftheday.com/archives/games_the_odyssey_winds_of_athena.html Put your strategic skills to the test as you work through a myriad of intriguing scenarios!

ajaxWrite : http://www.ajaxlaunch.com/ajaxwrite/ (works from a Firefox web browser) is a web-based word processor that can read and write Microsoft Word an easily save your work right to your hard drive.

Caricature Maker : http://digibody.com/avatar-maker/index.php interactive online.

"Fine art collage : http://www.collagefineart.com/ is to glue materials to a surface and to arrange and work with these shapes and materials till they form a compositional whole." -C.K. Bleistein

"Get off the treadmill of incrementation." & "Heretics not prophets create revolutions." & "What we need is not visionaries but activists." : http://www.thinkers50.com/?page=biography&ranking=14
"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!"- Douglas Adams
"...latent within any clearly imagined dream lies the innate potential to literally craft the entire sequence of events necessary to make it manifest. And if you move with that dream, demonstrating both faith and belief, making yourself available to "accidents and coincidences," not insisting on the hows and rolling with what may come, the sequence is permitted to play itself out. Yet because you can only perceive this sequence with the physical senses through a linear time line, it will likely seem that much of your journey doesn't make sense, is unpredictable, or may even appear off-course." - TU
"We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth." – William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut
"Lord of himself, though not of lands; And having nothing, yet hath all." - Sir Henry Wotton

26 July 2006

GZoom : http://earthcode.com/blog/2006/07/gzoom.html is a custom Google Maps control which allows you to zoom by dragging a rectangle on the map. Example use at SF Wireless Cafes site. Via http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/07/google_maps_api_update_gzoom.phtml

A history of drawing : http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/d/drawing.html

"... copied the user interface from Jef Poskanzer's ACME Mapper v1,and added historic topo maps to it (from http://www.garbuttny.us.), split up intoTerraserver-style tiles at 8 meters/pixel" ; http://www.rutlandtrail.org/mapview.cgi?lat=41.6009431103&long=-75.46646504&scale=13&theme=Historic&width=5&height=5&dot=Yes Via [Geowanking] Historic Topo Maps of Northeast US

Happy Planet World Map : http://www.happyplanetindex.org/map.htm Via http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/07/world-happiness-index.html

Hide and retrieve data in a bitmap graphic file : http://www.ar.cc.mn.us/blommel/CNET-1112/Labs06/Steganography.htm Algorithm for hiding messages in fractals : http://www.jsums.edu/~jsucus/research/workingpapers/docs/khadivi.pdf Also
An Analysis of Steganographic Techniques : http://ad.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/mitarbeiter/will/dlib_bookmarks/digital-watermarking/popa/popa.pdf

Amateur image analyst, Porcher Taylor, has been pursuing a self-funded effort to determine whether what he calls an "anomaly" on a glacier on Mount Ararat, in Turkey, is just a natural rock formation or a man-made object : http://www.gismonitor.com/news/newsletter/archive/archives.php?issue=20060720&style=web&length=full#ais (specifically, he thinks it might be the remnants of Noah's Ark, as described in the Bible's Book of Genesis)?

(TV show) Map Mashups : http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/topnews/wpn-60-20060310MashupFridayTVEdition.html

BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL : http://www.infidelguy.com/ebooks/Beyond%20Good%20and%20Evil%20by%20Friedrich%20Nietzsche.htm BY FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, 1844-1900

The Eight Ways of Walking Qigong : http://www.egreenway.com/taichichuan/ttwck1.htm (will be published in installments beginning June, 2006).

Gallery / installation pics : http://www.magnoliaeditions.com/IndexFrame.html

An alternative (back-up?) to blogger : http://wordpress.org/

"Leaning into the unknown, you will see the direction emerging from the space within, in which an intensely present creative impulse meets one of the calls from the Field that are asking for your attention." - Truth of Impersonality
"You may delay, but time will not." - Benjamin Franklin
"... 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." - Presidential Address to British Association, 1869.
"Seeing what everyone else is seeing, and yet thinking what no one else has thought." - http://www.chi2006.org/blogs/official/archives/2006/04/opening_plenary.html
"Use a compass, not a map; have a sense of direction—not a destination—and then set sail without plans." - Stephen Shapiro http://www.goalfree.com/

25 July 2006

Binoculars Site Preview Tool : http://www.irconnect.com/askj/pages/news_releases.html?d=59483 enables users to quickly and easily preview their search results before clicking-through to visit the end pages themselves.

MarsMap : http://www.google.com/mars/

Cybercartographic Theories : https://gcrc.carleton.ca/confluence/display/GCRCWEB/Cybercartographic+Theories

Hextiles : http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/tut25.html

Experiments with Cascading Style Sheets : http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/index.html including;
Two Step Photograph Gallery : http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/gallery4.html#nogo using ringed-border layout.
Image magnifier ; http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/enlarge.html centred on mouse pointer
Information balloon pop-ups : http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/balloons.html

"Think of the expression of an idea as a map to its meaning ": Infographic Framework : http://www.as8.it/handouts/infographic.pdf ( PDF/Adobe Acrobat) or HTML-Version

The Society for the History of Discoveries : http://www.sochistdisc.org/annual_meetings/annual_2006/annual_meeting_2006.htm

"mapping resistance/resistant mapping" ; [ctrl] [alt] alternatives, encounters, movements : http://www.ctrlconference.org/ CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS . Via : http://coursesnewart.blogspot.com/2006/05/ctrl-alt-alternatives-encounters.html

"A map says to you, "Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not." It says "I am the earth in the palm of your hand. Without me you are alone and lost." . . . Here is your map. Unfold it, follow it, then throw it away, if you will. It is only paper. It is only paper and ink, but if you think a little, if you pause a moment, you will see that these two things have seldom joined to make a document so modest and yet so full with histories of hope or sagas of conquest." - Beryl Markham, West of the Night (1942) Via http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~gringer/quotes.htm

Ten Most Harmful(?) Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries : http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=7591 Via http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2005/06/05/the-dead-sea-a-sea-that-is-sadly-living-up-to-its-name/

The correct reason/way to (venture) capitalize : http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/bezos_expeditions_invests_in_37signals.php

"Most of the time it was probably real bad being stuck down in a dungeon. But some days, when there was a bad storm outside, you'd look out your little window and think, 'Boy, I'm glad I'm not out in that. " - Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey... from Saturday Night Live.
"It's totally possible to have big, huge, gigantic dreams, yet still be deliriously happy with today." - The Universe
There is no such thing as a good war and there is no such thing as a bad peace." - Benjamin Franklin
"My life has not been devoted to the accumulation of money, but to intellectual, ethical and religious pursuits." - Dr. John H.W.Stuckenberg

24 July 2006

Information Cartography : http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc02/pap0239/p0239.htm Using GIS for Visualizing Non-Spatial Data (pdf version here).

Illegal Barrier Map : http://info.jpost.com/C001/Supplements/MapCenter/3.sfence.html Via http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/01/maps-of-israel-to-come.html

Knowledge mapping as a blogging approach : http://flickr.com/photos/bertrand_sereno/26078815/

Interactive Visualization and Navigation using the Hyperbolic Space : http://www.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/~walter/h2vis/

Tutorials in the History of Cartography : http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/histhw/tutcarto/english/index-frames-en.html - Overview

When manipulating data becomes art ; Each scientist-artist pair puts their heads together (by Email) to create a piece of art in any medium, and finally, the three components --raw data, rough sketch, and final project -- are compiled in a triptych work, and exhibited both live and virtually on http://www.ensight.org.uk/2006/index.php Via : http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/23944/;jsessionid=E0CAB2A6EFEF0B63

Advanced CSS list-based navigation : http://www.opencube.com/imenus.asp

"In showing how to lie with maps, I want to make readers aware that maps, like speeches and paintings, are authored collections of information and are also subject to distortions arising from ignorance, greed, ideological blindness, or malice." - Monmonier (1996, p. 2) Via http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/martin/jcmc_paper.pdf

"...cultural resistance was focused on the paradigm of ‘center vs. margin’, ( http://www.wiggedproductions.com/extrapolations.html ) this model was of great value as it provided a structure with which to critique the privileged zones of power while simultaneously generating forms of action that envisioned the margin as a site not only of abjection but also of great interventionist opportunities." Via http://www.wiggedproductions.com/html/extrap/curatorial.html

Software that creates software : http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/2006/01/3d-face-generator.html See list of Previous Posted Generators.

Visual Coaching Tool : http://www.guidancecoach.com/

The greatest ever DaDa show : http://www.theatreoftheabsurd.co.uk/ (click here for DaDa show video)

Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict : http://www.merip.org/palestine-israel_primer/toc-pal-isr-primer.html (A Primer).

"Comments: I like this map concept. It's a tiny bit hard to read but that's easy to fix. - http://www.ReferCustomers.com # posted by Anonymous : 4:19 PM, July 15, 2006" : http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006/06/google-maps-deconstructed-httpcfis.html

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore
“Seek the Infinite, for that alone is Joy unlimited, imperishable, unfailing, self-sustaining, unconditioned, timeless. When you have this joy, human life becomes a paradise; the light, the grace, the power, the perfections of that which is highest in your inner consciousness, appear in your everyday life.” - Swami Omkarnanda
"... on the day that you become all that you now dream of becoming, there is simply no price that would seem too great." - TU
"The wisest men follow their own direction." - Euripides
"...every man has a map in his heart of his own country and ... the heart will never allow [him] to forget this map." - Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)

21 July 2006

The Basics of Knowledge Mapping : http://ezinearticles.com/?Knowledge-Mapping&id=9077 (its importance, principles, and methodologies). Via http://kmwiki.wikispaces.com/Knowledge+mapping

Rendering a map using relief shading technique : http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/Photoshop-blog/2006/07/17/rendering-a-map-using-relief-shading-technique-in-photoshop/ (in Photoshop).

Information on commercial GIS-related software packages : http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/cgi-bin/geoPortal10/Res_SoftwareComm.pl and their producers.

BNMI Current Co-production Opportunities : http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/coproduction/
GeneralInformation Resources CurrentCo-productions PastCo-productions

Children’s Maps of the World : http://www.dinosmaps.com/index_html.htm

Phillipe Buache's ( an early 18th Century 'theoretical geographer along with Guillaume and Joseph-Nicolas Delisle) maps were published by the Académie Royale des Sciences in the 1750's, just at the cusp of the turn to empiricist ubiquity of the 'cartographic reformation', although at the time his methods were already coming into conflict with another 'discontinuous archive of knowledge' (hardcore empiricist explorers left blank spaces in the map of America where evidence had not been collected first hand by reliable, homogeneous sources) http://twenteenthcentury.com/saul/cartography.htm"Historians of cartography might do well to emulate Buache's recognition and acceptance of archival discontinuity rather than simply condemning his maps as 'bizarre,', 'fantastic and inaccurate.' [20]

The GIS Certification Institute has certified its one-thousandth GIS professional : http://www.gisci.org/GISC_Eye/GISCEye_vol2no1.pdf

"...the intellectual as humourist, satirist, master stylist and debunker of the myths that surround us all in our daily lives." : http://orac.sund.ac.uk/~os0tmc/myth.htm about Roland Barthes (Mythologies, 1957) .

Art Archives : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/categories/art.phtml discussing the special art issue of Cartographic Perspectives (Winter 2006) Abstracts at http://coursesnewart.blogspot.com/2006/06/art-mapping.html

Code for generating (carbon?) molecule imagery : http://chriscoyne.com/gallery/view.php?id=146109019444729984

Interactive On-line Tangram puzzle game : ttp://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/area/area.html

Light 'infographics'? about heavy? matters : http://www.bendib.com/palestine/

"I have no idea what is going on here, but it is simply too intriguing to ignore. what lies beneath the apparent confusion? to gis maps ... saved by 20 other people ... on july 19 " : http://del.icio.us/maphew/maps

"[N]ot what does the map show or how does it show it, but ''what does the map do? what does the map accomplish?" - Denis Wood [26]
"Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far." - Euripides, 'Rhesus'
"These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Hopper is simply a bad painter. But if he were a better painter, he would probably not be such a great artist." - Clement Greenberg via http://www.gaborcselle.com/blog/

20 July 2006

The Awesome Power of Data Visualization : http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/2006/07/the-awesome-power-of-data-visualization.html

The Image and Meaning : http://web.mit.edu/i-m/who.htm help scientists, writers and visual communicators develop and share improved methods of communicating scientific concepts and technical information through images and visual representations.

Visualizing Design Processes for Knowledge Mapping : http://www.clr.utoronto.ca/PEOPLE/RODNEY/THESIS/title.pdf

How to Tap into Imagery Knowledge : http://www.glnd.k12.va.us/resources/graphicalorganizers/ --------->

BROWSE-A-MAP : http://www.cdrgroup.co.uk/index.htm?sales_cdrapps_browse-a-map.htm~mainframe .NET Web Mapping

Applying Learning Theories to Online Instructional Design : http://www.patsula.com/usefo/webbasedlearning/tutorial1/learning_theories_full_version.html Others linked to http://www.pedagogikk.info/stikkord/Learning%20Theories.htm

(Knowledge) Map Challenge : http://www.knowmap.com/challenges/mapchallenge.html

Characteristics of Installation Art (http://tiger.towson.edu/users/edinsm1/Installation.html) :
+ creations of an environment that engage with surrounding space
+ each space made for the exhibition itself
+ can be site specific
+ can be involved with video or sound art
+ a genre for activist artists
'installation' is a general term meant to evoke certain emotions and thoughts.

Artists may have more freedom to be creative than scientists–scientists being confined by method (whereas, perhaps artists are more confined by tradition). : http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/reviews/july2006/artist_hilton.html

Big Religion Chart : http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm

"Maps are frames of reference. In them, a student must find a way to relate new information to other information." - Caine & Caine (1994, p. 46)
"Do or do not; there is no try." - Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish." - Euripides
"Miracles don't really require a belief in magic, just a disbelief in limits." - TU
"See what happens. Don't decide the entire solution in advance. See the process as more of a dance than a structured enactment of a solution." - George Siemens

11 July 2006

Google Maps, the fool's gold of mashups : http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/index.php?p=178

Complementary Knowledge Analysis / Mapping Process : http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs00s/dropknow.php Via http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/

Information Visualization : http://www.eicstes.org/EICSTES_PDF/Deliverables/Information%20Visualization.pdf Example screenshots .

Map of Human Knowledge : http://www.success.co.il/knowledge/Map/Map.html

15 Views of a Node Link Graph : An Information Visualization Portfolio : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6229232330597040086 Google Video

Visualizing The Tipping Point : http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2006/07/visualizing_the.html

Google Map Panoramas : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2005/08/google-map-panoramas.html?&tags=Mapping

'maps can be employed to help make sense of the flood of information we are confronted with and ... domain maps can be used to locate complex and beautiful information' : http://vw.indiana.edu/places&spaces/browse/show-all.php

Dangerous Beaches Mapping Project : http://geography.berkeley.edu/projectsresources/DangerousBeaches/DangerousBeaches.html

Visual Computing and Human Interaction (centres of research) :
Center for Visual Computing (CVC / SUNY at Stony Brook)
Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL / University of Illinois, Chicago)
Human Interface Technology Lab (University of Washington)
Human-Computer Interaction Lab (University of Maryland)
Image and Meaning Initiative (IM / MIT)
Imager Laboratory (University of British Columbia)
Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV / IC Davis)
Media Research Lab (NYU)
Stanford University Graphics Laboratory
Vangough Lab (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

Layla Curtis - Map collages : http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1116 (Discussion)

Free Image Sources; Morgue File , Flickr's Creative Commons pool , Image*After , Stock.xchng, Picture Station

'The big rocks in the jar' story : http://makingalife.blogspot.com/2005/10/big-rocks-in-jar-of-our-life.html

"Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances." - Euripides
"Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience." - Benjamin Franklin
"We will either find a way, or make one." - Hannibal
"Time is on your side, space is just an illusion, and matter is simply a little way of showing you exactly what you've been thinking lately." - TU
"Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George
"When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens." - Desmond Tutu

10 July 2006

QuietMap : http://http://www.gridskipper.com/travel/london/londons-quietest-spaces-184145.php

Exposing the ‘Second Text’ of Maps of the Net : http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/martin/jcmc_paper.pdf (Dodge / Kitchin)

How to make use of the maps: http://www.ais.fraunhofer.de/and/icavis/ (exploration by interactive manipulation).

An Isometric Tile Game : http://fivedots.coe.psu.ac.th/~ad/jg/ch064/ch6-4.pdf Isometric tiles give an artificial sense of depth, as no perspective effects are applied: the tiles in the row ‘nearest’ the viewer are the same size and shape as the tiles in the most ‘distant’ row at the top of the screen.

Discussing adding a hex overlay : http://www.herogames.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-45864.html

PDFCreator : http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program (use it like a printer).

The Paradox of Choice: http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/000977.html Why More is Less

Introduction to Information Visualisation : http://www.istituti.usilu.net/mazzar/Web/infovis_introduction.pdf

Tile Machine : http://www.tilemachine.com/# Create your own wallpapers from your nice pixel art

Map Panoramas : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2005/08/google-map-panoramas.html?&tags=Mapping

MoooonRiver's 'map' category : http://moooonriver.spaces.msn.com/?partqs=cat%3DMaps&_c11_blogpart_blogpart=blogview&_c=blogpart

Great Idea; sell map labels ala http://www.500words.com/

Visualize and Affirm Your Desired Outcomes : http://wendy.kinesisinc.com/?p=246 A Step-by-Step Guide

"Whenever we look at life, we look at networks." — Capra (1996, p. 82)
"When one sees eternity in things that pass away, then one has pure knowledge." -BHAGAVAD GITA via http://goldennumber.net/quotes.htm
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

07 July 2006

'Mapable Chat' : http://www.mapable.com/_about/features.aspx common online social activities placed on a map. Example http://www.mapable.com/mark?title=Google%20Maps%20Discussion

A Better Distorted View (Cartograms) : http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040828/bob8.asp (the physics of diffusion offers a new way of generating maps).

DeliciousTag Map : http://maps.pietrosperoni.it/delicious/DeliciousMap.html Via http://blog.pietrosperoni.it/2004/09/06/hierarchical-delicious-free-mind-map/

(London) PubMap : http://www.pubmap.co.uk/ Via http://www.asklater.com/steve/

Knowledge Mapping for Complex Social Messes :
http://www.stanford.edu/~rhorn/a/recent/spchKnwldgPACKARD.pdf (seminal speech) via http://www.community-intelligence.com/blogs/public/2004/06/knowledge_mapping.html

GreatWall of China : http://googlesightseeing.com/maps?p=422&c=&ll=37.73,107.5&z=4&t=k&hl=en Via http://www.googlesightseeing.com/index.php?s=great%20wall Google Sightseeing takes you to the world's best tourist spots using the freely downloadable Google Earth or Google Maps in your web browser.

New Look For Google Maps? : http://google.blognewschannel.com/index.php/archives/2006/07/04/new-look-for-google-maps/

Timeline : http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/ is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events (built with SIMILE ).

ICT for Peacebuilding : http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2006/06/26/dropping-knowledge-wisdom-of-the-crowds/ Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation. Via : http://www.adrblogs.com/conflictblogs.htm

'star remixers of ideas' : http://d-i-n-a.net/influencers/06/en/index.html

Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale CA directly accessing : http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2005/05/ambiguous-displays-invite.html

Possible tools for building 3D manipulatives : http://www.zometool.com/products-partsbypound.html

"Don't let the quantum physics search for the unifying equation of the cosmos ("thoughts become things") distract you from using it." - TU
"Evolutionary Science says the origin of art comes from OUR NEED TO DISPLAY." - http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/HOME_Arts.html
"Some men see things the way they are and ask, "Why?" I dream things that never were, and ask "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw
"I look at a person with two eyes. One eye tells me what he is; the other tells me what he can become." - Horton (1990, pp. 131–132)

06 July 2006

"Imaging Place" project : http://institute.emerson.edu/vma/faculty/john_craig_freeman/imaging_place/movie/index.htm connects the abstraction of highly specialized thinking with the visceral experiences of people on the ground. Via http://institute.emerson.edu/vma/faculty/john_craig_freeman/imaging_place/imaging_place.html

Why Visual Thinking Works : http://www.netvue.com/q/visual%20thinking#

Vinland Map : http://webexhibits.org/vinland/?01=0&02=0&x=000000000000&o=archeological WebExhibit (preview)

Tutorials in the History of Cartography : http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/histhw/tutcarto/english/index-frames-en.html

QuickHex : http://zho.berka.com/goodies/hex/qh.html The hex-paper maker.

(Google) Map point roll-over highlights sidebar point and background : http://www.nestoria.co.uk/london/property/buy

Running in playback mode, Silva's VJ installation presents a mix of Google Earth's satellite imagery of pixellated landscapes and glitchy flyovers to his own minimal electronica soundtrack. : http://satellitejockey.net/

Information visualization people : http://iv.homeunix.org/people.php

List of problems solved by MacGyver : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_problems_solved_by_MacGyver
Via : http://www.spurgeonworld.com/blog/

Apparently referenced here : http://mann.journal.lab.co.il/story_30 by Alex Mann on 21/06/2004, along with this Brit http://users.powernet.co.uk/mkmarina/palestine/palestine_full.html and several others.

Goal-Free Living discussion http://www.tompeters.com/cool_friends/content.php?note=008464.php
'... the magic of a chosen perspective...'.

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking." - General George S. Patton Jr.
"Imagination comes, works, when you are not trying, when you have a peculiar passive clarity." - Brenda Ueland (Via http://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/ )
"In the physical world, it's a matter of taking the three-dimensional world and making it two-dimensional, but on the Internet there are more dimensions to consider." - Martin Dodge
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy

05 July 2006

The brain as a better model for describing the Internet : http://www.chiramattel.com/george/blog/2005/10/14/folkmind_a_killer_app_for_the_1.html regarding http://folkmind.sourceforge.net/

Human Trails In Cyberspace : http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=t1n20rynvsqvbk0g14g8pth0vlnbl1yd Social scientists create maps of online interactions.

A Field Guide to Using Visual Tools: http://www.mapthemind.com/pdf/visual_tools/visual_tools_CH2_20_35.pdf
(excerpts from Chapter 2). Via http://www.mapthemind.com/thinkingmaps/thinkingmaps.html

Ars Electronica Interactive Winners : http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~infoarts/links/wilson.artlinks.fest.html

(Another approach) Build AJAX apps in the Java language : http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/ Via http://roberthanson.blogspot.com/2006/06/coding-svg-with-gwt.html

MapArtShow : http://hosfeltgallery.com/HTML/artists.htm Via http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/cartography/index.html

At least 2 of my maps showed up in this (GoogleImage Search?) slide-show : http://www.netvue.com/q/visual%20thinking#

"...dedicated to ending the degradation of knowledge by preserving alternate views of the world and encouraging creative means of expression..." : http://www.fantasymaps.com/index.html Support Epistemological Diversity!

The Myth Of Palestine Part II : http://www.allthingsbeautiful.com/all_things_beautiful/2006/03/the_myth_of_pal.html

MediationNewsOnline : http://mediationblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/back-to-future-south-american.html ... alternative dispute resolution weblog.

Easy to use creator of animated files (GIF and AVI) : http://www.sharewareconnection.com/atani.htm
with built-in frame editor. Via Other tools at http://www.goldsofts.com/category/8/1/1/0.html

(Definition) 'Flaneur' – A figure who derives pleasure from the hustle & bustle of city streets, moving among the urban crowd with the eye of an artist, a spectator of life.

"...not every fractal creator is an artist, but may be an explorer..." : http://illustrations-of-infinity.nfshost.com/blog/

"... To be away from home, yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the center of the world, yet to remain hidden from the world – such are a few of the slightest pleasures of those independent, passionate, impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define.” - Baudelaire
“... only when the past ceases to trouble and anticipations of the future are not perturbing is a being wholly united with his environment and therefore fully alive.” - John Dewey
"While Genius was thus wasting his strength in eccentric flights, I saw a person of a very different appearance, named Application." - Aikin Barbauld
"But we're never gonna survive unless... we get a little crazy." - (song lyrics)

04 July 2006

INTERACTIVE VISUAL USER INTERFACES : http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/fionn/papers/fm5.pdf.

Mapyrus Project : http://mapyrus.sourceforge.net/mapyrus.pdf (Tutorial and Cookbook).

WMS Tile Caching : http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/WMS_Tile_Caching

Experimental Navigation and the Creative Process : http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/artweb/CDE/images/mfa_images/pdf/engle_thesis.pdf

Flickr Grab : http://flickr.trulyamazing.de Get the most interesting pictures for a search. Like Flickr Leech

Mapping terminology and acronyms : http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/aboutus/reports/misc/glossary.html

Cubism and Abstract Art Map :
(clickable imagemap version).

"Mapping remains one the most basic human instincts - the desire to position oneself and others within a schema of location and relationship. But, driven by both unprecedented accessibility of technology, and a society increasingly unwilling to accept on face value knowledge systems handed down from on high, mapping is also one of the most significant strands in the emergent world of digital culture." : http://10.futuresonic.com/off_the_map.html

Abbey Library (of St. Gall, Switzerland) : http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/en online

Why 'Greater Israel' Never Came to Be : http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=105610 and Map : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/special/dynamic/20050812-gaza.jpg Via : http://keywords.oxus.net/archives/2005/08/21/gaza/

“My work became an exploration of non-intention. To carry it out faithfully I have developed a complicated composing means using I-Ching chance operations, making my responsibility that of asking questions instead of making choices.” - John Cage (autobiographical statement; http://www.newalbion.com/artists/cagej/autobiog.htmll) embraces structured randomness and chance in his work, giving his musicians directions but no map.

Understanding Image Files and Compression : http://www.shortcourses.com/how/files/files.htm

Engaging a variety of tools and media such as blogs, video documentation, maps, field recordings & interviews, Glowlab creates a multi-layered portrait of the block as it has never been seen before http://oneblockradius.org/obr.html [and will never be seen again] .

"Art is the proper task of life." -Friedrich Nietzsche
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book." - Ronald Reagan
"I'm a war, of head versus heart, and it's always this way.
My head is weak, my heart always speaks, before I know what it will say." - ?
"What you see (in your mind's eye) is what you get. Proof: What you saw is pretty much what you got!" - Joe Klock
"It's important to remember that behind every map produced was someone waiting to be paid." - Mary Pedley (paraphrased)

Map poem : http://www.deviantart.com/view/19691042/
Do a prototype with http://disequilibrium.com/panpm/ Google-like tile zoomer.