31 October 2006

Faceted Search (Workshop) : http://www.infospaces.it/wordpress/topics/information-architecture/97 'Facets are not keywords but aspects (or dimensions in a n-space) that have to be exclusive but able to collectively cover and describe a domain of items. ' See The strict faceted classification model (PDF).

Knowledge Mapping : http://ezinearticles.com/?Knowledge-Mapping&id=9077 focuses on the basics of Knowledge Mapping, its importance, principles, and methodologies.

Visualizing Web 2.0 : http://web2.wsj2.com/read/trackback/1491669.htm UNDER DEVELOPMENT Read all about it HERE (pdf)

Origami CD Case : PDF Diagrams, GIF Diagrams; will print them out onto paper that is ready to be folded into the case (script at www.papercdcase.com). Via http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/index.html

100 Mile Map : http://100milediet.org/map/ (for sourcing locally grown food)

Dynamic Imaging : http://www.scene7.com/solutions/dynamic_imaging.asp includes: Dynamic sizing, editing , Zoom , Texture swatching , 360-degree spin , monogramming, decaling, eVideos , and Integrated viewing.

Example AOL Search Zoom window

The relations between geography and history: work in historical ... : (PDF) Progress Report

Stanford Student Project last fall : http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs147/2005/teams/d3/

Peace Map : http://www.peacemap.org/ Worldwide action toward Israeli-Palestinian peaceful coexistence.

RIM search

'Artists (such as Guillermo Kuitca : http://www.americas.oas.org/jul97_art20.htm ) are once again taking up instruments to invent navigational maps and examine personal cartography, as Antonio Seguí did with great mastery.'

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.'' - George Burns
"I didn't come half-way across the galaxy to wait for permission to do my job." - Some scientist weenie, Stargate SG-1
"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
"It can be important to have waited at least a moment to see what was already there." - Bjørn Hansen

30 October 2006

Downloading map tiles : http://supware.net/?google_mapping

A Comparison of Pan and Zoom and Rubber Sheet Navigation : http://www.cs.ubc.ca/grads/resources/thesis/May06/Nekrasovski_Dmitry.pdf (PDF) - View as HTML

Ontology Driven Visualisation of Maps with SVG : http://www.pms.ifi.lmu.de/publikationen/PMS-FB/PMS-FB-2006-28/iV06_ipfelkofer_lorenz_ohlbach.pdf (PDF) - HTML

Visual/spatial Learning : http://www.studygs.net/visual.htm Learning, for visual-spatial learners, takes place all at once, with large chunks of information grasped in intuitive leaps (rather than in the gradual accretion of isolated facts, small steps or habit patterns gained through practice).

Hexagonal-based collapses and tessellations. : http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/gallery/geomgallery.html we should be able to fold more than one of them into the same sheet of paper, arranging them properly so that they fit next to one-another exactly.

Icosohedron (20-sided form) overlaid with a 5mm hex grid : http://fitz.jsr.com/roleplay/props/planetary_icosohedron.pdf Via http://fitz.jsr.com/roleplay/props/mapping.html

Digital Library for Earth System Education : http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp

Earthquake info on the Internet : REAL-TIME SHOW AND TELLIMAGES, MAPS QUAKE GROUPSGLOSSARIES PAST SHAKES FAST FACTSRESOURCES Via http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/earthquakes/archive/quakelinks.dtl

Collage artist's blog : http://alainvalet.blogspot.com/

Upgrade : http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus-free-edition-free75cnv

Someone from Round Table Pizza, 1320 Willow Pass Rd., Concord, CA ( http://www.roundtablepizza.com/RTP/HI/) specifically searched http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLG%2CGGLG%3A2005-35%2CGGLG%3Aen&q=1-900-870-6235 for 56 hits last Friday afternoon.

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular." - Oscar Wilde
"The amount of sleep required by the average person is just a few more minutes." - ?
"Wayists don't try to convert people. We simply show them that they're already Wayists.'' - Rev Bem (Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda'', Episode 2 (Premier, pt. 2), An Affirming Flame'' )

27 October 2006

An analysis of the encoding of the tiles used by Google Maps : http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/googlemap.asp

Knowledge Visualization : http://www.bul.unisi.ch/cerca/bul/pubblicazioni/com/pdf/wpca0402.pdf Outlining the Territory (PDF)

Open Source Tools for Online Mapping :
http://maps.unomaha.edu/workshops/OpenSourceToolsWorkshop.htm


3D PHOTO MAKER : http://www.lpi-hk.com/UploadFiles/200621816855770.pdf(PDF) - HTML ( number of lines on the printed photo but you need to place a lenticular lens on it to see 3D effect).

Highway traffic map for cellphones : http://blog.monstuff.com/archives/000292.html

Dave's Travel Map: http://www.blogography.com/map.html

Origami math research : http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/rigid/rigid.html Via http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/OrigamiMath.html

Using Printer Profiles : http://drycreekphoto.com/icc/using_printer_profiles.htm (assumes a familiarity with how to set up and use Photoshop's color management; the brief tutorial, or extensive articles referenced in list of resources ).

cubism (defined) : http://www.bartleby.com/65/cu/cubism.html (the trompe l’oeil element of collage was also sometimes used).

Political cartoonist's blog : http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/ Cartoon Archives; Archives at Microsoft , Archives at Gamla

The real world map of Second Life project : http://secondlife.blogs.com/nwn/2005/10/two_worlds_frap.html (died?)

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." - G. K. Chesterton
""What on earth did I ever do to deserve so much?", "Dude, you visualized." - The Universe
"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.' - Chaucer
"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.' - W. Somerset Maugham via http://rna.berkeley.edu/~drsteve/quotes.html
"Instead of wondering what it is you might do that you'd be wildly successful at, wonder how you seem to miss that you already are." - TU

26 October 2006

WebSnapr : http://www.websnapr.com/ (visualize any web page before clicking). Check this useful implementation of the WebSnapr service to display a preview bubble on your hyperlinks.

Impulse: Using Knowledge Visualization in Business Process ... (PDF) - View as HTML

The Automated Display of Maps and Images from the Web (online book). Traditional books include Interactive and Animated Cartography (published by Prentice-Hall), Multimedia Cartography (Springer Verlag), Maps and the Internet (Elsevier Press) .

Zoomable flash animations : Zoomquilt and an Escher-style self-portrait Via http://blog.monstuff.com/archives/000222.html

China PowerPlant Map via http://www.platts.com/infostore/product_info.php?products_id=152

Tracking New Knowledge-Based Business Models, Investments, and Innovations in the Expanding Global Knowledge Economy : http://www.kikm.org/navigator.html

i-Map: http://www.tate.org.uk/imap/ is an online art resource designed for visually impaired people with a general interest in art.

Comprehensive map-related reading service : http://www.planetgs.com/

Thinking like a Genius via http://www.studygs.net/

Gödel, Escher, Bach (GEB) : http://dev.upian.com/hotlinks/archives/2005/09/15/ Via http://tal.forum2.org/geb

25 Worst Websites : http://vip.itworldcanada.com/t?ctl=A9CA:49B16

Mario Forever: The Lost Map! : http://true-betas.org/board/index.php?download=163 (You need the vitalize! plugin to play this addictive Mario Game, in IE).

cubism (kyoobiz'm), n. A phase of postimpressionism which stresses abstract form at the expense of other pictorial elements, aiming, largely by the use of intersecting, often transparent,cubes, cones, and other geometric solids, to produce a specific aesthetic sensation rather than a representation of nature.cubist(-ist), n. & adj. http://www.usc.edu/dept/architecture/slide/babcock/ Via http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/cgi-bin/search.pl?term1=Cubist

Now sidebarred here : http://hipercroquis.wordpress.com/ (under 'crítica y acción')

"The picture-examining eye is the best finder we have of the wholly unanticipated." - John Tuckey, statistician
"...he does smile his face into more lines than is in the new map with the augmentation of the Indies: you have not seen such a thing as 'tis." - Maria (Twelfth Night – Act 3, Scene 2) [surrounding text][citation]
"A good map tells us the truth about its content; but a bad map tells us the truth about its maker." - R.B. Wild (after G. K. Chesterton)
"It is a mistake to let any mechanical object realise that you are in a hurry." - Ralph's Observation (via slashdot)
“Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.” - A.J. Liebling

25 October 2006

Zoomable user interfaces as a medium for slide show presentations (PDF) View as HTML (knowledge map characteristics on information processing).

United States Population Density Map : http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17439

Mapping the War on Terror Via http://ubikcan.blogspot.com/2006/10/axis-of-evil-projection.html

Firefox 2.0 and Online Maps : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/10/firefox_20_and_online_maps.phtml (handles Google and Yahoo! Maps well, but runs into a few quirks with Microsoft's Live Local).

Methods of Forming Mental Maps : http://maps.unomaha.edu/workshops/GeographyStandard2.html

Social networking and community-contributed, near-live commuter information : http://bkdelong.livejournal.com/169606.html (ideas/proposal).

"... isn’t it sweet that Google allows us to make Google Maps’s mashups with their copyrighted images and data? Sure. It is all great, until you want to do something outside of their rules" : http://mappinghacks.com/2006/10/03/the-power-of-the-press/

'hex map' definition : http://www.answers.com/topic/hex-map

Professor William Cartwright, Vice-President - International Cartographic Association http://www.gs.rmit.edu.au/people/all_staff.htm#wec

Orbit Trap: http://orbittrap.blogspot.com/2006/10/brush-or-brain.html group blog revolving around Fractal Art with contributors from many different orbits.

Photomosaic (using MacOSaiX a free software for the Macintosh, displayed using Zoomify ) Via http://punya.educ.msu.edu/PunyaWeb/mosaics/index.html

Flying Volvo : http://www.crackmuffin.com/html/Weird-Car-Crash.html

"One infographic = 300 words" - RW (based on Academic guideline; 8 page article = 6000 words needs 20 graphical images)
"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite" . -G. K. Chesterton
"Welcome, destruction, death, and massacre! I see, as in a map, the end of all." - Queen Elizabeth (Richard III – Act 2, Scene 4 [surrounding text] [citation]
"Does a rich person have to spend all their money to feel rich? No. They don't even have to spend a cent, do they? Oh, you so have it made." - The Universe

24 October 2006

Hackers Tap Into the Functionality and Simplicity of Google Maps (PDF) - HTML driven by the Google Map API.

Evolutionary economics: In defence of ‘vagueness’ includes discussion of a two-dimensional knowledge map...

Darwin online project : http://darwin-online.org.uk/ has digitised some 50,000 pages of text and 40,000 images of original publications - all of it searchable. Via http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6064364.stm

Search? Dirctory? : http://www4.geometry.net/detail/basic_m/middle_east_interactive_maps.html

Direction of Eden : http://sambali.blogspot.com/2006/07/geomancy-architectural-glossary.html

Example of small gif cinema : http://www.kisrael.com/journal.aux/2006.10.23.that00sshow.gif

15 reasons why you need to learn how to convey information through graphics : http://maps.unomaha.edu/workshops/GraphicCommunicatioin.html

Worst Manual Contest : http://www.tecstandards.com./2005winner.htm had these B&W RubikCube Instructions

Now side-barred here : http://lueder.info/cgi-bin/weblog_basic/index.php

Pertinent search : http://www.google.ca/search?q=javascript%20map%20tile%20viewer&hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official_s&start=120&sa=N

Blog of creative genius : http://journal.davidbyrne.com/

"Never ascribe to malice what can be adequately attributed to ignorance." - Napoleon
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire
"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr
"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." - Thomas Paine (Via http://russp.org/quotes.html )
"Luck can't last a lifetime, unless you die young." - Russell Banks
"The man with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds." - Mark Twain
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment." - Jim Horning

23 October 2006

Visualization for constructing and sharing geo-scientific concepts : http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/0307755101v1.pdf (PDF)

ka-Map! October 2006 Archives : http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2006-October/thread.html#start re; the JavaScript interface for the developement of highly interactive Web mapping applications taking advantage of features available in modern Web browsers.

Color Use Guidelines for Mapping and Visualization : http://www.personal.psu.edu/cab38/ColorSch/SchHome.html Via http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=184&lang=2

We Feel Fine: : http://wefeelfine.org/gallery/index.php blog entries are represented by dots and squares that swarm. When you click a dot, the other dots move away from it (to represent looking at someone apart from the group) and the "feeling" snippet from that blog appears. (Another Jonathon Harris production)

JPEG2000 compression technology : http://lcweb2.loc.gov:8081/ammem/help/compression.html

Three Things Statistics Textbooks Don't Tell You (PDF) ; "A major reason for graphing one's data [is that a] tiny fraction of one's graphs will suggest new lines of research."

RSS feeds : Home, Earth Imaging & Remote Sensing, Survey & GPS, GIS & Mapping, Natural Resources, Government & Military, Transportation & Civil Engineering, LBS, Utilities & Communications and Business Analytics.

How to participate in the construction of history? : http://www.eastartmap.org/ (of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe). Via http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/10/east_art_map.html

The Mapping Circle : http://platial.typepad.com/news/2006/10/the_mapping_bee.html We had a great time mapping Wednesday night... a few pictures on Platial's Flickr group.

Visual Instruction Plans : http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/columnists/jones/jones024.shtml Using a Compass To Draw a Hexagon

"Did someone mention the hexagonalism movement?" - http://vjfx.com/vjfx_store_sys.php?op=VJFXStoreProd&prod_id=801 (Hex Map, Hex Masks, Hex Elements, Hex Expand, ...)

Imposed patent judgments exceeding $1 billion : http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=91830340&blogID=183498244

Camino Trail Pilgrim Blog : http://www.geocities.com/maxiboyd/followingroots.html

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." - William Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"
"If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you." - Anon.
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." - Calvin Coolidge
"If you don't have a nasty obituary you probably didn't matter." - Freeman Dyson
"Wishing without work is like fishing without bait." - Frank Tyger
"If Michelangelo had been concerned about risk, he would have painted the Sistine floor." - Neil Simon
"Scientists discover the world that exists, engineers create the world that never was." - Theodore von Karman
"Wise men learn more from fools than fools from wise men." - Marcus Porcius Cato

20 October 2006

Time Capsule : http://timecapsule.yahoo.com invites anyone in the world to contribute five simple things: words, pictures, sound, video, and drawings, in response to ten universal ideas: love, sorrow, anger, faith, beauty, fun, past, hope, now, and "you" (Jonathan Harris' latest work, a time capsule, commissioned by Yahoo!) .

WMS Tile Caching : http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/WMS_Tile_Caching to find a way to optimize the delivery of map imagery across the Internet. Via http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2006-June/001743.html

Multiform Glyph Based Web Search Result Visualization : http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IV.2006.111 (PDF)

Maps as a Tool for Creativity : http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/09/in_short/source/1.htm A recent edition of BusinessWeek Online's IN: Inside Innovation offers its picks for seven tools and trends that companies are using to jump-start creativity. Mapping is included in two instances: as a way of diagramming social networks within organizations, and also as a tool for visualizing collaborative work on wikis via IBM's History Flow tool. Via http://dd.dynamicdiagrams.com/?p=196

Waterman Polyhedron : http://www.watermanpolyhedron.com/watermanpolyhedra1.html the basic series are defined as - The convex hull of the intersection of a closed ball with the lattice of sphere-center points of a cubic close packing

Hex map : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_map From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aerith : https://aerith.dev.java.net/ is a Swing Mashup, or smashup, combining three webservices: Google Maps, Flickr, and Yahoo's geocoding webservice to let users create, view, and share slideshows of their road trip photos. (It was presented as a demo at the 2006 JavaOne conference). Via http://weblogs.java.net/blog/editors/archives/2006/06/into_the_great.html

Mapgears : http://www.mapgears.com/technologies_en.html offers consulting, technical support, training and software development services in the open source geospatial software field, and more specifically Web mapping using MapTools.org technologies.

James Burke interviewed about K-Web Project : http://www.stranova.com/Podcasts/Stranova25.mp3

The Modern Inventors Documentation database : http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/MIND_Search_Basic.aspx

Links to fractal music generators : http://www.fractal-vibes.com/fvc/Frame01.php3

http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/TrailBlazer.jpg --------------------->

"I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load.
I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road.
Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone,
And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone." - Gale Brook Burket
"Planting a seed doesn't make it grow." - Sass Jordan
"A mind cannot really grow very much by only accumulating more and more new knowledge. It must also develop new and better ways to use what it already knows." - Marvin Minsky
"An old soul is always prepared to admit they might be wrong, especially when they're not." - TU

19 October 2006

Learning 2006 Conference Program Guide (This may take several minutes to load 5MB pdf)

Of the many charts (graph, map, diagram, table and ‘other’ :
http://martha.mannlib.cornell.edu/charts/ ) you have seen in your life, which has been the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable? Via http://del.icio.us/network/angusf?page=2

A regular hexagonal grid is overlaid onto the resultant map to create larger units :
http://www.blogger.com/%20http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/FIA/2005/FSP_Y051005a.pdf. or HTML

Mapping the War Zone : http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/index/L4QVYAEABQVKKYY9.pdf (PDF) cartography, geopolitics and security

Flickr User Model Concept Map : http://sentra.ischool.utexas.edu/~i385e/blog/2006/09/21/flickr-user-model-concept-map/

Broadcasting Google map events to an Enterprise Service Bus tutorial : http://www.stephenpasco.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=28 - a multi-part tutorial

Example of 'Google Answers' $100 service : http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=199949

e-mail- or online-based faxing : eFax - http://www.efax.com, Faxaway - http://www.faxaway.com/, MaxEmail - http://maxemail.com/, MyFax - http://www.myfax.com/, RapidFax - http://rapidfax.com (also Google Search: http://www.google.com/search?&q=web+fax+online ).

Some kind of automatic blog search / reader (?) : http://externalblogs.blogs.conceptmapping.org/

(Oct'05 archive) Blinked by http://www.blinklist.com/umuro/

KANDINSKY : Compositions , 1908/1914. 1922/1925. 1928/1932. 1933/1943. Via http://www.eleves.ens.fr/home/jleroux/kandinsky/kandinsky.html

Grants for Researchers in Residence (PDF format) Via http://www.fondation-langlois.org/e/programmes/res/menu.html

Making Comics Fifty State Tour : http://community.livejournal.com/mccloudtour (taking advantage of the release of his new book Making Comics and resulting inevitable book tour to tour all fifty states).

The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce : http://nvpf.org/np/english/sitemap.asp.html is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention. Via http://nvpf.org/np/english/welcome.asp.html

"My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our private opinion-what a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates his fate." - Henry David Thoreau
" Success is not measured by the heights one attains, but by the obstacles one overcomes in its attainment." - Booker T. Washington (1856-1915 ; born a black American slave, he becaume a famous educator, author and politician who transformed the system of higher education in the U.S. South).
"Precision always exceeds accuracy." - unknown law
"All good men are happy when they choose to be their own authors. Those who choose to have others edit their pathways, must live on the edge of another man's sword." - Julie Arabi

18 October 2006

PeaceMap (embedded live into blog);


FROM POINT CLOUD TO SURFACE : http://www.photogrammetry.ethz.ch/general/persons/fabio/tarasp_modeling.pdf (THE MODELING AND VISUALIZATION PROBLEM) PDF - View as HTML

Tube Line Map Art : http://www.animalsontheunderground.com/bird.html#

collecting cartographic curiosa : http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

Apparently this Chinese writer http://misslee-2005.spaces.live.com/ commented on MooonRiver's http://moooonriver.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!F50083AB13224D70!6548.entry mention of my MapStory.

"The road is always better than the inn." - Cervantes
"I am an Idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way." - Carl Sandberg
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." - Muhammad Ali
"Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road." - Voltaire
"I don't have an overactive imagination... I have an underactive reality... " - EG
"The Soviet Union was bound to fall, it was on the edge of the map." - Kelly Bundy, on Married With Children

17 October 2006

NY Evacuation Map Not Useable By Much of Target Population : http://www.allpointsblog.com/archives/1987-NY-Evacuation-Map-Not-Useable-By-Much-of-Target-Population.html

Heat Maps for Google Maps : http://blog.fortiusone.com/2006/10/11/heat-maps-for-google-maps-aka-geoiq-mashup - (a.k.a GeoIQ mashup)

Thirty Five Years of Computer Cartograms : http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~tobler/publications/pdf_docs/cartography/projections/cartograms/Thirty-five%20years%20Cartograms.pdf#search=%22arcMap%20creating%20a%20%22hexagonal%20grid%22%22 PDF- View as HTML

Abstract Train of Thought (The science and art of visualising ...) PDF - View as HTML

By showing everything—the forest and the trees—in a single view, concept maps help people create mental models and clarify thoughts : http://www.dubberly.com/concept.html We create concept maps to share understanding—with our clients, peers, and others interested in the subjects; Baseball Project, A Model of Brand, Design for the Internet, Domain Name System, Heart Attack, Information Loop, Java Technology, Search Via http://del.icio.us/cityofsound/maps

15 sheets fitted together make up a complete reproduction of Smith's great map : http://www.unh.edu/esci/greatmap.html

Wiki devoted to the Google maps API : http://mapki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page Via http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~jwo/maps/

The Privatization of War : http://www.publicgreen.com/projects/pmc_map_big.htm (elongated-hex base map) Via http://subtopia.blogspot.com/2006/10/maps-maps-maps_03.html

Geowankers Anonymous meeting : http://alternet.org/columnists/story/42839/

Jeff Howe introduced the term crowdsourcing (in his June 2006 Wired Magazine article, “The Rise of Crowdsourcing”) to describe a new form of corporate outsourcing to largely amateur pools of volunteer labor that “create content, solve problems, and even do corporate R & D.” ; ttp://www.apexart.org/exhibitions/grover.htm

Projected growth of Arab and Israeli Neighborhoods in East Jerusalem : http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/MAPS/images/jer_maps/Projectedgrowth.pdf#search=

The 25 greatest PCs of all time : http://vip.itworldcanada.com/t?ctl=9F2B:49B16

Great Map filed under 'Meme mapping' : http://www.blinklist.com/tag/Meme%20mapping/, and AI by (Russian?) buguldey Sep 16, 2006 (Previously filed under mind, map, history, eclectic, interesting by mshook May 25, 2005 )

Top 100 (self-published) Best Sellers : http://www.lulu.com/browse/top100.php (one sold as an ebook is now available as a hardcopy book).

"Far better to have a stout heart always and suffer ones share of evils than to forever fear what may happen." - Herodotes.
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson (inscribed at the base the Jefferson Memorial)
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Confucius

16 October 2006

XMaps Library - A Google Maps API Extension : http://xmaps.busmonster.com/documentation.html#Using_XMaps_with_the_API - Documentation Via http://myfavorites.earthlink.net/tags/googlemaps

Mapping Conversation : http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/2/

Artificial Mosaic : http://svg.dmi.unict.it/iplab/administrator/users/tvc2005.pdf PDF- HTML

zMapper : http://www.zuggsoft.com/zmapper/zmapperinfo.htm is general purpose Map database creation program. Overlay your map database on any graphical image. Enhance maps with shapes, icons, and text. Supports Cartesian, hexagonal, or octagonal map layouts.

Impressive (Flash) Zoom Demo : http://rchi.raskincenter.org/demos/zoomdemo.swf Via http://www3.cc.gatech.edu/classes/AY2006/cs7450_spring/syllabus.html#zoom

Watch Tube Map morph into a geographically accurate version : http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/maps/realunderground/realunderground.html (by clicking on 'Real' at bottom). Also see elegant http://tubejp.co.uk/

London Courier Tracking (animation) : http://www.youtube.com/v/Y-jXWrfBDKs Via http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/09/data_animations_of_open_street.html

Internet navigation courses : Classroom (2,421) , Custom (725) , Online (42) , Distance (15)

Non-borders, Anti-borders, and the Run-on border : http://subtopia.blogspot.com/2006/10/non-borders-anti-borders-and-run-on.html

Cartography preceded writing by some 3000 years : http://www.gisuser.com.au/MM/content/2001/MM13/feature/MM13_feature.html#

Interesting search by UK blog reader (greatmap blogspot)

Unlikely and Unexpected Bloggers : http://html.wral.com/sh/blogger/2006/05/unlikely-and-unexpected-bloggers-from.html and Part II

System Restore extensively covered here 2006-03-13, 2005-05-23 , 2005-01-27, 2004-07-15 , and at InformationWeek: http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20020711S0009

RPG Motivational Posters : http://www.llbbl.com/data/RPG-motivational/index.htm
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 (Collected from the RPG.net forums and created into a gallery).

"Nothing you might ever give, isn't one day returned, and far more." - TU
"A man's homeland is wherever he prospers." - Aristophanes
"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less, but Nature more." - George Gordon Byron
"People will look up to you if you climb up on something high." - Jason
"He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past." - George Orwell

13 October 2006

Exploring novel visualisations for representing hierarchical numerical data : http://www.richardodonnell.co.uk/files/WebMresDissertation.doc (Microsoft Word) - View as HTML

Hyperbolic Planar Tesselations : http://www.plunk.org/~hatch/HyperbolicTesselations/

Map of Early Modern London : http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/experimental_map.php Click on Help - About to see technical specs for application.

Discrete Global Grids : http://www.galaxy.gmu.edu/~dcarr/lib/v8n2.pdf

Mapping the U. S . Antiwar Movement : http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geur6y3ytFHN0A_jtXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE3ZDBybzZpBGNvbG8DZQRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMzUEc2VjA3NyBHZ0aWQDRjU2M184Nw--/SIG=144farkoh/EXP=1160589618/**http://www.unitedforpeace.org/downloads/antiwar_MAP.pdf#search= (PDF)

Editable Vector Maps of the World : http://digital-vector-maps.com/

Help Create an Archive of Photographic Materials from the Pre-Digital Age : http://www.getty.edu/conservation/science/photocon/photocon_wanted.html See a list of the highly-sought materials they're looking for (PDF-27KB).

Never afraid to erase and start all over : http://www.glumbert.com/media/streetart

Great source for collage / supplies : http://www.lalasland.com/links.html

Occasionally found via http://www.thegreatideas.org/links.html even though its been replaced by http://www.thegreatideas.org/resourcelinks.html

Most popular map-related blog feeds : http://www.bloglines.com/relatedfeeds?siteid=3090845

Possible project; 'concept map on Nietzsche major philosophical ideas' Via http://www.google.com/search?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=loc%3A%20concept%20map%20on%20Nietzsche%20major%20philosophical%20ideas&ei=6Y0uRfa0OcSsVJ610bkC&z=4&om=1&tab=lw

Song Lyric Site : http://www.lyricsdownload.com/neil-young-american-dream-lyrics.html

"...The bright path seems dim; Going forward seems like retreat; The easy way seems hard..." - #41 http://naturyl.humanists.net/ttc.html
"Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions." - Earl Gray Stevens
"The pen is mightier than the ........ pigs." -first grader
"At the end of the day, you want to respect what you do. In a certain sense, our work is us. We get into it, and it gets into us." - John W. Rowe
"Resist Much; Obey Little." - Walt Whitman
"Most, including those who love you most, have absolutely no idea of how much they depend upon you to follow your dreams. But they do. You go..." - The Universe

12 October 2006

WaveLens : http://research.microsoft.com/~timpaek/Papers/chi2004.pdf#search=%22%22animated%20zoom%22%20javascript%22 A New View onto Internet Search Results (PDF) - Version HTML

Are Your Polyhedra the Same as My Polyhedra? PDF - View as HTML

3d mind map topic scape : http://infosthetics.com/archives/2006/06/3d_topic_scape_mind_map_visualization.html

"... two conventions we can let go off when building virtual worlds: That space has to be flat (Euclidian), and that the topology has to follow the geometry of space (it can be non-contiguous, like the web)..." : http://www.ogleearth.com/2006/06/metaverse_20.html

Version 2 sneak-peak : http://mapwow.com/v2/ with a few new features, (most noticeably the cool mini-map in the lower-right corner of the map).

The Beer Mapping Project: http://www.beermapping.com/

Ottoman Empire Map : http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gov46/ottoman-empire-1580.gif

The Linux Kernel Map : http://lug.oregonstate.edu/projects/kernelmap/map.php?x=300&y=287.5&zoom=1

The electromagnetic field of a Florida substation was turned into an installation piece : http://www.ogleearth.com/2006/10/google_eart_ii.html

Housing estate laid out on a hexagonal grid : http://www.woowoowoo.com/2005/09/11/living-under-a-hex/

Drupal : http://drupal.org/ an open source content management platform.

"...use your XP box until it dies." : http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2006/10/11/vista-isnt-the-answer/

Origami Rubik's cube instructions : http://ms-erie.livejournal.com/294478.html

Canada offers some of the world’s richest R&D tax incentives : http://www.cata.ca/Business_Services/SRED_Tax_Centre/

First Photoshop Artist : http://www.photoshophalloffame.com/winners/dfenster.html http://www.dianefenster.com/about.html

Common keywords identified in recent posts of this blog) : mapping , interactive , sid , spatial , projections , trends , territory , journals , abstract , thesis Via http://www.blogpulse.com/profile?type=posts&url=http://greatmap.blogspot.com

"I will remember I'm dreaming, I'm perfectly safe and sound, and that the rumble in the jungle... is just me." - The Universe
"Deal with the small before it becomes large." - Lao Tzu

11 October 2006

Realizations of Regular Toroidal Maps : http://journals.cms.math.ca/cgi-bin/vault/public/view/monsoncox6A/body/PDF/monsoncox6A.pdf?file=monsoncox6A#search=%22isometric%20map%20%20hexagons%22 [PDF]

Earthquake Mapping : http://www.andrewlarcombe.co.uk/index.php/quakes with OpenLayers, Mapserver and AJAX . Built by

EMAP Hexagon : ftp://ftp.gap.uidaho.edu/outgoing/emap_hex/EMAP.zip - This downloadable (.zip file) hexagon grid consists of a tessellation of hexagons that cover the conterminous United States.

'Landscape within a landscape' : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/484568/ the place in the middle of the desert where the Chinese Army has constructed a scale-model replica of the entire region of Aksai Chin (shows everything: rivers, lakes, roads and snow-capped mountains) Via http://www.micropersuasion.com/2006/10/wikis_come_to_g.html

http://www.gmapsdirectory.com : THE ? unofficial directory for everything Google Maps

Fractals: an Introduction through Symmetry : PDF or PowerPoint

AntWeb : http://www.antweb.org/google_earth.jsp in Google Earth. Mentioned http://keillor.richmond.edu/blojsom/blog/ats/?permalink=More-Google-Earth-Fun-AntWeb-org.html

Visual search results : http://www.viewfour.com/?event=search&src=WS_HOME&windows=10&mode=standard&query=social%20networking?%3ESocial%20Networking%20at%20ViewFour

Context as a key factor in making content more valuable : Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/09/27/contextual_content_distribution_gets_publishers.htm
Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane : http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/16/crocheting.php

30 questions to elevate your awareness (and literacy) of the greater place in which you live : http://www.kk.org/helpwanted/archives/001084.php

Interesting search : http://images.google.com.au/images?q=the+road+not+taken&start=260&ndsp=20&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&sa=N

Trivia : One 150-pound person can be held above water on 6,000 corks.

(Taoism) Navigation : http://www.jadedragon.com/archives/tao_heal/wuwei.html "wander without purpose" - The Wu-Wei Principle

"Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier." - Blore's Razor
"I develop datascopes, not microscopes or telescopes: I create tools for people to see large-scale data sets." - Katy Borner ( http://future.iftf.org/visualization/index.html )
"So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen." - M.C. Escher
"Although war is cruel and brutal, it is also dangerous and stupid." - Yakko Warner
"Asking "how" is pure, unadulterated, low energy, health zapping, fun squeezing, party-pooping doubt." - TU
"You can't have everything, where would you put it?" - Steven Wright

10 October 2006

Search, Google, and Life: Sergey Brin (video) - Google Via Information Systems 141

3D Perspective Maps : http://www.mapformation.com/services/campus/3Dcampus.htm or see Site Map

Shapes of polyhedra and triangulations of the sphere Introduction PDF - View as HTML

Loris Vector Map Engine v.3.0 : http://www.vectormapengine.com/help.html

IA or not IA : http://www.v-2.org/displayArticle.php?article_num=1037 "I've been more or less backing away from public identification with the information architecture community."

Discovery as Invention :
http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~meg3c/classes/tcc313_inuse/Book/chap1/invention.html

Strategic Opportunity Mapping : http://www.iftf.org/custom/index.html#opportunity (The final output is a graphic map that acts as a compass or roadmap for your organization).

42 or 363 Definitions of Cartography : http://www.ikatun.com/institute/infinitelysmallthings/pdf/DefinitionsOfCartography.pdf

Huge alien bug ... here or on Google Maps here you will notice this huge bug about 200+ feet long on German land. (Don't worry, it is not some alien from outer-space. It appears that a bug got stuck between the "glass plate and the film during the scanning process.")

Eovia Hexagon : http://www.eovia.com/products/hexagon/hexagon.asp all-new 3D Polygonal modeler for 3D artists and illustrators, is now shipping (delivers Evolutionary Interface, Techniques, and Openness for Beginners and Experts Alike).

Blog Neighborhood (ten other blogs that supposedly cite similar links and text) : http://www.blogpulse.com/profile?type=neighborhood&url=http://greatmap.blogspot.com (?)

Participants make 3D maps which become a visual journey through their creative processes : http://www.creatingandexploring.net/tools.html (in the Creativity Workshop, on twelve foot long scrolls to be laid out on the floor and populated with language, images, sounds and objects).

Juan Mann : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/09/29/thats_what_we_all_need.htm Serial Hugger

"Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream." - Lao Tzu (600 BC-531 BC), Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote "Tao Te Ching" ("The Book of the Way").
"I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days." - M.C. Escher
"Whenever an escalator to "success" ascends without you, it's always because there's another one on the way that will go even higher (with your name plastered all over it)." - The Universe
"And before I knew it I was playing . . . It was effortless. It was easy to play with those things. It was like uncorking a bottle. Everything flowed out effortlessly" – including Nobel Prize-winning insights into quantum mechanics. - Richard Feynmann (following a difficult and unproductive period in his career)

06 October 2006

Clusty Cloud Creator : http://cloud.clusty.com/ used to instantly visualize a topic using the familiar tag cloud display ( you can create a cloud based on any topic or query - you don't need tags or months of content on a subject to create an interesting cloud).

KnowVis : NSDL Cognitive-based, Semantic Query Service [PDF] View as HTML

Mapping the “War on Terror” : http://backspace.com/notes/2006/09/17/x.html ( read more about the project at http://clockshop.org/here.php )

Visualisation of music collections : http://alchemi.co.uk/archives/hum/visualisation_o.html

http://www.housingmaps.com/ : Powered by craigslist and Google Maps

Visual IP Trace : http://store.esellerate.net/a.asp?c=0_SKU52252711689_AFL863348026&at= In addition, by seeing the actual route path to the destination point, the locations of last few network hops provide valuable clues to the end-point’s true location. [Download Free Trial]

ImageSquash : http://www.imagesquash.com/ web-based tool that allows you to upload images, resize them, and change their format, and save the newly transformed file.

To create a custom 'blogs I read' search : http://www.alpern.org/weblog/php/blogsearch/writeup.html

Free e-Learning modules (audio and outlines) : http://vip.itworldcanada.com/t?ctl=9AD9:49B16 Via http://www.masie.com/futures/ (2 to 3 minute per module)

Information graphics : http://infographics.quickseek.com/ Defined

Hexahedron Fractal : http://www.public.asu.edu/~starlite/mengersponge.html (the Menger Sponge)

Free Photoshop brushes : http://cgindia.blogspot.com/2006/06/free-photoshop-brushes-by.html

The Sovereign Map : http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/159414.ctl Theoretical Approaches in Cartography throughout History. (Book argues that maps are as much about thinking as seeing, as much about the art of persuasion as the science of geography)

'Muscle Memory' presentation : http://davehopla.com/speaking.php Via http://www.learning2006.com/hoops/ 50 minute Video

Artist & writer Joe Grant ( whose credits include Dumbo and Pocahontas), has died at the age of 96 while working at his drawing board at Disney where he was still working four days a week . Read on

"There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books." - Charlie Chaplin
"The really juicy new approaches are not the ones insiders reject as impossible, but those they ignore as undignified." - Paul Graham
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." -George Washington Carver
"I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning, or destroyed it altogether." - Alfred North Whitehead
"For absolute success in life, there are 2 rules you must follow. Rule 1; Never tell people everything you know. , .." - Yarns

05 October 2006

Google Grows With Inxight Search Extender : http://www.techweb.com/headlines_week/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=193101278 provides better summaries and makes it easier for searchers to navigate through long documents (the results are automatically clustered on-the-fly).

View-Based Search Interfaces for the Semantic Web : http://www.seco.tkk.fi/publications/2006/makela-view-based-search-2006.pdf#search=%22hyperbolic%20tree%20ajax%22 (PDF) - HTML-Version

Making Visualization Work : http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/pubs/presentations/MakingVisualizationWork-Bederson.ppt or View as HTML

Hexagon-based images : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~dunlapg/tiles/aao.html Example

Fibonacci Sequences Arising from Paperfolding : http://www.mevis.de/~anna/publications/goslar.pdf

Map Projections : http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/mapping/a_projections.html From Spherical Earth to Flat Map

Maps of War : http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/imperial-history.html Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Via http://www.mapsofwar.com/ via http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/10/middle-east-map-changes-through-time.html

Waymarking.com provides tools for you to catalog, mark and visit unique and interesting locations around the world. Example project : http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/default.aspx?f=-1&WTGUID=5fd76818-c3b2-49d6-952a-c599e7fe8c53 and related Image Gallery

All The Cool Kids Are Deep Tagging : http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/10/01/all-the-cool-kids-are-deep-tagging/

"Make Windows XP Start Faster" : http://askbobrankin.com/make_windows_xp_run_faster.html You can do all of these things yourself, and all of the software recommended is free.

Interesting discussion of the Smiley (map theft) affair on Public Radio "Where we live" program (aired Friday 29 September) : ">target=l>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wnpr/local-wnpr-531786.mp3> The story runs about 25 minutes , beginning about 10 minutes into the program.

25 Worst Tech Products

Technology Blog Directory : http://dir.blogflux.com/cat/technology_19.html Listed

The Ideas Bank : http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/category.php?catId=19

"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work does what he wants to do." - Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943), Speculum Mentis
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allan Poe
"It's Not What Happens to You, It's What You Do About It." - W Mitchell (book title)
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards." - Arthur Koestler

04 October 2006

The Information Grid : http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/semantic_technologies/pdf/informationgrid_oracle.pdf#search=%22hyperbolic%20tree%20ajax%22 A Practical Approach to the Semantic Web ( PDF) - HTML-Version

Zoommap : http://cendtonio.free.fr/ is specially designed to display a map or a card.. download zoommap (477Ko) Read the developer's guide here. A printing function shows an image with the piece of the map and some information attached to the image.

An Introduction to Pathfinding : http://www.devmaster.net/articles/pathfinding/ explains Dijkstra's Algorithm for finding the shortest path between two points. Via http://www.pascalgamedevelopment.com/library.php?show=list&cat=4

GSmapSearchControl Solution : http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/mapsearch/index.html is a simple to use application of the Google AJAX Search API that is designed to let you easily add a searchable map to your pages, sites, and blogs.

Hex? Image Map : http://www.tantek.com/map.html (NOT Flash!) The effect is achieved with overlapping transparent borders. Via : http://www.tantek.com/ (Blog)

Signification as Observation : http://www.arch.columbia.edu/phd/vossoughian/acsalecture2002.pdf#search=%22%22words%20divide%22%20%22pictures%20unite%22%20neurath%22 PDF View as HTML Also Pictograms : http://www.a-website.org/design/pictohistory/index.html

Map-Related Reference Books and Atlases : http://www.oldimprints.com/maps/mapsref.htm (guaranteed to be genuine antique or vintage items) .

ClustrMaps : http://www.clustrmaps.com/ increments a counter and shows the locations of all the visitors to your page. Also Clustrmaps News/blog site

Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders : http://www.fastuk.org.uk/pbb.htm exhibition will bring emerging and existing contemporary practitioners Gavin Baily & Tom Corby , Simon Husslein , .MGX by Materialise ,
Human Beans , Tavs Jørgensen , NIO Architecten , Simon Blackmore , Aoife Ludlow, Adam Somlai-Fischer, Bengt Sjölén & Usman Haque , Brit Bunkley , Geoffrey Mann , Masaru Tabei & Yasuno Miyauchi , Future Factories , Justin Marshall , Ben Woodeson and technologies into the public arena and help to make cutting-edge developments in art and technology more accessible. Via http://www.fastuk.org.uk/projects.htm

Example of humorous parody of Matt Cutts's blog at evilmattcutts.com (funny, picture, the reworded blog posts, and the concept).

"You can never do too much drawing." - Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Venetian painter.
"Writing is a difficult trade which must be learned slowly by reading great authors; by trying at the outset to imitate them; by daring then to be original; by destroying one’s first productions." - André Maurois
"The origin of art comes from OUR NEED TO DISPLAY." - Evolutionary Science
"The Zen-man...who talks of going beyond the dualism of good and evil, of right and wrong, of life and death, of truth and falsehood, will most likely be a subject of suspicion." - D. T.Suzuki Rij
"If you don't like having choices made for you, you should start making your own." - Neal Stephenson

03 October 2006

The Art Of Information Triage : http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/weblog/2006/08/the_art_of_info.html Via http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/weblog/information_triage/index.html

Visual Analytics: Topics for Discussion : http://infovis.uni-konstanz.de/events/VisAnalyticsWs05/pdf/01JimThomas.pdf#search=%22nvac%20%2B%20stanford%20computer%20graphics%20%2B%202006%22 (PDF)

Exploring the Semantic Types of Relationships for Visual Query Development : http://www.impb.ru/~rcdl2004/cgi/get_paper_pdf.cgi?pid=52 (PDF) - View as HTML

A* Pathfinding for Beginners : http://www.policyalmanac.org/games/aStarTutorial.htm

Live pictures from the heart of Zurich : http://kamera.nzz.ch/

This blog now noted in China : http://popopope.blogspot.com/2006/04/missions-statement-specific.html (in reference to mission statement development);
"new ideas : New Map culture (geo social)--> http://greatmap.blogspot.com/, Google map, Platial.co
side thought : explore the new mapping culture intellectually and philosophically- Ref : Situationis, Locative media"

20 Sites n Years : http://www.tomphillips.co.uk/sculptur/20sites/index.html Longitudinal Photography Project based on a circle of half a mile radius drawn around the place where the project was devised.

“Everything had broken down and new things had to be made out of the fragments. Collage was like an image of the revolution within me—not as it was, but as it might have been.”- Kurt Schwitters, In J. Russell, The Meanings of Modern Art, Vol 6, 1975 (http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Collage/Chaos,%20Collage,%20&%20Creation.html )

Mandalas Resources : http://www.abgoodwin.com/mandala/ccweb.shtml

'Dimensionality' links : http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/dimensionality.html

Jerusalem Photo Galleries : http://bubble.euweb.cz/israel/jerusalem/jerusalem.html

Death by Satire : http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/41534/ (jesters could respond within hours to current events and broadcast their pranks globally).

"But to find where you are going, you must know where you are, and I didn't." - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie
"My drawings reflect the evolution of my idea." - Christo, (1935-), Bulgarian-American sculptor
"A life develops in spirals; it passes again and again by the same points but at different levels of integration and complexity." - Jean-Paul Sartre, "The Progressive-Regressive Method," Search for a Method, 1960 / 63
"If you desire to see, learn how to act." - Heinz von Foerster, system's theorist
"the ... maxims of common human understanding ... are these: (I) to think for oneself; (2) to think from the standpoint of everyone else; (3) always to think consistently." - Kant, Critique of Judgement
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." - Charles Schultz

02 October 2006

“Data Viz: Why Now?” : http://clients.stamen.com/talks/uxweek06/slides.html to see the slides. Also links to all the projects I mentioned. Via http://clients.stamen.com/talks/uxweek06/ and http://www.ideaconference.org/blog/?p=9

Thematic Mapping of a Blog : http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/weblog/2006/08/thematic_mappin.html Navigate a Blog using dynamic thematic mapping.

Political 'border /coastline' idea explored further : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap/MAPSwithOUTborders.htm

Commission on Map GENERALISATION AND MULTIPLE REPRESENTATION : http://aci.ign.fr/ Via http://www.geo.unizh.ch/ICA/docs/mainlevel/home.html See 'Boundaries around concepts' in Summary of 2006 Workshop

Talking Map : http://www.gemsinisrael.com/talkingmaps.html to hear the correct pronunciation of place names. Via http://israel.oymap.com/maps.html

Interest Map of Popular keywords : http://www.pacificepoch.com/interestmap.php (Click on any keyword to get related news, highlights indicate related keywords, darker shade means stronger relationship).

'Map' art / graphics : http://www.sito.org/cgi-bin/search

Layla Curtis, an artist, has created some new maps by putting together a collage of old ones. Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006/07/new-maps-out-of-old.html

The Lost Border, The Landscape of the Iron Curtain : http://www.artnewengland.com/issues/December_January_2006/books_rose.html "Building a wall to mark a political boundary and to ensure a separation between people seems like an anachronistic undertaking... fortifying walls would appear to have been outmoded as a defensive strategy. Yet... 20th-century warfare and air transport did not spell the end of the wall as a political tool." See border images at Amazon.

HOW THE USE OF CARTOONS CAN HELP YOU, YOUR COMPANY, OR YOUR CLIENTS : http://www.cartoonstudio.co.uk/

"Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others." - Samuel Johnson
"The photograph is a thin slice of space as well as time." - S. Sontag, On Photography, 1977
"The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead
“Be yourselves." - Lee Konitz (alto sax player)
"No one [Freud] announced, lives in the real world. We occupy a space of our own creation — a collage compounded of bits and pieces of actuality arranged into a design determined by our internal perceptions, our hopes, our fears, our memories, and our anticipations." - Willard Galin, Feelings, 1979
"I shut my eyes in order to see." - Paul Gauguin