30 March 2007

Map-Based Horizontal Navigation in Educational Hypertext : http://jodi.tamu.edu/Articles/v03/i01/Brusilovsky/

Any convex hexagon will tessellate if it has a pair of opposite sides that are equal, and three adjacent angles that add up to 360 degrees. Semi-regular tessellation check using full screen manipulator. Via

Displaying maps on PSP's web browser : http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=32620

Spatial Problems : http://naturalmaths.com.au/hexagonia/spatial.htm

Leading Churches Map : http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo200/religion/church_bodies.gif Via

GameNodes Map : http://www.adastragames.com/graphics/Maps/TubeMap.pdf

The Forbidden Land Via

Totally Tessellated Historical Image Gallery : http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/gallery/thumbnails.html

TimeLine of Art History : http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm

Interesting design group : http://www.arup.com/aboutus.cfm Office

"A good pun is its own reword." - Unknown Via
"Of all the possible pathways of disorder, nature favors just a few." - James Gleick
"Sapere aude. " - Dare to know." - Kant Via
"Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience." - Georges de Buffon
"It's not an optical illusion, it just looks that way." - ?

29 March 2007

Maps & Directions Search Tool : http://www.ask.com/?tool=img#subject:map%7Cpg:1

Examples of self-similar tilings : http://www.math.okstate.edu/mathdept/dynamics/lecnotes/node27.html

SpanishSpeakers Map : http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/pics/geo200/language/leading_non_eng_lang.gif Via

Map of Public Transport Routes in Jerusalem : http://www.egged.co.il/Eng/Main.asp?lngCategoryID=2721

See how easy it is to customize Firefox browser : http://askbobrankin.com/tricking_out_firefox.html

Share The Wealth : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2007/03/24/share_the_wealth_utopia_or.htm Utopia Or Opportunity?

Fun search : http://images.google.com/images?q=cartoon+maps&start=120&gbv=2&ndsp=20&svnum=10&hl=en&sa=N

"Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible." - Unknown
"The roots of conflict and the strategies used to address it have not changed in 2400 years." - Henning Fischer
"Exceptions always outnumber the rules." - ?
"One of the great surprises to emerge from studies of nonlinear dynamics has been the discovery that stable steady states are the exception rather than the rule." - Siegfried Grossman and Gottfried Mayer-Kress
"Opportunity always knocks at the least opportune time." - ?

28 March 2007

Thematic Navigation in Space and Time Interdependencies of Spatial, Temporal and Thematic Navigation

Fractal Tilings Based on Dissections of Polyhexes (PDF) - View as HTML (hexagon supertiles ) *****

WoW UI Mod: Cartographer : http://borkweb.com/story/wow-ui-mod-cartographer

Silk Road Maps : http://www.chinahighlights.com/map/images/silkroad-map-gansu.jpg Via

Redefining the Basemap : http://www.intelligentagent.com/archive/Vol6_No2_interactive_city_sant.htm download pdf

Panoramio : http://www.panoramio.com/(why geotag your photos on Flickr when you can just have them stuck right into Google Earth?)

Geometry 2012

How long will my digital pictures last?

"If you want to be an artist--try being artistic." - Maurice Golleau
"... it's when you physically prepare the way - no matter how silly, tiny or futile your efforts may seem - that 1,000 miracles will transform you." - TU
"Painting is not made to decorate apartments ... it is an instument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy." - Picasso
"... on a stage of your own design, you have all you need, to become all you want." - The Universe
"You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it." - Robert Shaw

27 March 2007

The Many Faces of Carbon (PDF) - View as HTML (including the truncated icosahedron)

Challenges in Multi-level Wayfinding (PDF) - View as HTML

Citizen Media Sites : http://www.kcnn.org/citmedia_sites/ Zoom in on individual states or pins to get site snapshots, or search via keywords.

Interactive Guide to SXSW : http://www.austinist.com/sxsw.php

Animated map of a day’s traffic on Google.

NSF 2007 Visualization Challenge :

Landscape as Territory : http://a06.cgpublisher.com/proposals/126/index_html Mapping and Maps in Contemporary Art in Israel (questions of identity and territory have been given a complex representation across semantic systems through representations of maps and border markings in work done in different areas: performances, environments, photography, video-art, textile work, collage, digital art and paintings).

Da Ali G Show, Best of Borat (24 min)

"A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn't." - ?
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - Chinese
"You have the instinctual ability to instantly acclimate to miraculous life changes, avalanches of abundance, amazing new friendships, and your "star" suddenly blasting off." - TU
"The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet." - William Gibson
"My great longing is to make those very incorrectnesses,those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality, so that they may become, yes, lies if you like--but truer than the literal truth." - Vincent Van Gogh

26 March 2007

Visualising Uncertainty in Spatially-Referenced Attribute Data : http://www.geocomputation.org/2003/Papers/Kardos_Paper.pdf

Knowledge Management State of the Art : ( PowerPoint ) - View HTML

Personal Learning Environment Map : http://simslearningconnections.com/ple/ray_ple.html Via

INVASION MAPS : http://www.space-invaders.com/ed.html

GREAT WALL of CHINA at Beijing

MAP VIEWER GPS APPLICATION 4 PSP : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nitCHViaCU

The Pavilion of Polyhedreality : http://www.georgehart.com/pavilion.html

The history of cartography : http://www.rsoperations.com/History/Cartography/Cartography.htm View the map gallery

Example of using border thumb roll-over to central zoomed image : http://www.howe-two.com/nctm/tessellations/examples/index.html

Map Designer Wanted

This searcher missed finding what s/he was looking for: MAPSwithOUTborders (?)

"Chaos is the law of nature; order is the dream of man." - Henry Brooks Adams
"The great thing about change is that it absolutely, positively, always means things are going to get even better. Even when you don't know how." - The Universe
"If you are on a road to nowhere, find another road." - Ashanti Via
"Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last." - Irish
"I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso

23 March 2007

Flow Map Layout : http://graphics.stanford.edu/papers/flow_map_layout/ reduce visual clutter by merging edges. Via

Simple Hex engine using DirectX

Fractal Tilings : http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/symmetry/reptile1.htm Via

Blended Maps and Layered Semantics for a Tourist Mobile Guide (PDF) - View HTML (Because hand-drawn artistic maps allow emphasizing tourist points of interest, they are more attractive and recognizable for the user...)

Shakespeare Timelines : http://www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian/download/Genshakespeare.pdf

An oblique viewpoint improves wayfinding performance, but not cognitive-map acquisition : http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=v000347

Mindcamp Creativity Weekend : http://thinkxic.com/mindcamp/weekend.php

12 crackpot tech ideas

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Posted in Human Boundaries that are not Territorial Great Map: Querky knowledge visualization/mapping blog Mar 22nd, 2007 by Ryan Lanham

"In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it." - John Archibald Wheeler
"Perfectly ordered disorder designed with a helter-skelter magnificance." - Emily Carr, 1871-1945
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." - Isaac Newton
"Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am and what I want to do." - Gustav Klimt
"I long to set foot where no man has trod before." - Charles Darwin

22 March 2007

PowerWEB Zoom Free : http://www.dart.com/pwzmf.aspx enables panning and zooming of high-resolution images within a browser, turning static images into exciting interactive elements (handles the difficult tasks of image rendering and delivery).

New perspectives on forbidden symmetries, quasicrystals,and Penrose tilings ( PDF)

Introduction to the World of Fractals : (PDF) - View as HTML (this hexagon all over the plane).

Cartography and Geographic Information Society : http://www.cartogis.org/

Recording your ideas in a visual format enables you to capture a large number of thoughts and their relationships in a tangible form in front of you. In addition, the combination of words and shapes engages both the left and right hemispheres of your brain, which helps you to be more creative. Via

How is Second Life Different? : http://askbobrankin.com/what_is_second_life.html

How to make big prints with little printers

The American Physical Society coloring book of famous physicists : www.physicscentral.com/coloringbook (download the Feynman page directly at http://www.physicscentral.com/coloringbook/feynman.pdf ).

"I do not want to forsee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following." - Mahatma Gandhi Via
"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow." - Plato (c. 428-c. 348 B.C.)
"Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment." - Donald J. Walters
"It may be small stuff you're doing, and your inadequacies may revisit and haunt you, but the artist's life is big stuff indeed." - Robert Genn
"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear." - David Mahoney, Business leader and philanthropist (1924-2000)

21 March 2007

Visualizing Networks of Innovation (Microsoft Word) - View as HTML Research, develop and demonstrate a 3D network visualization tool. ... Problem Statement

Online Discussion : Community > Newsgroup Archive > microsoft.public.* > .NET VB > Creating a Hex Map

Cuboctahedron Folding template (with tabs) : http://gfm.cii.fc.ul.pt/people/jrezende/jr_cuboctaedr.pdf

Spy bases are to be revealed on Ordnance Survey maps for the first time, ending one of the last remaining legacies of the Cold War.

T. E. Lawrence's map of the Middle East : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7e/Lawrence_map800.jpg Via

(Video) Speed Painting : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K_NQe57C-k&NR

"...Cartoons are an excellent way of sparking debate, introducing a new idea, or challenging people's perceptions of the world. .. also to put their own ideas or viewpoints across. Within a cartoon it is possible to exaggerate reality to the point where even subtle messages can be visualized." After (combine with) Knowledge Maps are Graphs of Relationships Between Entities (Microsoft Word) - HTML-Version

How to Stay Relaxed During a Big Move

“Draw an imaginary map. Put a goal mark on the map where you want to go. Go walking on an actual street according to your map. If there is no street where it should be according to the map, make one by putting the obstacles aside. When you reach the goal, ask the name of the city and give flowers to the first person you meet...” Yoko Ono wrote recipees for performances that could be enacted by others (1962).

http://www.housingmaps.com/ and http://www.findmeacondo.com/search/?l=9#

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!," but "That's funny." - Isaac Azimov
"Balance with your thinking, harmonize with your doing." - Suhu Rahardja
"Sail on!" it says: "sail on, ye stately ships! And with your floating bridge the ocean span; Be mine to guard this light from all eclipse. Be yours to bring man neared unto man." - H.W. Longfellow, The Lighthouse
"Don't take another's path as your own, but neither should you judge it." - Absence from Felicity, second edition, p. 430
"Through mapping we express our conception of what nature is not." - R.B. Wild (after Picasso)

20 March 2007

HexGraph - Applying Graph Drawing Algorithms to the Game of Hex (PDF) - HTML-version

Freevolution: http://cobra.innerheight.com/freevolution/index.php/Main_Page is an isometric dhtml game engine (using "state of the art" techniques like ajax and xhtml/css).

The Continuous Zoom: A Constrained Fisheye Technique for Viewing ... (PDF) - View as HTML

GIS Symbols : http://w3.jura.ch/sit/symboles_ArcGis.htm

Build yourself polyhedra and 2-D modules : http://www.artangent.com/sygma.htm (with complete design and instructions).

Visualization (Microsoft Powerpoint - HTML)

New Testament figures visualization : http://www.readwriteweb.com/images/manyeyes_bible.jpg

Traffic source (?) : http://dqd.com/~bmayoff/South_Dakota/Mount_Rushmore/INDEX.HTM

Someone looking for me? Or here.

Credited by : http://scandinavian.blogs.com/kart/

"If we have our own why of life, we can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"A lot of us would like to move mountains, but few of us are willing to practice on small hills." - ?
"The longer you live, the higher you fly; the smiles you give, the tears you cry; all you touch, and all you see; is all your life will ever be." - Pink Floyd
"Truth comes out of error more easily than out of confusion." - Francis Bacon Via
"My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right." - Ashleigh Brilliant

19 March 2007

Multilingual Information maps : http://www.psy.tcu.edu/acr/infom.htm (knowledge maps; k-maps) are displays of information that contain graphic elements and text in at least two languages.

Mosaic Creator : http://www.aolej.com/mosaic/what3/image_1.html set colorization, borders and transparency, and cell filling ; use hexagonal cells, puzzle cells, montage effects, enhaced text mosaic, multiple render. Any single image can br render as a sequence of the component images (video frames).

HexMapper : http://home.paonline.com/zaikoski/ak/ easy-to-use point-and-click interface for painting map hexes. Imports hand-drawn or scanned bitmap images to overlay with hexes. Download HexMapper 1.0b Program*

InterestMap : Slide1 Powerpoint - View as HTML mines user profiles on Social Networking sites to make recommendations.

Concept Maps & E-Learning (PDF) - Προβολή ως HTML

Although it started out well, the company was unable to keep the map current.

James Burke's "The Day the Universe Changed" podcast : http://clickcaster.com/channel/view/daytheuniversechanged

Representational mobiles : http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~brand/artist.html#hints sampling of sculptures by the artificial artist. Viewing hints .

Atomisation : http://www.okfn.org/okcon/ (on a large scale such as in the Debian 'apt' packaging system) has allowed large software projects to employ an amazing degree of decentralised, collaborative and incremental development). But what other kinds of knowledge can be atomised? What are the opportunities and problems of this approach for forms of knowledge other than Software? : unrestricted access to an ever-changing, atomised landscape of knowledge creates commercial opportunities that are not available with proprietary approaches.

Time for a bi-national state : http://mondediplo.com/2007/03/07binational they want a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, but it may be more promising to return to a much older idea.

"To get to heaven, turn right and keep straight." - Wesleyan Methodist
"It may be well to remind ourselves that we cannot go the second mile until we've gone the first." - ?
"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
"I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it." - Jonathan Winters
"My friend, I will build a bridge to meet you, but I will not cross over it to come and get you." - ?

16 March 2007

Java code for manipulating a hexagonal map : http://vesavainio.fi/pro/progr/mapgen/ (with configurable size and horizontal wrapping).

ASCII Maps : http://www.asciimaps.com/ Google Maps rendered in ASCII characters. Via http://www.poly9.com/mapping/

US Migration Map (Americans Head West, Southeast; Say 'Goodbye' to Central Northeast Region)

Example Visual Inventory : http://geuzen.blogs.com/photos/misc_documentation/index.html

A Quantitative Similarity Measure for Maps (PDF) - View as HTML(Google Earth).

MOVE: A Multi-level Ontology-based Visualization and Exploration ... Each view can have a separate focus or zoom factor.

Post patent applications on the Web and invite comments and use a community rating system designed to push the most respected comments to the top of the file, for serious consideration by the agency's examiners. Via

"It aint where ya from, it's where ya at" - Rakim 1987 (PDF) - View as HTML

'effective zooming + web mapping' Search

(Book) "A Multi-dimensional View" by William A. Tiller (postulates that space is a six-dimensional Euclidean space articulated as a close-packed hexagonal lattice with active nodal points).

Instructional Drawings : http://www.flickr.com/groups/instructionaldrawings/

Complex geometry meets art in Islamic tiles

The Great Ideas Program : http://www.thegreatideas.org/gip.html(see the Index for links to electronic texts and other information about the authors).

Side-barred here : http://unorganizedterritories.blogspot.com/ See http://unorganizedterritories.blogspot.com/2007/03/re-mapping.html

"Sometimes what we do is a great puzzlement to ourselves and others, and maybe that's the point." - Robert Genn
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the USA
"Conquest of space would not have been possible without the products of perspectivisim--accurate maps and representations of the actual terrain, which allowed the observer to occupy an externalized perspective in which the globe could be viewed as a knowable totality." - Purser
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk Via
"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

15 March 2007

See the Universe of... concepts: climate change , war, bombs, love : http://universe.daylife.com/ (another Jonathon Harris production).

Mapnik (Debian package) : http://mapnik.org/news/ you can start developing web-mapping applications with your favourite framework right away.

System enabling multimodal interaction with a map : http://www.limsi.fr/Individu/martin/ijcai/article.html

Path-finding Code : http://www.gameai.com/software.html

"Tube Map Visualization" Evaluation of a Novel Knowledge Visualization Application for the Transfer of Knowledge in Long-Term Projects.

Mapping the Afghan Experience in the U.S. : http://gis.uta.edu/afghan/ Via

Satellite Map of Jerusalem : http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/jerusalem-maps.htm

An alternative approach to zoomorphic tessellation : http://www.acevedomedia.com/words_essays2.html From Polygons to Polyhedra

(Conference) Interactive Communications and Web 2.0 : http://www.webcom-toronto.com/ Building Smarter Organizations: Tools & Practices (April 10-11-12, 2007)

Pablo Picasso: Cubism - A Revolution of Spatial Presentation in Artistic Expression : http://www.csiss.org/classics/content/40 (with parallels in cartography). Work is also being done to allow a user to "navigate" a subject by "moving" in, out, and around in a "virtual reality" to better understand the subject. Is this much different than what the Cubists did? They too attempted to help the viewer better understand by presenting many perspectives of the subject, rather than presenting one singular perspective.

'Cartography'; a medium that uniquely links art, technology, and history. Via http://www.afriterra.org/

The Philosopher as Joker : http://www.philosophynow.org/archive/articles/25rickman.htm

Lessons of the Last Bubble : http://www.strategy-business.com/press/freearticle/07102

"Most plans are just inaccurate predictions." - Ben Bayol
"One must always be careful not to let one's work be covered with moss." - Marc Chagall
"It may be well to remind ourselves that we cannot go the second mile until we've gone the first."- ?
"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly; but the bumble bee doesn't know it, so it goes on flying anyway." - Mary Kay Ash
"The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." - Ivy Baker-Priest

14 March 2007

Mapping the Unmappable: http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/archive/CSI/WP/wp00-05B.html Visual Representations of the Internet as Social Constructions

Map to Sine (http://www.undo.net/cgi-bin/undo/pressrelease/pressrelease.pl?id=1128941881 ) is a series of translations from image (cartographic) to sound, based on much of the fascination and formal study of the German Serialist musicians. Via http://www.turbulence.org/blog/archives/001572.html

Visual Dictionary of Special Plane Curves : http://www.xahlee.org/SpecialPlaneCurves_dir/specialPlaneCurves.html Also Image Index

Virtual Worlds : http://www.tech.port.ac.uk/staffweb/duke-wie/blog/2007/03/09/virtual-worlds/

MEASURING SPATIAL PERCEPTION : http://www.hitl.washington.edu/publications/henry/3.html (from Spatial Perception in Virtual Environments)

Build Community First, Monetize Last : http://www.garrettfrench.com/build-community-first-monetize-last/
Beyond style: http://www.principlesofnature.net/references/semiregular_tessellations_of_the_plane.htm towards higher-dimensional unity in art

Metaphors in Multimedia : http://www.izhd.uni-hamburg.de/paginae/Book/Ch2/Metaphors.html

Visualization Methods from the Periodic Table : http://demo.exist-db.org/rest//db/chriswallace/pt/showAll.xql (example of XML-scraping using XQuery and a Javascript library )

Zooming Hands : http://zapatopi.net/themes/dactylfractalzoom.html

Derivative Works : http://www.funnystrange.com/copyright/derivative.htm

Evolution of Altruistic Behavior : How can the production of alarm calls evolve if the individuals giving those alarm calls are the ones who are incurring greater costs, whereas the individuals not giving those alarm calls are the ones that are benefiting?

Interesting search

The French word "cartographie" was created from "carte," meaning "card" or "map," and "-graphie," meaning "writing." For examples of cartographic images, see map. Also see interdisciplinary and science and art.

"Philosopher Clown" : http://www.preoccupations.org/2007/03/baudrillard.html#trackback Jean Baudrillard; “What I’m going to write will have less and less chance of being understood,” he said, “but that’s my problem.”

"I wanna live 'til I die, no more, no less." - Eddie Izzard
"You have an obligation to promote yourself so that the clients that really need to work with you have a way to reach you (and not someone else)." - coachtrainingalliance.com
"I always advise people never to give advice. " - P. G. Wodehouse
"Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it." -Vaclav Havel
"He not busy being born is busy dying." - Bob Dylan

13 March 2007

Mapping Flow, Crossed Paths; A Map Larger Than the Territory (http://www.mapterritory.com/out.php?lang=en&city=pr) is a Web application that enables participants to represent their paths across the city using images, texts and sounds. (Territory here is not a piece of land enclosed within borders but an interlocking network of lines or ways through. The map materialises and connects individual trajectories.)

IBM's Many Eyes App : http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/ibm_many_eyes_after_one_month.php (After One Month)

uBrowser (freeware) is a very simple web browser that can illustrate one way of embedding the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine into a standalone program using LibXUL (content of the page is grabbed as it's being rendered and displayed as a texture on some geometry using OpenGL.)

Visual Communication Resources (PDF) - View as HTML The Visual Explorer (... into a collage to create new meanings from the collective image).

('The Fuller Projection') Dymaxion = Dynamic + Maximum + Tension = 'Doing More With Less' : http://www.geni.org/globalenergy/library/buckminster_fuller/dymaxion_map/dymaxion_projection.shtml
Map Generation : http://forums.worsethanfailure.com/forums/thread/104105.aspx (Discussion)

Information Cartography Applied to the Semantics of Roget’s Thesaurus (PDF) - View as HTML

CartoonMaps (Cities) : http://www.cartoonmaps.com/htmlmirror/maps.html

Referenced : http://com4.runboard.com/balloyasmessageboard.f1.t70 ' knowledge squared in time and space '.

MapMaker : http://www.maps-eureka.com/portfolio.html

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn !" Via
"Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress." - Alfred A. Montapert
"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin
"A man sets himself the task of portraying the world. Through the years he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his face... " - Jorge Luis Borges
"In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them." - Joyce Brothers

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"All spelling and grammar mistakes in my post are intended, and solely serve the purpose of amusing the reader! They are the intellectual property of the author. "

12 March 2007

Primera : http://primera.sebastian.it/ multiplayer environment where you control an avatar that moves around an isometric-scrollable map, and you are able to see what other people are doing/saying ( runs entirely on dhtml). Discussed Via

Mind Matrix (PDF) - View as HTML features the Mind Matrix mapping application.

Key advantages of well-designed information maps are:
1. ‘a sense of the whole’: the ability to summarise and meaningfully convey a
large amount of information in a limited space (usually a single PC screen).
2. ‘revealing hidden connections’: show the underlying semantic structures of a
collection of documents through shared concepts and the similarity between
3. ‘exploration’: support users to easily and intuitively browse and forage
through the information space. Via Information Maps: Tools for Document Exploration (PDF) - View as HTML

Concept map for art/design/visual communication/visual studies : http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~jinah/uploaded_images/conceptMap3-723741.jpg Via

A practical guide to web typography : http://webtypography.net/toc/

Advanced math of quasi crystals ; the tessellation approach was combined with self-similar transformations to construct nearly perfect quasi-crystalline Penrose patterns, five centuries before their discovery in the West.

Innovative phonetic interfaces for electronic dictionaries : http://elex.amu.edu.pl/~sobkow/Copen04c.html innovative data visualization GUIs.

The world generated 161 billion gigabytes (161 exabytes) of digital information last year : by 2010, about 70 percent of the world's digital data will be created by individuals.


"If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader." - Dolly Parton
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Unknown
"I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying." - Tom Hopkins, trainer and motivator Via
"Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes." - Kenneth Hildebrand
"Life leads us to many roads, all of which we can take." - Thomas Michlich Via

09 March 2007

SphereSite : http://www.spheresite.com find innovative interfaces based on SphereXP three-dimensional desktop. Via Also 3D Viewer

Desired mapping functionality (discussion) : http://roberthanson.blogspot.com/2006/07/see-need-fill-need.html

A couple years old but interesting : 'Business model information on Yahoo Maps & Mapquest '

Chaos Theory Basics (PDF) - View as HTML

Star Trek Cartography

Hexplore demo : adventure game (360 degrees of rotation within a 3D world, multiple levels and maps).

3D Map Wall Art : http://www.chrisyates.net/terraforms_portfolio.html

Wordless pancake recipe : http://www.37signals.com/svn/archives2/wordless_pancake_recipe.php

The Mystery Of The Missing Volvo Meta-Documentary Via

Blog was stumbled upon (again). And main map; "interesting. intelligent. uncommonly helpful to learning minds." under internet, mind-maps

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard
"Let him that would move the world, first move himself." - Socrates Via
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil." - James Allen
"Work to become, not to acquire." - Elbert Hubbard
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." - Mark Twain

08 March 2007

Symmetry in Finite Geometry : http://finitegeometry.org/sc/gen/dth/DiamondTheory.html

Visualising Uncertainty in Geographic Data using Hierarchical Spatial Data Structures
(PDF) - View as HTML hexagonal heptree (seven descendants in a tree structure)

WeightLossMap : http://www.mind-pad.com/solutions/lost-weight/lost-weight-big.jpg

The University of Toronto Map Collection : http://prod.library.utoronto.ca:8090/maplib/maps.htm including Rare Maps, Toronto Maps (to 2002), Library and Archives Canada Map Collection, ...

Complete set of diagrams on making the Turkish Map Fold (PDF 12K) Via http://www.geocities.com/david_j_rosen/mapfold/

Theorist of Postmodernity : http://www.egs.edu/faculty/baudrillard.html builds on what was being thought by others and breaks through via a key reversal of logic to make fresh analysis.

How to Paint a Mural in Your Basement : http://www.williamanewman.com/howtopaint.html

Digital collagist : http://www.urgentalchemy.com/collage.php


"...the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep..." - Margaret Mead, anthropologist (1901-1978)
"Not the cracking of the bat, but gliding over home plate. Not the inking of the deals, but the kind of life you'll lead. Not the scale, the diet or food, but the admiration you have earned. And not the whens, the wheres, and hows, but the laughter, high-fives, and wows. Not events, but outcomes. Visualize outcomes." - The Universe
"There are risks and costs to action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." - John F. Kennedy
"There is no 'way' to peace... Peace is the Way." - papananook Via
"It is about time that people interested in independent voices stop believing that laissez faire capitalism is building a better media infrastructure." - Andy Deck

07 March 2007

Information Maps: Tools for Document Exploration (PDF) - View as HTML (... reveal) previously unknown patterns which provide genuine insight into the problem at hand... Via

Data Visualization Software, Resources, Tutorials and Source Code is all about letting locals share their knowledge in ways that make sense to them, and so we've tried to make the tools here simple ones

Map porn: 5000 years of conquest in the Middle East. (Via Laughing Meme - http://laughingmeme.org )

This would work with hex shapes too.

Christine GIS Viewer is freeware : http://www.christine-gis.com/ full featured version is very cheap shareware (mostly a clone of ArcView 3.x ?).

Online survey 'what the mapping community thinks about map design' : http://www.nacis.org/map_design/index.html (through April 6, 2007).

The 'hypercube' (the 'tesseract' - with 8 cubical faces) :
Via http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/platonic.html

Create your own wall map with Maps On Demand® or CenterPoint™ customized wall map services.

Francis Bacon, the first philosopher of modern science: A non-western view (The Scientific Method)

Manifesting with the golden ratio : http://pavlovpublishing.com/021004.htm

"Stand alone. Be true. Then, the people in your life will be the right ones for you." - Vernon Howard Via
"He who never walks save where he sees men's tracks, makes no discoveries." - J.G. Holland
"In our darkest hour all the shades are gray." - ?
"You cannot know yet whether what you see is what you are looking at, or what you are believing." - Absalom, Absalom!, Vintage Corrected Text, p. 251
"It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be." - Virgil

06 March 2007

Visual Perception (PDF) - View as HTML "Every stimulus pattern is seen in such a way that the resulting structure is as simple as possible..."

A collage metaphor to support inter-modal wayfinding (PDF) - View as HTML A collage is a composition of views on data in a heterogeneous and distributed information system.

Basic design for the (mostly working) online Oblivion Map using the Google Maps API : http://www.uesp.net/wiki/UESPWiki:Oblivion_Map_Design

CodePlex (Microsofts new open source website based on Team System) gives us better issue tracking, easy download of newest checkins as a compiled zip, a better forum, a Wiki, FAR better source control than ever seen before, and many other really cool features. Example workspace: http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=SharpMap

Security Domain Knowledge and Visualization

Information analysis and presentation : http://bytemonkey.spaces.live.com/ (new blog)

LazerTran TransferMaps : http://www.lazertran.com/artists/gretchen_potts.htm

"Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Author & Playwright
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time" - Anna Freud
"In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." - Galileo Galilei Via
"Now then, you of noble mind, who love this profession, come at once to art and accept these precepts: enthusiasm (love), reverence, obedience, and perseverance." - Cennino Cennini, 1370-1440
"The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize." - Joliet-Curie

05 March 2007

Demo of the New Ning : http://blog.ning.com/2007/02/a_demo_of_the_new_ning.html This video shows a snapshot of (1) the networks created today, (2) how people get their own social networks, and (3) people joining or just visiting these networks; http://blog.ning.com/2007/02/a_visual_representation_of_our.html

International Polar Year Maps (via Jonathan Crowe The Map Room - http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/) The map interface http://canipy.biology.ualberta.ca/website/canipy/viewer.htm takes a bit of time to load.

http://www.zeesource.net/maps/features.do : Upload a CSV file of contacts, e.g., from Outlook, Excel, or ACT!, to mark entries on your map.

Information, Money and Value (PDF) The Honeycomb Conjecture has been debated since at least 36BC ... a full proof of the conjecture was not produced until 2001 (Hales). THE ARCHITECT AND THE BEE p16-24.

: All Length and Distance Conversions

Center's new blog : http://thegreatideasfromthegreatbooks.blogspot.com/

Side-barrred under del.icio.us stuff

http://drawergeeks.com/ visual cartoons and themed contest results,

"Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it." - William Feather
"The richness of one's creativity reflects the diversity of one's knowledge." - Ryan G.
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." - Max Planck
"I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it." - Lou Holtz

02 March 2007

A Graphic Tour of Google's KML Search : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2415&trv=1

Visualize This (PDF) - View as HTML major products, organized by type of visualization software.

Using online mapping while trying to find a dream house.

Archive for the 'Second Life Case Study' : http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/category/second-life-case-study/

Math Fundamentals (PDF) - View as HTML review of some calculus topics, especially derivatives, integrals, numerical integration, hand and computer graphing.

Crystalpunks : http://www.socialfiction.org/?tag=conceptual are those wildstyle geniuses learning how to program crystalline molecules, pixels and neurons simultaneously.

Apparently side-barred(?) here : http://www.georden.blogspot.com/

"Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure." - Henry Morton, President of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison's incandescent lamp (c.1880)
"Careful planning, and brilliant improvisation." - Sergi Eisenstein
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." - Arnold H. Glasow
"It is my intention to present —- through the medium of photography -- intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators." - Ansel Adams (1902-1984) American photographer
"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite." - Bertrand Russell

01 March 2007

Stock Slide Map via Brain Gym (www.brain-gym.co.uk/Flash/button2.swf)

Mapping Globalization : http://www.princeton.edu/~mapglobe/HTML/home.html

I-Know 07 special track addresses the emerging fields of knowledge and information visualization, knowledge discovery and information retrieval, ...

Interstate Numbering Map : http://www.chrisyates.net/store/fullinterstatemap-web.jpg
Via Nora Parker

SharpMap - OpenSource Map Engine for .NET 2.0

Eyespot : http://eyespot.com/tour/1.html is an online video mixer that makes it easy to upload, organize and share video, photos, and music. So does http://www2.blogger.com/%20http://www.jumpcut.com/, http://www.motionbox.com/ , and others.

Would we want to call Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection a map? : http://www.geocities.com/mindbrainsoul/maps.html

Google Website Optimizer

Good Cubism philosophizing

Dymaxion Projection -------->>>
Via http://www.bfi.org/node/25

http://www.gapingvoid.com/ : "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards"

'If we don't have our dreams...' : http://theastronautfarmermovie.warnerbros.com/ (Movie)

Saved to visualization design trends blog maps dailynews at http://del.icio.us/w.renden/dailynews and 7 others this month.

"Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible." - Mark Jenkins
"Democratic mastery of the whole pattern by all the people is inherent and inevitable." - Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion World, p.159 Via
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" - R Browning
"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." - Greek Proverb
"I don't really speak about what I see, but to it." - L. Wittgenstein (1889-1951) Via