31 May 2007

What’s Next for the Google Maps API? (PDF) forthcoming book

Iterated Function Systems : http://www.wwwdotorg.org/ifs/ifs.html is a method of compressing simple self-similar images.

Polyhexes from an hexagonal (honeycomb) grid.

Dual LCD Monitors : http://http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9jIahHmoaw (Pirillo discussion)

Trulia Hindsight Map mashup that shows when houses in specific neighborhoods were built by plotting them on an animated timeline (or Hindsight Demo Video). Via

Map to Hell featuring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan

(John Michell's) New Jerusalem Diagrams : http://members.tripod.com/~TheHOPE/njframe.htm

De Bono Hats : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Thinking_Hats

Poetic performance

"It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one." - Yarns
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley
"Life is half spent before we know what it is." - George Herbert (Jacula Prudentum, 1651)
"If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price." - Anonymous
"... I never occupy the middle of my cage; my whole being surges toward the bars." - Andre Gide (Journals, 4 Aug 1930)

30 May 2007

Adding Panoramas to Google Maps Using Ajax : http://www.derekbradley.ca/CourseProjects/cs508.pdf

MapStan Search : displays your search results on a “district map” where the pages are grouped by site. Via

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts : http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/

Rhizome : http://www.rhizome.org/commissions/2006.rhiz is pleased to announce that the eleven art works commissioned in our 2006-07 cycle are complete and available for contemplation, play or download now.

google maps api - dynamically selecting zoom and center point

Secret Map Of Islamic World Domination See also: Secret Map of the Elders of Zion

Learning Domains (Bloom's Taxonomy) : http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

Known Issues for the New Blogger : http://knownissues.blogspot.com/ All Issues Outstanding Fixed (doesn't seem to include blowing away a draft posting)

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"History is philosophy teaching by example." - Dionysius of Halicarnassus (De Arte Rhetorica)
"Keep your curiosity fresh." - John Singer Sargent
"Omnio fieri possent." (Everything may happen.) - Seneca (Epistuloe ad Lucilium, Epis. lxx, 9)
"The speed of time is one-second per second." - Yarns
"All great ideas are dangerous." - Oscar Wilde (De Profundis)

29 May 2007

New Version of "Tess", Alex Bateman’s origami tessellation software is available.

The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them

The Building of a Symbolic Image (PDF) - View as HTML (photo-mosaic from the multiple sets of images)

Fractal Subdivision : http://www.davebollinger.com/works/fractalsubdivision/ is the process of repeatedly applying a set of rules that recursively subdivide space into smaller and smaller areas.

Zooming into the TateModern (YouTube video)

'Via' referenced here : http://emptystreets.net/blog/?cat=21

"I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die." - William Shakespeare (Richard III, V.iv.9-10)
"What is now proven was once only imagined." - William Blake (Proverbs of Hell)
"If you can get sure in your work, understanding and appreciating your sacred place in eternity for the moment and the unrecoverable time that's been bequeathed for the task, everything else will take care of itself." - The Universe
"Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit." - Henry Adams (The Education of Henry Adams, Ch. 16)
"What if there were no hypothetical questions?" - Yarns

28 May 2007

Cartographical censorship: http://x-novo.blogspot.com/2007/05/vatti-fidare-di-microsoft.html (can you trust microsoft visual earth?)

HEXA-DODECA-FLEXAGON : http://www.eighthsquare.com/12-gon.html (12-gon)

Compendium : http://www.compendiuminstitute.org/ is about sharing ideas, creating artifacts, making things together, and breaking down the boundaries between dialogue, artifact, knowledge, and data. It has been used to map >8000 public responses, demonstrating how argument mapping helps deliver transparency and accountability.

Graffiti Creator : http://www.graffitigen.com/

Stylized Video Cubes (PDF) - View as HTML (reminiscent of the photo mosaics of pop-artist David Hockney)
MapArtist : http://suebeyer.blogspot.com Via

(Definition) polymath: a person of great or varied learning

(Referenced in) "Exploring methodologies for non-linear story development" by Christine Wilks : http://www.crissxross.net/cwnm/labresearch.html

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions." - Claude Levi-Strauss (Le Cru et le cuit, 1964)
"The great artists are those who impose their peculiar vision on the rest of mankind." - Guy de Maupassant (Pierre et Jean, 1888)
"Folding under pressure." - an old origami joke
"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever." - Chinese proverb
"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it." - Henry David Thoreau, US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862)

25 May 2007

Hyperbolic tree visualization examples

Buildings in the cities of Edmonton in Canada and Valencia, Spain ; a few interesting examples of viewing your 3D SketchUp collections with Google Maps .

AGAINST MAPS : http://www.againstmaps.com/main.html"... A map assumes authority through the implied power of its maker's perspective. To see an area from above, as in a map, is not to participate in it. ... Maps systematically abstract space in order to narrate the details of a place. This science of abstraction assumes the semi-permanence of details and the value of networking them."

Fractal eXtreme Movie Player Plug-in Install : http://www.cygnus-software.com/fxmplugin/install.htm

Comics are becoming recognized as an effective means of communicating difficult concepts to diverse audiences

WONDERS OF THE WORLD COLORING PAGES : big ben (tower of london), eiffel tower, golden gate bridge, great sphinx, great wall of china, leaning tower of pisa, moai statues (easter island), mt. rushmore, st. louis arch, statue of liberty, stonehenge, sydney opera house, taj mahal, victoria falls

Battle for Jerusalem : The BBC News website is publishing a series of articles about the attempts to achieve peace in the Middle East and the main obstacles.

Another interesting 'map" collection : http://del.icio.us/negatendo/maps

Dave Bollinger is a US based artist/programmer who uses simple systems/algorithms to create complex multiform artworks. Via http://dataisnature.com/?p=364

Mapping the Unmappable:... side-barrred (by RSS reader?) here : http://www.kanunt.com/what/cartographie/

"Trains don't stop for barking dogs." - Wesley Cunningham (1897-1977)
"The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else." - Umberto Eco (Travels in Hyper Reality, 1986) Via
"Interest your children in bowling...get them off the streets, into the alleys!" - Yarns
"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places." - Anonymous
"This above all: to thine own self be true." - William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Act I, scene iii)

24 May 2007

A Quick Flexagon Survey (PDF) - HTML (fold it around into a hexagon, and secure the ends to get a ring of nine) http://delta.cs.cinvestav.mx/~mcintosh/comun/gonafle/node1.html

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/ blog of Google Earth & Maps Team.

"e-discovery" = finding and managing electronically stored information (ESI)

G-Map pedometer site

iDiscover Magazine discusses a series of maps of the blogosphere (created by Matthew Hurst).

HE XA GO NS : http://www.cienciateca.com/stshexag.html in a packed World

The Mathematics of Paper Folding : http://www.theiff.org/lectures/04p.html

Added to Web Biennial 2007 Pavillion Six : http://webbiennial.org/galleries/g4.htm

Now tagged by 50 delicio.us

Main map apparently discussed here : http://www.nyx.cz/index.php?l=topic;id=9189;n=59a4

"Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing." - Peter Benchley
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays, First Series: Self-Reliance)
"Isn't killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?" - Arthur C. Clarke
"We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were." - Natasha Jasefowitz

23 May 2007

Image Tricks That Make You Look Good (PDF)

Web-Based Instant Messengers : A Mini-Guide

Hacking Xconq Graphics Via

Folding Snowflake : http://www.scifun.ed.ac.uk/card/images/flakes/origami-inst.gif Via

Hex Spirals : http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~jaszczak/Iminerals/im.html

Hand drawn maps from Flickr fan (?)

Ideas for Maps WITHout Borders presentation

Cooridinates Tattoo Via

"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." - Rabindranath Tagore
"If you have two religions in your land, the two will cut each other's throats; but if you have thirty religions, they will dwell in peace." - Via
"If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns." - Anonymous
"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish." - Warren Bennis
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish." - Michelangelo

22 May 2007

Imagining the Tenth Dimension (flash-animated information graphic) to understand why "String Theory" has ten dimensions and what they are.

Discover Magazine discusses maps of the blogosphere (created by Matthew Hurst).

Recent Trends in the History of Cartography : http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/coordinates/seriesb/no6/b6.pdf A Selective, Annotated Bibliography

"One Land Two Systems" winners : An Existence of Exile, Spatial Justice, and Confluence.
In the idea category four honorable mentions were given; Ein Hud Underground, Connective Art, a study in seamless de-territorialization http://www.onelandtwosystems.com/person-201.3333-en.html , Realizing Connexion , and Red-blooded Carpet.

RSS (explained in Plain English) : video

Discombobulating Sierpiński triangle

Web 2.0 Name Generator

The Green Line (artist Francis Alÿs )

Now 'Linked in" : http://www.linkedin.com/home?trk=tab_h to experience social networking benefits.

"We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves." - Thomas Merton
"Retreat, hell! We're just advancing in another direction." - Oliver Prince Smith Via
"I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me." - Isaac Newton
"All dreams come with built-in challenges, and all challenges come with built-in dreams." - The Universe
"Dadaism was very political in a way which most art these days is not. " - Bill Kenny Via

04 May 2007

QuadrantZooming Example : http://www.fractal-recursions.com/zoom1195/img134121.html (Click on a quadrant to zoom in 6 more levels; click an arrow to move around the image at the current zoom).

My-Mapping Houston's red light cameras

Finding local bloggers (that have already geo-located themselves here).

Genomic Art : Practitioners / Links

101 Ways To Improve Your Digital Photography

MapMonster Movie

Sidebarred under 'crítica y acción' : http://hipercroquis.wordpress.com/

Web translation site : http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr

Comments: # posted by MMM (coment_arte) : 5:01 PM, May 03, 2007 "Hola! No sabía que estarías en Santa Perpetua. He hablado hoy con Victor Lobo en el concierto de la Sala d'Art Jove... Podrías anunciarlo en el blog!"= "Hello! It did not know that you would be in Santa Perpetua. I have spoken today with Victor Wolf in the concert of the Room d'Art Jove... You could announce it in blog!" ????????? confusing the author of http://www.frre.org/ with me.

"Why do you produce paintings, sculptures and animations, as well as drawings? ... Because I can." - Ben S.
"An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs." - Via
"Fortune favours the fool." - Desiderius Erasmus
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. (If you love what you are doing, you'll be successful.)" - Albert Schweitzer
"Destinations, dreams and end results, while helpful, handy, and often quite dandy, are all still 'hows' when it comes to happiness." - The Universe

03 May 2007

Iterated Function Systems : Collage Theorem (it is possible to begin with the shape and determine a dynamical system whose attractor looks like the shape).

Map of Online Communities : http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_communities.png (preorder as a poster.) Via --------->>>>>>>

James Burke's Knowledge Web (10 minute video overview) Via

Cartography links : http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/may07.shtml

desire line (di.ZYR lyn) n. An informal path that pedestrians prefer to take to get from one location to another rather than using a sidewalk or other official route. The Word Spy Via

'Map Interface' Image Search

New Cartography 01 (movie)

BookMarked : http://www.magnetbox.com/?p=2524 Great Map (tags: information design map visualization weblog)

"The further back I look, the further forward I can see." - Winston Churchill
"No pleasure is a bad thing in itself." - Epicurus
"The more one hurries, the less time they have." - The Universe
"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been." - Alan Alda

02 May 2007

PDMarker : http://www.pixeldevelopment.com/pdmarker.asp is "a Javascript library that extends the Google Maps API, making it easier to customize marker behaviour". Examples and a demo are included. Via

The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science : help the viewer better understand by presenting many perspectives of the subject, rather than presenting one singular perspective.

Class HexGridFactory : http://styx.davisor.com/doc/api/com/davisor/graphics/chart/HexGridFactory.html

Google 3D Warehouse : database of 3D objects that people have built using Sketchup (and can then be viewed in relation on a Google Map or inside Google Earth).

Mountain Peak Sketches : http://www.heywhatsthat.com/

Global Arms Trade Map : http://subtopia.blogspot.com/2006/10/maps-maps-maps_03.html

Example blog incorporating GoogleReader sidebar : http://blog.makemaps.net/about/

Can He Get There From Here? (article) : devoted his weekends and evenings to studying old transit maps in an effort to produce one of his own.

Map Animation / Movie Via

http://greatmap.blogspot.com/ url has been saved by 48 people; common tags ( cloud list ) : 24maps , 15blog , 13visualization , 12design , 12map , 8mapping , 7blogs , 6cartography , 6gis , 3geography , 3graphics , 2history , 2interesting , 2mind , 2mindmapping , 2place , 2trends , 2visualisation , 2web , 2web2.0
Would anyone at Who Owns care that employees at Who Is msnbc.com? use Gecko/20070309 Firefox/ ?

"The artistically-active get attracted and caught on art and redirect their procreative energy." - Robert Genn
"I didn't mean it when I said I didn't mean it." - Jan Nordgreen
"My mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier you'll be a general; if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." - Pablo Picasso
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - A.A. Milne
"The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions." - William F. Scolavino

01 May 2007

Satellite map images with missing or unclear data : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_blurred_out_on_Google_Maps

Herodotus GIS Author : http://www.herodotus.biz/v3/GIS_Products.html is an advanced GUI application for creating, viewing, importing and exporting GIS data. Author is ideal for managing large volumes of data for custom GIS applications.

KML and GeoRSS Support Added to the Google Maps API March 2007.

Creating a hexagon grid layout : for a hexagon JPanel in Java (Discussion)

What a typical RSS reader picks-up (diagrams at full size)

(The now-classic book) Metaphors We Live By : changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind.

GI-Days 2007 : http://www.edparsons.com/?p=454 - Young Researchers Forum announced.

Map tags : http://delicious.com/rgreco/maps?setcount=50

Space Blindness : is more common than people may realize.

The Sad Tale of a Bolivian Cartographer (movie)

Sidebarred here : http://comentarte.blogspot.com/

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere." - W.S. Anglin
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will." - Jawaharlal Nehru
"To fill the hour---that is happiness; to fill the hour and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Answer this question wrong: Which of the two numbers 68 and 42 is not divisible by two?"