30 January 2008

5 great map add-ons for Firefox : http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/01/16/5-great-map-add-ons-for-firefox-getting-lost-is-now-optional/ - getting lost is now optional

Interactive Pandemic Map provides access to planning information.

Antipodes Map : http://www.antipodemap.com/ (See the other side of the world).

Strange things in Google Maps : http://www.mapofstrange.com/index.php?tag=strange

MAPPING THE NEW WORLD : http://www.edst.educ.ubc.ca/tern/Map/humanist.htm HUMANISM

Gestalt theory : http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/~ffl/MSC101/Vision/Gestalt.html (Computational theories of Visual Perception)

Labyrinth and maze images

In 'The Future of Ideas' Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of devastating power and effect.

Blogger visual mapping - phillip boukobza

Rogers Hosting Solutions:
http://your.rogers.com/business/productsservices/internetservices/hostingsupport.asp

Team turns over a new leaf --------->>>>>>>

"The real Short Path is really the discovery that there is no path at all: only a being still and thus letting the Overself do the work needed. This is the meaning of grace." - from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton
"BIG, life-changing ideas rarely first appear as BIG life-changing ideas. They usually show up as plain, little ideas that when given a bit of muscle, gradually evolve into things like eBay, Google, or ....? (which means they can often sneak right under the radar and go completely undetected). - TU

23 January 2008

('08 AAG Annual Meeting) Online Program : Abstracts: Cartography (Boston, Massachusetts)

NYC Oasis Map

Translating isometric map coordinates to screen coordinates : http://www.goldenstudios.or.id/forum/archive/index.php/thread-319.html

(Video) Let's make a Flexagon

(2D BarCode) TagCreator : http://semacode.com/tag (Semacode tags can be quickly captured with a mobile phone's camera and decoded to obtain a Web site address).

Web 021 : http://www.web021.org/ is an interactive walking tour of the real "social web," designed to provoke an awareness of the extent of virtual space in the built environment.

Critical Spatial Practice : http://plusmo.com/start/preview.shtml?pid=559030 Mobile Widget

The visual system tends to treat two side-by-side images as if part of the same scene.

Cartophilia : http://cartophilia.com/blog/ Maps and Map Memorabilia Via

Added to http://tivsblogroll.blogspot.com/2007/12/v-is-visions.html (under VISUAL ART)

"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." - Voltaire
"The cave-paintings of our time." - Bertrand Russell
"Life is far too precious for half-ways, maybes, and decaf."- TU
"The joy is in discovery; I wish I could start from nothing, so I could discover it all again." - Konrad Ejbic

21 January 2008

E-Learning Map : http://www.dadako.com/e-learning-map (isometric pixel art menu screen).

Green Map Pattern Language


Pub Map

"Time lapse/Mental maps" : http://www.ardenbendlerbrowning.com/?p=5 (Abstract paintings responding to motion, color, memory and experienced time in studio and outdoors).

The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra : http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/vp.html

Lack of depth cues (in this type of projection system) may produce perceptual ambiguity (Necker, 1832)...three observers in three different points would see three different solids. ------>>>>

Creating Africa : http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/whc/2.1/resources.html A Brief Tour of European Cartography of Africa

mint_royal says: you are a great artist, love soo much your workss best for 2008! (from buenos aires, argentina :)

"Originality is nothing but judicious imitation." - Voltaire
"It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation." - Walt Kelly (1913-1973, cartoonist, http://www.pogopossum.com/)

17 January 2008

(Macworld '08) Steve Jobs keynote : http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/15/live-from-macworld-2008-steve-jobs-keynote/

Geography Lessons for Online Retailers : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2664&trv=1

Triangulation of Hierarchical Hexagon Meshes : "Hexagons have emerged as a new discrete global grid (DGG) cell. Hexagon grids have advantages over rectangle and triangle grids: hexagon neighbors share an edge, and not a degenerate point; hexagon centers are equidistant, and don't vary with direction or latitude. ...However, a typical DGG contains hexagons of multiple resolutions: Hexagons that are close to the viewpoint will be small (at fine resolutions in the hierarchy); hexagons that are distant from the viewpoint will be large (at coarse resolutions in the hierarchy). The use of larger hexagons in the distance results in faster rendering without degrading the image quality. Two problems occur in such a multi-resolution hexagon DGG: There will be either gaps or overlaps where adjacent hexagons are not of the same resolution." Via http://www.cs.queensu.ca/home/gradseries/index_2004.html (Matt Guenette)

Torontoist focuses on absolutely everything related to Toronto : http://torontoist.com/about.php (including arts, events, news, advertising, photography, street art and graffiti, food...).

(Definition) "horizon": is a seam within representation. It simultaneously enables and negates fundamental dichotomies such as inside and outside, finitude and transcendence, distance and immersion, the intelligible and the sensible, embodiment and disembodiment, and the subjective and the objective.

Drawing instructor : http://360.yahoo.com/thomasdraws

(GooglePlex10UPprint) Added as one of this guy's favorite Flickr'd images ------->>>>>>>>

"The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude." - Voltaire
"So Geographers in Afric-maps, With Savage-Pictures fill their gaps;
And o'er unhabitable downs, Place Elephants for want of towns." - Johnathan Swift, 1733

16 January 2008

[Paper] Hexagonal Mesh: A New Addressing Scheme

(Google Maps) Toronto Transit : http://davidpritchard.org/maps/tortransit.html [2], [3]

Mapping the universe : http://www.open.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/exploration/mapping-the-universe.php
– have mapped the whole sky at infrared wavelengths for the first time in two decades.

Creating Preservation-Ready Web Resources : http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january08/smith/01smith.html

Arts & Letters Club : http://artsandlettersclub.ca/centenary/centenary.html (LAMPS disciplines: Literature, Architecture, Music, Painting and the Stage).

"Truths are first clouds; then rain, then harvest and food." - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) US author
"To begin living like you've never lived before, begin living like you've never lived before." - The Universe

15 January 2008

Ideal Central-Place Hierarchy : http://webhost.bridgew.edu/jhayesboh/dissert/chapter02/CHAPTERII.HTML

Creating, Visualizing, Analyzing, and Comparing Series of Artworks (PDF) - View as HTML

Information Mapping Starter Kit™ (Learn the Information Mapping method at your own pace, to improve your communications and productivity).

Discussion) Where Are The Pyramids In America?

Toronto Art Expo : http://www.torontoartexpo.com/home.html METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE (North Building, Halls A & B), March 13 – 16, 2008

(definition) di·at´· ro·pe n. [dia + tropos] One who exhibits the urge to head through to the next opportunity

Piano teachers

"Art does not reproduce what we see. Rather, it makes us see." - Paul Klee
"I wish my brain had a map to tell me where my heart should go." - Via http://blogyourmind.libero.it/index.php/2007/04/
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one." - Fran├žois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778)

10 January 2008

Cartographic Principles: Map design (Powerpoint) - View as HTML (for presentation maps, some conventions on what to include).

How to ... do geography : Via

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD : http://www.bealinstitute.org/blog/?q=node/158

(Book) The Invention of Art: A Cultural History

Toronto Gallery Map

"The future influences the present as much as the past." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu
"Each person needs to paint the way he/she must paint, inspite of himself/herself, not the way he/she thinks he/she ought to paint." - Edward Betts

09 January 2008

Constructing visual representation of information is not mere translation of what can be read to what can be seen (it entails filtering the information, establishing relationships, discerning patterns and representing them in a manner that enables a consumer of that information construct meaningful knowledge).

What Can Mashups Offer? (Microsoft Powerpoint) - View as HTML

(Video) The Web That Wasn't (focus on the pioneering work of Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, and Doug Engelbart....

Mapping the (Muslim?) World Via

MARK MONMONIER (5) articles

(John Krygier's Blog) Making Maps: DIY Cartography (Resources and Ideas for Making Maps)

Lets get ready to rumble


Toronto School of Art

#17(A) of Best Blogs of 2007 That You (Maybe) Aren't Reading : http://www.fimoculous.com/archive/post-3535.cfm

"All art partakes of the Spirit of Place in which it is produced." - D.H. LAWRENCE Via
"Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not. I am the earth in the palm of your hand. Without me, you are alone and lost." - A. Map Via
"I've been in the forecasting business for 50 years, and I'm no better than I ever was, and nobody else is either." - Alan Greenspan
"What we need is more sense of the wonder of life and less of the business of making a picture." - Robert Henri
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu