31 October 2008

With Lively, Google tries its own 'Second Life'

http://www.knowledgecartography.org/ : aims to present the results of the ongoing research on a cartographic approach to the representation of knowledge.

BBC News is following a shipping container around the world for a year to tell the story of globalisation. Via

Learn To Think Visually, Or Else!

Sierpinski Zoom (Click on Next)

Token UP sketch findable at site

Chaos Game

On Early Islam Historical Maps

It's Time for a LegalTED (When IBM Wants a Patent on No Patents)

Blue (Thelonious) Monk

"I know where I want to go… but where am I now?" - Via
"As when a man looks on a map and the whole of the country is before him, so does God look down upon our life as it is spread out for his inspection, and he sees it all at once." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
"The wiser the soul, the greater the simplicity. In everything. Kind of simple, huh?" - The Universe
"Inventions that are not made, like babies that are not born, are not missed." - John Kenneth Galbraith

30 October 2008

100 things to do with Google maps mashups

Dispute (Mind)Map Via

Winners of 2008 IMAP Awards highlighting the many outstanding examples of the Information Mapping method from around the world. Via

Marauder's Map of Williams

From the tetrahedron to the tetrahedron...


Map Making c1953 Via

Something posted that month is of interest to Google employees (??)

Wernicke's (Receptive) Aphasia: If Wernicke's area is damaged, people have difficulty understanding spoken and written language. They usually speak fluently and with a natural rhythm, but the sentences come out as garbled, confused strings of words (sometimes referred to as word salad). They may not know that they are speaking nonsense.

Laws, Principles and Order Quotes

"To the young at heart, everything is fun!" - Charles Dickens
"You know, this isn't just a collection of art. This is a road map. These artists envisioned a brighter future. Peace. Prosperity." - Heroes (TV series)
"What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man’s breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery!’" - Mark Twain
"The secret behind miracles is that the one performing them begins without any knowledge whatsoever of exactly how they will succeed, yet still they begin." - The Universe
"Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'

29 October 2008

Vector-based Web Cartography: Enabler SVG

On the Genesis of Hexagonal Shapes

The Map of Humanity [large .jpg] by illustrator James Turner is an effort to describe the human condition in an incredibly detailed map containing thousands of names from history and fiction.

(Recommendations discussed at) Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind (Via)

(3/5 of these "interactive site map" are mine

Toronto Google Maps Mashups Compendium

13 things that do not make sense

Add Google Talk chatting to your blog

Is there such a thing as an "Underrated" Artist (or “underexposed”?)

(Search?) http://boxford.corp.google.com:8883/url?sa=D&start=4&q=http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html&usg=AFQjCNH8DRl3W7vbMvgFMbYsxQixQfvYKA

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority." - Thomas Huxley
"Yes raster is faster, but raster is vaster, and vector just seems more correcter." - Tomlin, 1990
"Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well." - Stephen King (quote from the autobiography “On Writing“) "
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov
"Whenever the map is confused with the territory, a 'semantic disturbance' is set up in the organism. The disturbance continues until the limitation of the map is recognized." - Count General Alfred Habdank Korzybski

28 October 2008

PolicyMap : http://www.policymap.com/ is a revolutionary, easy, new way to explore geographic data through maps, tables and reports.

(Roll-over example) Path of Life

Visualizing Cultural Patterns

The snub cube (38 faces among which 32 are equilateral triangles) is obtained by applying a similitude (reduction and rotation) to each face in order to create rings of equilateral triangles.

Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows : http://www.google.com/chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier (see comic book).

Index of: Cartographers Guild Threads (By Keyword)

Screedbot is an “animated scrolling typewriter text generator” service.

Listen to Genius : http://www.listentogenius.com/titles.php

Re-creation of the original typeface from bitmap sources : http://www.c71123.com/postbitmapscripter/

Always an interesting search

"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." - Isaac Newton
"Photographs are as much an interpretation of the world as paintings and drawings are. - Susan Sontag
"Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'
"Buster? The guy who thought that the blue on the map was land?" - Michael
"I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience - and laughter." - Susan M. Watkins

27 October 2008

NOT POSSIBLE IRL for an in-depth explanation of David Rumsey’s work ini SL Via

Map of the Seneca Villages (and the Jesuit and French Contacts 1615-1708)

Mind Map Image Gallery : http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map-image-gallery

How 97 Delicious users tagged this blog: maps 47 , visualization 31 , blog 30 , design 24 , mapping 23 , map 20 , blogs 13 , cartography 11 , gis 9 , graphics 9 (Top 10 Tags)

Home of the visual practitioners, graphic recorders, graphic facilitators : http://ifvp.org/

Kids' Guide to the Dewey Decimal System Via

Progression of Similar Paintings

(Free) Sheet Music, Lessons & Resources

Market Mess? Blame Your Brain

Someone searching for "israeli palestinian two state solution" (But...The Trend of Palestinian and Arab Inversion towards the Two State Solution )

"God hides things by putting them all around us." - Author Unknown
"Correct me if I'm wrong. We are facing north, aren't we?" - Ninotchka [looking at a map]
"Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'
"Evolutionary progress is dependent on individuals dying trying." - R.B. Wild
"One of the advantages to being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - A. A. Milne

24 October 2008

Global Strain Rate Map Project

Ideas Map (shows one way in which the areas covered in the Decision Makers series relate to each other).

BibleWalks (detailed Google-map of the sites of Jesus)

Online Map of Printing : http://atlas.lib.uiowa.edu/index.html Spread Throughout Europe Via

(Call for Registration) Accelerator Workshop: How to Make Mistakes on Purpose

Google Translate FAQ

Business Card Sponge

(Sacha Baron Cohen - or rather his alter ego) Bruno - is loose in the Middle East.


Listed here : http://ladamadellelicnidi.blogspot.com/2007/11/claudio-parmiggiani-pellemondo-1968.html

"When your heart speaks, take good notes." - Judith Campbell
"The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'
"The path to inspiration starts Upon the trails we've known; Each stumbling block is not a rock, But just a stepping stone." - Charles Ghigna, The High Road
"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true." - William Ralph Inge
"Many a man never fails because he never tries." - Norman MacEwan

23 October 2008

Shartak : http://www.shartak.com/ (a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game MMORPG) Map

Making sense of mapnik

The Great Hand-drawn Mind Mappers Face-off

What's Next In Science & Technology Today's Research, Tomorrow's Reality

Hexagonal Graph Paper PDF Generator

Google Sites : Building a site is as simple as editing a document. Examples: Company intranet, Team project, Employee profile, Classroom

The Map That Came To Life

Body painting
Log Slice Treasure Map Claw Island Treasure Map

Referenced here (a couple of years ago) by a researcher with focus on computational information design at MODUL University Vienna, department of New Media Technology.

"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives." - Josephine Hart
"If you are a bee you don't need money for honey." - Burcu Uysal
"We don’t know who first discovered water, but we can be sure that it wasn’t a fish." - Howard Gossage
"Music is purposeless play, an affirmation of life, not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we're living." - John Cage
"How Can You Be In Two Places at Once, When You're Not Anywhere At All?" - Via

22 October 2008

(O’Reilly:) “What Will You Do With Web 2.0?”

(Symposium) Takeovers & Makeovers: Artistic Appropriation, Fair Use, and Copyright in the Digital Age : http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/takeovers/ (addressing the often critically engaged art practice in which artists glean materials from cultural artifacts and transform, parody, remix, and recontextualize them).

Bad Maps (Another reason not to drive in Shanghai)

Graphic Life Map

The Mind Map Watch (clearing house for Mind Map related news, information and links)

BgPatterns : background designer

Get to Know your Brain

(Search) MoMA's online collection

Why a crease is a straight line

A Tom Waits cover

"Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'
"The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder." - Albert Einstein
"The secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas! - Friedrich Nietzsche, Book IV,Fröhliche Wissenschaft
"Any caterpillar who tried to 'know himself' would never become a butterfly." - André Gide, Nouvelles Nourritures
"Your maps are simply the your thoughts that will become things the soonest." - R.B.Wild (after The Universe)

21 October 2008

Second Life GIS (Show/ Hide Details)

(EFFECTIVE INFORMATION VISUALIZATION) Guidelines and Metrics for 3D Interactive Representations of Business Data

TubeMap with Walklines

Fall Foliage Map

(Book) The Sovereign Map: Theoretical Approaches in Cartography throughout History

Would like to be able to do a ranking system like this for themes I'm most interested in.

(50 years later) CIPS is still exploring IT's future

American Sign Language using Matchbooks

(Music) You Are Here - Nathan Fake

BurkeMap listed here

"Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things." - Noam Chomsky
"Right! (Minty realizes) Riiiighttt! (chuckles nervously)....but don't worry! I looked at the map before we left....(chuckles nervously)....we won't need it!" - Via
"A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine." - Computer World Quotes
"When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before." - Clifton Fadiman
"Ideas are a golden, savage landscape that we wander unaware, without a map." - Alan Moore (born 1953-11-18) is a British writer, most famous for his influential work in comic-books.

20 October 2008

(Overview Intro) Data Visualization and Infographics

Zoom In On the San Andreas Fault

A visual representation of the Six Hats

"Map" blog search results

Picture-Perfect Generation: (Visually Stimulated or Visually Literate?) Via


The TopLinked People : http://www.toplinked.com/ (on LinkedIn)

How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Why mongrels beat pedigree dogs

(Rolling Stones) I'm Free Boomp3.com

"Trying to define your own art is like trying to bite your own teeth." - R.B.Wild (after Alan Watts)
"If you are looking at a map of the world and wondering where the United States is, you can find it over there, trapped between Iraq and a hard place." - John Bell Smithback, writer of Idiom-Magic (15 July 2005)
"Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than myself." - Alexander Graham Bell
"Have you sat down yet and listed 10 reasons why _____might come to you easily, fast, and harmoniously?" - The Universe
"Consider everything an experiment." - John Cage, 'Rules for Students and Teachers'

17 October 2008

3D Maps : http://us.onionmap.com/web/us/

Community Grids Laboratory (File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint) View as HTML

Musical Influences Map

(Animation) Cross-Hair Fractal

IntellectSpace has built an engine that continually draws on public data to instantly identify and map complex relationships and spheres of influence between organizations and people.

(Google) Book Search Example

IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis 2008), Columbus, Ohio, Oct 19, 2008

Here be dragons : art, cartography and the undiscovered world

John Cage Memograms U B U W E B Via

(Video) SR&ED Q&A

"So what's in the unexplored part of the cave?" - Tourist, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau
" The only people for me are the mad ones the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." - Jack Kerouac Via
"By the year 2020, intellectual property as we know it will not exist." - Mike Hall, technology director for the State of Georgia
"If people never did silly things, then nothing intelligent would ever get done." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

16 October 2008

Multi-skinned Visitor Mapping Service

Regular tetrahedron is one in which the four triangles are regular, or "equilateral", and is one of the Platonic solids.

Authoring effective depictions of reality by combining multiple samples

Penrose tiles [4] are best known examples of an aperiodic set of tiles.

James Joyce in text

(Mini-Tutorials) : http://newberryworkshop.com/Tutorial/tut.html Innovation and Fundamentals in Art

(?) SnapPreviewBot may be another way to monitor blog visitor activity

Searching "java how to draw clickable hexagons"

(Music to time-lapsed photography) Brian Eno's "This"

Georgia Not at War with Russia

"Make voyages! Attempt them...there’s nothing else." - Tennessee Williams
"Why yes, a bulletproof vest!" - James W. Rodgers, ( -1960) [American criminal] (On his final request before the firing squad.)
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anaïs Nin
"Use all of your angels. Run faster, jump higher, get more. Call, ask, give thanks (the more you use, the more you get!)." - The Universe
"Listen to your heart above all other voices." - Marta Kagan

15 October 2008

(Rendering various texts with) Language Visualizer v2 (aka ‘Volumetric Redundancies’): program that reads a source text and looks for words that are used repeatedly; the more the word is used, the larger its cube gets.

(Flash) Golden Rectangle Zoom

(Archaeological) drawing conventions

Middle East Maps

Mind-mapper Technologist : http://eric-blue.com/about/

Bloggers with an interest in maps.

(Book) Innovation And Visualization (by Amy Ione)

Map Cards

Reference here

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

"Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store." - Robert Wieder
"The poster artist is like a telephone operator; he does not draft messages, he dispatches them. No one asks him what he thinks; all he is asked to do is to communicate clearly, powerfully and precisely." - A.M. Cassandre Via
"When I am a stranger in a strange land, without any maps, I want to be able to call spontaneously on higher guidance, be aligned with true north, follow the signs strewn through the universe, and sense my own way Home." - Via
"Why did they build the ruins so close to the road?" - Real Questions (From Real Tourists)
"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty." - Anne Herbert

14 October 2008


(Video demos) Semantic Map of English Language

Hand Drawn Map Association : http://www.handmaps.org/maps.php

The Need For A Common Mind Map File Format

Why mobile phones are so interesting (based on three metaphors: heart, wrist watch, magic wand.)

(Animation) Hip-Roof Fractal

An eLearning approach to sales

Wikiquote free online compendium of quotations from notable people and creative works (in every language).

(Video) Candid Photography

(Discussion) The Greatest Publicity Stunts Ever

"Please Note... these maps should not be used in navigation, except in the realms of imagination, storytelling and play." - Via
"Dare to be remarkable." - Jane Gentry
"The self is not something one finds, it is something one creates." - Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973
"This is no time to make new enemies." - Voltaire (1694-1778) (When asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan.) Via
"How do I work? I grope." - Albert Einstein

10 October 2008

MigMap – Governing Migration Actors Discourses Europeanisation Places + Practices (A Virtual Cartography of European Migration Policies)

(Adobe-Developer Center):The invisible city : Design in the age of intelligent maps

Maps Relating to September 11, 2001 (and Later Events) Via

Book Map Project (for Adolescent Literature)

(Citations) Mosaic Generation

Primes and 6 : http://www.jimloy.com/number/prime6.htm

Talented technical artist

June 10 UK crop circles and earlier 1st Crop Circle of the year

Scottish Place Names (Calgary)

(“Pillowsongs”) Experimental listening

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau
"This isn't right. This isn't even wrong." - Wolfgang Pauli
"You can always tell an old soul by how friendly they are to trees (and dogs)." - The Universe
"There is a coherent plan in the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for." - Fred Hoyle
"An idea, like a ghost must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself." - Charles Dickens

09 October 2008

(Google Code) SpatialMap : new tools for the visualization and sharing of knowledge in the Second Life virtual world.

Mapping McCain's homes Via

The Flow of Visitors (inside Switzerland)

Is ‘mind mapping’ the fast track to learning?

Add a blog search gadget (for the future of mapping interfaces) to your Google homepage.

(Just Launched) New look & new features for Picasa Web Albums

7 Signs of Bogus History

Art Prints (How to Buy Graphic Prints Online)

(Video) Where the Hell is Matt (Dancing)? Maps

Fractal furniture

"We had no trouble finding the park entrances, but where are the exits?" - Tourist, Yellowstone National Park
"The little things are infinitely the most important." - Doyle "
"If this weren't your only lifetime, this weren't your only timeline, this weren't your only galaxy, would *you* be an alien?" - eve11 "Appreciating what you have little of is easy. Appreciating what you have lots and lots of takes a spiritual master (And you so have lots)." - The Universe
"Taking over the world is fun." - Lux

08 October 2008

GoThere is a location-based search engine that mashes together Google Maps and location information to create a highly informative, interactive and intuitive web service. Via

Web 2.0 Eco-system Via

Mapping the Health Cyberspace : http://healthcybermap.org/

Software War Map Via

Indian Reserve Maps

kottke.org posts about 'maps'

Starting a New Blog? Start With a Mind Map

John Heartfield Series

Art Directors: BEWARE!

Still some kind of eLearning link from

"You need a room with no view so imagination can meet memory in the dark." - Annie Dillard)
"We are an impossibility in an impossible universe." - Ray Bradbury
"Rather try than think." - B.J. Fogg
"Much unhappiness has come into the world because of things left unsaid ..." - Dostoevsky
"(... And for those who ponder and wonder and wrestle with exactly what will bring them true happiness, I have an answer that each would wholeheartedly disagree with:) "Just do something, do anything, as soon as possible, and do it with care." - The Universe

07 October 2008

Alternative World Map Creator

Vortex Maps Site Guide at Rosetta Geometric Maps Home

Charles Dickens London Map

(JavaScript) Navigation scripts : http://javascript.internet.com/navigation/

(Huge Depository) Unusual Fractal Links

(BNMI) Co-production Residency: Liminal Screen

(Animation) Fractal X

(User) Experiences that foster happiness

Dada Font

(Definition) "& Ampersand" : As both its function and form suggest, the ampersand is a written contraction of "et," the Latin word for "and." (Its shape has evolved continuously since its introduction, and while some ampersands are still manifestly e-t ligatures, others merely hint at this origin, sometimes in very oblique ways.) Via Discussed

"The only person you really have to make happy, is you." - The Universe
"In practicing his healing, the shaman has a view of reality very different from the one most of the world uses..." - Via
"The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity."- Clifford Stoll
"Now is the time to live your ideal life." - Cousineau
"Room service? Send up a larger room." - Groucho Marx

06 October 2008

OnionMap (It's Like Google Maps with Sim City 2000)

Musicovery empowers visitors with a visual map to discover music.

The Icosahedral Hexagonal Grid

Male Life Expectancy USA Map

Maps in teaching History

Artists Without Borders Map (image geo-positioning)

The Sierpinski Gasket

Whole Lot Of Things Going On!

Aboriginal concepts related to title, rights and territory do not easily conform to European or Canadian terms such as “territory” and “boundary.”


"Due to the newness of this medium, some applications and uses have yet to be tested or fully explored." - R.B. Wild (after Golden Information Sheet)
"The magic moment is that in which a "yes" or a "no" may change the whole of our existence…" - Coelho
"War Dims Hope For Peace" - Bad Headlines
"Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, it's always because your perspective is still so narrow that you've yet to see all the good it will make possible." - The Universe
"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown." - Woody Allen Via

03 October 2008

(From Armchair Archaeology to Pseudo-Science) What Can’t Google Earth Do?

Mental Maps in Second Life

Chromium Developer Documentation: User Experience (behind Chromium's user interface design)

The Computer Artist And Scientist

What is a Print?

Nuit Blanche Toronto 2008

(Flickr) Group Visual thinking school

Optical Illusions

(Definition) presence [prez-uhns] –noun 1. the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place; 2. attendance or company; 3. immediate vicinity, proximity; 4. the military or economic power of a country as reflected abroad by the stationing of its troops, sale of its goods; 5. chiefly British, the immediate personal vicinity of a great personage giving audience or reception; 6. the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance; 7. personal appearance or bearing; 8. a person of noteworthy or compelling personality; 9. a divine or supernatural spirit felt to be present.

($75 trillion) megahorror debts chilling America

"With an apple I will astonish Paris. - Paul Cezanne
“You can change the side of the road that you walk down every day. Even if the road is the same, you can still see new things. Isn't that enough to live for?” – Yuichi Kannami (in The Sky Crawlers)
"Make some corner of the world distinctively yours." - Chinese Saying
"Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do." - Never-Say-Neverisms
"MAKIA - Energy Flows Where Attention Goes" - Via

02 October 2008

Can Second Life Be Used As a Reliable Corporate Training Tool?

Neo-geography in the classroom

Caert-Thresoor : Journal for the history of cartography (in the Netherlands)

(Alaska) Natural River Art

Mindmaps Directory


7th Information Design Symposium : http://www.idsymposium.de/2008

Make a Customized Silhouette T-Shirt

Quotations about Self-Discovery

KandinskyBorderCollie (potrait?) --------->>>>>>>>>

"Artists have a long history of incorporating multiple perspectives in paintings to create better depictions." - Michael Kubovy, 'The psychology of perspective and renaissance art', Cambridge University Press, 1986.
"What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question." - Jonas Salk
"Once again taking action saves the day. " - TU
"... so to map it out you must look inside..." - Jay-Z
"Nichi nichi kore konichi (every day is a good day.)" - John Cage

01 October 2008

(Examples) Using Windows Live Web Services APIs, developers can create mashup applications to meet an endless number of business objectives : http://dev.live.com/mashups/default.aspx?api=virtualearth

Web 2.0's Most Ridiculous Sites

(Simple object property) Center a map (on your user's location)

589 maps for Lux Delux.

BedMaps ("We leave maps behind in our wake.")

(Self-paced, online workshop) Information Mapping Starter Kit

(Chinese Handcuffs) Red2Green Extensions

More Lordy Rodriquez (map artist)

Bid to ban "extremist" (South Park) U.S. cartoon

Referenced "Via"

Long time no see ----->>>>>>>>

"One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going." - Goethe
"In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." - Earl Bertrand Russell (1872 — 1970)
"By keenly confronting the enigmas that surround us, and by considering and analysing the observations that I have made, I ended up in the domain of mathematics." - M.C. Escher (from To Infinity and Beyond, Eli Maor)
"There is one art, no more, no less: to do all things with artlessness." - Piet Hein
"Create the world, the interface will follow." - Adaptive Path