31 January 2005

'Map' artwork offers identity : http://www.cincypost.com/2004/01/12/langa01-12-2004.html "mental maps" of South Africa. They do not reflect geographic accuracy but are in many ways a kind of artistic diary or memoir... >

28 January 2005

A roadmap is a visual representation of a sequence of steps along a timeline that depends on a roadmapping process to capture and organize the information and knowledge represented, a generic roadmap template might consist of:
a timeline (know-when), e.g. a 2-5 year deliverable lifecycle
a purpose layer (know-why), e.g. business or market objectives
a delivery layer (know-what), e.g. a product or service deliverable
a resources layer (know-how), e.g. technology or competency support
Links exist between the steps within a roadmap layer, between steps across roadmap layers and between roadmap steps and other information entities "submerged" within the roadmap logic. For example, a roadmap step may be linked to a project plan or an engineering diagram, which in turn is held in a separate project management or CAD application. : http://www.intelligententerprise.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=57700849

If the Industrial Age was built on people's backs, and the Information Age on people's left hemispheres, the Conceptual Age is being built on people's right hemispheres. "In a world upended by outsourcing, deluged with data, and choked with choices, the abilities that matter most are now closer in spirit to the specialties of the right hemisphere - artistry, empathy, seeing the big picture, and pursuing the transcendent." http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/brain.html We've progressed from a society of farmers to a society of factory workers to a society of knowledge workers. And now we're progressing yet again - to a society of creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, and meaning makers. .. High concept involves the ability to create artistic and emotional beauty, to detect patterns and opportunities, to craft a satisfying narrative, and to come up with inventions the world didn't know it was missing. Adapted from A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, copyright © by Daniel H. Pink (dp@danpink.com)

Wild Rabbit Hole Map (idea) based on http://www.livejournal.com/users/crisper/26562.html January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. Example exaggeration http://www.livejournal.com/users/wolflahti/43387.html . Follow the white rabbit. ..

Fractal Expressionist : "... fascination with chaos, fractals and the emergence of order from within complex dynamical systems.... lead him on an unpredictable course that produced a decade-long burst of bold visual creativity." : http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2005/0127art.shtml he started with the pretext that "an accident is something that can trigger the development of a work, but then through pictorial techniques analogous to iteration and self-organization, the final output goes beyond ..." http://homepage.mac.com/zaratemauricio/CHAOSCONTAINED/PhotoAlbum10.html

Blind engineering student 'reads' color-scaled weather maps using Cornell software that converts color into sound : http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Jan05/Wong.software.to.html

"We are more ready to try the untriedwhen what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys." - Eric Hoffer

27 January 2005

Library of Congress: Map Collections, 1500-2003 : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html To change view, select desired zoom level and window size from the options below the Zoom View window and then click on the image. The display will be centered where you click. To move up, down, left, or right within a zoom level, click near the edge of the image in the Zoom View or select an area in the Navigator View. The red box on the Navigator View indicates the area of the image being viewed in the Zoom View.

"Ideological Propaganda in Maps "...analyze the way in which cartographic devices are created and used for the purposes of territorial socialization." : http://geo.haifa.ac.il/~bargal/ideo-map.html ... This matter seems increasingly important in modern times, when the educational system uses more and more visual representations: pictures, video, films, and various diagrams. These representations, with their sophisticated editing, allow for the relaying of meanings which serve the purposes of the representations' creators. ... Cartographic representations must be treated as language, to which both youth and adults are exposed. ... Some view cartography as a communicative device with human distortions (Wood 1972). http://geo.haifa.ac.il/~bargal/history/

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) : http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2005/calgary/c495.htm 4-6 July 2005, Calgary concurrent with "The IASTED International Conference on WEB TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND SERVICES~WTAS 2005".

"Making Art From Bits and Pieces" : Every day, Mr. Evans would sit down with an inexpensive notebook, turn to a blank page and paste some of this discarded ephemera against a painted background, creating a collage. Then he rubber-stamped the day's date on it. By the end of 2000 (37 years later), Mr. Evans, now 72, had created more than 10,000 daily collages, filling more than 100 notebooks. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/arts/design/26evan.html?pagewanted=1&oref=login "a stunning visual record of Evans's journey and our own through the last four decades of the 20th century." "John Evans Collages," Quantuck Lane Press : http://www.quantucklanepress.com/catalog/book.php?bkID=60

"Geographies," said the geographer, "are the books which, of all books, are most concerned with matters of consequence. They never become old-fashioned. It is very rarely that a mountain changes its position. It is very rarely that an ocean empties itself of its waters. We write of eternal things." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry (The Little Prince, Chapter 15) : http://www.spiritual.com.au/articles/prince/PrinceCh15.htm

From http://www.illinoisloop.org/quotes.html#knowledge :
"Mankind would lose half its wisdom built up over centuries if it lost its great sayings. They contain the best parts of the best books."-- Thomas Jefferson
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."-- Chinese Proverb
"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."-- Socrates
"Without supporting the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake, our options become dangerously limited."-- Carl Sagan
"By viewing the old we learn the new"-- Chinese Proverb
"Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est." ("Knowledge is power.")-- Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae. De Haeresibus.
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -- Benjamin Franklin
All men by nature desire knowledge.-- Aristotle, Metaphysics, bk. 1, ch. 1
"A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being whose mind is not debauched will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge."-- Samuel Johnson
"I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things"-- Ecclesiastes 7:25
"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth."-- Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)
"Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought."-- St. Basil
"Et nunc, reges, intelligite, erudimini, qui judicati terram:And now, kings, understand; you who decide the fate of the Earth, educate yourselves"-Unknown
"One of the most common reasons so few people are consistently able to achieve meaningful results is that they are unwilling to experience the discomfort associated with relentlessly pursuing a correct perception of reality." -- Stuart Brodie
"Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am -- not with what we know -- but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored." -- John H. Glenn, Jr.
"As knowledge increases, wonder deepens." -- Charles Morgan
"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows."-- George Gurdjieff, 19th-20th-century Greek-Armenian religious teacher, quoted in: P. D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous, ch. 2 (1949)
"Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better."-- Mark van Doren, 20th-century American poet, Liberal Education (1943)
"For remember, my friend, the son of a shepherd who possesses knowledge is of greater worth to a nation than the heir to the throne, if he be ignorant. Knowledge is your true patent of nobility, no matter who your father or what your race may be."-- Kahlil Gibran, 20th-century Syrian-American mystic poet and painter "The Words of the Master," viii, in The Treasured Writings (1980)
"Pursue knowledge for its own sake -- for the glory of God, the perfection of your mind, the good of the universe"-- John Henry Cardinal Newman
"The only way to escape the corruption of praise is to go on working... There is nothing else."-- Albert Einstein
"Research is what I do when I don't know what I'm doing"-- Wernher Von Braun
"A scientist works largely by intuition. Given enough experience, a scientist examining a problem can leap to an intuition as to what the solution 'should look like.' ... Science is ultimately based on insight, not logic."-- Brother Guy Consolmagno, Ph.D., S.J., "Brother Astronomer."
"In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind."--Louis Pasteur

26 January 2005

Mapping Knowledge Domains (overview) : http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309092329/html/1.html#pagetop : Extracting knowledge from the World Wide Web, patterns of scientific collaboration, Mapping subsets of scholarly information, Visualizing a knowledge domain with cartographic means, Searching for intellectual turning points (progressive knowledge domain visualization). http://www.pnas.org/content/vol101/suppl_1/

Dave Pollard, author of the How to Save the World Weblog, has become a growing proponent of mind mapping software, as he reports in a post from earlier this week. 'Mind-mapping' as Wikipedia puts it, "a radial diagram that represents semantic connections between learned material". It's not significantly different from 'outlining', except that, for some reason, the graphical layouts of mind maps are more comprehensible, easier to grasp and follow, and aesthetically superior to the linear, multi-layered indentation of outliners. ... "Perhaps the graphic layout stimulates the right brain and gets you thinking about how ideas and information relate to other ideas and information, pulls you out of your linear thinking habits. I even wonder whether in some way the mind map mimics the way the neurons in the brain are organized, the way they make connections across space." http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/categories/businessInnovation/2005/01/05.html#a1005
Try TrackBack URL for this post: http://radiocomments.userland.com/comments$trackback?u=2007&p=1005

Online mapping application: http://www.mayomi.com/

Critical attitude toward vendors who require that users install a stand-alone, proprietary viewer (similar to Acrobat Reader) that needs be installed on a user's desktop instead of deploying the ubiquitous browser environment : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/01/20/visualizing_databases_and_spreadsheets_omniscope.htm
To manually install or re-install a font: http://www.tunexp.com/tips/customize_your_computer/install_or_remove_a_font_in_windows_xp/

Microsoft had essentially given up on Internet Explorer development - focusing instead on its next-gen OS, Longhorn. With Longhorn, the company hopes to make the stand-alone browser obsolete by incorporating Web browsing into the desktop. As part of the transition, Microsoft has created the developer language XAML, an heir to HTML. Until a few months ago, it looked like the shift to Longhorn would give Microsoft control of the Web's de facto standards. Now, with Microsoft's share in the browser market slipping - IE has lost 5 percent in the past six months, almost all of it to Firefox - Web designers can't afford to ignore the standards of Tim Berners-Lee's W3C, which Mozilla has hewed to but which Microsoft has regarded as strictly optional. Which means Bill Gates' troops must now turn back to IE and battle the ghost of Netscape. ...Google has hired the lead engineer behind the Firefox web browser, fueling speculation that Google will create its own version of the software to take on Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer.

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)

25 January 2005

Firefox ( http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/ ) code is all open source, which allows users to “get under the hood” and see the code for themselves. This makes it very easy for anyone to write extensions that can add functionality to Firefox, and there are currently 178 extensions on a list that is continually growing (strong user loyalty and grassroots campaign to “SpreadFirefox”). That's where Firefox, Mozilla foundation's latest browser comes in. It's the IE killer! Firefox's source code is open and there is a standing invitation for anyone who's interested to write code that enhances Firefox's already robust list of features. When a developer writes a piece of code for Firefox it's known as an extension. Currently there are 178 and the list is growing all the time. When a developer writes a piece of code for Firefox it's known as an extension. Currently there are 178 and the list is growing all the time. from http://www.marketingshift.com/2005/01/firefox-vs-internet-explorer-aka.cfm

Going back: "... most of the site’s I visit require IE, and I’d rather have it set as the default browser. How do I set everything on IE6 back to being the default?" : http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20050120_move_from_firefox_to_internet_explorer.phtml

Millennium Wheel at MultiMap site (map over aerial photo)

Transmutable original Grand Plan: to bring photo mapping and locative expression into conversational use : http://trevor.typepad.com/blog/transmutable/ With 93 Photo Street you can create gorgeous photo maps for the web without learning HTML or a complicated graphics program.

New York Subway Map : http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CABSDT1&l=en&oc=OCDIM4700_FEAT_CB47P13

"Majesty, although I believe the world is flat, I figure that with sufficient men and a big enough tire-pump, we could inflate it again." - The First American
"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

24 January 2005

TouchGraph Google Browser : http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html (Java coding and Server side php + caching mechanism). Input: a URL that interests you. Output: A network-graph indicating URLs to which it points, and URLs which point to it.

Viewpoint Corporation is a premiere interactive-visualization distribution company, providing visual application development, content creation and delivery technology to leading companies : http://www.viewpoint.com/pub/products/zoomview.html (requires "player" download).

TimeMap TMJava is a novel mapping applet which generates complete interactive maps with a few simple lines of html. It provides a way of easily enriching web pages with historical or contemporary information that goes far beyond static jpg map images. It's easy for beginners, yet provides completely customisable power and distributed backend database connectivity for the expert. It's free for personal use. http://www.timemap.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=166

Diabetes Map : http://www.wdv.com/KnowledgeMapping/images/diabetesMap.gif from http://www.wdv.com/KnowledgeMapping/: Handling Conditional Facts in Knowledge Maps

Roll-over and click http://www.kanzaki.com/works/2004/imgdsc/040118_1355.rdf (Javascript, RDF and XSLT to create a system that annotates images). Try it http://www.kanzaki.com/docs/sw/img-annotator.html

Different approach : no traffic signs : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/international/europe/22monderman.html?oref=login

http://www.oldversion.com/ for older versions of free software; IE, Acrobat, RealPlayer, QuickTime, Eudora...

Grid to thumbnails : http://karmaskorner.com/KarmasKuotes.html

What else can you do with a great idea? : http://www.jwrider.com/lab/greatideas.htm

"copyleft": free for use by other artists, credit is given to the original author(s) in any published remixes.

"All truth passes through three stages: First it is Ridiculed. Second, it is Violently Opposed. Third, it is Accepted as being Self-Evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer (1778-1860)
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allen Poe

21 January 2005

Online (single layer) ArcIMS Viewer example : http://maps.s4.brown.edu/website/searchmap/viewer.htm

Map Gallery source : http://www.directionsmag.com/mapgallery/?MapId=152

"The Map as Saviour. Usefulness and Disadvantages of mapping: the case of The Ultimate Atlas of the 21st Century" from Carlos Betancourth is published in Archis #2 2004 and on the website of Archis http://www.archis.org/

"... the most important part of map creation is the distinctly human decision of what the map needs to 'say' - what data should be integrated, or left out, or reconfigured.... With every map you draw a conclusion ... But Ronald you also try to make a point with your maps. You also try to pick your arguments..." : http://www.archis.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23

Strategies that probable apply to map publishing as well : http://www.getpublished.com/globalintronotes

“There is no ‘try’—do, or do not.” - Yoda, Star Wars

20 January 2005

Aesthetic Approaches to HCI : http://www.usabilitynews.com/news/article2174.asp

Microsoft Research Site Map : http://research.microsoft.com/library/toolbar/3.0/sitemap/en-us.mspx
"Visualization" interview with Senior Researcher and Group Manager Visualization and Interaction Research Group at Microsoft Research (Mary Czerwinski) : http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/interviews/v6i1czerwinski.html

Thinking Differently About Site Mapping and Navigation : http://www.7nights.com/asterisk/archive/2005/01/thinking-differently-about-site-mapping-and-navigation

Flash menu/map : http://www.conservationeconomy.net/pattern_map/flash/index.htm

Hand-drawn treasure maps show what non-cartographers think is important : http://www.thelostdutchmangoldmine.com/smaps/?menu=9&PHPSESSID=95eff3f8e3465e4d31ba216dd5a61af2 (for 60 examples)

Map Links : From http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/thematic.html#other.html : Middle East Polar/Oceans Historical Thematic Map Dealers Other Map Sites: Map Sites Country Map Sites Historical Map Sites Outline Map Sites Route Planning Sites
(from http://www.byronit.com/other.htm): Map Collections 1500-1999 Live World WebCams GlobeExplorer Maps Index Eartha Maps Round Earth, Flat Maps Maps and Map Skills Online World Atlas Atlas Query MultiMap Maporama David Rumsey Maps MapTech MapServer Topozone ... US based : Mappa Mundi National Geographic Map Machine Outline Maps Cartographic Materials UN Cartographic Section Maps in the News The Map Guide! Topographic Map Symbols Map Libraries The Great Globe Gallery Map Forum ... Antique maps : Globe Server Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century The World of Maps Jerusalem in Old Maps and Views Maps of the Roman Empire National Atlas of the USA TerraServer LOC Geography & Map Reading Room Map Collection Round Earth - Flat Maps Atlas of Great Britain on the Web Maps and References Maps On Us ...USA : National Geographic Atlas Mathematics of Cartography MapBlast! Graphic Maps National Geographic Map Machine Mapquest World Map Viewer

19 January 2005

Another (part?) JavaScript map zooming example : http://www.westedmall.com/mallmap/mallmap.asp Note the (upper left) transparent "Heads Up Display" menu bar, ability to click and drag image after zooming in/out, history tracking, and the ability to click on hot spots contained in some layers. Design Team - Mark Morrill, Joseph Schuldhaus, David MacGarva (using Java and Sun's family of Java-branded technologies) : http://www.westedmontonmall.com/mallmap/mapguide.asp

JavaScript Resource Channel: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JavaScript/ the most powerful JavaScript resource in the world. Access instant solutions for your most demanding JavaScript problems. Vast IT library puts more IT information at your finger tips. Costs U$ 10/mo.
Also http://www.jsmadeeasy.com/index.htm

"And the first rude sketch that the world had seen Was joy to his mighty heart,
"Til the Devil whispered behind the leaves, 'It's pretty, but is it ART ?" - Rudyard Kipling (About Adam who sat under the tree and scratched with a stick in the mould).
"A work of art is, above all, an adventure of the mind." Eugene Ionesco

18 January 2005

National Visualization and Analytics Center: "Detecting the Expected and Discovering the Unexpected™" : http://nvac.pnl.gov/

A visually stunning graph of Internet connectivity: http://www.caida.org/analysis/topology/as_core_network/pics/ascoreApr2003.gif graph "core" is composed of 25,000 color-indexed hairlines and 7,000 nodes. 54 major cities are shown on the outer ring.

...Or another yet-to-be seen visual interface that uses some spatial representation of the information such that it has many of the advantages we currently provide via maps: a high-level view of all the data at once showing patterns and relationships, visual recognition of document content similarity by spatial cues, scalability to millions of documents without any change to interface, point and click retrieval, attractive and visually simple display that encourages exploration, and various tools to explore map in detail.” from http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_015/

“We don't believe that it is an accident that records of maps predate evidence of written language" - David Lantrip, Cartia co-founder

Everything you've learned in school as "obvious"becomes less and less obviousas you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines." - R. Buckminster Fuller

17 January 2005

Visual Analytics describes the art and science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. The goal of Visual Analytics is to stimulate analytical insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous, and often conflicting information; to detect the expected and to discover the unexpected; and to yield timely assessments with evidence and confidence levels. Visual analytic interfaces are based on cognitive and perceptual principles to support human information discourse using innovative interactive techniques and visual representations : http://www.smartgraphics.org/sg05/smartgraphics.html

The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization : http://www.vtk.org/

Themescape http://www.pnl.gov/news/1995/nws95-07.htm developed for the U.S. intelligence community, now used by http://www.aurigin.com/ to map patent domains.

PointMapper provides a flexible, low-cost, and light-weight approach to web mapping that allows web page authors to map locations of anything that interests them, and to integrate mapping into their pages : http://www.mapbureau.com/whatis.html

Mappr is an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take. : http://www.mappr.com/ Mappr Developer API at : http://www.mappr.com/about/api.phtml

This script may do more meaningful things when it can get bite-sized correlation data from the del.icio.us API, but for now the tags are just randomly juxtaposed, allowing you to draw your own meanings and revelations : http://kevan.org/extispicious.cgi?name=map was an automatically recombinant memeplex brought to the Internet via a diagram from Matt Jones and a spare afternoon of Kevan Davis (whose brain looks like this) multiplying font size by number of entries per tag (?)

Looking at all the public photos tagged with map : http://www.flickr.com/photos/search/tags:map,maps/tagmode:any/ (540 + 103 photos).

In partnership with Alberta Learning and Saskatchewan Learning, Historica-CN distributed more than 100,000 special edition 2005 Centennial Calendars to high school Canadian history students in Alberta and Saskatchewan to mark the centennial. : http://www.histori.ca/cncalendar.jsp

156 ideas submitted to Peace IdeaTrust : http://gocreate.com/Brainline/Peace/results.htm in response to challenge issued at http://gocreate.com/Brainline/Peace/chal.htm
1993 Declaration of Principles : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/middle_east/israel_and_the_palestinians/key_documents/1682727.stm
Wall protest map : http://www.flickr.com/photos/timo/3232522/

The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. : http://www.museumofbadart.org/

“A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - William Shedd (1820-1894) American Theologian
"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." - Alexander Hamilton, born in 1757.

07 January 2005

Researchers are developing visualization technologies that can "see" inside images, reducing search engines' reliance on text-based image tags that are easily manipulated. The image-processing software looks for "key patches" in an image to determine the relative positions of different shapes, such as tires and a car body, or a beach and ocean waves, to categorize the image's contents..The software can look for images similar to those it has already scanned and "knows"... "Technologies for image recognition and scene summarization are pioneering areas that we definitely find interesting, though currently they are in the early stages of development and not cost-effective for commercial purposes." : http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,66185,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html

Another JavaScript Zoomo : http://resources.bravenet.com/scripts_archive/javascript_dhtml/images/image_zoom/

"Earlier thoughts of awe, wonder, or... criticism, have rearranged your life." - The Universe

06 January 2005

Roll mouse over dots to see popup page thumbnails http://ranking.thumbshots.com/?q1=hosting&e1=google&q2=hosting&e2=yahoo&p=tophosts.com

User Interaction/Experience Architect : http://www.willylaidesign.com/

Mondrian-ish Mosaic : http://www.knowltonmosaics.com/ (Robert Wainwright in Geometric Pieces); works deliberately made to be seen differently at different scales: from afar (or small), most of them are portraits, but at close range each is a vast array of seashells, dominoes, pottery shards, puzzle pieces, or other small objects or symbols.

"The thing about making it big, and doing it fast, is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow. In a world of magic, miracles, and a conspiring Universe, taking small, slow steps is NOT just settling for less." - The Universe

05 January 2005

"Most web development projects put a lot of effort into the design of navigation tools. But fact is that people tend to ignore these tools. They are fixated on getting what they came for and simply click on links or hit the back button to get there." : http://www.guuui.com/issues/01_05.php ...users look straight at the content and ignore the navigation areas when they scan a new page (Ed; bodes well for map approach: "Instead of having to guess what major category a particular product falls under, the customers can quickly pick the closest product out of a list and go directly to the content they desire.")... Either they click on a link that they think will take them toward the goal, or (seeing no appropriate forward clicks) they click the Back button to take another path."

Navigation Research : http://www.informationdesign.org/archives/cat_navigation.php

Monitoring deep web research resources and sites on the Internet : http://deepwebresearch.blogspot.com/2005_01_01_deepwebresearch_archive.html#106476006278997204
"...the idea of Topicmaps and similar techniques in the semantic web area. " : http://www.thomas-krause.de/weblogs/elcaroop/2004/09/doag-regionaltreffen-about-oracle-text.html from http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/search.html?rank=&url=topicmaps

Maps->Aerial Photos->Collages->Photo Images->Drawings->Cartoons->Text : http://images.google.co.il/imgres?imgurl=http://www.judaicaposters.com/Images/jp102-p.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.judaicaposters.com/pages/jp73.html&h=712&w=950&sz=109&tbnid=6IR7193cLlgJ:&tbnh=109&tbnw=146&start=153&prev=/images%3Fq%3Disrael%2Bmap%26start%3D140%26hl%3Diw%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN More at http://www24.brinkster.com/insightdirect/en/main_eng.html

Vertical Timeline of the Seven Thousand Years of Measured Time : http://www.cynet.com/jesus/timeline/timeline.htm

For "Greatest Hits" : http://buzz.yahoo.com/ like the Google Zieg..list, and Lycos report.

GISuser Public Discussion Forum : http://www.gisuser.com/component/option,com_simpleboard/Itemid,89/

"...with the recent disaster in Asia, searches on all varieties of maps have spiked. In the wake of the tsunamis, queries on "World Map" are up 225% for the week, placing it in Yahoo top 100 search terms. Searches on the very generic "maps" are flat for the week, but it still ranks as one of our top search terms searches on maps are split right down the middle gender-wise with females eking out 51%.) Where are maps needed most? ; the metro capturing the highest percentage of searches on maps is the San Francisco Bay Area, followed closely by its neighbor to the northeast, Sacramento. Los Angeles and Fresno round out a very California-flavored top four metros for map searches -- proving that the Golden State is sorely in need of a little direction.

Want to know who are the paying Google AdWords advertisers connected to any keyword/keyphrase? : http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=mindmap

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Sally Berger

04 January 2005

Is this skin over/under map layers ? http://www.24fun.com/downloadcenter/utilmapzoomer/utilmapzoomer2.html

The Intranet Roadmap does more than just indicate what activities need to be conducted, it clearly shows the sequence of activities required, and the techniques that will help at every stage of the project. : http://steptwo.com.au/products/roadmap/

Wu-Wei: A uniquely Taoist concept is wu-wei, non-action. This does not mean no action, but rather not exceeding spontaneous action that accords with needs as they naturally arise; not indulging in calculated action and not acting so as to exceed the very minimum required for effective results.
This is not 'doing without doing' it is simply 'doing'. To use Wu Wei is to have a kind of Taoist patience - it is to allow things to unfold in their own way, in their own time. This does not imply a complete lack of energy expenditure - just a recognition of the flow and cycles of the world around us. Acting at the appropriate
time with the appropriate amount of force is the key
. By appreciating at a more subtle level what is happening around him, holding onto nothing, and acting with simplicity the Taoist can flow with the Tao, and will always be in the right place at the right time. The Taoist master becomes like the Tao itself - he does nothing, yet nothing is not done....Our contemporary expression, "going with the flow," is a direct expression of this fundamental Taoist principle, which in its most basic form refers to behavior occurring in response to the flow of the Tao...We develop and trust our intuition as our direct connection to the Tao...Wu-wei also implies action that is spontaneous, natural, and effortless...Chuang Tzu refers to this type of being in the world as flowing, or more poetically (and provocatively), as "purposeless wandering!" To allow oneself to "wander without purpose" can be frightening because it challenges some of our most basic assumptions about life, about who we are as humans, and about our role in the world. .. And finally, in the words of Chuang Tzu, we learn "detachment, forgetfulness of results, and abandonment of all hope of profit." Thus it is that without moving you shall know, without looking you shall see, without doing you shall achieve. By http://members.aol.com/MrSage365/Taoist.html

03 January 2005

Viewing map as a PDF file which can be magnified to show more detail : http://www.nnp.org/Maps_files/descriptions.htm#14

Whereas the magnification lens only shows two levels of details of the same map, a fish eye lens shows the map at decreasing magnification factors with increasing distance from the mouse pointer, thus providing a smooth transition between both levels of detail. http://www.webmapper.net/maps/navigation/zooming/lens/

See "Launch Navigation Palette" button; interesting use of pop-up window http://www.commarts.com/CA/interactive/cai04/

Ways in which enterprise knowledge can be more effectively exploited; http://www.skyrme.com/insights/26kcomm.htm Much more at http://www.skyrme.com/site/k-map.htm

EARLY VISUAL MEDIA : http://www.visual-media.be/history.html

WebQuest Map : http://www.mapacourse.com/webquest%20HTML/webquest%20icon.html

User generated (and distributed) content example http://illustmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml could be used for information maps (?)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy : http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html#p
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy : http://www.iep.utm.edu/

Before / after imagery : http://homepage.mac.com/demark/tsunami/2.html

Just finishing reading "Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means" (Albert-Laszlo Barabasi) discussed at http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/alan/archives/2004/12/27/linked.php

"The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong." - Thomas Carlyle
"A sudden stupid sickness carried him off in a few hours when he was about to triumph: I curse providence and death." - Art critic Jules Christophe, writing after the death of Seurat in La Plume, September 1, 1891