30 June 2005

The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps. : http://www.google.com/apis/maps/ Various hack projects ; http://www.gcensus.com/index.php (combines Google maps and U.S. census data), http://www.housingmaps.com (combines real estate listings with city maps from Google Maps), http://supergreg.hopto.org/google-yahoo/ (meshes traffic data with googlemaps), http://www.ahding.com/cheapgas/ (combines with gassbuddy.com's gas price database).

A9.com Maps did some amazing work integrating their local search photos into their maps. (still available?)

The Earth Imagery Source ; ResMap provides free online access to GIS-ready satellite data. : http://www.resmap.com/

Art Source International : selection of Replogle Globes, Rare and Antique Maps, Historical Maps, Antique
Atlases, Antique Prints, turn-of-the-century reproduction posters, historic photographs http://www.rare-maps.com/

29 June 2005

New(?) MacroMedia eLearning development platform : http://www.macromedia.com/software/breeze/solutions/rapid_training/?sdid=BLSL
Breeze Rapid Training overview

Music Mapping : http://www.liveplasma.com/ (Flash or HTML-based mapping) :

THE GREAT IDEAS: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND THE IDEAL OF LIBERAL EDUCATION : http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/excat/ideasint.html Creating a Great Curriculum

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) : Space-Time, Relativity: The Special and the General Theory [2] *Einstein's Reply to Criticisms, What is the Theory of Relativity, Why Socialism?, On the Method of Theoretical Physics, On the Theory of Relativity, Sidelights of Relativity

Rules of Wandering : http://www.westegg.com/wandering/

"In tomorrows enterprise the knowledge worker will be freed to release creative energy that will result in an era of enormous innovation and discovery, fulfilling the potential and promise of the mind." - Frederick Winslow Taylor from http://www.ideafinder.com/home.htm
"Don't try to do something cheaply that shouldn't be done at all." -
"When you can't convince them, confuse them." -

28 June 2005

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"The structure of an outline has the virtue of making explicit the progress of an analysis. It gives the leading propositions due prominence, and exhibits the order and relation of the parts of a complicated argument." - Mortimer Adler : http://www.thegreatideas.org/25w/Aspen-Adler_1.pdf Outlining was so much in his blood that it had to seek further expression. And that it did. It resulted in what must be the two most monumental projects of outlining ever accomplished. The late 1940s were devoted to the construction of the Syntopicon, the ana-lytical index and guide to the Great Books of the Western World... An outline is in some respects like a map. Both present analytical and systematic plans of a large area. For this both require some principle for reducing a larger and more complicated area into a smaller and simpler plan...we need principles of organization and articulation that will reveal ways of entry into these vast fields of knowledge and guide us through them. The Syntopicon and Propaedia ('and GreatMap') supply us with such guides, plans and maps. By Otto Bird http://www.nd.edu/~pls/programma/plshistory/APPENDIX.htm

Mapping Our Thoughts to Words : http://www.searchengineguide.com/hotchkiss/2005/0627_gh1.html "I Love to Search but Words Get in the Way".

When designing a visualisation, the designer uses his or her set of mental schemata to elaborate a visual metaphor (see number 91 (http://www.infovis.net/printFicha.php?rec=revista&num=91&lang=2) ) that will be implemented into the visualisation. If the mental schemata of the receptor of the visualisation do not match in some way to those of the designer it's more than possible that the receptor won't understand the visualisation or will not be able to extract all of its possibilities. :http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=168&lang=2 It appears that the concept of [topographic] map and the mental schemata associated to it are very widespread. Maybe this is due to the ubiquity of maps, known since very ancient times and used throughout many centuries. According to others it's because they constitute a natural mataphor for the human beings that have evolved in a spatial environment that required a knowledge of terrain and space in order to survive. In the end, it seems that decoding a map, be it spatial or thematic, results quite natural for most of the human beings, requiring just very little training.

Project Spacecast is a aimed at the development and understanding of the methods available for visualizing non-spatial information spatially. Sara from Sackler http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~sara/html/research/spacecast/spacecast.html is developing a framework to investigate if and how particular spatial concepts like distance, region and scale can help in organizing information for more efficient access.

This map morphs the 2 candidates faces together based on their % of the votes in each state. (First use of Blogger photo upload, doesn't use Flickr in any way)

Signage & Wayfinding examples http://www.gplusa.com/index.cfm?PID=2897&PIDList=2894,2897&ServiceServiceID=3&ACT=Display&HasG=Y and Interactive portfolio.

27 June 2005

Cartifact (http://cartifact.com/ ) developed http://map.cartifact.com/cartifact/dtla/dtla5.html (Flash) downtown LA interactive map site. Click from market to market, zoom in to see more detail, scroll around or click on a building to view details.

Visual Mapping of Portfolios : http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=deletvmap software; http://vmap.gold.ac.uk/vmap_help/index.html

Various graphics programs : http://www.software-facilities.com/graphics-software/

Mind Sports Olympiad : http://www.msoworld.com/history2000/jpg/19aug00.htm

Similar tetrahedron geometry : http://www.lotuslazuli.com/platonic_solids.htm#tetra to grid I'm developing (Metatron's Cube ; http://www.intent.com/sg/index.html )

A maze has many paths and is essentially a left-brain puzzle. A labyrinth is a right-brain intuition and creativity enhancer. : http://www.geomancy.org/labyrinths/index.html

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." - John Sculley
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France
"Only those who can see the invisible,can accomplish the impossible!" - Patrick Snow
"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream of things that never were and say why not." - John F. Kennedy
"A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams." - Gilbert H. Grosvenor, Editor of National Geographic (1903- 1954)
"The good cartographer is both a scientist and an artist. He must have a thorough knowledge of his subject and model, the Earth.... He must have the ability to generalize intelligently and to make a right selection of the features to show. These are represented by means of lines or colors; and the effective use of lines or colors requires more than knowledge of the subject - it requires artistic judgement." - Erwin Josephus Raisz (1893 - 1968)
"Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things."- Tobler's First Law of Geography

24 June 2005

Google Maps Standalone Mode (display a Google Maps map view—with custom data—on your own web page) : http://stuff.rancidbacon.com/gmaps-standalone/

Showing and Hiding a DIV using CSS and Javascript : http://www.netlobo.com/div_hiding.html

MYTH: "Patents Protect Small Companies" REALITY: “Only DEEP DEEP Pockets = Patent Protection” : http://www.sacredcowdung.com/archives/2005/06/myth_patents_pr.html The courts are only an ally of the small company in theory — never in practice. .. as the CEO of the “little guy” you can’t over-play the hand — unless you have deep pocketed backers — meaning industry players — NOT investors —

"Clarity of mind is clarity of passion." - Blaise Pascal

dilettante: Originally, a lover of the arts, but now primarily a literary or artistic hanger-on, superficial or amateurish; a dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge: someone with a broad but shallow attachment to any field: an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge; showing frivolous or superficial interest.

23 June 2005

1500+ Knowledge Management Reference sites : http://www.cbel.com/knowledge_management/?order=alpha including Knowledge Discovery Information Visualization, Knowledge Discovery Projects and Research, Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Creation Concept Mapping...

Grokker, a visual search tool that clusters related search results together in conceptually related categories, is now available in an online version, free of charge. The I Grok search tool from Grokker uses the Yahoo web database as its index, and clusters results into "maps" with topics represented as circles. Within each topic circle, which is labeled with a descriptive name, individual web page results are represented as squares. For most queries you'll see up to nine major topics, many of which have subtopics represented as smaller circles within them.
- has a couple of preview features that make it easy to learn more about web pages before actually clicking through to view them.
- clicking the box displays a thumbnail image of the web page with similar information in a preview pane with a link to open the web page in a new browser window.
Check out the Grokker forum and Blogs . For other visual search tools, scroll to the bottom of this SEW Blog post by Gary Price for links to a half-dozen other services.

An interactive exploration of the convergence of technology and theology for an in-depth (visual) study of the Gospels. : http://thirteensquares.com/gospelspectrum/index_flash_itp.html from text visualization blog at http://strange.mcmaster.ca/~grockwel/weblog/notes/cat_visualization.html .

(Unobtrusive) Javascript tutorials : http://www.onlinetools.org/articles/unobtrusivejavascript/

"Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert Service
"One of these days" is none of these days.

22 June 2005

Visual Data Mining : http://www.ist-intermon.org/topics/datamining.html

Discussions on web site sitemaps : Sitemap Advice Sitemap Ideas Nielsen Site Map Usability Report

Demonstrative evidence (services) : http://www.visualexllc.com/

The Louvre; List of Visual Themes: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/liste_approche_visuelle.jsp?bmLocale=en

Digital photo murals and backdrops : http://www.blueriverdigital.com/murals/murals_main.asp

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - Andre Gide
"About time : What if it was your downtime, your lounging-in-bed-too-long time, your walkabout time, and your blow-Friday-off time that made possible your greatest achievements? Would they still make you feel guilty? Or would you allow yourself to enjoy them? - The Universe

17 June 2005

Personalised and Collaborative Trails of Digital and Non-Digital Learning Objects : www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/trails/ To apply new technologies to the challenge of trail-support in e-Learning.

Authors Paul Arthur and Romedi Passini coined the terms "signage" and "http://www.paularthur-wayfinding.com/pages/0061chapters.html#Anchor-Chapter-45521 )the use of pictograms, words, colors, and architecture to help people find their way quickly and easily in a built environment (this book has become a standard on the subject for graphic designers and architects worldwide : http://www.paularthur-wayfinding.com/pages/1006contents.html ).

Computer Geek's History of the Internet : http://www.wbglinks.net/pages/history/ (via Stephen's Web )

Report by by Charles Leadbeater and Paul Miller that makes it clear that (not merely an internet phenomenon); 'pro-ams', as they call them, are sweeping through all sectors of society. : http://www.demos.co.uk/proamrevolutionfinal_pdf_media_public.aspx (via Stephen's Web )

"Some people can read a musical score and in their minds hear the music... Others can see, in their mind's eye, great beauty and structure in certain mathematical functions...Lesser folks, like me, need to hear music played and see numbers rendered to appreciate their structures." -Peter B. Schroeder
"All experience shows that technological changes profoundly transform political and social relationships." -John von Neumann
"They that would give up essential liberty to attain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Benjamin Franklin

"...consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and reaching out to others.... not that they might be an alternative to living high on the hog, in the fast lane, loaded down with embarrassing wealth... but as a means to attaining these things." - The Universe

16 June 2005

The End of Free Maps (?) : http://www.directionsmag.com/blog/archives/304-The-End-of-Free-Maps.html How long can free survive?

The IT Roadmap series, developed by Jeff Tash, was created to help visually explain and simplify the overwhelming complexity associated with IT computing. : http://www.flashmapsystems.com/products/itroadmaps/itroadmap-overview.htm IT Infrastructure Roadmap , Application Development Roadmap , Business Intelligence Roadmap , COTS Applications Roadmap , At-A-Glance Roadmap . The founders of Flashmap Systems have played a key role over the past two decades in developing and disseminating intuitive, visual, and taxonomic frameworks for modeling enterprise architectures.

Clarity Map: Your Personal Decision Guide : http://www.thinksmart.com/inmembership/workshops/clarity_map.html It helps you look at the decision from the perspective of who you are and where you found your successes, and failures, in the past.

How Image Links Can Help Build a Better User and Search Experience : http://www.searchengineguide.com/claiborne/2005/0615_sc1.html

Learning CSS : http://9rules.com/whitespace/learning_css.php

Trend Report for: http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/ : http://www.urltrends.com/viewtrend.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1-900-870-6235.com Archive.org Listed: 19 results Cache: View Latest

"We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies." - Thomas Dekker
"A wise man poor, Is like a sacred book that's never read,
To himself he lives, and to all else seems dead.
This age thinks better of a gilded fool
Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school." - Thomas Dekker
"Some people are working backstage, some are playing in the orchestra, some are on-stage singing, some are in the audience as critics, some are there to applaud. Know who and where you are." -
"Actually, it's not that there are recurring themes in a lifetime, but that there are recurring choices." - The Universe

15 June 2005

Gallery of hand-drawn maps : http://www.subk.net/mapsindex.html ...the maps as a "psychological profile of how they [the mapmakers] see themselves and their "place" in this world (usually as defined by everyone else)."

"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

14 June 2005

Your Company Strategy—in Pictures. Preparing a company strategy can bury you in data. Make it easier by drawing a strategy picture, advises this excerpt from Harvard Business Review. Here’s how Southwest Airlines found "The Big Picture." : http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=3020&t=strategy

Overview Maps : In several studies of pre-Web hypertexts, having an overview map of the information space improved users' performance between 12% and 41%. Knowing where you are, where you've been, and where you can go is a significant help in navigating online information. : http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20050103.html

Attractive Vectormaps - a call for well arranged webmaps : http://www.svgopen.org/2002/papers/dahinden__good_map_graphics/ Keywords: Mapping with SVG; Cartography; Interaction and Animation; Layout; basic principles for designing visually attractive maps.

Financial Maps : http://www.smartmoney.com/maps/ Map of the Market Map Your Portfolio Market Map 1000 ETF Map Mutual Fund MapRisk Map 1000 Sector Maps Fund Map 1000

http://www.sitemapspal.com/ : tool for creating Google sitemaps xml file for your server, to use with the google sitemaps program. Simply type in your domain name and our spider will fetch all the links on your page and create and xml file for you to upload onto your own website. Discussed at http://www.researchbuzz.org/google_announces_google_sitemaps_.shtml

Spatial Aspects of Task-Specific Wayfinding Maps; A representation-theoretic perspective : http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/kcdc/books/VR99/Freksa.html

Many good "map" definitions : http://www.answers.com/map

Special (?) Guest Visitor: to http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm
Date/Time: 6/14/2005 12:59:07 Remote IP Address: Who Owns OrgName:Microsoft Corp OrgID:MSFT Address: One Microsoft Way City:Redmond StateProv: WA PostalCode: 98052 Country: US NetRange: - CIDR: NetName:MICROSOFT
Remote Host Name: tide517.microsoft.com Who Is microsoft.com?Domain Origin: US CommercialBrowser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; Tablet PC 1.7)
Referring Page URL: http://www.palmersguide.com/jamesburke/burke_words.htmlVisitor Time Zone: GMT -4 (EDT, Eastern US)

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures." - Oscar Wilde

13 June 2005

Sample image map that's built entirely using CSS and XHTML : http://www.frankmanno.com/ideas/css-imagemap/ (to provide image annotation functionality similar to available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginatrapani/1196925/ ).

..location aware devices (know your place) : http://www.headmap.org/ interesting manifesto at http://www.headmap.org/headmap.pdf

"We (Google-backed) have been building technology for digitising commercial city blocks from sideways-looking video taken from a vehicle driving down the street," writes Stanford researcher Marc Levoy on the project's homepage. "Possible applications include in-car navigation, online route visualisation, and web-based tourism." : http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7509

Dutch artist M. C. Escher tilings : http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/escher.html

Stick Figures in Peril / Pool / Tags / sign : http://www.flickr.com/groups/stickfiguresinperil/pool/tags/sign/

"Point of view is worth 80 IQ points" - Alan Kay

"Do what you love - and see what unfolds." - Gurteen

"The principal mark of a genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers." - Arthur Koestler
"It takes immense genius to represent, simply and sincerely, what we see in front of us." - Edmond Duranty
"Genius . . . is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one." - Ezra Pound
"A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see, and hits it." - Author unknown
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored." - Abraham Lincoln
"The willingness and ability to challenge conventional wisdom. Perhaps even more importantly, scientific genius depends on an instinct for invention, an ability to focus on the problem at hand, and a determination to pursue that problem to a successful conclusion." - Author unknown
(all from http://www.ecopsych.com/think3genius.html ).

"You must have chaos in your heart to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche

10 June 2005

By placing a Sitemap-formatted file on your webserver, you enable our crawlers to find out what pages are present and which have recently changed, and to crawl your site accordingly. Creating your sitemaps is easy Use the Sitemap Generator to create an XML Sitemap or submit a simple text file with all your URLs. http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login . Project discussion at http://sourceforge.net/projects/goog-sitemapgen

Map Watch News : http://www.mapwatch.com/news-blog/

Mind mapping related RSS feed : AKS-Labs has run the RSS feed called "Knowledge Representation News" where you can learn more about knowledge visualization and representation (mind, concept and process mapping). Mind Pad RSS is available as XML feed at http://www.mind-pad.com/rss.xml and as a blog: http://www.mind-pad.com/rss/mind-pad.html. Users of Yahoo can add RSS channel directly to yahoo pages: http://add.my.yahoo.com/rss?url=http://mind-pad.com/rss.xml

Things Round : http://transitofvenus.org/round.htm (most related to transit of Venus).

"If God himself has waited six thousand years for someone to contemplate his works, my book can wait for a hundred." - Johannes Kepler
"By definition, if you don't change the rules, you aren't a revolutionary, and if you don't think different, you won't change the rules." - Guy Kawasaki, in 'Rules for Revolutionaries'
"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself." - Dorris Lessing

09 June 2005

Google TakeDown: "I find it somewhat ironic that a company that makes a significant portion of it's revenue by deep-linking to sites is sending takedown notices to people who deep-link their site. " : http://slashdot.org/articles/05/06/08/203208.shtml ...we would appreciate it if you voluntarily remove your service and stop using Google Maps on your web site.

Mumbai Free Map : This project has been developed using completely free and open source software (Map Server, GRASS, QGIS) and copyleft and public geographic data (http://www.crit.org.in/projects/gis ).

Newsletter of the Society for the History of Discoveries : http://www.sochistdisc.org/news_letter/terra-cognita_1.htm

"This articulates what could be our cartographic motto: a strong sense of specificity, even though everything is made up."

08 June 2005

External cognition: how do graphical representations work? (Review) : http://www.elearning-reviews.org/topics/human-computer-interaction/design-principles/1996-scaife-rogers-external-cognition-graphical-representation/ ((1) computational offloading: graphics reduce the learners’ cognitive load, the “knowledge in the world” needs not to be memorized by the learner, (2) re-representation: graphics represent abstract structures in a way that is easier to comprehend, and (3) graphical constraining: graphics constrain the number of options in problem-solving tasks).

Visual Thinking Networking Promotes Problem Solving Achievement ... : http://www.umassd.edu/cas/biology/longo/problem_solving.pdf.

A cognitive deep openspace for positioning, comparing, merging and morphing our metaphors, models, maps and views1 : http://www.ceptualinstitute.com/uiu_plus/isss98/house-of-eyes.htm

Conceptual Navigation and Multiple Scale Narration in a Knowledge Manifold : http://kmr.nada.kth.se/papers/ConceptualBrowsing/cid_52.pdf

Getting From Point A to Point X : Effective Site Navigation : http://www.searchengineguide.com/claiborne/2005/0603_sc1.html

Astronomical Images: http://www.astrosociety.org/resources/linkimages.html

"Models are always wrong but many of them are useful." - David Gurteen, Knowledge Consultant
"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it." - Bill Bernbach
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein(1879-1955) ,Physicist & Nobel Laureate

07 June 2005

The Thesaurus of the Database constitutes a new approach to systemize the field of Digital Art and the terms and concepts connected to it : http://virtualart.hu-berlin.de/common/recentWork.do;jsessionid=ADA948B983B647834E88E9477C1471A7

"...they don't actually have all the sizes and formats stored. Instead, they have a system that generates each requested image. The details of size and format are built into the image's URL." : http://aaugh.com/imageabuse.html Sample collages : http://www.gertler.com/nat/abusedimages.html

06 June 2005

Knowledge Gazer; "World's First Interactive Web Based Knowledge Browser" - http://wdv.com/KnowledgeMapping/original/kmAnimation.html "Knowledge MappingCreates Permanent Value... Done once, it is done for all time.

"Today’s knowledge explosion makes sophisticated, high-powered knowledge mapping an imperative for tomorrow" ; Evidence that the Process of Constructing a Knowledge Map Helps Learners- http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/Fisher_aaas2000.html The understanding of concepts and ideas by the use of diagrams and imagery, known as diagrammatic reasoning, differs in significant ways from understanding via linguistic or algebraic representations.

Maps, Cartography, Standards for Knowledge : http://www.projectn.com/tangents/userpages/knowmaps.html "A rarity in physical mapping, blurred edges are epidemic in Knowledge Mapping."

Legal resources and tools for surviving the patenting frenzy of the Internet, bioinformatics, and electronic commerce : http://www.bustpatents.com/

Sacred Geometry : http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/sacred_geometry.html (including The Golden Mean , also http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/dimensionality.html, http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/timelines.html ...etc). many links to resources like the Fibonacci Spiral Generator : http://www.moonstar.com/~nedmay/chromat/fibonaci.htm

"My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery-- always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?" - Virginia Woolf

03 June 2005

"... the phinest™ information on The Golden Section, Ratio or Mean, The Divine Proportion, The Fibonacci Series(0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 ...), and . . . Phi (1.6180339887... ) : http://goldennumber.net/

Geometric Similarity : http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/GeometricSimilarity.html
Tiling : http://mathworld.wolfram.com/topics/Tiling.html

Conferences on Conceptual Structures : http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/conf/iccs
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing : http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622907/description#description

"When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision,then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."— the black poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
Project Looking Glass : https://lg3d-core.dev.java.net/lg3d-related-technologies.html (3D Java products). Includes xcruiser - 3D file system navigator - GPL http://xcruiser.sourceforge.net/ (displays directories as galaxies).

"Why Not Make Interfaces Better than 3D Reality?" - Ben Shneiderman (2003 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications) : http://www.computer.org/cga/cg2003/pdf/g6012.pdf


02 June 2005

By bringing together the creative, technical and educationalcommunities, (UK-based) NESTA Futurelab is pioneering ways of usingnew technologies to transform the learning experience. : http://www.nestafuturelab.org reflects the latest thinking in interactive media, educational ICT and digital technologies.

Classification of Interactive Map Software : http://eprints.cs.vt.edu:8000/archive/00000669/01/TechReport.pdf (or View as HTML ).

Hacking Resources : http://www.cquis.com/cgi-cquis/index.pl

The Institute of Cartography (Switzerland) : http://www.karto.ethz.ch/links/index_EN

All Maps Welcome Album by Tom McRae : http://www.tommcrae.com/

The "four-legged wooden table "problem is a philosophical straw man where one side stoutly maintains a table is made of wood, while the other side contends it has four legs.

"People are more likely to believe a quote if it is anonymous." - ?