29 September 2005

Good definition of "AJAX" : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AJAX

Visualization presentations : http://www.infonortics.com/idv/05pro.html; unfortunately no pdf's from ThinkMap (Michael Freedman) and TheBrain Technologies Corp (Harlan Hugh).

The Behaviourome / Mental Map Project (Darryl Macer) : http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/shs/EJAIB/EJAIB32003.pdf

"Patent Pending" process overview : http://www.yideas.com/newsletters/article2.html

Campus Orientation maps stink : http://www.gateway.ualberta.ca/view.php?aid=4799 (... buildings look different from above than they do from ground level ... everything is painted the wrong colour. At the true root of the problem is the lack of detail).

A (school) saftety mapping project: http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/News/newsdetail_1393.asp

Maps of Historical Israel, Palestine, and the Region : http://palestinefacts.org/pf_maps.php

"...artists and others saw the world differently after being exposed to optically projected images (projected by, for instance, concave mirrors), and this deeply influenced painting for centuries..." : http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~stork/FAQs.html#anchor25935504

28 September 2005

Social Network Analysis: What to Map : http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2005/08/11.html#a1240

Here's an event (mind)map http://www.portoalegre2005.info/map2.htm (after my SacklerColloquium map http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/KnowledgeMap.htm) that uses JavaScript to make it drag-able. "Mapping registered events to facilitate collaboration".

Maps of locations of famous pieces of art : http://www.annao.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/new_work.htm# "Here I am exploring the graphical representations of an area of land which is known to many people only through another persons representation of it. "

CSS resources : http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2005/july/20.html

Further enhancements and refinements to http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap.htm ---->

Idea to 'tag' quotes to one or more of the 103 Great Ideas.

"A military map often turns into a representation - a theatre if you like - of far grander issues, the resolution of which may cause many thousands to die." - Alan Sillitoe ( from the forward for the book 'Topography of Armageddon', by Peter Chasseaud,1991).

"There is simply no change that might ever transpire in time and space that happens before you're fully able to use it for your own growth and glory... You may as well just act like you had personally requested it, and soar. Because, truthfully, you did, and, honestly, you can." - The Universe

27 September 2005

"Discovery Informatics" is concerned with the creation of new information from existing information, whether previously stored, or as it flows through a communication channel. : http://di.cofc.edu/about.html includes some Information Theory (effective ways to encode all sorts of information and knowledge suitable for analysis, storage, searching, and communicating.— How can images, text, and audio files be encoded effectively?— How much can you compress a piece of information like a picture and still retain its essential features?— How do we retrieve information that has been corrupted by noise?— How do we measure the complexity of information and knowledge? ...

"Method and apparatus for displaying a network of thoughts from a thought's perspective" patent issued: 12 July 2005 (Filed: 30 March 2001) http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6918096.WKU.&OS=PN/6918096&RS=PN/6918096 U.S. Class: 715/854

Both the following researchers have been "on the map" for at least a few years----->

"...visually identify emerging trends and transient patterns..." : A Knowledge Domain Visualization Approach to Evidence-Based Medicine
Cornell Professor Jon Kleinberg receives 2005 MacArthur 'Genius Award' : http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept05/KleinbergMacArthur.bpf.html His algorithm distinguishes "authority" sites, which contain definitive information, from "hub" sites, which refer to authority sites using hyperlinks.

Idea to use verbal map annotations (like audible ALT box roll-overs) : http://www.ilovewavs.com/

Proposed Blogger formatting problem resolution : http://buzz.blogger.com/2005/06/layout-solution_29.html

"We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well." -
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." -
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor." -
"A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions - as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all." -
"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life. ... you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back... I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
I saw that show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die. I would have thought the obvious one was "Shout For Help".- Mark Watson, Rhod Gilbert at the Tron

26 September 2005

Ethnic / Cultural Geography of the United States and Canada : http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/geo/courses/geo200/religion.html

Sequential "map" (InfoGraphic) of a sales process ------->

IPodSubwayMaps.com is the home of iPod-sized maps (iPod photo resolution is 220 by 176 pixels, while the nano is at 176 by 136) of nearly two dozen different transit systems around the world. : http://www.ipodsubwaymaps.com/

(A mapmaking milestone) The story behind Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior : http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/excerpts/classics/show/2/133.htm

Excellent Photoshop tutorials : http://www.shanzcan.com/photoshop/photoshop

Free access to scientific results is changing research practices : http://www.economist.com/science/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4423646

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery". - James Joyce (1882-1941) Irish Novelist
"I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes or of appearing naive." - Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." - Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
"...Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea." --Eliot, "Prufrock"

23 September 2005

Google Earth (3D flyer) article : http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/10/issue/feature_maps.asp

Symbolic Pointillism : http://www.cs.aue.auc.dk/~nk/research/art/ principles apply to computer mediated imagery http://www.cs.aue.auc.dk/~nk/research/art/artPosterOne.pdf

The Road Not Taken ~ Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could.
To where it bent in the undergrowth,

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

22 September 2005

"Map shock" interview (Donald F. Dansereau, Ph.D.) : http://www.sociablemedia.com/articles_dansereau.htm students often became "lost" upon first seeing a type of complex map. The results were a sense of "not knowing where to start or where to go next," he said. "This makes processing less efficient and may even bring it to a halt." : http://www.psy.tcu.edu/acr/
Via http://www.beyondbullets.com/2005/08/shocked_by_comp.html

Visualization: A bibliographic history : http://www.agocg.ac.uk/train/review/biblio3b.htm

Interactive Map I drew of the web's "Great Hits" of the year -------------->
With 10 years of watching Web users search under its belt, The Lycos 50 (http://50.lycos.com/ ) has released a recap of the top requests: http://www.clickz.com/stats/sectors/traffic_patterns/article.php/3550261

Variety of mapping references in this blog : http://www.flutterby.com/archives/topics/180.html

"I always keep a supply of ______ handy in case I see a snake- --which I also keep handy." -after (___stimulant___ ; W. C. Fields)

21 September 2005

3D Oblique view : http://www.skyscraper.org/webwalk/map4.html of downtown landscape.

Aerial Photography annotated with before/after photo icons : http://msnbc.msn.com/apps/ve/katrina.htm?a=1/

A Google Map API wiki : http://mapki.com/index.php?title=FAQs under development (including project list http://mapki.com/index.php?title=Map_Projects ).

A visualization by Olivier Zitvogel http://www.zitvogel.com/delicioussoup/ (with the help of Sebastien Pierre from Ivy), who also helped on a similar, but more advanced del.icio.us visualization project called Revealicious ----->

" Initial founders of the groundbreaking websites Entropy8 and Zuper!, the duo aim to challenge the fundamentals of game play by creating a 'plot free' experience of exploration and contemplation... the duo are attempting to use the medium as a storytelling device that replaces video gaming's traditional goal-based narratives with those of discovery and community involvement. " : http://www.tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/

Fonts by theme : http://www.dafont.com/en/theme.php

A mind-mapping revelation story : http://www.mindora.de/Mind_Mapping/mind_mapping.html

Brain Gym develops the brain's neural pathways the way nature does – through movement. : http://www.braingym.org/about.html For products ; http://www.braingym.com/index.html

Currently there are 748 blog references to "Cartographic" ( http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&scoring=d&q=cartographic&btnG=Search%20Blogs ), with 2 of the top 10 hits from here.

"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens." - Epictetus
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." - Robert Fritz

20 September 2005

Cartographic Symbols Library : http://www.map-symbol.com/sym_lib.htm

A 7-step Google Map API customization discussion: http://ejohn.org/blog/tags/maps/

Cartoon Map / Illustrations : http://www.jimhuntillustration.com/map.htm

" Remember that there is a way out, but that it may not necessarily be even remotely related to the way that you came in." - horoscope
"You can never plan the future by the past." - Edmund Burke
"There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The priceless quality of ease is present when one knows one knows." - Edgar Whitney
"Design ideas are more apt to flow from a mind that has been imprinted with rich and varied visual experience, rather than one that has had limited exposure." - Jack Stoops
"What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." - James MacNeill Whistler
"The saints are the sinners who keep on going." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. " -Mary Pickford
"In zazen there is no purpose, no seeking to gain something, no special effort or imagination. It is not knowledge to be grasped by the brain. It is solely a practice, a practice which is the true gate to happiness, peace and freedom." - Taisen Deshimaru Roshi

19 September 2005

FlickrGraph looks something like "theBrain" : http://www.marumushi.com/apps/flickrgraph/flickrgraph.cfm?q=Goatopolis (Flash) to show groupings of images (?)

Interesting 'Cartifact Gallery of Jan Smits' (292 map-like items) : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/list.html is similar to Cartographic Curiousities; 'Odd, curious, and fanciful maps from the holdings of the Map Collection, Yale University Library' : http://www.library.yale.edu/MapColl/curious.html

A 'license plate map' infographic ------->

"To learn and still to learn from those who know". - C.P. Kavafis
"The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem". - T. Harv Eker

16 September 2005

Interesting "Look Closer" zoom approach : http://www.americancenturies.mass.edu/collection/viewer.jsp?itemid=5721&client=images/L98_017&image=L98_017.sid&img=0

Diagrams 2006 (http://www.diagrams-conference.org/cfp) will inaugurate a new feature: the collection of a corpus of diagrams from researchers in the field. This corpus willcontain diagrams of interest which are annotated in terms of their communicative content, aesthetic or design features, features of the underlying representational system, subject domain of origin, etc.

Recently stolen (since recovered) map : http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/kislak/lands/nfmap.html

Map artist kanarinka (http://rhizome.org/member.rhiz?user_id=1005802 and http://turbulence.org/studios/kanarinka/) claims artists working with maps have an "ethics of experimentation" that is "anything but arbitrary." "...artists experiment with a particular territory in specific ways to reach unforseen destinations." (kanarinka, 2006). The diverse work of map artists nearlyalways seeks to be evocative, challenging, make us see and think aboutsomething differently, or undermine assumptions. Quotes from "Art & Mapping" Special Issue of 'Cartographic Perspectives' (Winter 2006)http://makingmaps.owu.edu/postcartdesign.html

The International Database of Corporate Commands :

15 September 2005

Institute for Interactive Journalism Award Winners :

"Map makers get exclusive rights to their map, not the territory that it describes. Different map makers can explore the same territory and compete against each other to provide good maps of an area as cheaply as possible. Competition is encouraged by granting exclusive rights to the map, but allowing anyone to explore the same territory and create their own map. Eventually all new maps enter the Public Domain and progress is achieved." - http://www.greglondon.com/bountyhunters/bountyhunters.htm#3_4_3_Map_Makers_are_Writers

"Interest in the pay-per-call space has been heating up recently. Both Google and MSN recently added technologies that may eventually enable them to offer such a pricing model. America Online and Verizon's SuperPages already offer pay-per-call to advertisers." - EBay Jumps on Pay-Per-Call Bandwagon with Skype Buy : http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3548041
The Purpose of Pay-per-Click - Part One: http://www.searchengineguide.com/laycock/005577.html

"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves." - E.M. Forster
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - E.M. Forster
"Potential counts for nothing until it's realized." -
*Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with." -

14 September 2005

Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS : (pdf chapter at) http://www.guilford.com/cgi-bin/cartscript.cgi?page=pr/krygier.htm&dir=geo/tech&cart_id=744031.6665

Designorati: http://designorati.com/cartography Cartography aims to explore maps and mapmakers, past, present and future, with an eye toward design–the basic principles of color, hierarchy, scale, and symbolism, and how maps communicate. From http://www.ccablog.blogspot.com/

"Chromatism is a discipline which lies at the confluence of mathematics and art." The Natural Intelligence Custom Fibonacci Spiral Generator allows the user to create his or her own large Fibonacci spiral images : http://www.moonstar.com/~nedmay/cfsg.htm (The only difference between the demo and the full version is that you will not be able to save the full-size final images that you create).

Also from http://www.moonstar.com/~nedmay/Welcome.html a verbal fractal ------>

Map Icon examples : http://www.sigmamaps.com/icons.htm used on minimalist maps http://www.sigmamaps.com/samplemaps2.htm (favored by many? graphic artists? wayfinders?) vs creating an artistic keepsake.

Digging a whole straight through (...to China?) :

Spybot Search and Destroy anti-spyware : Spybot Search and Destroy anti-spyware recommended by http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2004-09-08-zombieinfect_x.htm (as well as Lavasoft's Ad-Aware ).

Cerf said he often meets young people pursuing radical ideas in technology because they "don't know you can't do that, so they go of and do it." "And there's nothing more refreshing than that (can do) attitude," he said.
from http://www.enterpriseappspipeline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=170702165

"The future's already here, it's just unevenly distributed." - William Gibson
" Move it now and move it fast - the slow and the hesitant are history."
"The race for attention has started - Being different is the solution." -
"... Geometry as tactical representation of thought." - Wittgenstein

"Those shapes and symbols
I know their meaning
the shameless riches of another world." - The Mekons

13 September 2005

"Cartography is a tradition that blends detail with generalization, science with art, and if successful, conveys both meaning and message." - http://www.cartographic.net/about.html Maps for print, advertisements, brochures, and books - Location maps for the Internet - Business maps for presentations or locational analysis - Custom maps for litigation - 3-dimensional geographical visualizations and scientific graphics - Interactive and animated maps - Virtural tours including panoramas, interactive images, and maps - Map designs for PC, handheld, and platform games - GIS interfaces for both the Internet and Intranets.

Great article on the history of the Syntopicon : http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/macdonald-great-books.html The Syntopicon, writes Dr. Adler, is " a unified reference library in the realm of thought and opinion," and he compares it to a dictionary or an encyclopedia.

Current eBay Search Results for "Maps, Atlases, Globes" : http://search-desc.ebay.com/Maps-Atlases-Globes_W0QQftsZ2QQsalisZ0QQsatitleZMapsQ2cQ20AtlasesQ2cQ20Globes

Coordinates in Hexagon based Tile Maps : http://www.phobeus.de/hosting/pixelpracht/downloads/hexcoordsTut_e.htm Tile Maps are often used for the graphics in two-dimensional Games. Using Tiles means that all graphics are combinations of smaller graphics, similar to mosaics. The advantage is a smaller need for Memory...It allows movements in 6 directions with equal distances, so it’s used especially by tactical games... Map Gallery : http://www.shawnbrown.com/portfolio.html (comic/games artist discusses the hexagonal grid on this map, reminiscent of old school war game boards http://www.shawnbrown.com/portfolio/iraq.html; download the hex-grid_tool_kit.zip (322k) ).

The renowned organizational psychologist Karl Weick used to tell an anecdote that illustrates the critical importance of maps to a group or organization. :
A group of mountain climbers was in the process of ascending one of the most daunting peaks in the Alps when they were engulfed by a sudden snow squall. All were experienced climbers and each had their own idea of the direction they should go in to get back to the base camp. They wandered around for some time, arguing about which way to go, while their circumstances became more dire and threatening with each moment of indecision. Finally, one of the climbers dug around in their backpack and found a map. Everyone huddled around the map, studied it, and quickly determined their direction. Several hours later, they arrived safely at the camp. While they were warming themselves around the fire, regaling each other with the story of their near misadventure, one of the climbers picked up the map they had used to descend the Alps. On looking at it more carefully, they realized it was actually a map of the Pyrenees!
The map provided the group with an externalized organizing device around which they could reach consensus. It gave them an apparent sense of direction and enabled them to formulate a coherent plan. It led them to take action in a concerted manner. http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/research/OPEN/The%20Evaluator%20as%20Cartographer.pdf The Evaluator as Cartographer

Map Projection Comparisions : http://www.petersmap.com/page2.html (The Peters Map and The Mercator Map)

Map art project : http://www.file-extinguisher.com/map.html uses progressive (non-Flash) click zooming; css? AJAX?

"A library of wisdom is more precious than all wealth, and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it." - Richard de Bury from http://www.word-gems.com/index.html

"Heaven's not a place that you go when you die. It's that moment in life when you actually feel alive." - ?

12 September 2005

Cybercartography and the New Economy : http://www.carleton.ca/geography/geography/Taylor_research.html#Navigation )Navigation and Situational Awareness in Virtual and Informational Spaces) "Traditional maps were key to the age of exploration. Cybermaps may equally be the key to navigation in the information era, as both a framework within which to integrate information, and a process by which that information can be organized, understood and used."
CARTOGRAPHY STILL HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN A MODERN, WEB-BASED GIS -ENVIRONMENT : http://www.geoconnexion.com/magazine/article.asp?ID=2407

Collection of panoramic maps from around the world : http://www.panorama-map.com/panoramamap/index.html

http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/LibraryMap.htm is now loading proper base map ------>

MapMaker font and art packages : http://www.fontcraft.com/mapmaker/

Map Software : http://www.visitantigua.info/info/Map-Software : Topic Map Software GIS Map Software GPS Map Software Topo Map Academy Mind Map Software Navigation Software National Archives Concept Map Software Vb Imaging Map Map System Topo Map Software Interactive Map Software Drive Software Mapping Software Street Map Software Map Making Software Free Mapping Software Delorme Mapping Programs Street Atlas

LinkCounts are based on the content of a site's feed(s). : http://www.pubsub.com/site_stats.php?site=greatmap.blogspot.com including sites that were linked to by greatmap.blogspot.com

NEU-YORK is an obsessively detailed alternate-history map imagining how Manhattan might have looked had the Nazis conquered it in World War II : http://www.megophone.com/neuyork.html :"... forces us to think anew about a known space in a totally new way, as about history, as it occurred, in a totally new way. ... The power of the map flows, too, from the distance that it forces upon the observer. ... The map does not signify a real city, but a possible one. One who looks at the map is destined to be forever confused ... The map turns into a sealed screen, that reveals to us a great deal only superficially. The silence of the map is far greater than its speech. ... In practice, every map almost contains within itself the basis for a rewriting, i.e. of erasing the existing and its writing anew."

Was mentioned here http://oblique.info/2005/08/page/83/ referring to my link to http://anjo.blogs.com/metis/2005/01/visual_settleme.html . This is a dada ( http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/d/dada.html ) text project. Dada artists produced works which were nihilistic or reflected a cynical attitude toward social values, and, at the same time, irrational — absurd and playful, emotive and intuitive, and often cryptic. Less a style than a zeitgeist, Dadaists typically produced art objects in unconventional forms produced by unconventional methods.

09 September 2005

Concept Maps Go to School : http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,67685,00.html (about Cmaps ).

Hand-crafted Machine-generated Knowledge Interchange : http://www.topicmap.com/topicmap/resources.html

Google Maps Mash-Ups All The Rage On The World Wide Web : http://ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=101&aid=53158

Web Design Patterns : http://www.welie.com/patterns/index.html

Real world navigation (orienteering): http://www.logicsouth.com/~lcoble/bible/compmap.html

"An image can be spun in just about any direction and according to plan, but not just because the image is malleable and can be decontextualized--but because the roles and identities ("rogue states" "terrorists" "insurgents" "freedom fighters" "rabble" "rioters" "revolutionaries" "headbangers" "guerrillas" "anarchists" "demonstrators" "assassins" "extremists" "special forces" "SWAT teams" "fundamentalists" "true believers" "imperialist forces" "heros" "martyrs" "suicide bombers"... ) and the movements that we construct are terribly malleable and fluid. : http://www.wdw.nl/underfire-archive/topic.php?topic_id=26

"The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reached the landing
partly by pulling, partly by letting go." - Egyptian Proverb

08 September 2005

Top 10 Ajax Applications : http://www.aventureforth.com/2005/09/06/top-10-ajax-applications/

Using e-courseMaps as a Graphic Organizer for Online Courses : http://www.mapacourse.com/mapacourse/pages/abouteMaps.htm and http://www.mapacourse.com/

Open Mapping links : http://simpy.com/simpy/User.do?username=rup3rt&q=&addDate=&start=20&perPage=

Explore the scientific ideas of the periods along the line, between the years 1000 and 2000 : http://www.timelinescience.org/using.htm . A good discussion on timelines in general : http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00005g&topic_id=1
Interactive Flash version of A Dickens Timeline : http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/archive/programs/davidcopperfield/swf/timeline_flash.html More visual : http://www.google.com/press/timeline2002.html
The Trouble with Timelines : http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/13/timelineIntro.php has this great "Timeline of Timelines" : http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/13/timelines.php

The Knowledge Spiral : http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/history_knowledge/nonaka.html
from "A Brief History of Information and Knowledge" : http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/history_knowledge/knowledgehistory.html

The Map of Egypt lets you navigate geographically among the artifacts, characters, and places. You can use the controls to adjust what is displayed on the map. : http://www.eternalegypt.org/EternalEgyptWebsiteWeb/HomeServlet?ee_website_action_key=action.display.map&language_id=1

"These days we accept outsider artists, and are perhaps aware of outsider scientists, but Zellweger may be the first we could define as an outsider logician. : http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/18/crystal.php Just as Froebel was deeply influenced by the study of crystal structures, which he believed could serve as the foundation for an entire educational framework, so Zellweger’s Logic Alphabet is based on a crystal-like arrangement of its elements. : http://www.logic-alphabet.net/ Thus where the traditional approach to logic is purely abstract, Zellweger’s is geometric, making it amenable to visual play."

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do." - Goethe
"The road to wisdom?-Well, it's plain and simple to express:
Err and err and err again but less and less and less." - Piet Hein, Danish inventor and poet
"To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty." - Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C.), Legendary Chinese philosopher.
"The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught." - Luc Vauvenargues, Marquis de (1715-47), French moralist. Refléxions et Maximes, no. 479 (1746).
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery." - Mark Van Doren, poet
"In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped with a world that no longer exists". - Eric Hoffer
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell
"Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching." - Oscar Wilde "The Decay of Lying"

07 September 2005

Graphic visualisations for del.icio.us accounts that allow you to browse, search and select tags, as well as viewing posts matching them. : http://www.ivy.fr/revealicious/

Using FeedMap you can geo-code your blog, browse already geo-coded blogs and search for blogs. : http://www.feedmap.net/BlogMap/ ("Featuring Microsoft MapPointTechnology"?).

Make a mosaic from a photoset, favorites, tags, or individual images. : http://flagrantdisregard.com/flickr/mosaic.php

Mapping Blogs : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2005/09/ten_more_mapping_blogs.phtml

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller
"Be yourself. Who else is better qualified?" - Unknown
"The Soviet Union was bound to fall, it was on the edge of the map." - Kelly Bundy, on Married With Children
"Reality is that which does not go away when you stop believing." - Philip K. Dick
"I don't have an overactive imagination... I have an underactive reality... " - EG
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." - Thomas Carlyle
"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." - Will Durant
"The great thing about material things is that they never lie about what you've been thinking." -The Universe

06 September 2005

Map collaboration tool that basically enables multiple users to update /annotate a map in real-time; add points, edit points, draw routes, etc. The changes are immediately updated in the other browsers connected to the map. Multiple people can connect to the site and communicate via a built-in chat engine while updating or viewing the map. : http://placeshare.org/livemap.

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF MAP DESIGN : http://www.mckinleyville.com/cart/cabinet/cab_cartprinc.html
Concept before Compilation ... no design or content feature will be included which does not fit it. Design the whole before the part. Design comes in two stages, concept and parameters, and detail in execution.
Hierarchy with Harmony ... Lesser things have their place and should serve to complement the important. From the whole to the part, and all the parts, contributing to the whole.
Simplicity from Sacrifice ... Its not what you put in that makes a great map but what you take out. .. Content may determine scale or scale may determine content, and each determines the level of generalization (sacrifice).
Maximum Information at Minimum Cost ..
How much information can be gained from this map, at a glance. ... The spark which makes a map special often only comes when the map is complete.
Engage the Emotion to Engage the Understanding ... Good designers use Cartographic fictions, Cartographic impressions, Cartographic illusions to make a map. Only when the reader engages the emotion, the desire, will they be receptive to the map's message. .. Focusing the attention is the purpose of map design!

Globe Gallery (links) : http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~zbzw/glob/glob1.htm

Cartographic representation : http://lazarus.elte.hu/cet/modules/tikunov/contents-2.html by Anton Ryazanov ryazanov@satel.ru Integrated Mapping Laborotary Geographical Faculty M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow, Russia

Infographics projected onto globes : http://worldprocessor.com/catalog/world/

Highway route markers, past and present, from around the world : http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jimlin/signs/Canada/Ontario/

"... long, long ago you were entrusted with an editor's pen, of sorts, so if you'd like to write in the margins, take center stage, or just doodle, I'll guarantee you there'll be readers." - T.U.

02 September 2005

http://www.siliconyogi.com/andreas/it_professional/sol7/map.htm is similar(?) to my earlier Sackler map : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/KnowledgeMap.htm ------->

1748 highly detailed map of Rome byNolli (original was made in 12 sections since it was too big, sixby seven feet) ; http://nolli.uoregon.edu/cartography.asp

"...Holmes will address the role of art and activism in the effort to redraw regional maps, examining the various 'microcartographies of difference, dissent, deviance, and refusal' that have arisen in response to the consolidation of multi-states. ... In keeping with 16 Beaver's stated goals, his seminar will represent a 'point of many departures.' " : http://ut.yt.t0.or.at/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=14&Itemid=125

‘I have occasionally described my standpoint to my friends as the "narrow ridge,"’ writes Buber. ‘I wanted by this to express that I did not rest on the broad upland of a system that includes a series of sure statements about the absolute, but on a narrow rocky ridge between the gulfs where there is no sureness of expressible knowledge but the certainty of meeting what remains undisclosed.’ (Martin Buber, Between Man and Man, trans. by Ronald Gregor Smith [London: Kegan Paul, 1947] p.184).

"I am rich...not in money, but because I have found in my work something which I can devote myself to heart and soul, and which inspires me and gives meaning to life." - Vincent van Gogh, March 1883 .

"A map is the dead body of where you've been. A map is the unborn baby of where you're going.".... Maps are pictures of what isn't." - Russell Hoban (The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. London, Picador, 1974 p.121).

01 September 2005

"Knowledge mapping " is a general term that covers:
+ mapping public issues ("social messes," "wicked problems" e.g., Robert Horn)
+ mind maps (e.g., Inspiration software)
+ pattern languages (e.g., Christopher Alexander)
+ DialogueMapping (e.g., CogNexus Institute)
+ GraphicFacilitation (e.g., David Sibbet)
+ geographical information mapping (GIS - Geographical Information Systems)
and may include more traditional visuals such as :
+ quantitative charts and graphs
+ process and procedure flow charts
+ timelines
+ and all other forms of visual presentation of information, especially of relationships (e.g. Edward Tufte) : http://www.siliconyogi.com/andreas/it_professional/sol7/EmergentLearningMaps.html

Visualizing a dynamic knowledge map using Semantic Web technology : http://www.semtalk.com/pub/KimFillies.htm
Unlike a chemistry model where only physically adjacent nodes (atoms) can be connected, in a semantic network any two nodes (concepts) may be connected — regardless of how far away they may be from each other. The challenge in this scenario is to present a meaningful visualization of the underlying knowledge structure while providing intuitive understanding, eliminating visual clutter and maintaining aesthetic appeal. http://www.semanticresearch.com/semantic/visualization.php Clicking on any of the related concepts will navigate to that concept as the central concept, displaying a new graphic frame.

Symbol Signs / of pictograms : http://www.get2testing.com/Pics_TOC_E.htm http://www.get2testing.com/Pics_AIGA_E.htm

Google Map hack example : http://code.blogneato.com/google/gmap.html?xml=whiteCastle.xml (similar to what I'd like to start with).

Fractal/art : http://portal.brint.com/cgi-bin/cgdir/cgdir.cgi?vid=l20911521186I1125589868&cgmd=x&lout=dyn&partner=&cat=//Science/Math/Chaos_and_Fractals/Fractal_Art/&ctt=Fractal%20Art
Cubism : http://www.paintings-directory.com/centre-uk.php?CATEGORIE=3

"What we need to understand may only be expressible in a language that we do not know." -Anthony Judge
"Traveller, there is no path. Paths are made by walking." - Antonio Machado
"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
"The cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down. ". - ?

Pedro Talks With God
Pedro was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place.
Looking up toward heaven, he said "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up tequila."
Miraculously, a parking place appeared.
Pedro looked up again and said "Never mind. I found one."