20 October 2005

Google Maps Mania is a blog which tracks these new and interesting Google Maps that are being created by people across the web : http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ Map Projects (hacking) listings : http://www.mapki.com/index.php?title=Map_Projects .
FBOweb.com : see a pushpin marking the spot where the plane is. (also provides a data box listing the speed, altitude and estimated time of arrival of the flight).
Hopstop.com combines subway and bus directions with a database of restaurants and entertainment spots (in New York, Boston and Washington).
(Above 2 examples via : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/technology/circuits/20maps.html?8dpc ).

Trying http://www.risingconcepts.com/frapper/

http://www.mappingworlds.nl/background.html develop maps in which the size of a country is rendered by an indicator, rather than by its geography ('cartogram'). "Our maps offer a different perspective on the contemporary world."

"Human beings are much better at dealing with scarcity than with glut. This is particularly true when it comes to information. ... In an age of information overload, what you don't read -what you don't write -is just as important as what you do." - http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/class/overload.htm Managing information Overload

Extensive list of "TimeLine" examples : http://www.psyche.com/psyche/links/timelines.html (many old/dead links unfortunately, but worth picking through?).

My best timeline to date -------------------------------->

"Then there's a dream that's more than a dream. It's like... A map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days. Knowing that someday you're going to stand on top of that Mountain holding everything you thought of Right There In Your Hand!" - Robert Cooper

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