04 October 2005

*** Special Welcome*** to all http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/ readers. This site is more about "Non-Geo" Graphical Information Systems, with a particular focus on Mapping Knowledge Domains. I'm interested in creating visualizations of 'ideas' that do not necessarily have a geo basis to them. Click here for examples and map sketches.

Internet Cartographer combines advanced artificial intelligence with sophisticated information visualization capabilities to assist you in managing the tidal wave of Internet information. : http://www.inventix.com/uguide.pdf

Jerry Michalski 's Online Brain : http://www.sociate.com/ Login as guest/guest here http://sociate.thebrain.com/brainekp/default-cmd.do

Antartica Systems patent : http://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=6950791.WKU.&OS=PN/6950791&RS=PN/6950791 discussed briefly at http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2005/10/02/US-Patent-6950791
An interesting interactive 'sitemap'...
Knowledge Leadership Map (geographic) contains several hundred KM thought leaders. : http://http://www.entovation.com/kleadmap/index.htm Via http://blog.jackvinson.com/

An interesting interactive 'sitemap' -------------------------->

An interactive online data visualization tool, called 'delimap', that generates a 'clustered mind map' based on personal del.icio.us entries (http://del.icio.us/). Via http://infosthetics.com/archives/2005/09/delicious_mind_map.html

Simple geo maps : http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/mapindex.html

Would like to visit Art Source International (Boulder) : http://www.rare-maps.com/visit_us.cfm

William Playfair; made data 'speak to the eyes.'
+ first to devise and publish all of the common statistical graphs - the pie chart, the bar chart, and the statistical line graph.
- He made little impression in his native land (and his impact was only slightly greater in England and France). + invented a universal visual language applicable to science and commerce alike
- not understood by his contemporaries
+ determined a whole new paradigm of looking at data, forever changing our assumptions and views about how data can be displayed and made comprehensible to others.
"The Cartesian tradition of graphical representation of mathematical functions worked against the use of graphs to depict empirical regularities".
+ A person that might effect such a change would not only have to be in the right place at the right time, but would also have to be an iconoclast." (Source: Ian Spence & Howard Wainer) Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/09/27/information_design_classic_makes_the.htm

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

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