07 October 2005

(Walrus) Globe-style Visualization & Navigation : http://www.caida.org/TOOLS/visualization/walrus/gallery1/ --->

Excellent (multi-sized) word 'sitemap' : http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/

...exploring a number of innovative methods of visualizing abstract information more effectively : http://bailando.sims.berkeley.edu/infovis.html

"making maps blah blah blog" by john krygier (usually) & denis wood (sometimes) : http://makingmaps.owu.edu/mm/makingmaps_blog.html about producing http://makingmaps.owu.edu/ book.

The Nolli Map Web Site : http://nolli.uoregon.edu/map/index.html?xurl=0&yurl=0&surl=99 is intended to provide a vehicle to explore and facilitate creative thought.

...recording of the OpenGeodata panel session at Wsfii : http://nodel.org/wsfii/wsfii-day2-audio/10OpenMaps.mp3

(?@microsoft.com) WebTV Networks, Inc. One Microsoft Way Redmond WA keeps revisiting this BurkeMap ----; )------->

Harvard Map collection : http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#hmc

Some "map"-related posters : http://www.boardofwisdom.com/best-posters.asp?topic=1002&search=map

Map Trivia:
+ The 1507 Waldseemuller map, the first depicting the world as a globe and the first that names the New World “America”, was sold by Christie’s in June for £731,000
+ A contender for oldest map is inscribed on mammoth tusk and was found in Ukraine. It depicts a river and dates from 10,000BC
+ A series of carvings on a rock found in Ireland have been identified as the oldest map of the Moon, carved 5,000 years ago
+ A famous British map is the Hereford Mappa Mundi, dating from about 1300 and drawn on vellum with gold leaf
+ The first maps in the modern sense appeared in the 1550s with the introduction of copperplate printing

"Each of us is a kind of crossroads where things happen. The crossroads is purely passive; something happens there. A different thing, equally valid, happens elsewhere. There is no choice, it is just a matter of chance." - Claude Lévi-Strauss
"Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution." - Edward Teller

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have a rss feed ? I can't find it...