16 November 2005

Cartogram Publications & Links : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/projects/Cartogram_Central/publications.html
Sliding a single image into the viewer (rather than the usual GoogleMap tile deck ?) http://geoportal.kgs.ku.edu/googlemaps/arcims_viewer.html described at http://www.mapdex.org/blog/1/2005/10/Single-Image-Google-Maps-Overlay.cfm The application uses and/or overrides undocumented methods of Google Maps code such as loadTileImagesLayer, configureImage, getBoundsBitmap, getLatLng and the much familiar getTileURL methods.

Maps support three information seeking tasks: data analysis, querying and navigation : http://www.cs.vu.nl/~marta/papers/VSW02Book.pdf

MapMyRun.com : http://www.mapmyrun.com/ (Google Maps) exercise tool can be used for running, walking, biking, wheeling... map your route, plot your distances (miles and kilometers) in real time and also calculate the number calories burned. BUT needs Upload from GPS Unit ??
A ka-Map [archive] [search] [list info] example using layers (that can be turned on and off; JavaScript) : http://mds.glc.org/kamap_cvs3/# from http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-September/000300.html via http://lists.maptools.org/pipermail/ka-map-users/2005-September/subject.html

Knowledge Mapping Mega Pattern & Trend : http://www.kikm.org/pattern_recog.htm

ThinkingMap : http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3647/29/1600/HumanOS_001png.png of how the Human OS functions as a system. Via : http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/2005/11/hacking-human-os-map.html

Sparkline PHP Graphing Library : http://sparkline.org/ (after Tufte).

eBay will no longer charge for application programming interfaces in order to connect to the auction selling platform. : http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3563941 Their developer program itself now has 21,000 members and over 1600 third party developed applications.

Pictures of the Grid (that could help imagining what it looks like) : http://blogger.xs4all.nl/mvisser0/gallery/10677.aspx

The Fractal Art Manifesto : http://www.fractalus.com/info/manifesto.htm

"Maps differ from a globe as a picture from a statue." - William Guthrie, quoted in Alan Downes, 'The bibliographic dinosaurs of Georgian geography (1714-1830)
"One measure of the power of a new idea is the resistance it meets." - Leroy Jack Syrop
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - ?
"Costruire una mappa è un modo di mettere ordine nello spazio circostante per via grafica ed è operazione antichissima" ("To construct (draw) a map is a way to put order graphically on the space around us and it is a very ancient process") - Vladimiro Valerio
"In Geography we may take it as an axiom that which cannot be mapped cannot be described." - Wooridge, S. and East, W. (1951). The Spirit and Purpose of Geography. New York: Hutchinson's University Library.
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite." - Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

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