08 November 2005

Information Cartography; "... the process of building information maps or models based on data that is not geocoded (non-spatial, non-geographic data that has no real-world co-ordinates); and (usually) using the extensive functions of Geographic Information System (GIS) software. It draws on the metaphor of an information landscape populated by information objects, or landmarks, which form an information map." : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~cs171/LJOld/InformationCartography/information_cartography.htm

13 Map Collections at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?format=Map (Library of Congress).

FlagMap : http://www.weisman.umn.edu/exhibits/worldview/boetti.gif -->

Google Puts Its Maps on Phones : http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=14341&hed=Google+Puts+Its+Maps+on+Phones

Collection of AJAX programming related links you can search and browse throug : http://www.rawsugar.com/collections/guyt/ajax UPDATED DAILY!

InfoViz examples : http://infosthetics.com/archives/infovis/ and "map/s"; http://www.ticle.com/blog/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=map & http://www.ticle.com/blog/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=1&search=maps

Sponsoring a Successful Project : http://www.java.net/successful_project.csp ;
1. Be clear of the project's goals.
2. Don't be shy about asking for help
3. Make it easy to navigate to the most important resources
4. Give credit where credit is due / share the load
5. Encourage other members of the project to help run it. Delegate!
6. Respond to requests in a "timely" manner
7. Be open and transparent
8. Have an inclusionary bias, but maintain standards
9. Do great things and spread the word

The Daniel Langlois Foundation is resuming its research and experimentation grant program for individuals or research groups... who make exceptional contributions to the advancement of knowledge at the crossroads of art, science, technology and the environment...It is mandatory to use the on-line form, which will be available on December 1st, 2005 (PDF format) : http://www.fondation-langlois.org/pdf/e/prog_ind.pdf

Scott Blake's barcode (and UPC and ISBN) portraits collection is online, free for anyone to download and print. : http://www.barcodeart.com/buy/download.html

You know the (US) patent system has imploded when : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/04/movie_plotline_patent meets conditions related to utility?, novelty? and non-obviousness? Not sure about this one (a company that apparently has patented the idea of overlaying additional info on google map using a grid as your design layout) ; http://www.stratav.com/company/patent/Patent.html discussed at http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=485

"If it says "one size fits all," it doesn't fit anyone." - Glaser's Law

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