02 November 2005

TimeMap TMJava is a novel mapping applet which generates complete interactive maps with a few simple lines of html. It provides a way of easily enriching web pages with historical or contemporary information that goes far beyond static jpg map images. It's easy for beginners, yet provides completely customisable power and distributed backend database connectivity for the expert. It's free for personal use. : http://www.timemap.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=151

One of the slickest Google Maps mashups yet, Map Chat transpires on a Google Maps interface, and simultaneously in a traditional chat window above the map : http://www.themidnightcoders.net/examples/messageserver/chat/mapchatajax-room1.htm#
Via http://google.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000780065087/

"Google GlobeTrotting" uses all Google Maps Google Earth MSN Virtual Earth GlobeXplorer (example; http://googleglobetrotting.com/info.php/mid/9478 )

AJAX overcomes a severe limitation in traditional web interfaces, which must reload anytime they try to call up new data. By contrast, AJAX lets users manipulate data without clicking through to a new page... http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,68403,00.html?tw=rss.ITS

In the past few years, some of the most revolutionary software emerged not from Silicon Valley startups or high-powered universities, but from a humble online chat room. Many in the tech industry are beginning to recognize that a string of influential concepts can be traced to a single Internet Relay Chat channel called #Winprog http://www.winprog.org/( get technical support, advice, critical review and at times even manpower to help finish your project") : http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69394,00.html?tw=newsletter_topstories_html

"Interactive GIS systems/prototypes for the Internet" : http://reggiori.webweaving.org/gis-www-references.html (ancient history 1997/99

History of Pictorial Maps : http://www.georgeglazer.com/maps/pictorialmap/aboutpict/pictorialabout.html ; a genre in which the cartography is enlivened with illustrations pertinent to the places shown... The major practitioners of this form tended to be people who combined artistic ability with the serious pursuit of historical or cultural research.

32,500-Year-Old Star Map : http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2003/02/01/42886.html

Manic map proves blind alley : http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/eveningchronicle/eveningchronicle/tm_objectid=16161125&method=full&siteid=50081&headline=manic-map-proves-blind-alley-name_page.html Map artist, Layla Curtis, said: "I was trying to challenge the general concept of the map and what that means to people. Maps are subjective as to who has created them and I wanted to challenge that. I want people to pick it up and think it's a map at first, before they realise it is something completely different."

Cognitive Navigation: Toward a biological basis for instructional design : http://ifets.ieee.org/periodical/vol_1_2001/tripp.html see 'Information Navigation'.

Someone at Intel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd, P.O. Box 58119, Santa Clara, CA 95052 NetRange: - really likes http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/BurkeMap.htm

Clarke's Law of Revolutionary Ideas: Every revolutionary idea -- in Science, Politics, Art or Whatever -- evokes three stages of reaction;
1. "It is completely impossible -- don't waste my time."
2. "It is possible, but it is not worth doing."
3. "I said it was a good idea all along."

"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry." - Martin Gardner

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