09 December 2005

http://local.live.com/ (powered by Microsoft Virtual Earth) Beta available. Bird's Eye view oblique imagery included in some areas. You can also install Location Finder to display your current location on a Windows Live Local map by using Wi-Fi technology (browser must support ActiveX controls and you must have ActiveX enabled).

XMaps Library is an extension to the already terrific Google Maps API that adds more convenience to using the API and adds some cool new features (add filled polygons, put text along a polyline, create circles, add overlays faster...) : http://xmaps.busmonster.com/documentation.html

The best map projection of continents : http://www.geni.org/energy/assets/mov/UNFOLD.MOV (QuickTime animated 'unfolding'). Africa is large; Iceland and Antarctica are not. The projections we are most familiar with (Mercator et al) are all based on correct size of oceans; which is most (only?) relevant for inter-continental travel.

Trying to lay ka-map tiles over the google map tiles : http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API/browse_thread/thread/b4210f92a8c20207/fe095ae97da03f8d?lnk=raot&hl=en

"Transforming Analytical Data into Information into Knowledge" : http://bioportal.weizmann.ac.il/ws/05-06/pdf/Prilusky_AnalyticInfoKnowledge.pdf

carto.net offers an opportunity to share ideas and projects related to cartography or geographical information... : http://www.carto.net/authors/

"The Pregnancy Map" : http://latc.com/2003/10/01/community/news05.html 14-sided, fold-out guides help women navigate the difficult lifestyle changes.

"The World is Flat, by Tom Friedman" Map : http://www.loosetooth.com/Viscom/gf/worldisflat.htm (multi-lingually labeled versions).

"Knowledge Engineers and Epistemological Entrepreneurs" : http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/13.html

Contrarians: http://theirwork.org/blog/2005/10/02/why-we-are-not-using-google-maps/

"Why Some Students Have Trouble with Maps and Spatial Representations" : http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/edu/DLESE/maptutorial/Tableof%20Contents.html

"Mapmakers and Mythmakers " : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/business/01maps.html?pagewanted=2&emc=eta1 (Russian licensed cartographers are skilled in accurately translating between real and false coordinates). Misleading maps reflect the Kremlin's tightening grip on Russian oil, one of the world's critical supplies.

"Our eyes are not ours to command; they roam here they will and then tell us they have only been where we have sent them. No matter how hard we look, we see very little of what we look at" - James Elkins has described seeing as irrational, inconsistent, and undependable. (... and caught up in the threads of the unconscious).

Best of Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey (... from Saturday Night Live) : http://www.scoopy.net/humor/deep.htm

Syndication problems (?) Atom 0.3 vs 1.0 : http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?p=6822#6822 via http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?t=2206&highlight=atom+0+3 can be resolved by "Optimize" http://forums.feedburner.com/viewtopic.php?t=2168&highlight=atom+0+3

"The innovation process itself is designed to handle a massive attrition rate from raw idea to product-in-market, and yet we as humans find it hard to distance ourselves from the ideas or projects we like." - Mark Turrell, Imaginatik
"To change one's life: 1. Start immediately, 2. Do it flamboyantly, 3. No exceptions." - William James
"Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can do." - William Channing
"Those who rule the symbols rule us."- Alfred Korzybski
"Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"There's no point in aiming at a target with no arrow in your bow." - ?
"You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra (1925-)
"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." - T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
"The best people in any field are motivated by passion. That becomes more true the higher the skill level gets." - An Open Source evangelist

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