13 December 2005

Multimap (http://www.multimap.com) released its first Ajax-based mapping interface on a client website: http://www.Yell.com

Learning Objects, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Rapid Prototyping, Multimodal Interfaces, Context Aware Computing, Knowledge Webs : http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2004%20Horizon%20Report.pdf (Relevance for Teaching, Learning, or Creative Expression).

Terragen™ is capable of photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art and recreation : http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/ You can download the Surface Map Guide here .

Interactive (Flash) Map advertisement : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10296177/site/newsweek/ (for BP.com) on "Google: Ten Golden Rules" article.

E-Map (http://www.e-map.com/) is an electronic 'map'(?) for new Internet travelers in the same way that the oil company road map in the 1920's -30's was a highway map for new auto travelers. The goal of E-Map is to provide a starting point for entry into high quality, broad interest World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire. Good idea, but needs to look more like this : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/SearchMap.htm (?)

Google Earth KML Tutorial : http://www.keyhole.com/kml/kml_tut.html

The New York City Blogger Map: http://www.nycbloggers.com/fullmap.asp (with about 6000 points).

World Population Map (Cartogram) : http://www.odt.org/Pictures/poplcart.jpg

Promotional Maps : http://www.oxfordcarto.com/promo/promo.htm

Avenza 2005 Map Competition Winners : http://www.avenza.com/MPcomp/2005

"7 Ways to Jumpstart your Visual Thinking" : http://www.b-smart.net/news/Will%20Reed%20Mind%20Mapping%20STRATEGIES%20Feb%2004.pdf

Zoom Movies (visually stunning movies can show enormous magnification changes as the viewer zooms down into the unimaginable depths of fractal images, in a smooth and dazzling manner) : http://www.cygnus-software.com/zoommovies/

"Never forget that it is the spirit with which you endow your work that makes it useful or futile." - Adelaide Hasse (1868-1953)
"After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one." - Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)
"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better." - A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
"If everything is under control, you are going too slow. - Mario Andretti (1940-)
"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail." - Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
"The mind is not a vessel to be filledbut a fire to be lighted." - Plutarc
"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century." - Perelman
"You can't tell me what to do! Either it's a free expression of creativity or it isn't!" - John Humphrys
“Wealth is the product of a man's capacity to think.” - Ayn Rand.

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