15 December 2005

Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine : http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/ is a Zoomable User Interface (ZUI) toolkit implemented in Java, powerful because it maintains a good perception of the context (smooth and continuous motion/zoom).

Virtual Addressing System for the UAE that contains more than 205000 Buildings and around 25,000 points of interest. : http://www.informap.ae/3D.htm

"Information graphics reveal the hidden, explain the complex and illuminate the obscure. Constructing visual representation of information is not mere translation of what can be read to what can be seen. It entails filtering the information, establishing relationships, discerning patterns and representing them in a manner that enables a consumer of that information construct meaningful knowledge." : http://www.acrstudio.com/projects/teaching/design3_10visexp1.htm

Image/Effects/Display scripts : http://www.hotscripts.com/JavaScript/Scripts_and_Programs/Image_Effects/Image_Display/more3.html
from http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=picture%20viewer%20php%20map%20scroll%20zoom%20hotscripts&btnG=Search

Mosaic Creator 2.35 (photo-montages) : http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/downloads/2128239/mosaic-creator-35

"Pixel Maps" : http://www.minifonts.com/pixelmaps.html (avoid the complexity and clutter of realistic geographer's maps) creating a highly-stylised representation of the outlines of the continents. Each rectangle is typically separated by a small gap to allow the background colour to come through.

Cambridge University Library Map Department Links Page : http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/maps/Links.htm

Map animations links + : http://www.cgrer.uiowa.edu/servers/servers_references.html

Maps and Meaning: Reading the Map of the Holy Land : http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR10-2/collins-kreiner.pdf

"Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas" : http://www.heritagehouse.ca/press_releases/salishsea_press.htm (30 local artists then brought these layers of accumulated information to life in vividly unique and extraordinary maps ).

HeroMap : http://home.comcast.net/~docterspond/Lecture/heroiccycle.GIF

'Napsterisation' of geographic information; customers should be able to buy map views apiece at a time, not the whole map sheet (just as you would download only a particular track instead ofthe whole album). : http://www.edparsons.com/?p=32 See also http://www.vdodayton.com/ have a rent-a-map service for their range of navigation systems. Via http://www.webmapper.net/archives/2005/12/

How Computer Scientists Differ from Humanists in their View of the Web : http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_12/cohen/#w2

By developing an image which can enhance memories, challenge ideas, or reinforce stereotypes, we can also change ‘real’ life. : http://www.ingenious.org.uk/Read/Seeing/

Map Cartoon sources : http://www.futuregate.co.uk/cartoon_world_map.html

"Geographers know where it's at .Cartographers show where it's at." - http://www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/crs/geog165/cart.htm
"Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something." - Pancho Villa (1877-1923), last words
"I'm not looking for images, They just appear and take on an interest. Sometimes you look at a thing and it has no interest and then you see it in a different way and it has another meaning. Or something that was of no use will become useful." - Jasper Johns
"You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life" - Salvador Dali

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