19 January 2006

Canadian election predictor map : http://pollstr.ca/

Open Source OGC server implementations ; MapServer (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/) if you're comfortable with PHP ; GeoServer (http://geoserver.org/) if you are more comfortable with Java. If you go with MapServer, ka-map (http://ka-map.maptools.org/) gives you the rich UI. Another solution is to pick up a copy of Pragmatic AJAX (http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ajax/) -- they have a whole chapter, with sample code, on how to roll your own Google Maps implementation from scratch.

Historical Geography in Three Dimensions : http://mcel.pacificu.edu/jahc/JAHCVIII2/benchmarks.htm to add lines to describe paths taken and polygons to delineate regions. Download the "KML Tutorial File" which you can run on Google Earth to see examples. Superimposing historical overlays on Google Earth is another technique.

The Holy Land Experience Theme Park, Orlando : http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile10338/The-Holy-Land-Experience-Theme-Park,-Orlando.htm offers exhibits focusing on Jerusalem between the years 1450 B.C. and A.D. 66.

Triangle Strip Tunneling Algorithm : http://www.cs.queensu.ca/home/jstewart/strips/algorithm/ (Hexagon comprised of triangles).

Investigations into 'Juxtaposition' principles : http://www.thelemming.com/lemming/dissertation-web/home/juxtaposition.html

Rare Documents Going Digital : http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/exlibris/2006/01/msg00153.html Yale May Join Libraries Using Technology Against Theft Of Originals

Postmodern History Map : http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Postmodern_20History_20Map A new way to organize history.

JerusalemWall Map : http://stopthewall.org/maps/1068.shtml

(Proposed) Mash-up Presentation : http://marshallk.com/proposed-mashup-presentation

Dozens of animated GIFs : http://www.artie.com/newgifs.htm

Astrocartography : http://www.astro-cartography.com VS. RELOCATION CHARTS ( to get a sense of what a place might be like for you, even though you may have never been there. This is a great tool if you are planning to move or take a trip).

Treasure Island Map : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/Images/TreasureMapYRBspot.jpg ----->

Creativity locks for the most part are our uncritical cceptance of eight common statements (from 'A Whack on the Side of the Head'):
"Find the right answer."
"That's not logical."
"Follow the rules."
"Be practical."
"Don't be foolish."
"Don't make mistakes."
"That's not my area."
"I'm not creative."

"Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way." - William James
"One must live the way one thinks, or end up thinking the way one has lived." - Paul Bourget
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Noam Chomsky

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