04 January 2006

Collaborative Mapmaking Map-o-matix (http://mapomatix.sourceforge.net/) is a collaborative environment for creating and editing maps, the maps can contain physical elements as well as abstract ones (human organisations, web sites, rss, ... ) and relations between these entities. [via]

"Knowledge visualization" means the use of visual representations to transfer knowledge between at least two persons, by using computer and non-computerbased visualization methods complementary. Examples of such visual formats are sketches, diagrams, images, objects, interactive visualizations, information visualization applications, imaginary visualizations, stories. Beyond the mere transfer of facts, knowledge visualization aims to further transfer insights, experiences, attitudes, values, expectations, perspectives, opinions, and predictions. Knowledge Visualizaiton integrates methods from a variety of fields, such as Visual Communication, Communication Sciences, Visual Perception and Knowledge Management. Via http://www.knowledge-visualization.org/

NewsCloud is an application that takes all of the RSS feeds from the Washington Post website and builds a blog like tag cloud from the keywords. Each story's full text is pulled from the website and indexed by these keywords. : http://www.revsys.com/newscloud/keyword/3247

"Aesthetics and Inspiration for Visualization Design: Bridging the Gap between Art and Science" : http://www.gregjudelman.com/media/judelmanIV04paper.pdf Example images : http://www.gregjudelman.com/visualization.html

EclipseMap (Total Eclipse of the Sun: 2006 March 29) : http://www.eclipse.org.uk/eclipse/0212006/ for best viewing locations (e.g., Ghana,Libya, Turkey).

UFO Map : http://www.ufomaps.com/ (Sighting reports, as they happen).

Total 271+ maps @ http://www.directionsmag.com/webmapgallery/

Slide Show Movie Maker is a free program that can create an AVI-file from a series of .bmp or .jpg images. : http://www.joern-thiemann.de/subpage/index.htm?/tools/ssmm/ (Images can have professional-looking fade-in and fade-out effects, plus attractive text overlays).

49MEDIA IS A MAGAZINE FEATURING THE NEWEST IMAGES, AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM WEBLOGS : http://www.49media.com/p=0_sw=search_adt=n_popw=y_mt=0_ct=1112752762075003

How to search this blog (?) : http://search.blogger.com/?q=mapping+google+ajax+blogurl:http://greatmap.blogspot.com/&ui=blg

Example of a VERY helpful geek : http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_1894733.html

"North American Cartographic Information Society" : http://www.nacis.org/

"The Palestinian- Israeli War: Where It Came from, and How to End It."; http://www.commonwealthclub.org/audio/05-11pipes-complete.ram Daniel Pipes [1:01:51 audio of the the program in RealAudio format.] Via http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sv.html

"...the average age at which individuals produce notable inventions and ideas has increased steadily over the past century." - http://www.ncpa.org/newdpd/dpdarticle.php?article_id=2684&PHPSESSID=25eee773fdf7571f12a367f4eb530527

Atlas joke : http://www.cafepress.com/cp/sotd.aspx?storeid=pearls&stripno=36631

"We're all pilgrims on the same journey-but some pilgrims have better road maps." - Nelson Demille
"When giving careful and calculated thought on how else you might see certain situations differently than you now see them - and your entire life for that matter - please keep in mind that occasionally being on 'the fringe', is good." - The Universe
"Life isn't about finding yourself - Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw
"History is not the past, but a map of the past drawn from a particular point of view to be useful to the modern traveler." - Henry Glassie
"Aequam memento rebus in arduis... Servare mentem" = Remember when life's path is steep, to keep your mind even.

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