11 January 2006

How to build a Maps Mash-up : http://www.theurer.cc/blog/2005/11/03/how-to-build-a-maps-mash-up/

Forthcoming pattern matching technology : http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/faceSamples.php?s=1&u=g0&lang=EN

Map Morphing: Making Sense of Incongruent Maps : http://portal.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=1006086&type=pdf

Introduction to visual thinking : http://www.squidoo.com/Visualthinking/

ConspiracyMap : http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/images/Conspiracy.jpg Via http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2005/02/the_truth_is_ou.html

Fantastic Google Earth Documentary on Sir Ernest Shackleton : download the Shackleton "documentary" here Via http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2005/11/fantastic_googl.html

Multimedia Rendering of Spiritual Texts : http://www.cdac.in/html/pdf/dkatre2.pdf or View as HTML

Historical perspective on "The Great Books Industry" : http://texts.cdlib.org/xtf/view?docId=ft4w10061d&chunk.id=d0e4918 the nearest thing the country had to liberal education for adults.

Tinkering in the lab awhile back ------>

Conditioned choropleth (CC) maps (http://www.public.iastate.edu/~dicook/scgn/v132.pdf ) is dynamic Java shareware application for exploratory analysis of geospatially-indexed data (stratified comparison of regions such as states or counties). The goals of CCmaps include better-focused hypothesis generation about geospatial patterns and involvement of more people.

A gallery of onscreen help : http://www.g2meyer.com/usablehelp/gallery/index.html

"The World Question Center" : http://www.edge.org/questioncenter.html Big, deep and ambitious questions .... breathtaking in scope. WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?

"...there is a whole world of left credited and coder citizen geographers engaged in the alta technology scene doing open source mapping, mapping hacks, mashups, folksonomies, wifi mapping, pervasive gaming, code repurposers, and such who are challenging by their actions and what they are portraying - issues related to copyright, IP, civic engagement, art, data liberation initiatives, engaging with the build environment, public and private space, debates on open spectrum, psychogeography, creating new communities of practice, and much very interesting and humourous irreverence for establishment." - sent by tracey to geowanking@lists.burri.to

Turn A Photo Into A Sketch For Making Coloring Books : http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/jennifer/photo-to-sketch.html first step is to turn a photo into a sketch.

It would be a shame to win this "Best-Kept-Secret Weblog" award : http://2006.bloggies.com/ (no chance of back-to-back wins).

"I am willing to put myself through anything: temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often-painful process," - Diana Nyad
"Reality is the map I make of the world. It is drawn with symbols, images, words, beliefs and abstractions. It is a thought. It cannot be touched." - Napier
"There's no map, there's no master plan, there's just people." - Author Unknown
"The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something--because it is always before one's eyes.) . . . We fail to be struck by what, once seen, is most striking and most powerful."- Wittgenstein, PI 129:
"Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent." - William James "Will" Durant
"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Benjamin Franklin
"All human life is a permanent dance between different orders of abstractions" . - Alfred Korzibsky

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