23 January 2006

Mashup Feed : http://www.mashupfeed.com/ (new mashups directory by John Musser ) features 325 mashups currently,142 APIs documented. Still predominantly mapping ; 70% of the total, 3 of the top 4 APIs are mapping APIs, 55% of the 325 mashups proving that Google is still the dominant API provider. Via http://blogs.zdnet.com/web2explorer/?p=98&part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdblog

AJAX Tutorial with Prototype : http://www.petefreitag.com/item/515.cfm

Detailed NewsCloud : http://digg.com/diggall/cloud/

The Star Map Crystal : http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/starmap/ a 3" glass cube laser etched with a 3D map of stars.

U.S. National Hockey Rink Map : http://www.hockeycat.com/reports.html Mapping all the ice hockey rinks in the U.S. (It has started in the Mid-Atlantic and is slowly moving across the Mid-West now). Via : http://mapbuilder.blogspot.com/

City Cartoon Maps : http://www.citycartoonmaps.com/AM/samplemaps.htm Also www.deltacartoonmaps.com/ (Navigation Map on one side combined with Cartoon Map on flip side).

Keyword symbols help add meaning to a (mind) map : http://www.logo.com/cat/view/thinking-pictures.html

MAP TYPOGRAPHY : http://richardphillips.org.uk/maps/type.html including ; Legibility of Type on Maps, Names on City Street Maps, Why is Lower Case Better?, Overview: Searching for Names on Maps

"Galaxy of Knowledge," is Smithsonian Institution Libraries' portal to its collections and to a wide array of exceptional Internet resources : Galaxy of Images (http://www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy/) brings together nearly 8,000 images from the Libraries' collections into a single searchable and browseable site. Via : http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january06/01featured-collection.html

We use stories, data, cartography, narrative, documentaries, photographs and hearsay : http://www.localprojects.net/index.html

Modern Medieval Map Myths : http://www.strangehorizons.com/2002/20020610/medieval_maps.shtml

Graffiti Archaeology's timelapse collage (http://www.otherthings.com/grafarc/flash/view.htm made of photos of graffiti taken at the same location by many different photographers over a span of several years) : http://www.otherthings.com/grafarc/about.html

"A land without people for a people without land" : http://civillibertarian.blogspot.com/2006/01/how-west-and-west-bank-were-won.html perspective.

A hexagon http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Hexagon (fit together without any gaps to tile the plane (three hexagons meeting at every vertex), and so are useful for constructing tessellations) Aso known as "sexagon"); is a polygon with six edge s and six vertices .
A tetradecahedron is a polyhedron with fourteen faces : http://search.factbites.com/search.php?kp=tetradecahedron+ can also look like http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~wq6h-tkj/bb/truncated.jpg (as well as comprised of 8 triangles and 6 squares; http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~wq6h-tkj/bb/rainbowcube2.jpg Via http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~wq6h-tkj/bb/col_14_e.htm ).

"Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world. Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." - Lauren Becall
"If I have been able to see further than others, It is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton

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