27 January 2006

'MutantMaps' : http://weblogs.asp.net/nunitaddin/archive/2005/07/26/420587.aspx toolbar for Firefox allows navigation between all of the popular mapping sites while preserving your longitude, latitude and zoom levels. At the moment Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, MultiMap, TerraServer and 192.com are supported. There is also support for navigating from Google Maps/MSN Virtual Earth 'mashup' sites (ie the http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ kind of thing).

"Google is in the process of working on a new version of the API, and it is expected that the way Custom Map Types are implemented will change greatly" - http://mapki.com/index.php?title=Add_Your_Own_Custom_Map (as everyone expects will continue to happen forever?)

"...multiple views to simultaneously display an overview and a detail view." :
http://infovis.cs.vt.edu/papers/HHFE-infovis.pdf Information Visualization

Social Circles intends to partially reveal the social networks that emerge in mailing lists : http://www.marumushi.com/apps/socialcircles/index.cfm The idea was to visualize in near real-time the social hierarchies and the main subjects they address.

Designing for the Sandbox : http://www.peterme.com/archives/000522.html

Iditarod Race Map : http://www.navan.org/elizabeth/portfolio/iditarod.html (Alaska).

Gallery of bird's-eye views : http://www.shadedrelief.com/birds_eye/gallery.html and Article about NPS birds-eye views (PDF, 1.4MB)

Experience Design blog : http://blog.vanderbeeken.com/

Process a photograph into a self-tiling map in Photoshop, using Filter > Other > Offset (set to "wrap around") to bring the seams to the center, so you can clone over them. : http://www.3drender.com/light/EqTutorial/tiling.htm

Mind Maps and Causal Models : http://sigchi.org/chi97/proceedings/poster/mil.htm

In Beta at Yahoo!Research : http://next.yahoo.com/

Creating maps for roleplaying games : http://www.brodt.dk/peter/maps.html

PhotoZoom Professional is a digital image editing software that can resize images even to poster size while maintaining good optical quality and definition : http://www.benvista.com/main/content/content.php Could be used with http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/collection/0,collid,1343,00.asp Via http://www.masterviews.com/2006/01/16/resize_and_enlarge_digital_images.htm

The Use of Maps in Contemporary Art : http://www.annao.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/text_dissertation.htm

The Philosopher : http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/cite/staff/philosopher/Philosopher.htm (Virtually the Web's most popular Online Philosophy Magazine)

"The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor; to sketch out a map of possibilities, and then to treat them as probabilities." - Christian Nestell Bovee
"The grill-room clock struck eleven with the respectful unobtrusiveness of one whose mission in life is to be ignored." - Saki ( collection of his stories available through Project Gutenberg )
"A map is not the territory it represents, but if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness." - Alford Korzybski
"The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think." - Horace Walpole

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