17 February 2006

How does Google Earth work? : http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060213/full/060213-7.html As you zoom in, the computer explodes each tile into smaller sub-tiles, each with higher resolution, and re-forms the polygon into a ball. ...

Great Manifold IMS example : http://gis.nees.cornell.edu/katrina/default.asp (live online).

Landmarker: http://markpasc.org/weblog/2005/05/28/landmarker_or_so_youd_like_to_make_an_ajax_map (or : 'So you'd like to make an Ajax map?')

Filter Banks for Images on Hexagonal Grid : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jamesdow/Tech/hexim1.htm "Images are usually sampled on a Square Lattice but a Hexagon Lattice has several important advantages...".

These C# routines http://supware.net/?google_mapping were created by analyzing Google's own obfuscated javascript libraries.

"Best Cities for Black Families" Map : http://www.bet.com/News/Archives/bestcitiesforblackfamilies.htm

Classic Web SiteMaps : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/BestSiteMaps.htm

'A phenomenology of cartifacts' : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/intro.html (short essay).

ASCII-O-Matic is a web application that can convert any digital image into an ASCII artwork : http://www.typorganism.com/ (also 'Good news, Bad news', is an animated visual display of current breaking news divided in two opposite groups & 'Visual Composer', a digital timeline music editor that plays your selected notes in sequence).

"... many people now don't have the experience to distinguish between the map and the territory, and may prefer the map." : http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2005/04/post_2.html

The archimedean solids with some hexagonal faces are the truncated tetrahedron, truncated octahedron, truncated icosahedron (of soccer ball and fullerene fame), truncated cuboctahedron and the truncated icosidodecahedron : http://www.factbites.com/topics/Hexagon

Heirloom : "Atlas Maior". By Joan Blaeu, Introduction by Peter van der Krogt Taschen

Mapping Personality Visibility : http://kevan.org/johari?name=choconancy

"With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress." - Ransom K. Ferm
"A pretty experiment is in itself often more valuable than twenty formulae extracted from our minds." - Albert Einstein
"That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence." - Leonard Nimoy
"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." - Thomas Carlyle

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