15 February 2006

How to use your own custom map tiles in Google Maps : http://blog.kylemulka.com/?m=200508 here’s the code (function) you need to convert Google tile x, y, and zoom into a suitable WMS URL. Just stick this code in the getTileURL(x, y, zoom) or getOverlayURL(x, y, zoom) functions and tweek some of the parameters to your needs (a follow-up to previous tutorial) .

The World Map of Video Blogs : http://www.vlogmap.org/ aka vlogs, vidcasts and video podcasts.

One of the most exciting features of ($20? for?) Google Earth Plus is the ability to draw polygons and extrude them to form three-dimensional shapes : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/34974/page/0/fpart/all/vc/1 (including a few examples of what's possible )

Experts in "map" tagging : http://collabrank.org/?cmd=search&query=map are 1. guercheLE 7.1, 2. higeorange 7.0, 3. geneboy 6.5, 4. tidesonar02 5.8, 5. yoshimov 5.8, 6. gregoryg 5.4, 7. tangos 5.0, 8. adria 4.8, 9. hustwj 4.8, 10. owrede 4.8 (according to Del.icio.us results).

InfoViz prof's resources : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~marting/links.html

Cartifact Gallery of Jan Smits : http://www.kb.nl/persons/jan-smits/cartifact/list.html map images and map-image products (that those in the industry often unfairly refer to as 'map crap').

The mathematical structure of Hexagons : http://www.phobeus.de/hosting/pixelpracht/downloads/hexcoordsTut_e.htm

22 comments about 'Cool uses of Google Maps' : http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/002626.php

What's AdSense & How Does the Publisher Role Work? : http://www.contentbiz.com/sample.cfm?contentID=3183

A Map of "GreatIdeas" : http://palmsprings.citysearch.com/map?mode=geo&id=510028&map_lat=337216&map_lon=-1163925&fid=&cslink= not to be confused with http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/TheGreatIdeas.htm

Cartoons : http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/borgman/ Pulitzer Prize winner syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

Nobel Peace Center : http://nobelprize.org/peace/nobelpeacecenter/index.html

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all." - Edward de Bono
"I hate to advocate art, focus, play, or Wild imagination to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - RW (after Hunter S. Thompson)
"The "paradox" is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality "ought to be."" Richard Feynman
"When you wake up, get up, and when you get up, do something." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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