20 February 2006

TOP 100 MAP SITES AND MAP COLLECTIONS : http://www.top100map.com/

Mapping Software from Corda.com : http://www.corda.com/lpage/mapping_software.html Via http://technologyfaqs.blogspot.com/2005/08/mapping-software-putting-data.html

"Benefits of Information Cartography":
+ Accelerated comprehension of extremely complex systems
+ Clear, concise communication and presentation of difficult issues
+ Holds multiple perspectives for exploration and comparison
+ Access to "just in time" information
+ Supports effective and efficient resolution of conflict
+ Enhanced collaboration and teamwork
+ Increases efficiency with fewer meetings (Via http://www.viewcraft.com/infocartography.html 'works with clients to develop a bird's eye view of the system they are working within.')

Information Visualisation Tutorial : http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/~marting/parCoord/Information%20Visualisation%20Tutorial1.htm

Visualization of Search Results from the World Wide Web : http://deposit.ddb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?idn=963765795&dok_var=d1&dok_ext=pdf&filename=963765795.pdf

Gestalt Laws of Visual Organization ; What determines whether something is seen as figure or ground?
Meaning: does this have shape?
Closedness: closed areas becomes figure
Area: smaller area usually is figure
Proximity: close together features are grouped as figure
Continuity: continuous features become figure
Texture: detail enhances figure
Contrast: difference from surroundings enhances figure (Via http://www.gis.unbc.ca/courses/geog205/lectures/ancillaryinfo/index.php)

Young achiever maps Samoan local knowledge : http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=7223

Map Links : http://www.searchingformaps.com/maps/

The Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organizations and individuals working with art, science and emerging technologies. ISEA2006 Symposium : http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/ will be held August 5-13, 2006, in San Jose, California.

A map "lens" : http://www.squidoo.com/Mapsandmapping/ to Flickr'd imagery.

ART MOVEMENTS : http://www.e-fineart.com/art_movements.html (definitions).

(The story of the 1:1 map) From Sylvie and Bruno Concluded: The Man in the Moon by Lewis Carroll is actually a rehacking of 'Travels of Praiseworthy Men' by J.A. Suarez Miranda, which is cited as the basis for Jorge Luis Borges’s 'Of Exactitude in Science: A Universal History of Infamy '(1972). The latter, in turn, served as inspiration for Jean Baudrillard’s The Precession of Simulacra. Via http://angermann2.com/103

"Maps of the Imagination : The Writer as Cartographer " : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159534005X/qid=1100053291/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3818525-0357457?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 (Hardcover) by Peter Turchi (great book).

INUKSHUK links : http://www.spirasolaris.ca/index.html#INUKSHUK

"When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to." - Carlos Castaneda
'Positive images of the future are a powerful and magnetic force... They draw us on and energize us, give us courage and will to take on important initiatives. Negative images of the future also have a magnetism. They pull the spirit downward in the path of despair." - William James
"Maps are for communicating meaning, and for conducting analysis." –Timothy Nyerges
"Things are always least interesting when they're most clear, when everybody understands what's going on." - Brian Eno
"I can answer the question, but am I bright enough to ask it?" — James Lee Byars, founder, The World Question Center

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