24 March 2006

John Snow's Map of London Stops Cholera : http://geography.about.com/cs/medicalgeography/a/cholera.htm A map is not just an effective tool for finding the right place, it can also be a life saver.

Live mapping demonstration project : http://lehdmap.dsd.census.gov/ shows in high definition the geographic relationships between where people live and where they work.

Creating Concept Maps : http://itdl.org/Journal/jan_06/article02.htm Integrating Constructivism Principles into Online Classes

Timeline of astronomical maps, catalogs and surveys : http://www.masterliness.com/a/Timeline.of.astronomical.maps.catalogs.and.surveys.htm

Map Site Directory : http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/directory/ Blogs, Groups, Mailing Lists and Online Publications

Hexagonal Maps : http://www.zuggsoft.com/zmapper/hexmaps.htm in zMapper.

The Image of Maps • Maps of the Imagination : http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball2144/ A two day conference that will investigate the relationships between the history of imagined mental 'maps' - those that are used as cognitive and memory tools - and the history of the image of the cartographic map. "Historically, the creation of maps has been at the intersection of a broad spectrum of issues that include the relationship between art and science, the philosophy of space, cultural and political geographies, among many others. "

"Between youth and maturity comes a time of questing and discovery; between apprenticeship and mastery comes journeying." - M. S. Rohan, The Forge in the Forest Via : http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~gringer/quotes.htm (Quotes about landscapes, both personal & cartographic)
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. " - Lin Yutang
“Making mental connections is our most crucial learning tool, the essence of human intelligence; to forge links; to go beyond the given; to see patterns, relationships, context...” – Marilyn Ferguson

"Before emptying, there must be fullness.
Before shrinking, there must be expanding.
Before falling, there must be ascent.
To destroy something, lead it to its extreme.
To preserve something, keep to the middle." - Deng Ming-Dao, 'opposites' (from the book /365 Tao//Daily Meditations/ISBN 0-06--250223-9 )

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