10 April 2006

Pixsy unveils visual Web search : http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6057317.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnet a visual search engine that scours syndication feeds (in the format of Really Simple Syndication) for up-to-date images and then makes them searchable.

Exposing the 'Second Text' of Maps of the Net : http://www.vgelab.org/VGECourse/References/CyberspaceCartographyPaper.pdf (Dodge / Kitchin).

Web Map API Roundup : http://mappinghacks.com/2006/04/07/web-map-api-roundup/ by Schuyler.

Google Maps also includes the ability to download, open and read XML files through the inclusion of the GXmlHttp class that creates a cross-browser XmlHttpRequest instance. http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2120

Time Contour Lines : http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/p5/tube_map_travel_times_texture_grid/applet/ to show how long it takes to travel between stations.

ShipMap : http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtml (all? the ships in the ocean).

Map armour /dress (art installation piece) ---------->

mySociety panopticon; Friday's blog posting picked up (found by someone searching for Placeopedia ?) by this 'news aggregator' : http://panopticon.userfrenzy.com/

Personal Maps Emerge as Visual Mix Tapes : http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5330820 by Elizabeth Blair Digital Culture.

Pseudoglobes on a Cuboctahedron : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/Cuboctahedron/cuboctahedron.html One of many Map Fold-outs : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjPoly/Foldout/foldout.html Via GIS / Mapping Resources : http://www.tec.army.mil/gis/gisint_body2.html

BlogPulse : http://www.blogpulse.com/conversation?link=http%3A%2F%2Fgreatmap.blogspot.com%2F2005%2F12%2Fmultimap-running-at-yell.html tracks conversations by indexing the full content of weblog posts. First, BlogPulse technology crawls the blog, and then it segments the blog into individual posts and identifies permalinks.

ANTIQUE (European) MAPS : http://www.euratlas.net/cartogra/

Might be worth a try : http://www.snapfiles.com/get/eusingregistry.html to scan your registry for invalid entries (Lockergnome recommendation).

Peace and Peace-keeping [ENG (MSdoc, 326KB)] Via http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=3854 (Bioethics).

"Those whose minds are well grounded in the elements of enlightenment, who without clinging to anything find joy in freedom from attachment, whose appetites have been conquered, and who are full of light, they are free in this world." - Buddha
"Man is not afraid of the unknown; he is merely afraid of being ripped apart, stir-fried and eaten by the unknown." - G. Auslander
"We part at the crossroads, You leave with your joys and problems, I with mine. Alone, I look down the road. Each one must walk one's own path." - ?

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