30 June 2006

Google Maps Deconstructed : http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/05/03/google-maps-deconstructed Zoom Levels and Tiles (see how many tiles Google has to generate to cover the Earth at different zoom levels : http://cfis.savagexi.com/articles/2006/05/05/google-maps-revisited)
Tiles Required
(At zoom level 20, it would require over 1 trillion tiles to cover the Earth).

Quikmaps : http://quikmaps.geotripping.com/ Draw pictures and label things on a google map using simple clicks and drags. Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006/06/lazy-persons-google-mashup.html

Great map library resource : http://www.newberry.org/general/generalinfo.html

Mapstraction : http://www.mapstraction.com/ is a library which provides a common API for Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft's javascript mapping APIs to enable switching from one to another as smoothly as possible (to protect companies building commercial products on top of Google Maps from changes to terms and conditions, the introduction of ads, or the emergence of a competing library with better maps, different imagery or preferable licensing terms). Via http://www.opengeodata.org/?p=51

Adding a 3D image to view with Google Earth using http://sketchup.google.com/download.html

Hexfields instead of square grids : http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=8017&start=20&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=&sid=0d1bb5d1690c2fb3644f0b66bf94d5bd (inc. demo src).

Customizing Tag Clouds : http://www.snapshirts.com/review.php?sid=d7b60ddf177f2228022f46001db441c4

Psychogeography vs. Neogeography : http://placekraft.blogspot.com/2006/04/psychogeography-vs-neogeography.html
Via : http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/04/neogeography-and-catholicgauzes-atlas.html

One of the best map resources : http://www.newberry.org/general/generalinfo.html

Photoshopped Escher Images : http://www.worth1000.com/cache/contest/contestcache.asp?contest_id=3447 (93 entries)

Flooded Earth Map : http://www.deviantart.com/view/5796207/ (?) more persuasive than An Inconvenient Truth movie (summarized at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BjrOi4vF24).

Credited here : http://exploreourpla.net/category/blog/

"It is by intuition that we discover and by logic that we prove." - Henri Poincare
"To make a great dream come true, you must first have a great dream." - Dr. Hans Selye
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." - Isaac Newton
"The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart." - Ernst Mach

29 June 2006

Grid Line Map (Proof of concept) : http://www.nearby.org.uk/google/gb-ir_grid.phphp
Via http://www.nearby.org.uk/blog/2006/03/07/experimental-gb-gridlines-for-google-maps-mashup/

Google Maps hacks for Sonar (festival of advanced music and multimedia art) : http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/008583.php

Image Splitter : http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=2150 splits one big image to parts, and names them (will save time when creating a base with many surface tiles).

Decision Support Models for Composing and Navigating through e-Learning Objects : http://www.ie.iwi.unibe.ch/forschung/e-learning/resource/hawaii.pdf

Optical Illusions : http://www.uncg.edu/~whanthon/optical_illusions.html link index

Hex Graph Paper PDF Generator : http://www.incompetech.com/beta/hexagonalGraphPaper/hex.html

Taking Control of Your Days with a Time Map : http://juliemorgenstern.com/newsletter/2006/ezine0506.htm#may

Collage book list : http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/2PE165WGGX3OV/102-2189976-1098532?%5Fencoding=UTF8 and especially this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581807562/sr=1-1/qid=1151016483/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8018957-9148836?%5Fencoding=UTF8&s=books

International Cartographic Conference : http://www.cartesia.org/print.php?sid=206

Treasure Map Your Success : http://www.theisleoflight.com/Newsletter/newsletter0205/articles0205.htm#Treasure “Thank you, God, for this or something better.”

Online Ambigram Generator : http://ambigram.matic.com/ambigram.htm Flip any word, different words of the same length, or even an entire (symmetrically spaced) sentence on its head, and read it both ways!

For Map Thief, A World Of Deceit : http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-smileyfolo0625.artjun25,0,4716531.story?coll=hc-headlines-local Via http://www.maphistory.info/theftlinks.html#smiley

"You can never tell when new things may be starting up from improbable lines of work." - Lewis Thomas
"Winning a Nobel Prize is no big deal, but winning it with an IQ of 124 is really something." - Richard Feynman Via http://www.gocreate.com/QuotAmaze/qsci.htm
"In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it." - John Archibald Wheeler
"You cannot teach a man anything.; you can only help him to find it for himself." - Galileo Galilei

28 June 2006

Mimicking Google's style in ESRI's ArcMap 8.3 (as a style file) : http://conversationswithmyself.com/181

Amazing zoom example : http://interact10ways.com/usa/information_interactive.htm

Knowledge-based Content Navigation in e-Learning Applications : http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/lcs/papers2002/LCS115.pdf

Geographically accurate TubeMap : http://www.nyclondon.com/blog/images/tube_geo.jpg overlaid onto a satellite image of London.

Hexagons for systems thinking : http://www.metabridge.com/assoc/hexsys/hesys.htm (Idea + icon = "idon")

Data Mining: Mapping The Blogosphere : http://datamining.typepad.com/gallery/blog-map-gallery.html and http://datamining.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/livejournal.png Via : http://datamining.typepad.com/

Putting the 'map' back in Topic Maps : http://shelter.nu/art-007.html

The shrinking map of Palestine : http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2006/05/10/the-shrinking-map-of-palestine/
(in London Times, 5 May 2006, 'Truth in Mapping')

Mapping the Web Infome : software enables the creation of web crawlers and the creation of visualizations/mappings of the collected data.

Example to show how a pixel-to-hexagon-map can be implemented in python : http://arainyday.se/projects/python/HexagonExample/

Submit photos to fill green squares : http://www.geograph.org.uk/mapbrowse.php for pixel-based collage.

The Collaborative Technologies Conference mind map notes of sessions attended :
http://flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=ctc2006%2Cmindmap&m=tags Via http://www.mindthis.net/mindthis/2006/06/mind_maps_of_th.html

(The Project Gutenberg Edition of) the King James Bible :
Table Of Contents

Ten thousand art 'maps' : http://search.deviantart.com/searchcraft/?cmd=1&offset=0&search=map

'Some things in life are bad,They can really make you mad,
Other things just make you swear and curse,
When you're chewing on life's gristle, Don't grumble, give a whistle,
And this'll help things turn out for the best, and...
Soundtrack : http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com/HighBand/promos_CD.html (excerpts).

"Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"We know more than we think we know." - Richard E. Cytowic
"To search for truth, one has to be drunk with imagination." - Leonard Bernstein
"I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis
"Let's have some new cliches" - Samuel Goldwyn

27 June 2006

Visualising Information Spaces : http://www.nicolas-guillard.com/cybergeography-fr/vis_infospaces.html

(XML) Topic Maps : http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/topicMaps.html Via http://alexandria.sdc.ucsb.edu/~acoleman/tmaps.html

Why Graphics Make Documentation Work Better;
  • Graphics aid job performance
  • Graphics help documents go global
  • Graphics reach nonreaders
  • Graphics seduce reluctant readers
  • Graphics add credibility
  • Graphics aid thinking
  • Graphics promote more efficient reading
  • Graphics can explain visual and spatial concepts

Why Graphics Work

  • Vision is our dominant sense
  • Graphics are compact
  • Graphics escape the limitations of linear text
  • Graphics are readily understood
  • Graphics are remembered
  • Graphics are self-correcting
(from William Horton's Illustrating Computer Documentation, 1991) Via http://mysite.verizon.net/resnx4g7/Design/Visual.html

Mindmapping Outliners : http://www.atpm.com/10.08/atpo.shtml

A Design Manifesto: Rethinking the User Interface : http://jef.raskincenter.org/humane_interface/hollands_review.html (Review).

Zoomified High Resolution Disneyland Aerial Picture : http://zansstuff.com/aerialdlzoom.html
Via http://zansstuff.com/aerialdl.shtml

Match rotating 3D pathogen structures with a 2D model using a hexagon map : http://freshmeat.net/screenshots/48075/51446/ Via : http://freshmeat.net/projects/pathogenwarrior/

Bible Diagrams : http://www.biblediagrams.com/diagrams/index.htm and Timelines.

Review: SymmetryWorks and Tessella : http://www.atpm.com/10.07/symm-tess.shtml to generate grids and layouts for concept maps.

GoogleMap Picture Frame : http://www.e85map.com/pinandzoom.php

Stumbled upon here : http://madiverdun.stumbleupon.com/favorites/ as a 'favorite'.

"Map artists ... claim the power of the map to achieve ends other than the social reproduction of the status quo. Map artists do not reject maps. They reject the authority claimed by normative maps uniquely to portray reality as it is, that is, with dispassion and objectivity.” - Wood, 2006

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher Von Braun
"I must Create a System, or be enslaved by another Man's." - Wm. Blake (1757 - 1827 English)
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk

26 June 2006

Mapping Narratives : http://www.jhu.edu/~german/conference2006/cfp.html

In search of the Post-PC Interface : http://www.nooface.net/

Zoomable User Interfaces [PDF] - View as HTML (ZUIs) have recently emerged as an alternative to traditional techniques for visualizing information on an infinitely large two-dimensional plane. They allow users to change their view of this plane through panning and zooming to access more information than can typically be displayed on a single screen.

A visual infinite zoom example : http://zoomquilt.nikkki.net/ (Flash)

Complete plays of Shakespeare, now at your fingertips : http://books.google.com/googlebooks/shakespeare/?utm_source=googleblog&utm_campaign=shakespeare&utm_medium=et
Via http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2006/06/20/googles-got-a-book-search-just-for-shakespeare

Pop/Coke/SodaMap : http://www.popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

Top Visualization Researcher : http://www.bewitched.com/research.html Martin Wattenberg

Delicious Mind Map Maker: will make a Clustered Mind Map out of your delicious entries and add the map to the list. Source Code. Sample 'tag' map : http://maps.pietrosperoni.it/delicious/mdalves/ Via http://maps.pietrosperoni.it/delicious/makemap.html

200 Most Popular Keywords On The Internet:
http://www.sabahan.com/2006/05/16/200-most-popular-keywords-who-is-searching-for-them/ - Who Is Searching For Them?

Creating photomontages in the style of David Hockney : http://memap.org/?p=105 ( needs a flickr account, go to the Play Hockney group page to join the group) . Via http://memap.org/?p=125

Memes : http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/IEC/caleb.html are cultural units of information that self-replicate by means of thought-contagion, using the human mind as a host, and attach themselves to individuals, organizations, entire cultures, and societies.

Computer Graphics and Geometric Ornamental Design : http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/phd/kaplan_diss_full_screen.pdf

"We are setting out to create new worlds, new beings, new modes of consciousness." - William S. Burroughs
"Change is good, but dollars are better." - ?
"How you imagine the world determines how you live in it." - David Suzuki
"A straight line is the quickest way to the wrong place." - Unknown

23 June 2006

Google launches its first in-house map mashup : http://www.lifehacker.com/software/google-maps/green-google-map-mashup-177281.php

(Experimental) Network Visualization and Navigation projects: http://www.ponderbox.com/experimental/network_navigation.php

Massive TagMap : http://kevan.org/extispicious.cgi?name=mshook/ of http://mshook.python-hosting.com/delicious/all.html content. Thumbnail image version : http://kevan.org/extispicious.cgi?name=mshook&mode=image Both generated at http://kevan.org/extispicious

Voronoi Treemap can use arbitrary polygons instead of rectangles (computed by the iterative relaxation of Voronoi tessellations). See the SoftVis 05 paper. Via http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap-history/index.shtml Treemaps where image size is based on ratings of the photos (though 19 June blog examples are done by hand they might inspire some programmed solutions).

Photo archive is visualized as a large grid of square thumbnails that can be 'moved by hand' and zoomed seamlessly to full screen (.mpg video). Via http://naturalinteraction.org/pastworks.html

FlowMaps : https://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/pubsfolder/bhflowmaps/

where2.0 Conference Presentation files : http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/47/presentations.html and favorite talks http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/06/more_favorites_from_where_20.html

More on http://cross.polytope.en.wikivx.us/en/cuboctahedron properties.

Rare Map Collection : http://scarlett.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/maps.html

Approximately 35? 'maps' mentions per day : http://www.technorati.com/chart/tag:maps
Technorati Chart : http://www.technorati.com/chart/tag:maps#taglink Get your own chart!

Apparently my Wednesday post showed up here briefly : http://finance.google.com/finance?cid=694653

A multifaceted portrait of Jef Raskin (an interface designer with a mission: to help you fall back in love with your computer), his work and the high value he puts on play. http://jefthemovie.com/

"Life is so short, we must move very slowly." - Thai proverb
"People often say "ridiculous" and "obvious" when they mean "I feel this way, but can't really provide an argument that will convince anyone else." - Genderqueer Deathsquad.

22 June 2006

New Sites Put Your Life on the Map :
personalize maps to share the times and places of your life.

Browster : http://www.browster.com/how_it_works.htm lets you view a site in a preview pane by simply rolling the mouse over any link.

The location of GeoServer users : http://www.moximedia.com:8080/imf-ows/imf.jsp?site=gs_users and links to on-line GeoServer applications.

Visualizing Multiple Intersecting Hierarchies : http://research.microsoft.com/users/marycz/chi2002poly.pdf

Metaverse Roadmap : http://www.metaverseroadmap.org/roadmap.html is the first public ten-year forecast and visioning survey of 3D Web technologies, applications, markets, and potential social impacts.

Ghostbusters Map : http://www.ironicsans.com/2006/04/the_ultimate_interactive_googl_1.html

Links and discussion.

My delicious 'common tags ' : blog blogs design gis graphics history interesting map mapping maps mind visualization web Via http://del.icio.us/url/5f8f945cd56c754f1868bea33342b90a?related

Map your myspace friends : http://www.benmckenzie.com/myspacemaps/ (only maps the comments at this point). Or http://groups.myspace.com/myspacemaps And http://blog.risingconcepts.com/?p=33

The Image of Maps : http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball2144/ Maps of the Imagination (conference last month). Via http://gskarp.blogspot.com/2005/12/image-of-maps-maps-of-imagination.html

Overview and Preview Tools For Navigating the World-Wide Web : http://sils.unc.edu/research/publications/reports/TR-1999-03.pdf Early research ('99)

Interesting InfoGraphics / Maps : http://www.threetwoone.org/diagrams/

"Great Map / mind map history eclectic interesting" posted here : http://mshook.python-hosting.com/delicious/all.html

"The whole life lies in the verb - seeing." - De Chardin Teilhard
"An artistic endeavour comes into the world naked, unnamed, and vulnerable." - Peter London Via http://www.exploringcreativity.com/quotes3.html
"No less than the tourist, the writer of history profits from maps." - Charles F. Mullett

21 June 2006

'Integrating points of interest with Google Maps' Project : https://www.rentacoder.com/RentACoder/misc/BidRequests/ShowBidRequest.asp?lngBidRequestId=273015

Zarqawi Treasure Map : http://www.brokennewz.com/storyimages/map.gif (spoof)

Organized knowledge no more : http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/004391.html Discussion.

StalkerMap : http://www.gawker.com/stalker

"Clues as to the geometry of the universe are encoded in the cosmic background radiation. ... With improved vision, we could actually see whether the universe is wrapped into a hexagonal prism (with a 2π/3 twist) or ... http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0264-9381/15/9/015/

Intelligent agents : http://ai.ijs.si/mezi/agentsRepository/index.html including [Agent institutions] [Agents] [Agent related articles] [Search engines] [E - shop] [Mobile java agents] [A - life] [Chat bots]

Tree of Life Map : http://progressive-homeschool.blogspot.com/

(Online Course in) Knowledge Representation : http://www.huminf.aau.dk/cg/ using Conceptual Graphs.

(Fractally) Illustrated Essay : http://harmonhouse.net/fdl/commonwealth.html graphical metaphor.

Maps of Heaven and History : http://www.flavinscorner.com/maps.htm

Typographical Pixel Portrait Imaging : http://ni9e.com/typo_illus.html

The Lambert Projection : http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/math/lambert.htm The delay in acceptance of the Lambert projection is remarkable, considering its excellent properties.

Map images online : http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk/britishlibrary/controller/textsearch?text=map&x=0&y=0

( Google Inc. GOGL checking out http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/GATESmap.htm via a stored link to my (ancient draft) : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/rontour.htm

"We are not a crowd, not even a company, my ego, my shadow and me." - Ruskin Bond, The Ghost Stories
"The odd thing about inspiration is that it sometimes comes after, not before, a new journey begins." - The Universe
"You may have expected that enlightenment would come ZAP! instantaneous and permanent. This is unlikely. After the first "ah ha" experience, it can be thought of as the thinning of a layer of clouds." - Ram Das

20 June 2006

A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO A LONG STANDING CARTOGRAPHIC MYSTERY : http://www.hydrographicsociety.org/PDF/Journal-115-Article2.pdf Although it is the earliest portolan chart extant, the Carte Pisane has all of the same physical and intellectual characteristics of the portolan charts that come after it....The mystery is that it has no known ancestors.

Map Design : http://www.uninets.net/~sarihou/mapdesign.html tutorial links.

Election of the New 7 Wonders of the World : http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php Via http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2006/01/03/stonehenge_7_wonders_of_the_world_feature.shtml(The 21 Wonder Wannabes)

Introduction to MindMapping : http://www.cilip.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/E1B3CEC5-7EFC-40C4-BC41-01A5ACAB8693/0/MindmappingBBOD.ppt

For viewing JPEG2000 images : LEAD Photoshop plug-in (http://www.leadtools.com/utilities/psplugin/PhotoShop_plug-in.htm), and the LizardTech Express View browser plug-in (http://www.lizardtech.com/download/dl_download.php?detail=geo_expressview_plugin&platform=win ) Also downloads at http://openev.sourceforge.net/

'However exciting in their advances and future promise though, the biosciences are also challenging our ethical mores. Hence, we are now seeing a new breed of artists that focus on illuminating these hotly contested topics as today’s most important cultural issues.' : http://www.asci.org/artikel798.html Previous challenges : http://www.asci.org/artikel62.html

Inside the STONEHENGE CIRCLE there is a HEXAGON (the builders used a BASE 6 number system instead of the BASE 10 number system that we do today?) : http://www.west.net/~simon/STONECIRCLESCRYSTALGRIDSandPARTICLEACCELERATORS--thePHYSICSOFPI.html

Amazing demonstration of the power of the visual mind: http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant/wiltshire_highres.wmv (5 min streamed video).
Beautiful Mind
Important Dutch Map makers : http://www.swaen.com/mapmaker.html Chronologically displayed. Also http://www.maphist.com/artman/publish/dictionary_of_mapmakers.shtml

'HOW TO MARK A BOOK¹ by Mortimer J. Adler : http://www.maebrussell.com/Articles%20and%20Notes/How%20To%20Mark%20A%20Book.html Via: http://arongahagan.com/?p=324 and http://technorati.com/tag/MortimerAdler

"Although it can be said of McLuhan that by half of what he said he meant something else, while in the other half he meant nothing at all..." - www.sfu.ca/media-lab/risk/docs/media-lab/panicfin.doc Is it Time to Rethink Media Effects?
"If you change your thinking, but not your behavior, you haven't really changed your thinking." - The Universe

19 June 2006

FacetMap : http://research.microsoft.com/vibe/projects/FacetMap.aspx (Adaptively generate only the appropriate amount of detail).

A Computational Perspective on Navigation : http://hci.ucsd.edu/102a/05-lectures/compPerspNav.pdf

Timeline of knowledge-representation :

JavaScript FAQts : http://www.faqts.com/knowledge_base/index.phtml/fid/53

Some Ways that Maps and Diagrams Communicate : http://graphics.stanford.edu/~maneesh/augcog/webpage/docs/mapscommunicate.pdf
...Maps Exaggerate, Fantasize, and Carry Messages, Aesthetic, Political, Spiritual, and Humorous.

Business Plan for building the Knowledge Society Intellectual Systems and Technologies : http://www.eis.com.cy/

Mind / siteMap example : http://www.neuralmatters.com/SiteMap.aspx Image only : http://www.neuralmatters.com/Shared/Images/20041222%20-%20NM%20Web%20Site%20Map.jpg

Choose the center of your world : http://www.personalworldmap.org/ different 'spherical wraps'.

Interesting Google Map "finds" : http://virtualglobetrotting.com/user/AlbinoFlea/maps/

flatplanet map catalogue : http://flatplanet.sourceforge.net/maps/data.html

Stinger : http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system.

Interesting search Friday : related:http://greatmap.blogspot.com/2006/01/googeearth-tools-httpwww.html by someone in Hong Kong/Beijing as : http://www.soso.com/q?w=related%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fgreatmap.blogspot.com%2F2006%2F01%2Fgoogeearth-tools-httpwww.html&sc=web&lr=chs&ch=w.soso&uin=

"How much of human life is lost in the waiting?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
"It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein
"He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge - who knows who has written and where it is to be found." - A. A. Hodge Via http://quotations.about.com/cs/inspirationquotes/a/Knowledge1.htm

16 June 2006

What's Up : http://www.jeroenwijering.com/whatsup/ is an application that tracks a large number of RSS news feeds. The sources of these feeds are displayed on a map of the world. Whenever any of the news feeds releases a new article, its title immediately pops up. Via http://www.codewolf.com/?content_cat=cool

Real-Time Maps Could Help Make Cities More Livable : http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?ch=infotech&sc=&id=16807&pg=1

Mapping Services comparison chart : http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-9239_7-6526615-4.html?tag=txt
Google Maps Yahoo Maps beta Windows Live Local beta
Mapquest Ask Maps 2.0

A bird's eye view (oblique map) of Washington, D.C. : http://birdseye.octo.dc.gov/main.html

JOURNEY OF MANKIND - The Peopling of the World : http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey A virutal global journey of modern man over the past 160,000 years.

FacetMap : http://facetmap.com/contact.jsp is both a data model and a software package, created to let users browse complex metadata while retaining a simple, familiar, menu interface.

Mind Mapping - Step by Step : http://www.aston.ac.uk/current-students/welfareservices/studyskills/mmappingeg.jsp

Some http://del.icio.us/mshook/map Links.

Geometric Solids (Polyhedra) can be constructed by plaiting (weaving) folded paper strips without use of glue. : http://www.faust.fr.bw.schule.de/mhb/flechten/indexeng.htm

Metaphorically Speaking : http://www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/49617;jsessionid=aaa8biuOuDs1mk

Media representations of war and conflict : http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/warandmedia/documents/war&media_finalreport.pdf

Famous alphabetization foe : http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=14277 'Adler explicitly maintained that the list of topics should be thought of as circular, rather than as hierarchical.'

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein
"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." - Nightingale, Earl (1921-1989 American Radio Announcer Author Motivator Speaker)
"The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor." - Bovee, Christian Nevell (1820-1904 American Author Lawyer) Via : https://www.elifeplans.com/helpful/planningquotes.asp
"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." - James McNeill Whistler

15 June 2006

How to insert a map in your blog : http://koti.mbnet.fi/ojalesa/tutor/maphowtoblogger.html

HexMapper : http://home.paonline.com/zaikoski/ak/TOOLS.HTM#hexmapper (Imports hand-drawn or scanned bitmap images to overlay with hexes). Via http://www.mythosa.net/2005/04/hex-maps.html

Seven wonders of the ancient world : http://local.live.com/?v=2&cid=525739C1579D1124!936 Via http://www.viavirtualearth.com/VVE/Blog/Aggregated/2.ashx

Human Population through History : http://desip.igc.org/populationmaps.html each dot represents 1 million people.

A4 page containing a layout for an icosohedron (20-sided form) overlaid with a 5mm hex grid : http://www.jsr.com/~fitz/roleplay/props/planetary_icosohedron.pdf

Napoleon’s Theorem and Generalizations Through Linear Maps : http://www.emis.de/journals/BAG/vol.43/no.2/b43h2sta.pdf

If you are a global or holistic thinker, you will probably find it much easier to set out your ideas this way than in a list : Concept mapping (File Format: Microsoft Word) Use concept maps to present large amounts of information which you can absorb more quickly and more easily than a long stream of text.

GameAPI : http://drupal.org/node/45635 Updates and Map Making

Paradigm Shift to New Visual Cognitive Cartography : http://www.library.miami.edu/Presentations/rafters.ppt

Hell Map : http://www.allectomedia.com/dante/dante_map.cfm Dante's Inferno: Interactive Map

The Syntopicon as Ontology : http://www.semanticbible.com/blogos/2006/03/04.html 'an index between these topics and the passages they reference would be both interesting and useful' (= BibleMap ?).

Platial's Angels : http://www.allpointsblog.com/archives/1540-Platials-Angels.html

Google Maps TakeDown Rant : http://web.media.mit.edu/~nvawter/projects/googlemaps/

"The moment of BLISS begins with an idea, a picture, which allows waves (of charge or spirit) to become SHAREABLE . It is the PURE INTENTION and thus IMPLOSION PRINCIPLE of this INNER IMAGE - which actually ATTRACTS and INVITES the DJED - the FOCUS- the LIFE FORCE - into you!" - http://www.soulinvitation.com/consciouskids/consciouskidsApt5.pdf

"If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be the sun, be a star.
It isn't by size that you win or you fail, it's by being the best of whatever you are." - http://www.generationterrorists.com/quotes/wisdom.html
"If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor." - Albert Einstein

14 June 2006

MapQuest OpenAPI : http://www.mapquest.com/features/main.adp?page=developer_tools_oapi
use JavaScript to easily integrate routing, geocoding and mapping into your website. Via http://geocarta.blogspot.com/

A More Accessible Map : http://www.alistapart.com/d/cssmaps/mapfinal/index.html of The World's Ten Most Populated Cities. Via http://www.alistapart.com/articles/cssmaps
Is there a way to display text-based data on a map, keeping it accessible, useful and visually attractive? Yes: using an accessible CSS-based map in which the underlying map data is separated from the visual layout.

Creating and aligning your Grid : http://wiki.vassalengine.org/doku.php?id=user_tutorials:mapmaking_lesson_1

Using image overlays it is possible to compare cities over time : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2006/01/london-google-earth-1690.html?&tags=Mapping

Interesting 'dual map experiment' : http://koti.mbnet.fi/ojalesa/exam/newdual.html uses the new GOverviewMapControl(), which was introduced in API alpha v2.41 and discovered by Mike Williams (see).

ACME Labs Map Projects : http://www.acme.com/maps.html including USA Hot Springs , BART Map/Schedule , Planimeter

Another kind of HawkingMap : http://www.literature-map.com/stephen+hawking.html (associated authors).

Web-like syntopicons and digital knowledge maps are two promising intellectual instruments that librarians can implement in their quest for knowledge generation : http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&hdAction=lnkhtml&contentId=859994
the centre of gravity in the information professional’s practice and training should move from data and information retrieval and mediation to nothing short of acting as knowledge seekers, editors, and interpreters.

'Mindmaps for Better Programming' : http://www.cfug-md.org/meetings/SMITH_Mindmaps_For_Better_Programming.ppt (Powerpoint)

The perfect hexagon : http://allefant.sourceforge.net/awiki/HexMap Hexagons really are just diamonds/squares with corners cut away.

The Lunar Navigator Interactive Maps Of The Moon : http://www.lunarrepublic.com/atlas/index.shtml

Buckminster Fuller : http://members.cruzio.com/%7Edevarco/nature.htm - Seeking Nature's Architecture

Dwight Macdonald's 1952 review of Mortimer Adler's Great Books series:
Via http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/004385.html

"Of course it's not easy. If it were easy it wouldn't be called a 'shortcut'. It would just be 'The Way'..." - Road Trip
"I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskeys. I think that's the record." - Dylan Thomas (Famous Last Words)
"Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on." - Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
"Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge." - Isaac Bashevis Singer
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain,they do not refer to reality." - Albert Einstein

13 June 2006

GooglePreview : https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/189/ inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. Via

Fun with GeoRSS : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2197&trv=1 Via http://dailywireless.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5521

Lens approach : http://www.geocities.com/jorgeluismireles/lenses/puzzle.html to tesselation generation.

Flattened 3D Grid : http://sc.tri-bit.com/Hex_Grids

Map-related AJAX issues : http://softwareas.com/index.php?s=map

Comparison of Different Grid Abstractions for Pathfinding on Maps : http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~jonathan/Papers/Papers/pf.pdf

Information graphics ('infographics') : http://ary.digital.en.wikimiki.org/en/infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge; used anywhere where information needs to be explained quickly or simply.

MIND MAPPING : http://www.diegm.uniud.it/create/Handbook/techniques/List/MindMapping.php harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner.

Searching and Browsing in a Digital Library of Historical Maps and Newspapers : http://jodi.tamu.edu/Articles/v06/i02/Jones1/#cont4

NewMedia Projects : http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~infoarts/links/motion/motartists.htm

Use this interactive maze tool : http://megamazes.com/interactive/mazor/mazor.php to navigate and solve various mazes. Via http://megamazes.com/interactive/interactive.php

Hexagonal Chess : http://play.chessvariants.org/pbm/presets/hexagonal_chess_(glinski).html

Opportunity missed : http://www.advancededucation.gov.ab.ca/alearningalberta/ForumMedia.asp Keynote James Burke delivered keynote address, "From Flint Axe to Knowledge Map" (last fall).

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein
"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves." - E. M. Forster
"People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done." - ?

12 June 2006

AJAX: the cross-platform successor to Java : http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050808-5183.html
Via http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/174096756/m/452007474731

Interface and Navigation Design : http://www.masternewmedia.org/interface_and_navigation_design.htm

Orion Map Maker : http://www.solarwinds.net/Netperfmon/Help/Admin/AdminGuide.htm?http://www.solarwinds.net/Netperfmon/Help/Admin/chapter%206.htm
is a powerful tool for creating custom maps and network diagrams.

GRASS : http://c.en.wikimiki.org/en/grass (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System)

Hexagonal Grid Tutorials ;
http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/misc/grid.html “Hexagon Grid: Distances,” discusses how to calculate distances on a hexagonal grid.
http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/arttilebase/ “Tile/Map-Based Games Techniques: Base Data Structures,” discusses the main map structure and unit structures used in tile and map-based games.
http://www.webwargaming.com/hexpart/hexpart.html “Web Wargaming,” discusses hexagon map, hexpart grid and hexpart math.
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/Articles/GridToHex.html “Pixel Coordinates to Hexagonal Coordinates.”

Maya 2 Google Earth : http://production.eyebeam.org/tools/maya2google/ open-source, cross-platform tool that allows you to export 3D models as a single Google Earth Placemark (KML) file. Via : http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2006/02/maya_2_google_e.php

Researcher Recalls When Technology Developed To Map The Earth Was Applied To The Shroud Of Turin : http://geocarta.blogspot.com/2006/02/researcher-recalls-when-technology.html

Places - Images - Jerusalem : http://www.ebibleteacher.com/imagehtml/ntplaces.html

More hex resources via http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/junkyard/2d.html

Animated Folding : http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~flab/unfold/unfolding.html can be rotated / paused.

Video of the unknown rebel standing in front of the Chinese tanks at Tiananmen Square : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-nXT8lSnPQ&search=tiananmen
Via http://www.youtube.com/results?search=tiananmen

"If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death." - Pablo Neruda (quoted in R. S. Gottlieb, This Sacred Earth)

"We can think conceptually of that which is not sensible at all, and not imaginable." - Mortimer Adler
"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow." - Oscar Wilde
"Stop telling God how big your storm is. Instead, tell your storm how big your God is!!!" - ?
"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play." - Warren Beatty

09 June 2006

Google Map Mania continues to go crazy : http://dailywireless.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=5389

Zoomifyer : http://www.zoomify.com/ enables fast initial display and interactive zoom and pan for images that are megabytes or even gigabytes in size Examples (slices images into folders of JPEG 'tiles' that stream on-demand). Via http://www.19.5degs.com/element/1203.php

Online collaborative sketching tool : http://admin3.imaginationatwork.com/LaunchPage 'imagination draws us together'.

Rotate a cuboctahedron : http://www.ac-noumea.nc/maths/amc/polyhedr/img_J/A_04.htm and http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Cuboctahedron.html

Quick example of a Tile Map : http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=200318

MAPPING TERRITORIES : http://www.elsewheremapping.com/mapter.html reviews.

Construction of Fractal Objects : http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~naylor/papers/Fractals-IFS.pdf

The History of Sampling : http://jessekriss.com/projects/samplinghistory/

Web button maker : http://www.buttonator.com/

Yin /Yang : http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=588220

William Playfair (inventor and ardent advocate of statistical graphics) : http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~spence/Spence_Wainer_1997a.pdf A daring worthless fellow. Via http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/~spence/Research_WP.html

"A map is not absolute: the power it represents can never be perfect. It can be constantly subverted and challenged." - Eyal Weizman, Israeli architect
"Art is either plagiarism or revolution." - Paul Gauguin
"Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have the obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything." - Floyd Dell

08 June 2006

MappingService : http://web.mac.com/rjsdev/iWeb/software/MappingService.html is a (Mac) utility for working with mapping websites. Select text (e.g. an address) in an email, webpage or other document, then choose Map from the Services menu to display a map.

Yahoo! Maps Developer APIs : http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/ has an application gallery, featuring working examples.

Heat Island Map : http://yosemite.epa.gov/gw/statepolicyactions.nsf/webpages/HIRI_Actions.html

Websites as Graphs : http://www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph/ A thousand examples at http://flickr.com/photos/tags/websitesasgraphs/

Google Page Creator : http://pages.google.com/ is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.

Artistic mapping projects; The Maps Project || Lori Napolean, NamelessPlacelessSpace || Anna Shapiro,Oxygen Mapping || Emily Saarman,Textile Maps || Carolyn Janssen,M.U.R.L. || Elijah Driscoll, Live Free and Drift || JohnJ McGurk, Pittsburgh + 8:07" || Jason Kambitsis. Mnemonican || Kevin Hamilton .

Visual Voyage® Educational Series : http://www.universalmap.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&btitle=CE&mid=&ceid=42

THE HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD ROADMAP : http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/2003/12/09.html#a548

Rare Maps for Sale : http://www.asherbooks.com/index_f.phtml/zoek/0/1/.html?search=map&select=Author&Submit=Search

Example of a (RSS?) map "channel aggregator" to subscribe to : http://www.bloglines.com/public/mapz

Accolades for 'Great'Map project.

GEOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO A WOMAN'S HEART : http://www.on-the-map.com/hearts/hearts.htm

Einstein says : http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php (online custom graphic generator).

Testing : http://pages.google.com/edit/mrowade/home?authtoken=ff75a332ced3d65c870ce4bbfb30525236023ef9

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to walk from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where—" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the Cat.
"—so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "If only you walk long enough." - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism, 1851
"It is always the weaker who go in search of justice and equality; the strong reck nothing of them." - Aristotle
"We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world." - J. William Fulbright, Speech in the Senate, March 27,1964 Via http://www.calresco.org/action.htm#act
"Television is for appearing on - not for looking at." - Noel Coward

07 June 2006

MapHub : http://www.maphub.org/ collaborative mapping.

Geography has a long tradition of using specialized mapping tools for asking spatial questions. (via Spatial Questions for Spatial Thinking Microsoft Word format or View as HTML) :
1. Express location. – Where is this place? Location
2. Describe conditions at a location. – What is there? Condition (Site conditions)
3. Trace connections with other locations. – How is this place linked with other places? Connection
4. Compare locations. – How are places similar or different? Comparison
5. Describe the zone of influence around a location. – How far does its influence extend? Aura
6. Delimit a region of similar places. – What nearby places are similar to each other? Region
7. Describe the area between places. – How do things change between two places? Transition
8. Find an analog for a place. – What other places have similar conditions? Analog
9. Identify a spatial pattern. – What distinctive arrangements can you see on a map? Pattern
10. Compare spatial patterns. – Are the spatial patterns similar? Pattern comparison, Correlation
11. Extract the exceptions to a rule. – Where are the places that do not fit the rule? Exceptions
12. Analyze changes in pattern through space and time. – How do things spread through space? Diffusion
13. Construct spatial models. – Are distant places linked by intermediate processes? Spatial model

Maps, Visualizations and social transformation : http://www.moviments.net/euromovements/tiki-index.php?page=TaxinomyVisuals&PHPSESSID=c64a2159cf25a1a9e80aaf4902952b45

Google Maps 'Ad' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug_dIOE7x8Q (video)

Sackler publication : http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11048.html (Table of Contents / skim capability).

Spruced-Up(?) Site Maps : http://www.alistapart.com/articles/sprucemaps/

Rich search : http://www.google.ca/search?q=Waldo+Tobler%27s+Law&hl=en&lr=&start=0&sa=N

'don't be square, try a hexagon' : http://www.drking.plus.com/hexagons/index.html Magic Hexagons are relatively new discoveries - the first type being found in 1887, the second in 2003 : http://naturalmaths.com.au/hexagonia/

Garden of Eden Map : http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/lieland/m3-1a-l1.html
Via : http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/lieland/m3-1a.html

Road Map To Nowhere : http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=107&ItemID=10286

PrecarityMap : http://www.precarity-map.net/ ; a confluence of intermittent work and precarious existence. Precarity is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.

Map Auction : http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/searchresults.asp?T=Lot&entry=map

Just joined http://lists.euromovements.info/mailman/listinfo/visual Visual - Forum on visualization and cartography applied to action research on social movements.

Tiltomo sample 'map' results : http://www.tiltomo.com/?PHPSESSID=47105cd1dfba6f85ab5222a1deca833f&search=map from 24 hour snap shot of images uploaded to flickr.

"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an Hour." - William Blake (1757-1827), Auguries of Innocence
"There is somebody wiser than any of us, and that is everybody." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"Economic power moved to those who can show us how to get to what we look for." - http://collectivate.net/journalisms/2006/6/2/visualize-your-blog.html

"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock." - Ben Hecht
"Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle." - Ken Hakuta

06 June 2006

Google offers AJAX kit; free download from code.google.com http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/ Via : http://www.macuser.co.uk/macuser/features/86947/map-to-the-future/page2.html

Contour mapping : http://www.earthtools.org/aboutdata.htm#contour available at http://www.earthtools.org/ Via http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/06/google-maps-tool-earthtools-intros.html

Map research projects : http://research.techkwondo.com/search/node/map?from=0

Hexagonal Grids (Via http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html ) ;
Amit's Thoughts on Grids (New!) includes squares, hexagons, and triangles
Hexagonal coordinates explained, including hex/pixel coordinate conversion
Numbering Systems; Distances; Angles
Isometric Cube Coordinates
The HexPart numbering system with algorithms for range, bearing, offset, and line of sight
Pixel Location to Hex Coordinates
Line of Sight and Distance
Pixel coordinate to hex coordinates
Distances in a Hexagonal Grid
Grids used in Cellular Automata

New Interactive Antique & Auction Location Map : http://www.artknowledgenews.com/node/1398 Via : http://www.artknowledgenews.com/search/node/map

Map Your Knowledge Strategy : http://www.sla.org/content/Shop/Information/infoonline/2001/jun01/stanford.cfm

Google Blog Search 'map' : http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=map&btnG=Search%20Blogs

The Remittance Mapping Project : http://www.iadb.org/mif/remittances/index.cfm
Via http://www.nextbillion.net/blogs/2006/06/05/whats-in-a-map

Map of Europe, for the blind : http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/I?ils:3:./temp/%7Epp_4r1m::displayType=1:m856sd=ggbain:m856sf=19014:@@@

Explorers of the Pacific : http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/pacific.html

StayUpMap Project : http://www.myspace.com/stayupmaps Via MySpace 'Map' : http://searchresults.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=advancedFind.results&websearch=1&spotId=3&Mytoken=8EF570BA-E984-40F9-BF5CEC952F7DBF571768472937

Definition : ‘Map table’ refers to the table used in the ships to read and manipulate the maps.

"Unthinkable respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein
"... dream in spite of darkness, hope in spite of odds, and prevail in spite of fear." - The Universe
"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work does what he wants to do." - Robin George Collingwood (1889-1943), Speculum Mentis Via http://www.calresco.org/action.htm#act
"All knowledge that is not preceded by sensation is useless to me." - Andre Gide
"Never confuse movement with action." - Ernest Hemingway

05 June 2006

THINKING MAPS : http://www.kleinisd.net/default.aspx?name=iss.pd.thinkmap with examples.

Using ZoomIn Maps on your site : Sample: http://www.zoomin.co.nz/nz/wellington/wellington+central/willis+street/16/-mainly+tramping/

Java Technology Concept Map : http://java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/new2java/javamap/intro.html an interactive diagram, a web of linked terms, to show the relationships among and uses of the Java technologies (or view / print the map with this PDF file).

Generic questions GIS can answer; (via http://www.ggy.uga.edu/courses/geog4370/lect-outline-sum05.html )
What is at? (location)
Where is---true/not true? (set condition)
What has changed since....? (trend)
What is the best way...? (routing)
What spatial pattern exists? (spatial analysis)
What if...? (modeling)

Immersive Visualization and Interaction : http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~jpansiot/hull/thesis.pdf


PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GIS : http://www.ec-gis.org/Workshops/11ec-gis/papers/3019kessler.pdf

(Lots) results for "map" : http://www.jots.com/users/deliciousweb2?q=map&setAction=true

With respect to hex grids, there are two ways of rendering the grid (flat-side up and point up). If the point-up orientation is chosen, you will actually end up with more hexes visible on the screen at a time : http://blog.devstone.com/aaron/archive/2004/04/18/152.aspx

"There is a common misperception that cartography must be an exact science." - http://mappinghacks.com/talks/etech2004/tutorial-outline.txt Maps Can Tell Your Stories

Definition of the terms "israel" and "palestine" : http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=10575#

"If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem wonderful at all." - Michelangelo
"Complexity in action is a hundred, no, a thousand, no, a million times greater than complexity in theory." - paraphrase of an old Taoist meditation saying
"It is better for me to be a martyr than a monarch." - Ignatius
"The only hoops one must jump through, are their own." - TU

02 June 2006

carto.net link page : http://www.carto.net/papers/svg/links/

What does it take to build a simple SWF (Flash) based vector map viewer? : http://www.wildsong.biz/index.php/SWF_viewer (As opposed to plain html+javascript or java).

This is a color-coded and partially de-obfuscated listing : http://sompost.atspace.org/maps.htm of the JavaScript code for the user interface of Google Maps.

Building and Applying Geographical Information System Grids : http://grids.ucs.indiana.edu/ptliupages/publications/GISGrids_Concurrency_submitted.pdf

What's Up With Knowledge? : http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/audio/podcast2?wid=12&func=viewSubmission&sid=54 (David Weinberger mp3).

Hex Grid benefits;
+ Under the hexagonal system, all points are equidistant, at 1 unit.
+ the constituent points are more densely packed than an equivalent rectangular rendering of roughly the same apparent size
+ many operations of interest to the field of vision can be more successful when dealing with a hexagonal lattice – such as edge detection and shape extraction over images showing complex objects with rounded features
+ they more closely resemble the layout of photo-receptors in the human retina

Google's site: Query Gives Wrong Results for Hyphenated Domains ; "Google's report: 'We've had some issues with our 'site:' operator not returning appropriate results when used with hyphenated domains... so it's quite likely that much of the falloff you've seen is thankfully illusory (requires Webmaster World subscription).

A Metaphysical "Map" of Consciousness/Reality : http://www.kheper.net/integral/diagrams_of_reality.html Via : http://www.kheper.net/integral/universal_and_individual.html

Found : http://www.foundmagazine.com/whatsup/?cat=2 'Magazine'.

'Something new from strands of classic Beatles DNA' : http://sacredcowboy.sensoryresearch.net/mutation/index2.html

"Love what you do (what you're now doing), and you'll become a magnet for all things good." - The Universe
"Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed, and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable. That doesn't mean your job isn't important but..." - Star Trek Personality Quiz
"I used to be lost in the shuffle. Now I just shuffle along with the lost." - ?

01 June 2006

WikiMapia : http://www.wikimapia.org/ Similarily placeopedia links the map to already existing wiki articles.

Questions/concerns about the WMS tile caching proposal : http://lists.eogeo.org/pipermail/tiling/2006-May/000029.html

MiddleEarth Map : http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=61156497&size=l

Geometric Visualization of Hexagonal Hierarchies : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~copyrght/image/solstice/sum04/sampler/index.html (includes fractalish animations).

Usability Body of Knowledge : http://www.usabilitybok.org/ 6 Subject Areas

Product Update Review: Manifold System 7.00 : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2170#comments&trv=1

The Power of Place : http://www.world-mysteries.com/gw_mgray.htm#Power Pilgrimage and the lure of sacred sites.

Now picked up by this aggregator : http://panopticon.userfrenzy.com/

Another Definition of 'Map' : http://www.wordiq.com/search/Map

Poetry Star Map (Mapping the stars through poetry) : http://www.astropoetica.com/index_s.html Clickable Star Chart: Galactic South (Astropoetry on the Web) . Via http://spaces.msn.com/moooonriver/

Quixote Image Gallery : http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/cervantes/english/images_thumb1.html Via Cervantes' Works : http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/cervantes/english/links/cervantes_works.html

Design opportunities : http://jobs.37signals.com/categories/1/jobs

"The future is what artists are." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck (1905-1956)
"I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?" - http://amadeus.upr.clu.edu/~anat/quotes/quotes.html
"Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!" - Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet