29 September 2006

Multimedia Visualization and Interactive Systems – Drawing Board ... (Powerpoint format or HTML)

Visualising Uncertainty in Spatially-Referenced Attribute Data: http://www.geocomputation.org/2003/Papers/Kardos_Paper.pdf (or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2005.00203.x ) [PDF] Research Article

The 100 Angriest Cities in the America
Via http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/09/100-angriest-cities-in-america.html

Map of Los Angeles : http://www.californios.us/mora/la1942sm.jpg view zoomable and huge (4.6 MB) by Jo Mora 1942 . Via http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/08/los_angeles_mapped_jo_mora.phtml

Eclectic map link collection : http://www.wowblog.co.uk/?cat=27

Map Sound Effects on mouse roll-over (useful or irritating?) of sites linked to this blog (Korean translation). Via http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000333.html

Chicago Manual of Style: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org (The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers) is now available online.

International Boundaries Study Special : http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/IBSSpecial120167.pdf and Map : http://www.law.fsu.edu/library/collection/LimitsinSeas/maps/bd1.html

Check Your Google Results in Any Country; go to http://oy-oy.eu/google/world/ and then select the locations you want to compare side by side. Via http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/006211.html

Search (map visualization) results : http://images.google.com/images?q=map+visualization&ndsp=20&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&start=0&sa=N

United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine : http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf/vMaps Via http://israel.oymap.com/maps.html

39 Hexagon Illustrations and Clipart : http://www.fotosearch.com/illustration/hexagon.html

Micro Book Publishing Example : http://www.cafepress.com/blessisrael.21973145 (one off)

"We think in generalities, but we live in detail." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Ironically, one of the phrases most likely to indicate opinion is "It is a fact that ..."" - Claire Cardie, Cornell professor of computer science
"What do you think you are, the center of the universe?" - Copernicus' Mother
"Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Circles'
"Sheesh! My doctor told me I should take my viagra with my daily iron supplement pills... now I always end up pointing north!" - Dear Diary

28 September 2006

Discretization of spatial objects : http://www.mif.vu.lt/cs2/courses/erdvis8.pdf [PDF] Mosaics, Tessellations and Lattices View as HTML

TLabel : http://gmaps.tommangan.us/tlabel2.html (A Google Maps API Extension) allows you to embed any DOM object inside Google Maps. A TLabel is only as large as it needs to be, and unlike the infoWindow, you can customize the look to your heart's content (it's especially useful if you need to show an infoWindow but don't have enough content to fill it).

Is the end near for the file/folder metaphor? : http://nooface.net/article.pl?sid=06/02/28/0147225 to be replaced with something like; http://nooface.net/article.pl?sid=06/06/05/231251&mode=thread

THREE DIMENSIONAL INTERACTIVE PICTORIAL MAPS : http://txspace.tamu.edu/bitstream/1969.1/1571/1/etd-tamu-2004C-VIZA-Naz.pdf#search=%22sketch%20and%20toon%20distort%20map%22 PDF - HTML-Version

MapGame : http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html

IsrealMaps : http://www.templebuilders.com/Index_Maps.php (different perspectives). God Speaks To The West Bank : http://www.trumpetsounds.com/westbank.html (apparently saying) "The conflict over this land becomes a topic of discussion among many other nations, to the extent that they think they should decide the outcome (v. 3) "

"Editorial: Cartographic Journals— A Look Back and Prospects for the Future" [Access article in HTML] [Access article in PDF] Via 'Coordinates' : http://www.sunysb.edu/libmap/coordinates/contents.htm an online serial publication.

(Creative Commons) Sampling Deed : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/ grants remix permission - it gives anyone "out there" freedom to mash-up or transform your work both for commercial and noncommercial purposes. It also grants people the freedom to perform, distribute, or copy the whole work in a noncommercial context.

John Krygier : http://confluxfestival.org/artists.php?artistid=201 is a renegade cartographer. (Conflux 2006: This Revolution Will Be Mapped ; UnMaking Maps: ParaCartographic Experiments presentation by http://go.owu.edu/~jbkrygie/) Via http://www.gridskipper.com/travel/metropolis/conflux-2006-this-revolution-will-be-mapped-201390.php

Really says more about BlogSpot than this one : http://www.alexa.com/data/details/main?q=www.infotech.com.tr&url=http://greatmap.blogspot.com/

Why Make Collage : http://www.frankolsonproject.org/upload/WhyMakeCollage.pdf

Cyprus : http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Cyprus.html Greek Cypriots officially started to talk of "one people" who should live in one state, while Turkish Cypriots officially spoke of "two peoples" or "two nations" which should live separately.

"There is a problem with montage in that you see it everywhere now because of digital technology. There is so much transformed imagery around that people accept constructed images without questioning their meaning." - Peter Kennard, artist
"That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time." - John Stuart Mill
"A blocked path also offers guidance." - Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
" Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"We will either find a way, or make one." - Hannibal

27 September 2006

worldKit : http://worldkit.org/ is an easy to use and flexible mapping application for the Web. Light weight GIS. It's a SWF based app, configured by XML, data fed by RSS. Stand-alone use or integration in larger projects. Examples page for links to live uses.

Information Visualization : http://www.infovis.net/index.php?lang=2 is an irregularly published e-zine that discusses information visualization topics of interest to cartographers (all 183 issues of the e-zine are available). Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006/09/information-visualization.html

Great Wall aerial photos : http://citi.sdsu.edu/gallery/projects/greatwall/photoalbum_view

The ultimate "Where's Waldo" type picture : http://triton.tpd.tno.nl/gigazoom/delft2.htm (2.5 Gigapixel Image) Via http://illusionsetc.blogspot.com/2005/01/hidden-in-plain-sight.html

Mind Mapping : http://www.blinklist.com/tag/Mind%20Mapping/ user submitted websites and related content chosen and rated by contributors from http://www.blinklist.com/

Sarajevo Survival Map : http://www.famainternational.com/images/map/survivalmap.jpg Via http://www.famainternational.com/map/map-f.htm

Maps in Literature : http://www.stanfords.co.uk/newsletter/current/archive/september_letter/htm/maps-in-literature.htm#conan_doyle

Jerusalem coordinates in GoogleMap.

Historical German (& Prussian) Maps : http://members.cox.net/hessen/hesse.htm

Early Modern Cartographic Resources : http://www.humanities.ualberta.ca/emls/04-2/sanfinte.htm on the World Wide Web

So You Want A Transparent GIF : http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3480011

Fauvism : http://www.sanderhome.com/Fauves/ an excellent resource on The Wild Beasts of Early 20th Century Art.

Sir Peter Blake, the arch exponent of the genre, defined collage as "anything where something is attached to something else". Via http://colinrobinson.com/collage.html

Walking Meditaion : http://www.egreenway.com/meditation/walk.htm
Contemplative or Spiritual Walking Practices (Labyrinth Walking, Pilgrimages, Quests)

Legendary and Historical Jesters : http://www.thenoodlebowl.com/jesters/pages/legreal.html Imagery

"Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author
"Don't be so humble. You're not that great." - Golda Meir
"Go ahead and push your built-in 'happiness-now button' (since we never could get the 'do-over button' to work)." - TU
"The whole of life lies in the verb seeing." - Teilhard De Chardin, Catholic philosopher
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up." - Oliver W. Holmes
"He's no failure. He's not dead yet." - William Lloyd George Via http://www.gocreate.com/quotamaze/qpol.htm#hear

26 September 2006

Movement Patterns : http://moooonriver.spaces.live.com/?partqs=cat%3DMaps&_c11_blogpart_blogpart=blogview&_c=blogpart (Brian Collier) Human Life as a Series of Lines (map-portraits)

ADVANTAGES OF THE VORONOI SPATIAL MODEL : http://www.voronoi.com/pdfs/1990-1994/Advantages_of_the_Voronoi_spatial_model.pdf# (PDF) - View as HTML

Depth Of Field Generator PRO : http://www.richardrosenman.com/media/software/dof/dof.pdf#search=%22hexagonal%20map%20photoshop%22 (PDF) View as HTML

DEFINITION OF NEOGEOGRAPHY : http://platial.typepad.com/news/2006/05/what_is_neogeog.html Via http://placekraft.blogspot.com/2006/04/neogeography-defined.html

German ReggaeMap : http://reggaemap.re.funpic.de/ Via http://www.wowblog.co.uk/

A visual communicator's dream library : http://visualcongruence.blogspot.com/2006/04/visual-communicators-dream-library.html (books on visual communication and information design).

What Are Microformats (And Why They Make Your Information Easier To Find) : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/09/20/what_are_microformats_and_why.htm Via http://newsletters.searchenginewatch.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=auxa,1j5t,52v,gnpt,efgs,3pfv,21cb

Index of past 'InfoViz' e-zine issues : http://www.infovis.net/printMag.php?num=0〈=2#2006

A Few Free Fonts : http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20060920_a_few_free_fonts.phtml

What does Web 2.0 mean for ODR? (Online Dispute Resolution) : http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/2006/06/02/what-does-web-20-mean-for-odr/ Via http://ict4peace.wordpress.com/tag/online-dispute-resolution-odr/

Phyllis Pearsall, Map Designer (1906-1996) : http://www.designmuseumshop.net/design/phyllis-pearsall A-Z Map Company

About Vermeer Art : Pronouncing Blame on the Israel Lobby : discussed at http://rantburg.com/poparticle.php?ID=164406&D=2006-08-29&SO=&HC=2

Posts tagged Maps per day for the last 30 days. Technorati Chart Get your own chart!

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
"Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves." - Albert Camus
“Symbols grow. They come into being by development out of other signs, particularly from icons, or from mixed signs partaking of the nature of icons and symbols... So it is only out of symbols that a new symbol can grow. Omne symbolum de symbolo.”- C.S. Pierce “The Icon, Index, and Symbol,” c. 1895 / 1932
"There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. " - Kurt Hahn (1886 - 1974), Founder of Outward Bound (http://www.kurthahn.org) "Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold." - Herbert Spencer
"The unexpected connection is more powerful than one that is obvious." - Heraclitus
Create Your Own Quote

25 September 2006

Dynamically Binding Image to Text for Information Communication : http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/IV.2004.1320219 (U$19)

International Cartographic Association : http://www.icaci.org/

Scandal Map : http://www.threetwoone.org/diagrams/wallstreetscandals.gif

GIS & Map news : http://gismap.geospatial-online.com/gssgismap/article/articleList.jsp?&numberOfDays=%20&categoryId=37563

IsraelStine Online Mapping systems : http://www.ynetcenter.co.il/map/map.asp and http://www.atlasct.com/Israel/Homeless/ Also, what is the green(?) line in this map? :http://map.walla.co.il/ts.cgi All via http://israel-forum.org/showthread.php?t=9407

Beyond Win/Win : http://www.smartsettle.com/more/content.php?beyond.html

Index of Medieval Images : http://digital.library.ucla.edu/immi/ Via http://mrsun.us/2006/09/eye-candy.html

Hex Optical Illusion : http://illusionsetc.blogspot.com/2006/08/illusory-motion-optical-illusion.html

The Real Palestine : http://muqata.blogspot.com/2006/09/real-palestine-google-lets-you.html Google Lets You Excavate History

Group Shot : http://research.microsoft.com/displayArticle.aspx?id=1481 lets you build a new group photo using the best parts of other, flawed photos of the same group.

Gmail Tips : http://www.gmailtips.com/ Via http://channels.lockergnome.com/windows/archives/20060919_gmail_tips.phtml

Example of creative ideas log : http://www.ironicsans.com/ideas/

"If one wants integretity of content there is only live preformance." Via http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/HOME_Arts.html (that are bound to concrete images at the last second depending on who is paying and who is watching).

"Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way." - Nashville Banner
"Crowding a life does not always enrich it." - Unknown
"That which opposes produces a benefit." - Heraclitus
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." - Art Linkletter
"There is no great genius without some touch of madness." - Seneca

22 September 2006

Methods and Tools for the Visualization and Navigation of Graphs : http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall/publications/Thesis.pdf#search=%22%22Incremental%20Exploration%20and%20Navigation%22%22 [PDF]

Updated http://www.k-web.org/ website and blog (finally they're partnering with Thebrain.com to do a more complete version of K-web).

Mindmapping in 8 Easy Steps : http://www.thinksmart.com/mission/workout/mindmapping_intro.html
Via : http://http://mediationblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/mind-mapping-offers-brainstorming-tool.html

Highway Route Markers : http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~jlin/signs/ past and present, from around the world.
Isometric Pixel Art : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2006/09/isometric-pixel-art-simulating-in.html - Simulating in SketchUp Tutorial

Map of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/default.asp) has been named joint-winner of the British Cartographic Society's Ordnance Survey MasterMap 'Better Mapping' award. Via http://geocarta.blogspot.com/

Innovative 'molecular' site map ": http://www.molecularsynergy.org/# (but no click throughs?)

Tile-based output of huge raster images : http://workshop.evolutionzone.com/2006/08/31/tile-based-output-of-huge-raster-images/

Interesting search : http://www.google.com/search?q=Artists+who+use+maps&hl=en&lr=&start=0&sa=N by Craft Alliance (Plano).

The School of Geography and Environmental Science (SGES), home of one of this blog's most faithful readers : http://www.sges.auckland.ac.nz/

http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/zionism/whatis.cfm explains why traditional Jews do not support Zionism (the return to the land called "Israel") and why the Zionist idealogy is totally contrary to traditional Jewish law and beliefs and the teachings of the Holy Torah. Interesting inclusion of 57 Against Us comments section.

The distinction between groups and networks : http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?author=4244 including Sudden Thoughts And Second Thoughts about what it's like to be "a lone dissenter'.

Make Eyes (or Anything) in Pictures Follow You Round The Room : http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2004/11/hack_101_make_eyes_.html

“I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.”- Kung Fu-tzu Confucius
“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” - Leonardo da Vinci Via http://www.famousquotes.com/search.php?search=da%20Vinci&field=LastName&paint=0
"Neither the historian nor the cartographer can ever reproduce the reality they are trying to communicate to the reader of books or maps; they can but give a plan ..." - Crane Brinton
"You can't test courage cautiously." - Annie Dillard
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can." - Sydney Smith
"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable." - Goethe
“We all agree that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough.”- Niels Henrik David Bohr

21 September 2006

Comparison of Different Grid Abstractions for Pathfinding on Maps : http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~games/pathfind/publications/ijcai2003.ps or View as Text

Learning Theories: The Philosophical Family Tree : http://learningspaces.org/images/stahl_large.gif Via http://ipseity.blogsome.com/2006/09/03/learning-theories-the-philosophical-family-tree/

Knowledge Map of the Hidden Words : http://wilmetteinstitute.org/projects/wordsmap.index.html

Maps of Israeli Settlements in the West Bank, Gaza and Golan Heights : http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/israel.html

GoogleEarth finds : http://explorer.altopix.com/

Google Maps API : http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API Discussion Group

PODZINGER : http://www.podzinger.com/ is a search engine that can help you to search for the content that is found within audio and video.

Israel & Palestine – old roads, new maps : http://www.opendemocracy.net/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=75&threadID=46393&messageID=83600 - Discussion forum

101 Ways To Brew Up a Great Idea : http://www.mpdailyfix.com/2006/09/101_ways_to_brew_up_a_great_id.html Via : http://www.innovationtools.com/Weblog/innovationblog-detail.asp?ArticleID=960

An anti-DRM (Digital Rights Management) picture book for kids! (Free PDF downloads: English ) See http://dustrunners.blogspot.com/2006/07/pig-and-box.html (interesting story about a story). Via http://www.downes.ca/files/sydney20062.ppt

Top 10 Blog Engines : http://www.earningblog.com/2006/09/15/top-10-blog-engines/

No need to get upstressed. I'm the mapographer here.
Knat consults the map with an inflated sense of self-importance.
We're here, and there's a small island just over...
He looks in direction, searching for the island. He looks in another direction.
'Cording to our map, there's a small island just by...
He looks in yet another direction and is beginning to lose face...and hope.
They don't make maps like they used to.
He rolls the map into a ball and tosses it overboard. He stands on the ship's railing, desperate to find the island, calling out to it as if it was a lost animal, clicking his tongue and extending his hand.
Here, island, island. C'mon. Come to Daddy

"Making Comics" on the road : http://www.boingboing.net/2006/09/20/scott_mccloud_takes_.html book is a tutorial for budding comic-book creators, with exercises and patient, lucid and funny instruction, "just the kind of thing that made Understanding Comics into the best book on media I've ever read." Link

Past MacArthur Foundation geniuses : http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-genius-mmg,0,3548292.gallery

"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"...in addition to other people looking at what I was doing and saying, `Is he out of his mind?' I occasionally wondered that myself." - Eric Lander, Geneticist
"The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life." - Billy Graham
"Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?" - Robert D. Ballard
"I want to look at life in the available light." - Unknown Via http://dailywisdom.gospelcom.net/dw_static/quotesall.html
"What's it like being married to a genius?' She said, `I don't know. I'll ask my husband.'" - Thomas L. Daniel

20 September 2006

Hierachical Visualization System : http://www.iicm.edu/thesis/wputz.pdf#search=%22VxInsight%20filesystem%22 A General Framework. [PDF]

Center for Story and Symbol : http://www.folkstory.com/ Via http://www.ahpweb.org/pub/perspective/dec2004/dec04websights.html

Typical Site Visitor Map : http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/images/recentvisitormap.jpg

Improved Google Map zoom capability : http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2006/07/zoooooooom.html

(IDEA conference) Archive for information visualization : http://www.ideaconference.org/blog/?cat=11 including Information visualization conversation

Hannibal's War Map : http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/minard-hannibal (Minard's figurative map).

Interesting search ("cubiceye" april 2000) : http://www.google.com/search?q=%22cubiceye%22%20april%202000&hl=en&lr=&start=30&sa=N by U.S. Patent and Trademark UPTO (came up #29 of about 90, on page 4), possibly checking 'state of the art' (?) regarding http://www.cubiceye.net/geometry.html

Apple’s HQ now appearing in Microsoft’s Virtual Earth Database? : http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/09/13/apple-hq-now-in-msn-virutal-earth-googleplex-and-yahoo-hq-too/ Also see this VE Blog post with some sample images.

Nearly three and a half centuries of scientific study and achievement is now available online in the Royal Society Journals Digital Archive following its official launch this week (and until December the archive is freely available to anyone on the internet to explore). Via http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/index.cfm?page=1373

A tribe of almost 200 : http://maplovers.tribe.net/ one of My tribes

Negotiating Water : http://www.ciaonet.org/wps/els01/ (Israel and the Palestinians). Via Institute For Palestine Studies

A4Desk : http://www.a4desk.com/ is a professional, all-in-one flash design software suite to help users develop flash menues, flash web sites, and multimedia flash presentations.

Metal World Map Wall Mural : http://www.1worldglobes.com/alummural.html - 10 feet wide

".... today's business managers are expected to read one million words per week" (we can comfortably read about 150 words per minute. So that would take you 6,666 minutes. That's 111 hours, or almost 16 hours a day, seven days a week. And that's reading non-stop!) - Jack Trout

"All things are locked together in a system of internal relatonships—the finite parts with one another through the infinite whole which determines each to be what it is, in itself and in relation to all others." - Spinoza, “Relations” ; The Great Ideas
"Don't go anywhere. Keep doing what you're doing." - Susan Marshall, Choreographer
"Never mess with the cursed hows." - TU
"If you sometimes get the sudden urge to run around naked. Drink somewindow cleaner. It will keep you from streaking." - Yarn

19 September 2006

Visualising Information Structures : http://www.iicm.tu-graz.ac.at/iicm_papers/kandrews_habil.pdf#search=%22VxInsight%20filesystem%22 [PDF]

Ask.com’s Binoculars : http://ajaxian.com/archives/askcoms-binoculars-help-or-hinderace - Help or Hinderance?

Hurricane Map : http://www.ibiseye.com/ A risk-estimator Web site that tracks Atlantic Ocean tropical storms.

3D User Interfaces : http://nooface.net/3dui.shtml

Label-All-Google’s-Content-For-It : http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2006/09/07/play-the-new-game-label-all-googles-content-for-it/ "Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and sweated in the sun, the retired artist sat on a barrel in the shade close by, dangled his legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter of more innocents. There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash." - Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, Chapter 2.

Pop-up Paper : http://www.jensalmstrom.se/diy/popuppaper.html a folded paper that unfolds when you open it!

Is “Map” to “Geography” as “Map” is to “Ideas”? : http://dwax.org/oneman/blog/?p=265

Skypecast Examples (audio): part one (14 meg), part two (8 meg), part three (24 meg) Stephen Downes.

Take a tour of the data warehouse for the Web : http://news.com.com/1606-2_3-6109900.html?part=rss&tag=6109900&subj=news (Equinix is responsible for holding massive amounts of data, including storage for popular sites like MySpace.com.) 6 minutes 14 seconds video.

The Art of Narrative: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/nesilver/home Telling Stories in Words and Images

Canadians and Open Source : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2194 It is nearly common knowledge that GIS finds its origins in government agencies in that great northern territory we know as Canada.

Flash Animations for Physics : http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/Flash/ including Chaos , Classical Mechanics , Optics , Vectors ...

Revisiting 25 years of the MacArthur Foundation's celebrated -- and mysterious -- `genius' grants (each of the 25 receive $500,000 over five years -- no strings attached -- courtesy of the $5.5 billion MacArthur Foundation).

The War on Tourism : http://home.chello.no/siamak.javid/etc/NewAirportSecurity.swf next phase.

Half an Hour: How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly : http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-to-write-articles-and-essays.html

The (infamous) 'artist's profile' : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Images/Profile.jpg

"The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic's terrible." - Jeff Taylor
"Fighting data asphyxiation is difficult but possible." - William Van Winkle Via http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/
"Once you're rich what will you do? (yes, precisely, you're already rich... so?)." - TU
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. " - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Your job is now to go way beyond wherever you were, to open up more territory, not to settle in." - Kerry James Marshall
"Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity." - George Bernard Shaw

18 September 2006

Computing Field of View on a Hexagonal Grid : http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/~clump/Hex/HGAT.html (opens Java Applet window).

Online Russia Railway Map : http://www.parovoz.com/maps/supermap/supermap.php?X=C&Y=1&LANG=en

BlogMap : http://www.touchgraph.com/bi.php?img=blog%20politics.png

Large map to small map : http://crestar.drivein-jim.net/maptutorials/largetosmall/index.html ( a different method, no trimming) and other mapping Suggestions Via http://www.fantasist.net/cartography.shtml

'ZUI" blog mentions : http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=ZUI%20zoomable (20)

Site search vs web search : http://blog.sli-systems.com/2006/09/site_search_vs_web_search.html guess is that there would be at least an order of magnitude more site searches done, .i.e. more than 2 billion/day! ... that's why site search engines like Endeca, Autonomy and FAST will continue to grow in a much faster pace(?).
Google Sitemaps for Blogspot users : http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/04/google-sitemaps-now-open-for-blogspot.html (verification method that doesn't require you to upload any file to your webserver root directory. Just add a sitemaps meta tag to your homepage and tell Google about it. Done! Site Verified: your site or blog can start receiving Sitemaps statistics immediately.)

Cultural Differences, Technological Imperialism and Indigenous GIS : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2173&trv=1 ...are there significant cross-cultural variations in how different peoples conceptualize and reason about geographic processes, features and places?

Collaborative map function development group : http://digg.com/tech_news/Google_Maps_add_dynamic_zoom_window

Off The Map : http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/off_the_map_projects/ Projects

Example MySace account : http://myspace.com/weirdal

Collage & Paper Arts Book List : http://www.nitaleland.com/books/collagebooks.htm

Discussed : http://www.talkdigger.com/search/conversations/as/all//any//phrase/topic%20maps/none//wl/1/l/all From conversation: information as Fotomosaico infinito and #30 here http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2006/05/08/alaa-detained-for-15-days-pending-investigation/ Via http://www.talkdigger.com/conversations/greatmap.blogspot.com/2006/06/mimicking-googles-style-in-esris.html

The Problem with Maps : http://theparson.net/maps.html

Was I taken out of these results by clusty.com moderators (?) or was my feed picked-up by one of the aggregators ? Interestingly enough came up (#2 / 5000)

"Noble discontent is the path to heaven." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"Well, when you are thinking about changing the world, the money is not as much as you think. " - Dr. Nawal M. Nour
"Cartography is a fluid art." - Miss Dove Via http://go.owu.edu/~jbkrygie/krygier_html/geog_222/geog_222_lo/geog_222_lo07.html
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact." - Mark Twain
"A line is breadthless length.” - Euclid

15 September 2006

Shakespeare Searched : http://shakespeare.clusty.com/ designed to provide quick access to the works of the Bard. It's not designed as a replacement for, or access to the full text of his work, but as a quick reference resource. The concept is that it can be used to identify who made a specific speech, which work contains which quotes or even individual words, and also helps draw out specific themes in individual works or across the entire corpus. (Clusty doesn't provide analysis or commentary, just direct access to the text via Vivisimo ). Complements Explore Shakespeare with Google , Library of the Internet Shakespeare Editions , (complete works available at MIT ), Oxford Shakespeare , and The Collected Works of Shakespeare Via http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060912-093721

Geometric Visualization of Hexagonal Hierarchies : http://www-personal.umich.edu/~copyrght/image/solstice/sum04/sampler/index.html Animation and Virtual Reality (seminal work). Discussed http://www-acaps.cs.mcgill.ca/~clump/hexes.txt

Zoom navigation : http://www.19.5degs.com/element/420.php#zoom-navigation by 19.5 Degrees (click on the zoom level dots). Design the last panel as a 400x400 image. For second last panel, paste the last panel in a blank 400x400 image and scale it down to 20% and centralize it. Then make your artwork around it. Repeat the same step over and over till you reach the first panel. (Flash) Possibe images to use to develop test; http://lesuisse.net/supermap/

Urban Growth Interactive Map : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/world/06/urbanisation/html/urbanisation.stm

GIS, Cartography, and the Information Society : http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/Publications/Tech_Reports/93/93-12.PDF#search=%22%22Map%22%2B%22Muehrcke%22%20poem%22

Cartographical Map Projections : http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/TOC/cartTOC.html

"ThumbNavigator" : http://www.sharewareconnection.com/-thumbnavigator-.htm an interactive web thumbnail galleries explorer with integrated browser and full-screen viewer. It recursively analyses HTML pages, finds the thumbs and full-sized pictures, discards banners, ads and pop-up windows.

Win, Lose, Draw: The Great Subway Map Wars : http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/nyregion/thecity/03maps.html?ex=1314936000&en=cf4c07d233866403&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss (details a battle that has brewed, off and on in NYC, for the past 30 years). Via http://www.dashes.com/anil/2006/09/07/draw_the_map_dr

Nonlinguistic representations : http://education.calumet.purdue.edu/Wignall/onlinelearning/OnlineStrategies.html This may seem an awfully fancy term for “pictures” but activities that require students to create images, maps, diagrams, knowledge maps, and flow charts help learners organize concepts and ideas in personal, individual ways. This type of activity increases later recall and helps them apply what they have learned. Research has shown that using representational activities leads to an increase in understanding ... An excellent example of a concept map can be found here.

Do Maps Have Morals? : http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=14534&ch=infotech Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2005/06/do-maps-have-morals.html

Google (on the) Map

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." - Robert C. Gallagher
"We learn fastest when we're vulnerable." - unattributable
"The obstacle is the path." - Zen Saying
"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln
"God provides the wind but man must raise the sails." - St Augustine
"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones ." - Chinese proverb

14 September 2006

KnowledgeBoard : http://www.knowledgeboard.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=200&d=23&h=5&f=3 A map of all human knowledge (...May I suggest a del.icio.us tag cloud or a multi-level concept map ...).

ShiftSpace : http://www.shiftspace.org/blog/ seeks to provide a new town-square built above the existing privatized hyper-mall of information that is the World Wide Web.

Virtual London : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/search/label/Virtual%20London

Thematic Navigation of a Blog Site : http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/weblog/2006/08/thematic_naviga.html

Concept Maps for Web-Based Applications : http://highered.org/docs/milam-conceptmaps.PDF#search=%22java%20map%20generator%20hexagon%22 (PDF/Adobe Acrobat) - Version HTML

Creating Knowledge Maps by Exploiting Dependent Relationships : http://www.akri.org/papers/es99a.htm

Map Use Across the Disciplines : http://www.haworthpress.com/store/E-Text/View_EText.asp?sid=6AT56MQM56NL8NJF10XEH549NM03FJ9C&a=3&s=J230&v=2&i=2&fn=J230v02n02_04#search=%22%22Map%22%2B%22Muehrcke%22%20poem%22 [PDF] The research performed for this article demonstrates that maps are a useful expression of knowledge in every major academic discipline.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A HEXAGON-BASED MAP ENGINE : http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/12/13/12341/770

Andean Iconography as a Form of Communication : http://www.da-ca.com/images/DCabrerizo_Thesis.doc

Wittgenstein: Graphics, Normativity and Paradigms : http://www.herts.ac.uk/artdes/research/tvad/mb/1998a.pdf#search=%22colour%20octahedron%20illustration%20wittgenstein%22 (PDF) HTML-Version

The Great Books Program : http://www.greatbooksprogram.org/

Might be working better now : http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/gvWF Subscribe to your feed (and share with others!).

Concepts for further development : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/FibonacciZoom/ZoomTest/3LevelZoom4.htm

"You may never know what results come form your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result." - Gandhi
"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you." - Carlos Castaneda
"I have destroyed the ring of the horizon and stepped out of the circle of things." - Malevich
"You don't help the poor by looking at their list of options and eliminating the one they actually chose." - DH
"If you say ... so." - TU
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein

13 September 2006

Thinking Maps: http://www.mapthemind.com/research/pdf/new_language.pdf (PDF) The Cognitive Bridge to Literacy; A Visual Language View as HTML

Navigation : http://roosevelt.monet.k12.ca.us/classes/Navigation.doc (history)

The Miura-Ori Map : http://www.britishorigami.info/academic/miura.htm optimal map un/folding. Animation : http://perso.orange.fr/jean-paul.davalan/liens/liens_origami.html

How to post event photos on the Flickr photo sharing website : http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/flickr-events

Still among the best : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/BestSiteMaps.htm examples ever (and http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/Navigation/Sitemaps.htm)

Suprematism : http://www.kmtspace.com/kmt/suprematism.htm represents a logical continuation of Cubism in its striving to give substance to the new non-objective cosmic concept of a spatially integrated world and its structural unity (Suprematism is an art movement from 1915 that came to us from the USSR. Kazimir Malevich was the leader behind the purification of the absolute truths of painting).

A review of Katy Borner's show ('places and spaces: mapping science') : http://clairelight.typepad.com/atlast/2006/08/places_and_spac.html#trackback

Sidebarred as one of the +++BLOGS OF INTEREST+++ : http://dailyblatt.blogspot.com/ and was second 'B' listing here ; http://maps.google.com/maps?q=universe%20concept%20map&ndsp=20&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&safe=active&rls=RNWE,RNWE:2006-19,RNWE:en&sa=N&tab=il

Apparently 'talked about' here: http://www.talkdigger.com/conversations/browse/zho.berka.com/page/2 by http://zho.berka.com/

Court jester: http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Court_jester/id/506095 (Encyclopedia) The jester as a symbol ... He could say some dangerous truth disguised as a joke or even criticize the ruler in subtle ways.

"If happiness is your mode of travel, it will be your state on arrival." - anonymous Via http://www.studentnunamazon.co.uk/data/pages/quotescorner.htm
"At the end of the game the king and the pawn go back in the same box." - Italian proverb
"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend." - Theophrastus, Greek philosopher
"Now that we have everything we need, we discover that there is almost nothing that we have that we want." - John Cage
"I've been told I'll go far in life. I hope I'm on the right route." - bumper sticker
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost (American Poet 1875 - 1963)

12 September 2006

Remapping the World : http://politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2006/03/remapping-world.html (using cartograms primarily).

Emerging Trends in Data Visualization : http://www.cti.depaul.edu/sass/pdfs/Seminar2PPT.ppt [PPT]

Grid Types : http://www.sc.tri-bit.com/Category:Grid_Types including hex : http://www.sc.tri-bit.com/Hex_Grids?printable=yes

The GettyGuide Kiosks : http://www.designinteract.com/features/getty/ designed by Cooper (formerly known as Cooper Interaction Design and based in Palo Alto).

Discovering and naming clusters of pictures and other information : http://mappinghacks.com/2006/09/09/discovering-and-naming-clusters-of-pictures-and-other-information/

Oblique / 3D Town Map : http://www.cityexplorer.net/images/Woking-Map.jpg

Altered Ralph Peters Map (MiddleEast) : http://theglitteringeye.com/?p=2320

InfoGraphics and TimeLines : http://biblediagrams.com/diagrams/index.htm

The Many Dimensions of Map Use : http://www.ilstu.edu/~jrcarter/mapuse/level-use.htm

IDEA 2006 : http://ideaconference.org/ (IDEA stands for Information: Design, Experience, Access) A conference on designing complex information spaces of all kinds. presenters Blog

Fakes & Forgeries : http://www.galapagos.to/fakes/index.htm (beta)

A different approach to creating a resume / CV : http://stevenewson.blogspot.com/2006/09/different-approach-to-creating-resume.html (created the mind map in MindManager and then output it to a PDF file. He then opened it up in Photoshop, copied it and pasted it into a new document where he did the layout design).

The mathematical Art of M.C.Escher : http://home.online.no/~s-de-la/Mattesiden.htm (#7)

A Cosmological Interpretation of Greek Color Theory : http://www.library.umass.edu/benson/jbgcalt.html including Expanding the Basic Four Color Paradigm

Picked up here : http://www.zewol.net/blog/webzariv by BlogPulse (French), an sidebarred as one of the 'Cartographers' here : http://www.cominganarchy.com/

Metatron spirit : http://www.thelighthouseonline.com/channel/myguys.html#Metatron

"Interdependence is a higher value than independence." - Stephen Covey
"There was a man, they called him mad. The more he gave, the more he had." - John Bunyan
"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." - Groucho Marx
" Keep interested in others, keep interested in the wide and wonderful world. Then in a spiritual sense you will always be young." - Fredric March
"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." - H Jackson Brown (Jr)

11 September 2006

Information Visualization : http://www3.cc.gatech.edu/classes/AY2006/cs7450_spring/syllabus.html - Syllabus

Getting started with the Aerith Mapping Component : http://weblogs.java.net/blog/joshy/archive/2006/07/getting_started.html (using newly released code to Aerith, a JavaOne demo that combines photos, mapdata, and 3d effects).

Lebanon Bombing Map : http://www.respectcoalition.org/?ite=1127 and http://www.lebanonmaps.org/

Research in Communication Art and Design : http://www.rca.ac.uk/pages/research/communication_art_and_design_60.html

Map for "The Persian Boy" : http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Renault/boy.mp.html

With the current attention being paid to redrawing boundaries, maybe it's time to revisit Joel Garreau's (The Garreau Group) The Nine Nations of North America : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Nations_of_North_America and see his map http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/9nations.png of suggested new arrangements.

Using Google Earth as a Panorama Viewer : http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2006/09/using-google-earth-as-panorama-viewer.html Via http://www.digitalurban.blogspot.com/

Map last 50 visitors to tracked MySpace profiles : http://myspacemaps.info/

Classic Map Art : http://www.classicmapart.com/store/store.html?lmd=38899.513669 antique-looking maps and posters are hand painted and then printed on Frenchtone Parchment Paper.

The Elephant story : http://sun-bin.blogspot.com/2006/09/feeling-china-elephant-phenomenon.html as I illustrated : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap/ElephantDefine.jpg

Bernard Kliban : http://www.tetragrammatron.com/fruition.html cartoons present his bizarre musings as facts (he was essentially a hermetic philosopher who uses gag cartoons the same way Wittgenstein uses his imaginary paradigms).

Now side-barred here : http://www.wowblog.co.uk/ (one of 4 under'Links').

"The best way to create more free time is to take it (because there isn't a soul who can give it to you). " - TU
"Dig the well before you are thirsty." - Chinese proverb
"When the leader's work is done, the people say we did it ourselves." - Lau Tzu
"People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf." - Ezra Pound
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." - Thomas Edison
"A stumble may prevent a fall." - English Proverb

08 September 2006

MAPA : http://www.kahnplus.com/download/pdf/mapaht98.pdf a system for inducing and visualizing hierarchy in websites.

World Conflict Map : http://www.goalsforamericans.org/publications/pioom/atf_world_conf_map.pdf

From 2D Images To 3D Exploratory Visualscapes : http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/08/02/from_2d_images_to_3d.htm Also see the future of user interfaces (?) : http://ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=j_han Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/08/21/user_interface_a_look_at.htm

The strict faceted classification model : http://www.facetmap.com/pub/strict_faceted_classification.pdf
Faceted classification, at its core, implies that every facet axis exists at right angles to (i.e., independently of) every other facet axis. Via http://isthispython.blogspot.com/2006/08/delicious-taxonomy-auto-categorization.html

Hexagons as Building Blocks : http://www.puzzleworld.org/PuzzlingWorld/chap02g.htm
also http://www.puzzleworld.org/PuzzlingWorld/chap10a.htm#fig117 Via : http://www.puzzleworld.org/

Navigating Today’s Signs : http://voice.aiga.org/content.cfm?ContentAlias=_getfullarticle&aid=1376858 (right column Icons)

North American Cartographic Information Society : http://www.nacis.org/index.cfm?x=1 annual conference program is available online as a pdf ( includes presentations on cartographic design, use of type, building mashups, and symbology). This year’s keynote speaker will be Schuyler Erle, author of Mapping Hacks and Google Map Hacks and cofounder of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. Via http://ccablog.blogspot.com/2006/08/nacis-2006.html

Bible Maps : http://www.bible-history.com/maps/ including Map of the Physical Features of Palestine , Map of Palestine Natural Divisions , Map of Palestine Bodies of Water , Map of the Ancient Territory of Palestine , Map of Jerusalem , Clickable Map of Ancient Israel ,

World Map Wall Mural : http://www.signals.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&item=HA7502&howfound=celebros the eight panels go up as easily as wallpaper 13' wide, 8'8" high.

Canadian New Media Artist : http://www.katearmstrong.com/projects.html

Described as "Great Map, a chaotic but rewarding collection of links about mapping and information."
: http://www.thingsmagazine.net/ (Tuesday, September 05, 2006). things magazine was originally founded in 1994 by a group of writers and historians based at the Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art in the belief that objects can open up new ways of understanding the world. Now an independent magazine, things has built a reputation as a home for new writing – essays, reviews, short stories and poems – about objects and their meanings.

"You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it." - James Callaghan
"Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract - __PM?____ - and turn it into a reality for all the world's people." - Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General
"Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going." - Chinese proverb
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." - Lao Tzu

07 September 2006

The future of user interfaces (?) : http://ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=j_han (watch the high-resolution version of this video). Via http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/08/21/user_interface_a_look_at.htm

InfoViz : http://fabdp.fh-potsdam.de/infoviz/repository.html- repository

Quality of Service Routing in the Internet : http://www.nas.its.tudelft.nl/people/Fernando/papers/PhDthesiskuipers.pdf#search=%22polyhedra%20%22finds%20the%20shortest%20path%22%22

MAPSwithOUTborders : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/PeaceMap/MAPSwithOUTborders.htm presented last week at 'Rethinking Maps' session http://www.rgs.org/NR/rdonlyres/AF9D17D8-339F-4DAC-B076-8ED9DC7545D7/0/P3455Wednesday09001100.pdf(page 15 & 16/22) of http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Annual+International+Conference+2006.htm

'Zoom' utilities : http://zoom.qarchive.org/

Google Earth Community : http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php/Cat/0 active discussion boards.

The WowMap Team : http://mapwow.com/blog/ Via http://www.gamersgame.com/cgi-bin/ggblog.pl?ggblog=616061
People who like mapwow.com : http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/mapwow.com/ Comments : http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/01/30/179259 Digg profile : http://digg.com/users/mapwow/profile

And then there were 2 : http://www.stumbleupon.com/url.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgreatmap.blogspot.com%2F people who like greatmap.blogspot.com

Border Mapping Discussion : http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1833899

Litani River and Israel-Lebanon : http://www.american.edu/ted/ice/litani.htm

Current Technorati status : http://technorati.com/blogs/http://greatmap.blogspot.com

"A new point of view is worth 80 IQ points." - Alan Kay
"Being inoffensive, and being offended, are now the twin addictions of the culture." - Martin Amis
"A man may love a paradox without either losing his wit or his honesty." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Uncollected Prose, 1841)

06 September 2006

Blood Borders : http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/xml/2006/06/images/afj.peters_map_before.JPG (How a better Middle East would look?) http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2006/06/1833899 by Ralph Peters. Via http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2006/09/redrawing-middle-east.html

CIRI Instigator Knowledge Map (?) : http://www.cirilab.com/KUKMAP/ including Mind map (4), Thematically hierarchical xml (4), Navigation (4/5) . Right Click on any document and generate a thematically relevant MindManager mind map instantly. Via http://knowledgeuser.typepad.com/

Peace Map : http://www.peacemap.net/peacemap.html "Further, I take it as my responsibility to engage, in a way which I am most comfortable with, in the peace process via intervention when injustices are being served. Add yourself! Beyond that, I openly share my beliefs, experiences, and culture with others in the hope of establishing a permanent peace based on the great diversity of world cultures." http://www.frappr.com/peacemap

BabelCast mosaic gallery : http://www.flexatone.net/mosaic.html (illustrated information abduction and reduction) with algorithmically selected and manipulated chapter images of U.S. and World leaders and icons created from pictures harvested within the duration of the babelcast period, are also available as a composite mosaic consisting of hundreds of images.

Latest Portable GPS Devices Empower Consumers : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2262

MuslimMap : http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/world_maps/muslim_distribution.jpg

Discussion on using CSS to dynamically generate a Fibonacci Spiral by resizing / rotating a single graphic element : http://www.cssplay.co.uk/comments/comments.php?comment_id=spiral&comment_page=show_all

How to Get the Google Juice : http://www.bernzilla.com/item.php?id=595 See also: Part 2 & Part 3

A Brief History of the Internet : http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml

Embed Chat in Your Blog : http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/08/embed-chat-in-your-blog-interact-with.html Interact with Site Visitors in Real Time.

Catherine D'Ignazio (a.k.a. kanarinka) will discuss several collaborative projects from her practice, show other examples of contemporary psychogeographic investigations and then open the forum for others to do the same. http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=180133777&url_num=9&url=http://www.treasurecrumbs.com/theupgrade/

Personalized Latitude And Longitude Doormat : http://www.signals.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&item=HC4092&howfound=celebros

"TMTOWTDI"= “There’s More Than One Way To Do It” ( from Perl culture).
"Remote sensing satellites show our planet in ways that our eyes are incapable of seeing and reveal the abstract compositions, shapes and colors of the Earth that are hidden in the data." - Larry Ammann, Art Beyond Our Vision
'What is the use of having countless books and libraries, whose titles their owners can scarcely read through a whole lifetime? The learner is not instructed but burdened by the mass of them." - Seneca, 63 AD
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." - John Lubbock

05 September 2006

Yellow Arrow : http://yellowarrow.net/update.php (requires Flash8) allows you to tag realworld places with a yellow sticker indicating more info is availabe through PDAs.

World of Warcraft Map: http://mapwow.com/ plots 15,00 datapoints on a fantasy map (using the Google Map API). An oblique map example : http://www.perplexcitymap.com/ Via http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/08/burning-man-google-maps-mashups.html

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

Crazy Egg : http://www.crazyegg.com/ Visual click tracking service using Heatmaps (commonly seen in usability tests and eye tracking tests where the site is overlayed with a grey layer showing high concentrated areas in bright colors ranging from blue to red). Via http://www.solutionwatch.com/493/crazy-egg-launched-visualize-visitor-clicks/

Paradoxical Coastlines : http://www.calresco.org/fractal.htm Via http://www.calresco.org/themes.htm Take Tour

Link to your hometown in 'Goggles : Via http://www.isoma.net/games/Link-to-location-in-goggles.html Discussed at http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=1205

Sample Google search 'capture' : http://noedupatents.org/index.php?page=blogs

Innovative Web 2.0 development approach : http://www.cambrianhouse.com/submit-code/

How Digg : http://www.valleywag.com/tech/digg/cheatsheet-what-is-digg-197781.php fits the buzzwords.

Another del.icio.us Add : http://del.icio.us/tomhogers/MindMap

(Google Earth) Documentary on Sir Ernest Shackleton : http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2005/11/fantastic_googl.html (collection of facts, placemarks, pictures, panorama shots, tracks, and other historical information). Download Shackleton "documentary" here Via http://industry.slashgeo.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/14/1928225

Top 100 blogs ordered by valuation : http://blogshares.com/top100.php Iraqi blogger : http://fayrouz.blogspot.com/

"It is far better not to be a prophet, and to eschew the responsibilities, limitations, and temptations. It is far better to be obscure and to be thought stupid. Having someone call you by a title is an interference that you don't need. When you are seeing the greatest wonder of your life, the last thing you want is to have someone blocking the light." - Prophet by Deng Ming-Dao (from the book /365 Tao//Daily Meditations/ISBN 0-06--250223-9)

"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
"If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything." - Anonymous
"...we prefer seeing (one might say) to everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things." - Aristotle, Metaphysics 980a (ca. 330 B.C.)
"... borders being just lines." - T. H. White, in THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING had an interesting comment
"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
"More is different. " - P. Anderson