14 December 2007

Map Morphing: Making Sense of Incongruent Maps (PDF) - View as HTML

Google Cartography uses the Google Search API to build a visual representation of the interconnectivity of streets in an area. Via : http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/google-cartography/google-cartography.html

Smashing magazine has a summary of current trends in data visualization (includes a link to Hans Rohling’s 2006 presentation). Via : http://davidcrow.ca/article/1663/visualizing-data

The OpenJUMP Blog : http://openjump.blogspot.com/ - Helping Others Leap Into Open Source GIS


DECONSTRUCTING T H E MAP, J B HARLEY, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

Making Money In Second Life

Rogers ISP antics rattle net neutrality supporters

Painter's Writings : http://clicks.robertgenn.com/book-launch.php

"Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy." - Lao Tzu
"Ninety percent of everything is crud." - "Sturgeon's Law" (named after science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon) Via
"There is no joy in eating alone." - The Buddha, 536 BCE
"By and large maps are mankind's best invention." - R.B.Wild (after author Ursula LeGuin)
"Faith is a journey without maps.” - Frederick Buechner

13 December 2007

Research-based method for creating high-quality structured content : http://www.infomap.com/index.cfm/Expertise/Expertise( makes complex information easy to access and use).

Another way to create your own visitor map . Via : http://allanscartographicblog.blogspot.com/

The Poincaré Disk

Impressionistic CtityModel : http://www.spaceandculture.org/2007/11/22/gazette/ Via

Reclaiming the American West (PDF) - View as HTML (through word, cartography, mapping and image, examines this intricate regional story).

Anisohedral Tiling Summary Page

Snowflakes - A Thematic Approach

Gmail: Beyond the Basics

Slow innovation -- long wow?

Torontarded : http://www.cbc.ca/mercerreport/#603441353

Orphanage : http://www.tumainimilesofsmilescentre.org/healthcare.htm

"Therein lies a formal justification for the ultimate complementarily of the search without (in the physical world) and the search within (in our own experience), for what we approach, in either case, from one side or the other, is the common boundary between them." - Spencer Brown Via
"When the mind of a man decides on a destination, his heart will design the map to get him there." - ?
"Remember that some of the best pats on the back are the ones you give yourself." - TU
"I bade farewell to myself in the mirror." - Jorge Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths
"More delicate than the historians’ are the map-makers’ colours." - Elizabeth Bishop, 1911–79 (‘The Map’ 1946)

07 December 2007

Tracking Santa : http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/tracking-santa-then-and-now.html Via

The Territory Construed as the Map : http://www.laetusinpraesens.org/docs/terrmap.php (In search of radical design innovations in the representation of human activities and their relationships).

Google Earth PhotoOverlay Creator - Download and Tutorial

(Second Life) Museum of Music : http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/90/202/0 Infotainment Island

(3D) MapArt : http://simeon-nelson.com/burb.html

The architecture of meaning (PDF) - Version HTML It is the job of the information architect to discern the internal structure of content and than give it external form to support users in constructing meaning, in relating the content to their own knowledge, needs, and purposes, and thus making sense of the content.

car·tog·ra·phy n. The art or technique of making maps or charts.

Over the years a large literature dedicated to mental mapping has accumulated. Most of it can be found in geography, but as Sorin Matei's project demonstrates, this methodology can be successfully applied to cognate areas.

Denis Wood articles

Google Directory (example) : http://www.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Recreations/Tessellations/ (Viewing in Google PageRank order)

New type of office

"In altering the positive and negative, I emphasize the missing as well as the seen." - Heather Hobler - Keene
"I Don’t Really Think About Anything Too Much." - Sigmar Polke
"If we do not succeed, we run the risk of failure" - Dan Quayle Via
"Generosity of spirit arises from a full and independent ego. (That's how mentees become mentors)." - Robert Genn
"An artist values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency." - R.B.Wild (after Mark Twain)

06 December 2007

TomTom & Google join forces to form GooGoo .

Some of the topics on the radar for the next Where 2.0 : http://en.oreilly.com/where2008/public/cfp/5 (to be held May 12-14, 2008 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California).

Triangulation of Hierarchical Hexagon Meshes (by using "triangle fans" as a basic feature of the triangle mesh) : Hexagons have emerged as a new discrete global grid (DGG) cell. Hexagon grids have advantages over rectangle and triangle grids: hexagon neighbors share an edge, and not a degenerate point; hexagon centers are equidistant, and don't vary with direction or latitude. There are many schemes to cover the globe with a hierarchical grid of hexagons.

Google Earth Lifespan Short?

The beauty of cartography : http://regainingparadise.wordpress.com/2007/04/16/the-beauty-of-cartography/

Quantum GIS : http://qgis.org/ is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows).

(Interview with Game Mapper) "Every city map I do from now on will have a little bit of Ptolus in it...."

(SEO/SEM Beginner's Guide) How To Name Your Blog Site And Domain URL

Artist Residency at the Royal Geographical Society : http://www.simeon-nelson.com/cryptosphere.html (London 2007) Via

Global Artists for Peace - 2008 Calendar & postcards

"The professional investor has no choice but to sit by quietly while the mob has its day, until the enthusiasm or panic of the speculators and non-professionals has been spent. He is not impatient, nor is he even in a very great hurry, for he is an investor, not a gambler or a speculator." - J. Paul Getty
"You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things." - Ken Kesey
"A map is the dead body of where you've been. A map is the unborn baby of where you're going." - Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz (London, Picador, 1974 p.121)
"I ain't often right, but I've never been wrong." - Jerry Garcia
"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it." - Mark Twain

05 December 2007

(Vote today!) Amazon Start-Up Challenge : (WeoGeo is among the finalists). Via

Make good use of the concept of progressive disclosure : to reveal portions of the network when needed.

viz : http://workgroups.cwrl.utexas.edu/visual/ Rhetoric - Visual Culture - Pedagogy

MapEcos : interactive mapping site that provides access to information about emissions from facilities around the US. Via

Google Mindmap : view the full image (or download the source file to be used with Java-based FreeMind).

Canada Drainage Map

(Seven minute movie) Gestalt principles of visual perception : http://www.seekpeace.com/gestalt/index.html

Gateway to the Great Books : http://www.thegreatideas.org/gbgateway.html

Scientists with a high degree of fluid intelligence who are attracted to study matters outside the current paradigm are often labeled kooks or wacky by those operating with static intelligence.

Relocating Map Studio

Anniversary Production Examples and Reviews

"Art's golden thread of mentors stretches not just into the ancient past, but also far into the future." - Paul Soderberg
"The greatest predicament of living in the jungles of time and space, is learning to be happy while still having unfulfilled dreams... And the greatest reward is having predicaments, challenges, and mysteries that you have absolutely aced, crushed, and unraveled." - The Universe
"Random tinkering is the path to success." -Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan
"Just when you think things couldn't get any more exciting - they don't." - ?
"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write--if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be." - Abraham Maslow, Psychologist

04 December 2007

Edushi.com (short for ECity in Chinese) has mapped the 21 major cities in China (a visual feast of pixel art down to the finest detail). Via

Toronto (searchable Google map-based) general transit map. Via

Afghanistan Ethnolinguistic Groups Map : http://www.army.mil/cmh/brochures/Afghanistan/Images/6-7big.jpg

(EVA London 2008) Electronic Visualisation & the Arts : http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/Visualising ideas and concepts, in museums and galleries, digital arts, sound, music, film and animation, 2D and 3D imaging... (London, 22-25 July).

Apple Form Factor Evolution (1976 - 2007)

Image Spam research paper and another project, “Filtering Image Spam with near-Duplicate Detection” target spam hidden in pictures. Via

PigCowChicken Map : http://futurefeeder.com/wp-content/IImages/radical-cartography.jpg

JapanCentric Map -------->>>>>>>>>>>>>

Face Mapped : http://szub.net/visuals/rlc/digitize-map/

We Can Create : http://www.mute.com/releases/viewRelease.jsp?id=8661828 Artist: Maps

(Poll Results) What motive was behind the 'redrawn map of the islamic world' ??

You Can't Predict Who Will Change The World The American system of trial and error produces doers: Black Swan-hunting, dream-chasing entrepreneurs, with a tolerance for a certain class of risk-taking and for making plenty of small errors on the road to success or knowledge. Via

"I Live in My Own World, but It's OK, They Know Me Here." - Sigmar Polke
"No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality." - William Feather
"Truth is something you stumble into when you think you're going someplace else." - Jerry Garcia Via
"I didn’t sell out, son; I bought in." - ?
"It's not that dream worlds are born when you think new thoughts, but that real worlds are." - TU

03 December 2007

Google Cartography : http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/excerpt/ggl_hcks/?page=2 (Street Art in Your Neighborhood)

Google eases mobile map use by locating celltowers

Airplane Tracking in Second Life Via

Spiral Map (directions) Via : http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=2527

Paradise Map : http://www.simeon-nelson.com/cryptosphere1.html

Dante's Inferno Map : http://www.tabula-rasa.info/Horror/Inferno.html

Space as Neither Vacuum nor Plenum (spatially oriented models and plans lead naturally to philosophies which "spatialize" time and change).

Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research


Try visiting : http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Future/109/70/240/

Most Read and most Commented stories (The Right of Return is a Basic Human Right of All Refugees?)

"Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down." - by Robert Frost
"The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have." - Nido Qubein
"Faith gives us real eyes, to realize where the real lies." - Author unknown Via
"God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest." - Josiah Gilbert Holland
"If 90 percent of life is showing up, the other 10 percent is figuring out how to get there. That’s where maps come in." - Via

29 November 2007

(Google Maps) User-Edited Locations Via

Interesting stats on the Human Brain Cloud

Tree SiteMap (main page index)

Tetrahedralize the surface

Spatial Cognition 2008 : http://conference.spatial-cognition.de/sc08/ continues a series of international and interdisciplinary conferences on spatial cognition (concerned with the acquisition, organization, utilization and revision of knowledge about spatial environments, be it real or abstract, human or machine).

Snowflake Effect : where mass personalization, mass customization, mass contribution are all available to try. Via

http://www.efiaf.org/cities/citiesofpeace.htm VIEW PAINTINGS Further Reading (PDF)

Blog's references to 'map'

(Map-related) Christmas gift ideas

Side-barred : http://pkab.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/mind-map-festival-singapore-13-30-nov-07/


"A person is led on the path that he truly wants to travel on." - The Talmud (Makkot 10b)
"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?" - Marcel Marceau
"I think a lot of the very abstract quality of my work—and the literal quality of it—is always dealing with a state or a place or an edge, a border, a threshold, a place that's in between." - Ann Hamilton
"The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas." - Anonymous
"Always, the process of representation will filter it out so that the mental world is only maps of maps, ad infinitum." - Gregory Bateson (1904-1980), Anthropologist & Social Scientist Via

28 November 2007

Internet Country Codes (Map) : http://www.visibone.com/countries/countrychart_4080.jpg (listed in legend)

100th Meridian (West) Map : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_of_Great_Plains.svg

Cartographic Code of Ethics : http://www.tomake.com/future/Resources/OnRightMappingFiveWays.pdf

The Master of Science in Visual Studies : http://web.mit.edu/vap/about/grad_program.html
encourages a wealth of interdisciplinary exploration and research.

(Definition)“Psychogeography.” (coined by the French situationist Guy Debord) refers to the quasi-erotic act of sensuously apprehending the environment, preferably hidden byways and abandoned corners.

Interesting Search : 'fractals metaphors of knowledge'

Map Show by Scher

F for Fake (is the last major film completed by Orson Welles initially released in 1974), focuses on Elmyr de Hory's recounting of his career as a professional art forger. (fast-paced, meandering investigation of the natures of authorship and authenticity, as well as the basis of the value of art).

Peace Tiles Workshop

Top Forums

Side-barred : http://herdeirodocaos.wordpress.com/

"There are many ways of going forward, but there is only one way of standing still." - ?
"The worst of authors will say something which is to the point." - Socrates, Phaedrus
"If you say, 'Okay, this has to be completed after I’m dead,' then what do you need to do to make it work? It has to be self-sustaining. It has to prove itself to be self-sustaining." - Mel Chin
"Different, perhaps, from the 'quality art' that most of us strive for, it's the 'quality idea' that engages and bends the mind." - Robert Genn
"If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions." - Buddhist Saying Via

27 November 2007

My Map | Christopher Baker : custom designed software capable of rendering the relationships between myself and individuals in my address book by examining the TO:, FROM:, and CC: fields of every email in my email archive.

Mapping Arts, Health and Higher Education Collaborative Projects in London : http://www.lcace.org.uk/docs/downloads/londonartshealthreport.pdf (the positive nature of collaborations between the artist, medical practitioner and academic where medical advances are made).

Historic Cities Maps+ : http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/historic_cities.html

Temperance Map

Dungeon Map: http://almy.us/image/dungeon.jpg

(Animated) 4D cube : http://real4d.ytmnd.com/ Via

67 posts tagged with 'map' : http://www.metafilter.com/tags/map

Cubists Launch Unnavigable Web Site Via http://www.cubistro.com/links.html

The perspectives of Nietzsche : http://www.pitt.edu/~wbcurry/nietzsche.html

Side-barred : http://www.jobsessive.com/2007/11/12/inspiratie/ (Miscellaneous)

PageCreator still available

"It seems to me that we are now compelled to recognize that we have no place to go but where we’ve been." - Robert Adams Via
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire, and before art is born the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation." - Auguste Rodin
"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." - Max DePree
"The way to a man's stomach is through his esophagus." - Via
"Do not judge the journey by the path you're now on. ... Moreover, little, if any, of the scenery you travel through will remotely resemble the destination you have in mind." - TU

26 November 2007

Mapping New Testament Social Networks : http://www.esv.org/blog/2007/01/mapping.nt.social.networks using data visualization tool Many Eyes to map New Testament social networks.

Multi-Perspectve Images for Visualisation (PDF) - HTML-Version

Mappings in the Complex Plane : http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/complexmap/

The Long Tail of the Coastline

Types of Boundaries : http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/articles/tvf.html

The case against e-discovery

Geometric Artist : http://mayahayuk.com/everything.html

Dual LCD Monitor Horizontal Desk Stand

(Definition) 'Map' : http://www.artlex.com/ Also see analysis, cartography, cartographer, compass rose, diagram, didactic, ephemera, graph, plan, scale, science and art, and sphere

Important info about riptides

"A clenched fist cannot receive a gift." - John Roger, Author, Educator
"Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do." - Via
"Pueblo Indian dances—they have clowns. And the clowns are making fun of the whole ritual, you know. But that's part of the ritual." - John Feodorov Via
"Ideas come by day, by night, by chance, by work and by play. They come in dreams, in hallucinations, in seminars and saloons." - William S. Beck
"Home is where the house is." - Via

21 November 2007

Virtual Reality for Data Visualization : http://visualization.tudelft.nl/~michal/vr_demos/

True Grid : http://ontology.buffalo.edu/smith/articles/truegrid.pdf

Playful Learning with Interfaces : http://www.experientia.com/playful/

Post Map : http://www.urbanarchives.org/wordpress/map/ (A Google Map of posts to a blog which have been geocoded).

(Cubist? Debord) FacetedMap : http://imaginarymuseum.org/LPG/Mapsitu1.htm (The mentally felt distance between these areas are visualized by spreading out the pieces of the cut up map).

CountyMap Art

(Video) Web 2.0 cloud of this wikipedia entry (designed by Markus Angermeier at Aperto).

Charles Hinton's contribution may be "...his popularization of higher-dimensional figures using three methods: by examining their shadows, their cross-sections, and their unravellings. Even today, these three methods are the chief ways in which professional mathematicians and physicists conceptualize higher-dimensional objects in their work." (Michio Kaku points out in Hyperspace). Via

To dual or to not dual monitor

"Fortune favors the lucky." - Via
"The experience of life in a finite, limited body is specifically for the purpose of discovering and manifesting supernatural existence within the finite." - Pythagoras
"The human brain is 90% dormant." - T.D.A. Lingo
"For every fork in the road there are often two paths to choose from... the one you 'should' take and the one you want to take. Always take the second." - The Universe
"Honor thy error as a hidden intention." - Via

20 November 2007

Diigo : http://www.diigo.com/ A True 3D Information App?

"Who is Listening to What Where" Map : http://www.gracenote.com/map/ Via

(Movie) Tourist Activity : http://www.girardin.org/fabien/tracing/media/barcelona2d2006.mov (Barcelona)

Innovation, Web 2.0, Virtual Worlds, Conversations (Self-starting, community-based, built on passion, focused on craft).Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization : http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/milestone/milestone.pdf

Flock 1.0--available for download here- (instead of Firefox as primary gateway to the Web?) Via

del.icio.us / christianmarcschmidt / mapping links

Gleaming the Hypercube

Map/model Car

Subtle Technologies Festival : a multidisciplinary event where artists and scientists come together to discuss, demonstrate and exhibit their work.

Side-barred at http://cartografiaurbana.blogspot.com/

"One must always acknowledge that no word or map can do absolute justice in representing reality." - K.J. Rankin and R. Schofield
"A line has two sides." - Via
"Winners don't form alliances." - Daniel Lyons (aka Fake Steve Jobs)
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been." - Diane Arbus
"Consecutive presentation is not a very adequate means of describing complicated mental processes going on in different layers of the mind." - Sigmund Freud (“The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman,” 1920)

19 November 2007

Helping Knowledge Cross Boundaries: Using Knowledge Visualization ( PDF) - HTML-Version

(Summary) Mapping Services : Google Earth , Google Maps , Map Quest , Terra Server , Virtual Earth , Yahoo! Maps Via http://stategis.blogspot.com

(Post Hurricane Katrina) Diaspora Map : http://gridskipper.com/travel/new-orleans/epodunk-hurricane-katrina-diaspora-map-128219.php

Social network viSualization (PDF) - View as HTML

HexGlobe FoldUp Via PDF

the Old Maps group icon (Flickr Group) Old Maps :
http://www.flickr.com/groups/24677344@N00/ Discussion Pool Map ( 140 Members)

Map interview
Art & Science Symposium : http://www.edmontonculturalcapital.com/artsciencesymposium.asp

http://groups.google.com/group/yarns?lnk=gschg ended Saturday.

"Every creation springs from an abundance… an overflow of energy." - Mircea. Eliade (The Sacred and the Profane, 1957)
"A boundary, like the human skin, may have diseases of its own or may reflect the illnesses of the body." - Stephen B. Jones, 1945 Via
"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." - Austin Phelps
"One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller
"Everything had broken down and new things had to be made out of the fragments. Collage was like an image of the revolution within me—not as it was, but as it might have been." - Kurt Schwitters

16 November 2007

3-D Map of Air Pollution (in London) : http://www.londonair.org.uk/london/asp/virtualmaps.asp?view=maps Via

The Center for Digital Storytelling : http://www.storycenter.org/ Via http://www.accuracyandaesthetics.com/tag/map

PacificMap Grid Via http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/mapas_ocultotierra/esp_mapa_ocultotierra_12.htm

Drag a highlighted vertex to change the tile shape : http://mathforum.org/dynamic/one-corona/java/

Guide to Twitter as a Tool for Marketing and PR

Dedicated institutes for border studies:
The Centre for Cross Border Studies (Armagh, Northern Ireland);
The Center for Inter-American and Border Studies (University of Texas at El Paso, USA);
The Center for Latin American and Border Studies (New Mexico State University, USA);
The Centre for Border Studies (University of Glamorgan, Wales);
The Border Studies Research Circle (Wisconsin, USA);
The Nijmegen Centre of Border Research (Netherlands).

"The hexagon is greater than the square and the triangle and will hold more honey for the same expenditure of material used in constructing the different figures." - Pappus (writing some sixteen hundred years ago)
"Success is what sells art." - Andy Warhol
"Ideas are potent in every form, but perhaps most understandable when we can experience them through our senses- seeing, hearing and touching the creative thought." - Via
"Maps are interfaces between knowledge and experience. Always more than descriptions, they represent what we usually experience as a series of impressions in the form of an image seen from an extracorporeal viewpoint, that of shared knowledge." - Dirk Van Weelden, book Else/Where: New cartographies of networks and territories, p 26
"Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." - William Faulkner

15 November 2007

(Catch/Release Map) bookcrossing : http://www.bookcrossing.com/ n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise. ("Information Way-finding"?)

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Whereabouts Clock : http://research.microsoft.com/sds/whereabouts_clock.aspx (When a cell phone is on, it automatically transmits SMS messages to the device when that person moves from one registered zone (such as "home") into another registered zone (such as "school")). Via

Knowing The Difference Between Pattern Extraction And Stereotyping

"Perception is limited by what can be described in one's own language." - The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (see Phillips, 1998).
"Follow the path of your aroused thought, and you will soon meet this infernal inscription: 'There is nothing so beautiful as that which does not exist.'" - Paul Valery Via
"As one dream comes true, another swiftly takes its place. Not having all you want is one of life's constants. And learning to be happy while not yet having all you want is the first "Criteria of Joy." - The Universe
"If I knew where I was going, I'd be lost." - Artist
"The art game includes connection, friendship, joy, love, sentiment, experience, taste, honour, acquisitiveness, the collecting instinct, social acceptability and investment." - Robert Genn

14 November 2007

Pittsburgh Bike Map : http://bike-pgh.org/wp-content/uploads/bikemap07.pdf Via Via

Personalization Map

Middle-Earth Map

Photo Periodic Table : http://theodoregray.com/PeriodicTable/Posters/Poster2.2000.low.JPG

Mirror, Mirror In The Brain Via http://evolvehappy.blogspot.com/

"IDEAS MISCELLANY" Side-barred: http://newsgrist.typepad.com/underbelly/

Who Is adobe.com direct access to blog (and spend over an hour?)

"A light heart lives long." - William Shakespeare
"Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant - you just don't know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you'd mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place. Trust your demon." - Roger Zelazny
"Old maps drive us into a state of great pain and frustration. " - Robert Quinn
"A map is primarily a question of content, not of form." - R.B. Wild (after Paul Rand)
"If I knew when I started a piece how it was going to turn out I wouldn't bother doing it." - Robert Rauschenberg

09 November 2007

The US radio frequency allocation chart : http://birdhouse.org/blog/archives/misc/page/2/

World's maps on polyhedra nets

Dash Zillow Mashup video on Gizmodo shows use of the open Dash API. This is apparently the first mashup of the Internet-enabled nav device. Via

Mapping Border Ireland : http://www.crossborder.ie/research/mapping.php

Map grids (in PDF form) and the Python script that created them.

Chaos, Creation & Collage : http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Collage/Chaos,%20Collage,%20&%20Creation.html

The House That Herman Built Via http://criticalspatialpractice.blogspot.com/

Google Image Labeler: http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/ a feature of Google Search that allows you to label images and help improve the quality of Google's image search results.

(French) search for Map of Ideas

"Two artist archetypes; monkish model; "reclusive alchemist struggling to purify the dross of everyday reality," and the second, an "entertainer representing a mass audience's everyday wishes." - Donald Kuspit, The End of Art, Cambridge University Press, 2004
"When you know the artist you think less of the art." - George Bernard Shaw
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today... as of this second, quit doing less than excellent work." - Thomas Watson
"There are two kinds of map-makers; those that make you see, and those that make you wonder." - R.B. Wild (after Brian Aldiss)

08 November 2007

Idée Inc. : http://ideeinc.com/(Toronto-based provider of image recognition and visual search software). Via

Mapping the Road to Riches

Coke - Grand Theft Auto Mash Up Ad Via

Catalog of Tilings : http://mathforum.org/dynamic/one-corona/

Stupid Data Miner Tricks: Overfitting S&P 500 Via

Blow-by-blow of Scene7 (recently acquired by Adobe) demo

Collagist : Trenton Doyle Hancock Reviewed

Fans across America get a chance to meet Fake Steve Jobs in the flesh.

Political Correctness Watch

Side-barred: http://festivalofmaps.blogspot.com/ (Map-related Blogs)

(Definition) It certainly has more of a spatial element to it than boundary, but the word border can be widely applied as an adjective or word stem. There is border landscape, borderland, border area, border inhabitant, borderer, border war, and of course, ... borderline.

"Don't explain why it works; explain how you use it." - Steven Brust
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." - Katherine Hepburn
"The artist outsider is well rewarded in our society - so long as he is an insider in art society." - Donald Kuspit
"On our journey, naked into the land of uncertainty... know how to get lost with confidence." - Robert Quinn Via
"To be young all your life, you need to say things to the world that are true." - Pablo Casals

07 November 2007

Glean The Planet a community space for sharing food resources that would otherwise go to waste.

Maps : http://designnotes.info/?cat=63

Icosohedron Fold-up - PDF file (containing a layout for a 20-sided icosohedron overlaid with a 5mm hex grid).

(Java) Slide from Square to Hex

(Interactive) 'Future of Conferences' Map : http://visualthinkingart.blogspot.com/ Via http://visualthinkingart.blogspot.com/

(Video) Google search engine "hidden" features

Geometric Shapes

Peace is a broad topic that includes9 social justice, war issues, personal growth, poverty, and human needs.

20x30 Collage Posters : http://www.shutterfly.com/shop/product_c10500/Collage_Posters

Staffing a new search start-up Via http://datamining.typepad.com/data_mining/2007/11/discovery-engin.html

"It is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question without debating it." - Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) Essayist.
"When one discovers what is right and begins to pursue it, the necessary people and resources turn up." - Robert Quinn
"It is understandably human nature to see yourself as small. Until you stop seeing yourself as just human." - The Universe
"Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway." - Mignon McLaughlin
"With age, art and life become one." - Georges Braque

06 November 2007

Virtual Information Technology (VIT) World Project : The history of the world's information is being mapped on a MindManager map in Second Life (printed out, it would measure 120 feet by 500 feet). VIT World Group headquarters (landmark is Quiricosta 231,33,45) and ask for Butch Dae. Via

HexPlanet demo of a technique to tile a spherical planet with hex tiles. Download hexplanet.zip (1.9MB), and Hex Planet White Paper.pdf

4D - Discovery : An Explanation of our Discovery Approach.

Plexagon - Pleated Hexagon (hexagonal dipyramidal scanelohedra) Animation illustrating plexagon formation ------>>>>>>>>>>>

Graphic MindMap Via

Visual Search 'signs'

Recent Trends in the History of Cartography : A Selective, Annotated Bibliography (PDF)

BNMI Co-production Lab: Self Directed Co-Productions

"Age breeds caution and a yearning for security. Youth invites risk and challenge. As we grow older it becomes important to be able to balance our sensibilities with our
curiosities." - Elizabeth Azzolina
"Helping our clients avoid solving the wrong problem really well." - Via
"Prince, you are you by accident of birth; what I am, I am of myself. There are and there will be thousands of princes. There is only one Beethoven." - Ludwig van Bethoven
"Damn--and just when I was starting to get the hang of it!" - Edgar Degas (on his deathbed)
"If we know what the future is, we aren't looking far enough ahead." - Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author, July 1997.

05 November 2007

100 Most Powerful Celebrities Map : http://www.mibazaar.com/top100celebrities/ Via

SketchUp 3D modeling skills development : video tutorials , books, blogs, video podcasts, help groups, wikis, and (of course) YouTube videos by the hundreds.

Polar Maps/graphics : http://polar.grida.no/mapsgraphics.cfm

Map of Central Theatres, Cinemas and Art Museums / Galleries in Valencia, Spain (Click on the icons to go to the listings pages).

Fundamental Cartographic Proposition : http://makingmaps.owu.edu/mm/nacis06_abstract.jpg

Mind Map Basics - Words and Images

Tilings can be divided into two types, periodic and aperiodic, depending on whether they have any translational symmetries.

Historic Snowflakes : Early observations and studies of snow crystals --->>>>>

Every Picture Tells A Story...

Society of layerists in multi-media

This RSS reader is fine without DIV tags

"Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself." - Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Fear only hides the truth." - TU
"Everything That Rises Must Converge." - Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
"The components of a new idea are floating around out there somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. This is why the notion of building a “big picture” view is so important." - George Kurtz (gekurtz@comcast.net)
"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery." - Francis Bacon

02 November 2007

Multiform Glyph Based Web Search Result Visualization (PDF/) - Version HTML (information is provided by either changing textures or disturbance patterns).

WoodstockSiteMap : http://www.well.com/woodstock/map.gif

Polar Ice Cap Collapse : http://www.xefer.com/2007/09/icecap

Teaching Geography in Second Life

StereoVision example online

Explaining 4D : How We Engage

Approval Matrix - New York MagazineVia

Get Vista if you're buying a new PC; XP users, though, have few urgent reasons to upgrade.

Lize Mogel is an artist working with geography and cartography. Her projects, often site-specific and distributed in public space, use the map as political agent.

Map Icon Grid : http://www.directlytothechapel.com/icons.jpg

Worst Maps Ever (Candidate?)

Who Owns directly accessed this blog

"You can have a dream and it can come true." - Tim Berners-Lee, Creator of the World Wide Web
"The veils begin to lift, once defenses begin to fall. Be vulnerable." - The Universe
"Memories Are Worth Part of Your Nest Egg. Good times spent with loved ones can be the best investment." - The Street
"We'd all like to standardize because it's efficient. But we don't want to be beholden to just one format and miss the next technology. That's a two-edged sword." - Jim Kwolek, NGA's office director
"If you stay where you are, you stay as you are." - toRONto

01 November 2007

Maps help us define our place in the universe

Information design applied on cartography

A Spiritual Treasure Map: : http://www.erenlai.com/index.php?aid=378 (Confucius Meets Euclid)

Map of the main rock art regions in the world Via

Award-winning Maps

Hand-drawn City Maps : http://parth.wordpress.com/category/situationist/

StoryCubes : http://proboscis.org.uk/storycubes/ are a tactile thinking and storytelling tool for exploring relationships and narratives; http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/storycubes/

http://www.ajaxcompilation.com/ (routines)

Interesting 'map paintings' image search

Map/territory relation : 'an abstraction derived from something, or a reaction to it, is not the thing itself'

StumbledUpon 6 times now

"Regardless of desire life hands you who you are." - Haymes
"Overview, zoom & filter, details-on-demand." - Information Visualization Mantra Via
"Nihil est enim simul et inventum et perfectum." (Nothing is ever invented and perfected at the same time.) - Cicero
"Just when words fail, a map comes in to save the situation." - R.B.Wild (after Goethe)
"Exactly where you've been, has made possible exactly who you are." - The Universe

31 October 2007

http://www.myprofilemaps.com/ : Create your Custom Myspace Map Code (to see who's looking at your profile)

OrigamiMap : http://www.kottke.org/plus/misc/images/origami01.gif

About Golf (Mind)Map

uiknow.com : "finding, organizing, creating & sharing" information on the internet or intranets" ( test space at uiknow.ning.com )

Interesting (Flash) 'collage' interface : http://www.mappingfestival.com/mapping2007/

Lat/Lon To Tile : http://mapki.com/wiki/Lat/Lon_To_Tile (displays custom tiles that show the x,y,zoom (or satellite t=) parameters, and latitude and longitude of the tiles that make up a google map).

The map and the book (etymology)

Visual-Spatial Intelligence

CNN coming to Second Life

MAD Magazine Cover Archive Specials

"Cognitive aspects of communication are to be found in the mind of the mapmaker, and especially the mind of the map reader." - Daniel R. Montello
"Do It Wrong Quickly." - Mike Moran Via
"It's not thinking about the bucks that makes one rich ... but thinking rich, that makes the bucks." - The Universe
"'Idea' is what the artist gives, like a stone thrown into the water for ripples to be made." - YOKO ONO
"Every map is a tool, a product of human effort and creativity, that represents some aspects of our world or universe ..." - Timothy G. Feeman

30 October 2007

Top 100 User-Centered Blogs Via

Bad Maps : Another reason not to drive in Shanghai

MicroWave Systems Map Via

Justice Mapping Center : http://www.justicemapping.org/services/ Via

Periodic Table of Mathematicians : http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/periodictable/ (should use ALT BOX roll-overs)

Online mapmakers get down to earth

M.A. Thesis in Interface Design : http://well-formed-data.net/

Cartography: map-making as artform presents carto/artists : Frank Bowling, Stephen Brandes, Jon Brunberg, Dorothy Cross, Jeremy Deller, Rita Donagh, Jimmie Durham, Clodagh Emoe, Simon Faithfull, Gary Farrelly, Brian Fay, Tim Goulding, Mona Hatoum, Sean Hillen, Patrick Ireland, Kim Jones, Chris Kenny, Tom Molloy, Satomi Matoba, Mariele Neudecker, Eamon O'Kane, Cornelia Parker, Simon Patterson, Grayson Perry, Kathy Prendergast, Tim Robinson and Chris Wilson.

"Let the ragged edge between the two be lightning or falling water, and figure its use: the distance away of a person poised in the air with wings on." - Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Secret History of the Dividing Line (1996-2002, 20 minutes, silent, black & white 16mm film)
"He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder." - M.C. Escher
"Have a wonderful day on your path." - Joe
"The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast, The slow one now will later be fast." - Bob Dylan, For the Times They are a-Changin" (1964)
"I do what I feel it is necessary to do. My necessity comes from my sense of invention, and I try not to repeat the things I already know about." - John Cage Via

29 October 2007

Second Life Map API goes missing

What is browsing— really? : http://informationr.net/ir/12-4/paper330.html (A model drawing from behavioural science research)

Z-order : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-order_(curve) (aka Morton-order, first proposed by G. M. Morton) is a space-filling curve which is often used in data structures for mapping multidimensional data to one dimension (because of to its good locality preserving behaviour; the z-value of a point in multidimensions is simply calculated by bitwise interleaving its coordinate values.

Garmin and MAD MAPS (http://www.madmaps.com ) Team Up to Make Your Drive Memorable. Via

FootMap : http://www.findareflexologist.com/xmas/Reflexology_Foot_Chart1.gif

Conflict, Peace and Systemic Health

(Interesting links) Cartes Art Machine

(Spoof) Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

". . . one of the goals of life is to try and be in touch with one's most personal themes -- the values, ideas, styles, colors that are the touchstones of one's own individual life, its real texture and substance." - Gloria Vanderbilt
"The only difference between "have" and "have-not," is imagination." - TU
"You know less than you think you do." - James Montier, behavioral economist
"In a sense, map design can be thought of as mind design; the way a map is designed will influence the views of the world it stimulates or inhibits." - Daniel R. Montello, Cognitive Map-Design Research in the Twentieth Century: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches Via
"In a comprehensive view of nature, the physical world is seen as a patterning of patternings ..." - Amy Edmondson

25 October 2007

The Thrill of Discovery (talk by Ben Shneiderman) : http://hcid.soi.city.ac.uk/Seminars/shneiderman2007/ Interactive information visualization provide researchers with remarkable tools for discovery. By combining powerful data mining methods with user-controlled interfaces, users are beginning to benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional spaces. They can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand.

Comparison of Different Grid Abstractions for Pathfinding on Maps
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

You are (w)here?: London as a living map

BuyingTripMap : http://www.orientaloutpost.com/images/map3.gif

Now blog-rolled here : http://nathalik.wordpress.com/

Everyone’s looking at the Mona Lisa

Hilbert space filling curve ------>>>>>>

(Definition) Mandala : "An integrated structure organized around a unifying center."

"Repetition is the only form of permanence that nature can achieve.' - G. Santayana Via
"Modify, little by little, our vision, and at last comprehension comes to us." - Paul Cezanne
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung
"I thought and thought. A hundred times I was wrong. Then, at last, I was right.” - Albert Einstein
"Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available." - Gregory Benford

24 October 2007

Get Lost: Artists Map Downtown New York (including Julie Mehretu, Lordy Rodriguez , etc.) Via : http://del.icio.us/EvaGreen/maps

Mapping Resources (Applications) Page 1 | Page 3 | Page 4


Cross Platform Mentorship Lab

Mathematics Map ----------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

http://del.icio.us/chericem/mashups Great Map url has been tagged by 61 people ; 30maps , 21visualization , 19blog , 16design , 15map , 12mapping , 8blogs , 7cartography , 7gis ... Ad firm has me book-marked, and somebody at http://www.kavam.com/ directly linked to Hawking and Knowledge Maps.

"There is not a particle of life that does not carry poetry within it." - Gustave Flaubert
"Never trust the teller, trust the tale." - D.H.Lawrence
'They said, "You have a blue guitar, You do not play things as they are." The man replied, "Things as they are Are changed upon the blue guitar."' - Wallace Stevens
"Ideas are the building blocks of change." - Unknown Via
"Sing in me muse and through me tell the story." - Homer

19 October 2007

HappinessMap : http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/assets/examples/MM_Happiness.jpg Via (which has many other examples).

(Video) Trace Any IP Address In The World :

Political boundaries of North America : http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/bound0m.html

( Wedding) Map Icons : http://www.weddingmap.com/icons.htm PDF Download

WebShot Maps



Systematic approach: How to get 100,000+YouTube views

Gift idea

"Knowledge is best presented through dynamic visual maps, supported with high retention images, interaction and music." : http://www.machine-dreams.com/audience_response/multimedia.html (Scores of PowerPoint slides and hours of one way communication seldom deliver the best results.)

Via http://www.grunch.net/synergetics/volumes.html ------>>>>

"To start from nothing and create an idea that ends up improving people's lives, it's just fun, the most fun in the world." - Rich Newton
"Eureka! - 'I have found it! - Archimedes
"If there isn't a significant possibility of failure it's not research, it's just work." - Duncan Buell, U. of S. Carolina
"I want to play until the end." - Gabriel Reece
"Collaborate. The space between people working together is filled with conflict, friction, strife, exhilaration, delight, and vast creative potential." - Bruce Mau Design

18 October 2007

Burning Man Earth : http://bmearth.burningman.com/ (Mapping the Cultural Genome) Via


'contemporary maps' : http://maps-swicki.eurekster.com/contemporary+maps/

Pavement Drawings

Visual Stimuli (Images that are visually interesting but don't fit into any of the other galleries.)

Imagery displays full size in FeedShow

Geography debacle inspires 'pretty/smart' debate (?)

People Who Like Mind Maps Sites : http://www.stumbleupon.com/tag/mind-maps/

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." - Louis Pasteur
"It's not the size of your dreams that determines whether or not they come true, but the size of the actions you take that imply their inevitable arrival." - The Universe
"Let Chaos storm, Let cloud shapes, swarm. I wait for form." - Robert Frost
"You mean I should believe some of the things he said and not others." – Paul Auster "You can't reason someone out of something they didn't reason themselves into." - Jonathan Swift

17 October 2007

Google's Ajax Search API

BrainDrain Map : http://www.cooltownstudios.com/mt/archives/000934.html

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Art : http://accuracyandaesthetics.com/406

Regular Polyhedra : http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/polyhedra/ (made with Magz )

charts+information+diagrams : http://www.lope.ca/themes/diagrams.html


World map system - Patent 5695342 (Each pentagonal map abuts five hexagonal maps)

Mind Map of Identity : http://www.riverhunt.org/Identity/exploration-identity-art.html

(a cinematic stroll) at the border...

Showed : http://www.apegga.org/AC2007/artshow.html

Interesting search

"With an apple I will astonish Paris." - Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)
"And the nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression." - Sir John Harvey-Jones (Internationally-respected businessman)
"Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night." - Dylan Thomas
"Progress is a metaphor for merely walking along a road--very likely the wrong road." - G.K. Chesterton
"The best way to get information on Usenet is not to ask a question, but to post the wrong information." - ?

16 October 2007

Planetary Grid Researchers : Prehistoric to Present

Maps as Art and Interface

Map of Dott 07 Projects : http://www.dott07.com/go/map-of-projects

NarniaMap : http://www.parable.com/content/page/narnia_/NarniaMap.jpg Also here 9Nov05

Comparison of Different Grid Abstractions for Pathfinding on Maps : http://dli.iiit.ac.in/ijcai/IJCAI-2003/PDF/256.pdf ( PDF) - View as HTML

Seeing : http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/seeing/index.html (Findings)

"Study Guide" for Neuromancer : www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/science_fiction/neuromancer.html

Via http://www.thingsmagazine.net/: "In Search of Lost Vanguards, Owen Hatherley in full flow on the evidence for 'Excavation and Space Exploration in Constructivist Architecture' at Archinect. Recommended / Studio of Ashes / A Gathering of Elephants (via Archinect) / Great Map, a densely chaotic weblog / Scotch + Penicillin / Paris: Invisible City / Each Note Secure, a music blog / the Injunction Generator / Moi, je suis Chuck Norris."

If you are looking for a free alternative to Microsoft office that supports open standards this could be worth a look.

Updated SparkLines link

"Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party." - Jimmy Buffett
"It doesn't have to be right. It has to be provocative." - Highsmith
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought." - Basho
"To find yourself, think for yourself." - Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC) Greek Philosopher
"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the starting of a fire." - W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright

15 October 2007

Visual Medical Dictionary : http://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do Via

WORLDINFORMATION.COM : http://www.worldinformation.com/worldroot/start.asp (provides country related information on key business sectors in the world’s major markets).

(Java applet) Hexagonal Engineering - Honeycomb Page (a visual representation that morphs from a hexagonal grid to a rectangular).

http://www.thagoo.com/map ( previous | 1 2 3 4 5 | next) a tagged search engine who search on millions of user's categorized favorite links using the most popular social bookmark sites as sources.

Psychogeographic Studies : http://www.subk.net/provflux.html (interventions, installations and projects involving mapping and the investigations of one 's relationship to the urban landscape).

VisualsSpeak : http://www.visualsspeak.com/index.html (is primarily a business that helps professionals enhance their communication processes).

(YouTube) Mind-Map-Software "iMindMap" und Hyperlinks (collaboration example)

Routing goofs

(10 year old) Web-based Map Collection : http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/

Listed at : http://chekhovsky.livejournal.com/8921.html?thread=116185#t116185

The 16 Greatest Moments in Web History

Best graffiti : http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/horizontal_1.htm

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpots (1862-1960)
"The wizard asked 'Do you want to experience astro-travel'. Descartes replied, 'I think not.', and promptly vanished." - after Yarn
"The experience of life in a finite, limited body is specifically for the purpose of discovering and manifesting supernatural existence within the finite.” - Pythagoras
"Don't do anything that other people are doing. Always do something a little different or significantly different if you can." - Seymour Cray, 1994
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. " - H. Ford Via