31 January 2007

Tag Maps : http://yahooresearchberkeley.com/blog/2006/11/16/tag-maps-generating-the-crowds-mental-map-using-flickr-geotagged-images/ Visualizing the Crowd’s “Mental Map” Using Flickr Geotagged Images

Jotle : http://www.jotle.com/ is a new Google mashup that combines Google Maps with Flickr and YouTube. Via

Ocean Exploration Maps : http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/gallery/maps/maps.html including World , Atlantic , Pacific Collections (Images and Video Animations) ...

Basic Tibia Mapping : http://www.tibia.miu.pl/10/ots-basic-mapping and How to become a good mapper

Pondering Google’s Project in Social Space : http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2007-01-29-n22.html

Spatial Concepts and Cognitive Models : http://www.geog.buffalo.edu/~dmark/Mallorca.html

Ontology Driven Visualisation of Maps with SVG – An Example for Semantic Programming (PDF) - View as HTML

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

Designing Maps to Maximize Impact : http://www.state.in.us/igic/class/pres2006/DesigningMaps_files/frame.htm#slide0020.htm

Map/territory relation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map-territory_relation

Can’t touch this GUI Via http://www.gstories.com/google/google-maps/

Annotated Polyhedra Bibliography : http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/references.html

Explore your Life Map : http://www.gerzon.com/resources/life_map.html

5 easy ways to make money online with Photoshop

MapMaker font and art packages : http://www.fontcraft.com/mapmaker/

Collagist : http://www.joellambeth.com/

Brain Workout

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"Fences have their purpose, but serving as pathways was never one of them." - Christopher Stassheff
"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple." - Oscar Wilde
"The person who is master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both." - Zen Text
"Those that control the maps, control reality." - Walt Disney, NWO memetician
"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

30 January 2007

Knowledge and Learning Concept Map : http://cognitiveoverload.com/files/kmap.pdf developed (by Rod Savoie at NRC in Moncton) . Via

OrthoZoom Scroller: 1D Multi-Scale Navigation (PDF) - View as HTML to browse large textual documents with semantic zooming and snapping on the structure.

Information Visualization: Principles, Promise, and Pragmatics ...
(Microsoft Powerpoint - View as HTML Connectedness. (Slide adapted from Tamara Munzner)

Syria Map : http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/syria/map_flash.html Click here for a non-flash version.

Favicons : http://www.degraeve.com/favicon/ are the little icons that show next to bookmarks and in the address bar of most browsers. (upload a 16 x 16 pixel PNG and click 'Faviconify!' to create a favicon for your website.) This favicon maker supports alpha transparency.


Getting Some Perspective : http://www.psc.cornell.edu/gssop/courses/Maps_And_Monsters/2005/index.php?page=8 and session text: Maps_And_Monsters_session6.pdf

Context + Appropriation Revisited

DanteWorlds : http://danteworlds.laits.utexas.edu/ an integrated multimedia journey--combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings. The site is structured around a visual representation of Dante's worlds: it shows who and what appear where. Via

Map Symbol Brewer : http://www.oschnabel.gmxhome.de/mapsymbolbrewer/mapsymbolbrewer.htm#

Real stories about real people trying to get on Google Maps Via

Science Tribune Factorial mapping can be likened to the long-standing art of maps and cartography that synthesizes a mass of information and gives an overall view.

Escher Animations : http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~gershon/EscherForReal/

Conquering the Information Deluge -- Handling Books, Magazines ... (PDF) - View as HTML (also "How to Read a Book" by Mortimer Adler)

Photography of this sculpture is prohibited : http://www.thestranger.com/blog/2007/01/the_stranger_arrested

More YouTube MashUp examples : http://kowtower.wordpress.com/tag/mashup/

"All great truth's begin as blasphemies." - Bernard Shaw Via
"If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar." - Richard P. Feynman, physicist and Nobel laureate
"Yeah, this is who I am. It must have been meant to be." - The Universe
"To design an angel, it is said, you need a map of heaven. You need to know the nature of goodness and perfection." - Bryan Appleyard, "Brave New Worlds"
"If my eyes will not tell me about men and events, ideas and doctrines, I must find another way." - Louis Braille

29 January 2007

Two Kinds of Knowledge: Maps and Stories (PDF) - View as HTML
Scientific Cartoons ---------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Evaluating a Focus+Context Zoom Interface in Complement with Hypertext (PDF) - View as HTML Via

Expanding the GIS Universe through Open API Toolkits : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2377&trv=1

Viewing Fractal Maps through a Web Browser : http://www.fractaledge.com/components/help/ (Kartoo-like)

http://www.mashupfeed.com/ (Most Popular Mashups include Beam Me Up, Hottie , BidNearBy , ...)

Bible History Links - Maps & Geography : http://www.bible-history.com/links.php?cat=22⊂=55&cat_name=Maps+%26+Geography&subcat_name=General

Old Version of Terragen (create photorealistic landscapes) : http://www.oldapps.com/old_version_download_terragen.php

Google Groups facelift (Google has dusted the cobwebs off its Groups discussion forum service with a redesigned interface and new features...)

YouTube - how to install maps for CS : http://www3.youtube.com/watch?v=EhI55KAJYcE

Gobbledy Gook map labels Via

Polyhedra Sculptures

Festival for art and digital culture 2007 : http://www.transmediale.de/site/

COMPLEX-M is an email based discussion group : http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ISCE_complex-M/messages for people who are interested in the topics of complexity science, management, sensemaking, and the relations among them.

'map cartoon'

"If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new." - Voltaire
Man looking at the Atlantic: "So where's the ocean?" - Cocoa Beach Pier, Florida Via
"Perform to the limit of your strength, raise your staff and watch, as what once blocked your path, becomes your path." - yoga quote
"Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time that has been devised." - Apsley Cherry-Garrard, explorer
"You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." - Buckminster Fuller

26 January 2007

Knowledge Visualization (PDF) - View as HTML Problems and Principles for Mapping the Knowledge Space

Constructing, organizing, and visualizing collections of topically related web resources (PDF) - View as HTML

Visualizing Community Activity with Contextual Metadata : http://people.interaction-ivrea.it/f.li/project/report.pdf ( PDF) - View as HTML

Zooming Rollovers : http://www.javascript-fx.com/navigation/imagezoom/general_help/help.html

Isotype (International System of Typographic Picture Education) that he hoped would become a universal visual language and help unify the world. Traffic, airport, and Olympic competition sign designers owe their careers in large part to the efforts of Neurath... http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/special11_2/lester/

Muslims in Europe Interactive Map Via

User Experience Map Via : http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/11198/

Map of the Circumpolar North Via Circumpolar Peoples : http://www.ldb.org/vl/cp/index.htm Also The Indigenous Peoples of the North

Examples show how Mapping software has been put to use for news reporting :

A SitePal TalkingHead : http://lissack.com/researchguides.htm

Why not search "weed field locations on google earth" ?

Maps, visualizations, and social transformations : http://www.euromovements.info/new/newsletter/papers.php Who we are?

World of Tibia > Movies > Tibia IRL a real life movie parody about Tibia (68MB .zip download).

http://sourceforge.net/users/rwild/ developer is a member (since 2002-07-16) of the following groups: Leafnode is a caching Usenet news proxy that enables online newsreaders to read news off-line. It is designed for zero (full-automatic) maintenance. Download Leafnode

Winners, HomeSense hit with huge security breach : Monitor your financial statements regularly, urges security expert

"Maps" YYY's VideoClip (YeahYeahYeah song)

"You wrote that the world doesn't need a savior, but every day I hear people crying for one." - Superman (Superman Returns)
"Maps are interesting because they are historical artifacts..." - Murray Hudson Via
"A group of pedestrians is almost run down by several cyclists;
Girl #1: Are we walking on the bike path?
Girl #2: Yeah.
Girl #1: God, I hate us." - Overheard at Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." - John F. Kennedy
"We didn't all come over on the same ship, but we're all in the same boat." - Bernard M. Baruch

25 January 2007

MyLifeBits, the brain child of 72-year-old veteran Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell, who has stuffed decades of metadata into a “lifelog” (creating a near-total digital record of his experience). Via http://blogs.download.com/Daily-Download/post.php?p=1249

New Firefox Extensions : "All Your Maps Are Belong to Us"

A Course in Pictorial and Multimodal Metaphor ( PDF) - View as HTML

Search online maps in over 600 websites : http://mapshark.com/ (only brings back results with live interactive maps?) Via

Cartouche Illustration and Clip Art : http://www.fotosearch.com/illustration/cartouche.html

Second Life panorama can be viewed in Quicktime VR : http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/andy/qt/secondlife1.html (1Mb). You can download the high res PDF to cut out and keep, full instructions are included. (7.9Mb).

Leafletter : http://www.leafletter.com/ Create Interactive Image Portfolios That Can Be Embedded On Any Web Page. Via

http://www.mapygon.com/ ???

First Amendment Gets Challenged By New US Bill: Grassroots Bloggers At Risk?

(Discussion) "SLurl," a web application that gives the general public read/write access to an interactive overhead map of Second Life. (If you have Second Life installed, clicking on the map link will automatically teleport you to that location in-world.)

http://bombsite.com/mehretu/mehretu.html : talks with Mehretu about the interstices among geography, architecture, language and media that her work articulates. Via

Flickr Toys : http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/is a collection of web-based services that extend, enhance and augment images...

Fractal image coding scheme specifically designed to code images represented on a hexagonal grid : http://www.actapress.com/PaperInfo.aspx?PaperID=23286 ($pay) "... Alternatively hexagonal grid pixel representations are able to provide more natural image capture and display capabilities due to its close correspondence with the human retina." From Proceeding (516) Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications - 2006

Funny: Potential of humour-playfulness in methodological reframing of transdisciplinary incongruities

Paper-cut / installation artist : http://www.petercallesen.com/index/index2.html

"I hate women because they always know where things are." - Voltaire
"Just because you can have it all doesn't mean there's something wrong with you until you do." - The Universe
"Woman pointing to fishing pier: Where did that bridge used to lead to?" - Overheard by Lifeguard, Wildwood, New Jersey
"All arts is but imitation of nature. (Omnis ars naturae imitatio est.)" - Seneca
"It is not enough to be busy; the question is: what are we busy about? " - Henry David Thoreau Via

24 January 2007

MaxiCode (http://www.tkb-4u.com/code/barcode/maxicode.php) symbol has 884 hexagonal modules arranged in 33 rows with each row containing up to 30 modules. The maximum data capacity for a MaxiCode symbol is 93 Alphanumeric characters or 138 Numeric characters.

Information Mapping Chronology : http://www.newschool.edu/centers/piim/manifesto.html

Mapping Narratives : http://www.jhu.edu/~german/conference2006/cfp.html Excursions in Limbo. Art Historians have done impressive work on the iconography of cartography...

Mind mapping presentation : if Microsoft PowerPoint won't load View as HTML "A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique ..."

To build a thematic map : http://www.dataplace.org/map/?z=1 Via

"Mapping the Middle East: Geography, Politics, and Religion," (interactive map) : http://ci.columbia.edu/ci/tools/1361_tools.html allows viewers to highlight the nations of the Middle East, accessing state-specific information about leadership, suffrage, and religious composition. --->>>>>>

(German) Chicago : http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/maps/ssrc/G4104-C6E142-1920-U5.html 1920

Cartographic concerns : http://www.subchat.com/read.asp?Id=371764 (example of the nitty-gritty considerations).

The Map is the Search Platform : '05 article

Virtual Worlds Special: Habbo & Second Life : podcast

kanarinka's bookmarks on del.icio.us

Recombinatory : http://multimedia.american.edu/courses/mmdd396_sp06/2006/02/indeterminate.html#more the collage technique has been used by the avant-garde ( notes ), in part, for the appropriation and transformation of cultural imagery and mass media.

Spatial Strategy Selection: Interesting Incremental Information (PDF) ... relations among the patterns on a cube can be represented as a list of relations ... wayfinding in and representation of a three-dimensional maze. ... ($pay)


"Every place you walk, you have to have a story. So you know where you come from; and know where you are; and see where you are going." - Hugh Brody ("You have to have a story," 27-3-2003)
"Happiness is not perfected until it is shared." - Jane Porter
"Conquest of space would not have been possible without the products of perspectivisim--accurate maps and representations of the actual terrain, which allowed the observer to occupy an externalized perspective in which the globe could be viewed as a knowable totality." - Purser
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities." - Dr. Seuss
"Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock

23 January 2007

FacetMap : http://research.microsoft.com/vibe/projects/FacetMap.aspx (Each facet represents one kind of metadata: Date, File-Type, Person, Domain, etc .) Discussed in second half of this article. Via

Stories in Space: The Concept of the Story Map (PDF) - View as HTML

Links to (first level) Great Outlines : http://lissack.com/greatideas1/start1.html (and to search results using that sentence as the query) and essays http://lissack.com/greatideas1/ok/ Project led by http://lissack.com/Michael%20Lissack%20--%20A%20Summary.html

Google Gets Another Mapping Patent : http://www.allpointsblog.com/archives/2307-Google-Gets-Another-Mapping-Patent.html

Ethnography Maps : http://map.primorye.ru/raster/ethnography.asp?l=eng

Second Life Webmap API : http://secondlife.com/developers/mapapi/ allows you to embed Second Life Maps onto your web pages.

Google MapMarker : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvHeNC5VJw8

How we make maps : http://leisure.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/leisure/tscontent/editorial/mapfacts/2006/howwemakemaps.html

Kin? http://www.stoneyamashita.com/aboutSYP.html

Metadata’s many meanings and uses : http://www.ideography.co.uk/briefings/pdf/PB_metadata.pdf

DNA That Folds into an Octahedron : http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/021104.html can be amplified with the standard tools of molecular biology and can easily be cloned, replicated, amplified, evolved, and adapted for various applications.

Knowledge mapping in 3-D : http://cdalebiz.blogspot.com/2006/11/knowledge-mapping-in-3-d.html

Wider screens and more realistic 3D animations will boost women's spatial orientation and 3D map-reading skills to match those of their male counterparts : http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn3628

Patent (IP?) ETF : http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=OTP&t=3m

Imagine This : http://stunned.org/netartopen/ Audio/visual mash up of GW Bush singing the John Lennon classic "imagine"

Earth's Chakras

"Take advantage of what is by making use of what is not." - Tao te Ching
"... maps suggest explanations; and while explanations reassure us, they also inspire us to ask more questions, consider other possibilities. To ask for a map is to say, ‘Tell me a story.’" - Miles Harvey
"When I learn something new—and it happens every day— I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest." - Bill Moyers
"Our libraries are places that learners lay claim to as a base camp, cartographers beginning an adventure into the unknown." - Barbara Fister Via
“Balance with your thinking, harmonize with your doing.” - Suhu Rahardja Via

22 January 2007

OpenLayers : http://www.openlayers.org/ makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source (completely free, Open Source JavaScript, released under the BSD License).

How to Do Research At the MIT AI Lab : http://www.cs.indiana.edu/mit.research.how.to/mit.research.how.to.html...describes the ways in which creative thought emerges from the accumulation of fragments of ideas.

Escaping Flatland: Towards Better Documentation for Information (PDF) - View as HTML


HIV Europe Map : http://www.directionsmag.com/images/newsletter/2007/01_18/HIV_Map_lg.jpg

World Distribution of Orienteering : http://olles.bloguje.cz/316015-world-distribution-of-orienteering.php%20?PHPSESSID=e6544b90db437b9c5342306f7a44c515

BatmanMap : http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2006/12/29/55-a-tourist-map-of-gotham/

Another Google-based game map : http://www.uesp.net/oblivion/map/obmap.shtml

Space-filling curve : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-filling_curve contain the entire 2-dimensional unit square (or the 3-dimensional unit cube, or n-dimensional hypercube).

An example of (wisdom of crowds?) 'paving the path' : http://mgs.lami.univ-evry.fr/ImageGallery/EXEMPLES/Foraging/index.html

Great Map : http://www.blinklist.com/tag/experimental/ 'blinked' under gis, experimental, to gerrit, to review by umuro Added 10/14/2006

Still in draft form - eBayMap ------>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Zheng He's integrated map of the world, 1418 : http://www.1421.tv/pages/evidence/content.asp?EvidenceID=444 Liu Gang's refutation of the criticisms of his map.

This simple to use tool http://www.mrpicassohead.com/create.html
lets you create a basic piece of art in Picasso-esque style. Gallery at

Just Brilliant quotations

"Shadows feed on light." - Toughts
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." - Anthony Robbins
"The more you trust folks, the less they let you down. (Sounds like an oxymoron, but it's true.)" - The Universe
"People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong." - Bill Vaughan
"We're making it up as we go along, and, if we work at it, our story is bound to have a happy ending." - Margaret Mahy

19 January 2007

Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Worlds (PDF)

Politics of Mapping : http://monarch.gsu.edu/jcrampton/politics/ ( Jeremy W. Crampton ) This project investigates how all mapping is basically political and how the political is necessarily spatial.... Outline of talk, June 2003 at the International Conference for the History of Cartography (pdf). Via http://del.icio.us/criticalspatialpractice/mapping

The Crying Post Project: A Multi-Part, Multi-Media Artwork ( PDF) The Power of Maps

Cartography: mapping theory ( PDF) art and science offer different cartographic explanations ...

Indian Mounds Map : http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/mounds/map.htm

Divided Muslims Map : http://www.worldpress.org/dividedmuslims.html (full-size interactive). Via

ASTROCARTOGRAPHY MAP : http://www.astrology2000.com/acg_map.htm (the World at the peak moment of the Solar Eclipse).

Map Pack Preview Video : http://www3.youtube.com/watch?v=QrXDN_29MQc

Snowflake formation (animation) Via http://mgs.lami.univ-evry.fr/ImageGallery/mgs_gallery.html The corresponding evolution rule is very simple: a cell becomes black whenever exactly one of its neighbors was black the step before.

Do I Need a Firewall? : http://askbobrankin.com/do_i_need_a_firewall.html

The Blog's Pakistani Mirror : http://www.pkblogs.com/greatmap/

Paper model Cuboctahedron : http://www.korthalsaltes.com/, PDF folding version, and Colored version .

Map Heart by Collage Artist

"great map" image search

(Book) "The Perfect Fake" by Barbara Parker discussed at http://epd372.blogspot.com/2007/01/da-vinci-code-for-map-lovers.html (Da Vinci Code for map lovers?)

"War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige as the warrior does today." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"...what you have to do, you do with play..." - Carl Jung
"A monk's role is to monk when there's monking needing to be done." - Asmodai
"Information is in the noise!" - Team SPAM!
"It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible." - Mark Twain

18 January 2007

Map Rectifier : http://labs.metacarta.com/rectifier/ uploading images of maps (scanned or photographed) then have the ability to match up some control points to rectify your map.

(Classic) MacEachren: VISUALIZATION - http://www.geovista.psu.edu/sites/icavis/icavis/poland1.html Cartography for the 21st century

(TV show Lost) blast door map is fascinating. Click here to see an Interactive Blastdoor Map with Removable "Layers" and Translation Toggle. Via http://lostwiki.abc.com/page/The+Blast+Door+Map

'Middle'East Map : http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/me.htm

Navigating 3D Environments (PDF) - View as HTML

Alternate Reality Games: http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2007/01/03/alternate_reality_games_genres_and.htm Genres And Categories

Fibonacci Numbers and Nature

Google PageRank Update: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=4246 What it Really Means

World's Worst SiteMap

A couple of mentions here : http://del.icio.us/256greys/maps

Varied/Mixed Media Explorations + : http://www.xanga.com/sari0009 Via

Israel and the Palestinians playing the game of Hex : http://biurchametz.blogspot.com/2006/06/israel-and-palestinians-playing-game.html#links The game can never end in a tie, a fact found by Nash: the only way to prevent your opponent from forming a connecting path is to form a path yourself.

"The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see. . . . Observe things as they are and don't pay attention to other people." - Huang-Po
"There's no delight in owning anything unshared." - Seneca
"All discoveries in art and science result from an accumulation of errors." - Marshall McLuhan
"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." - LinYutang Via
"Of course you probably could have done something else entirely with your life, something easier or more common, and have been even more successful than you are today. But then, you wouldn't become as successful as you are about to be. Remember, you wanted it all?" - The Universe

17 January 2007

New SketchUp : What's it mean for GIS?

Geometric Visualization of Hexagonal Hierarchies: Animation and Virtual Reality (Classic) includes animations.

Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Worlds (PDF)

ONLINE BOOKS page : http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ Listing over 25,000 free books on the Web.

Euler, Topic Maps, and Revolution : http://www.infoloom.com/tmsample/pep4.htm

(Animated) Tree Hardiness Map : http://www.arborday.org/media/mapchanges.cfm

Metaphors, analogies, thought mappings (Tufte discussion) article in American Scientist Magazine.

Pervasive Fun : http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_1/luthiger/index.html#author

Smithsonian Institution (PDF) - View as HTML The Power of Maps. exhibition Visitor Study.

FAMOUS MAPMAKERS : http://www.loeb-larocque.com/mapmaker.html

http://www.slmaps.com/ compilation of older Linden Lab maps of the grid, resources for interpreting the Magellan Linden "Dingbat" maps, a somewhat interactive timeline-style map of the grid, flash maps of grid expansion, and links to similar fansites.

(Another gaming) Maps Message Board : http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/topics.mv?id=159

Shepherd, Cartographer, and Android : http://www.jasonjay.com/papers/shepherd.htm (An exploration of the archetypes and technologies of spiritual direction).

FlickrBackup : http://sunkencity.org/flickrbackup/ Open Source (i.e. free) software downloads to your Mac, PC or Linux machine and then sucks all your original photos from your online account onto your hard disk. It even keeps them organised into the sets you had arranged them on beforehand. Via

WhoIs : http://www.whois.ws/whois-com/rwild.com/

'Seeing' Art Quotations

Background on the tree planting; "The barren grounds of the hills were planted with Jerusalem's pines, their roots nursing on blood absorbed in the ground."

"That the size of a dream has no bearing on its ability to come true." - TU
"Each pattern describes a problem which occurs over and over again in our environment, and then describes the core of the solution to that problem, in such a way that you can use this solution a million times over, without ever doing it in the same way twice." - C. Alexander
"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." - ?
"Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it." - W. Chrysler Via
"We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents." - Bob Ross

16 January 2007

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods : http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

Map Compare : to compare a variety of mapping APIs (Application Programming Interface).


HuckleberryFinn Map : http://gutenkarte.org/map/76 Via http://gutenkarte.org/ a geographic text browser, intended to help readers explore the spatial component of classic works of literature.

Valley of the Kings Map : http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/browse/390/426/1734/3/31/0/map

Should we be considering the implications of this Second Life for mapping/cartography ?

Backwards History (Map) by David Byrne, 2002 ------>>>

"...mapping art projects linked to locative and mobile media are not perceived in contemporary German art education, though mapping and cartography is very en vogue as a didactic concept in art education."

Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict : http://www.merip.org/palestine-israel_primer/Palestine-Israel_Primer_MERIP.pdf

Massurrealism : http://www.massurrealism.org/about/index.html is a form of art that is rooted in the combination of mass media related art [ such as pop art ] and surrealist imagery. Via

Curious locations : http://www.suth.com/company_location.htm#

"The only principle that does not inhibit progress is: anything goes." - Paul K. Feyerabend, philosopher of science, in "Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge", 1975, page 9.
"If a bird who could fly, only wished for flight as it sat on a limb, before long it would be unable to fly." - The Universe
"A map provides no answers. It only suggests where to look: discover this, reexamine that, put one thing in relation to another, orient yourself, begin here . . ." - Miles Harvey
"If it leads to compassion, you know it's knowledge. Otherwise, it's just more information." - Gerald Grow
"Art isn't made by committee. Great design isn't made by consensus. True wisdom isn't captured from a crowd. At least not when the crowd is acting as a single entity. Clearly there IS wisdom in the many as long as you don't 'poison' the crowd by forcing them to agree (voting doesn't mean agreeing)." - Kathy Sierra

15 January 2007

Flash Earth, as its’ name implies uses Adobe Flash to pull in aerial and satellite imagery from Google Maps, Virtual Earth, Yahoo! Maps, Ask.com, OpenLayers, and NASA Terra. This zoomable mashup allows you to directly compare the different map services within their aerial or satellite mode. Via http://www.ideum.com/blog/2007/01/03/comparing-map-services-through-mashups/

Upgrading from GMap to GMap2 : http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/upgrade.html#Upgrade


RadioSong Map : http://web.yes.com/yes-nation/ YES is a map of American radio stations and the songs they are playing in real-time.

TrendBlend 2007+ : http://www.rossdawsonblog.com/Trend_Blend_2007_map.pdf map of major trends for 2007 and beyond, across ten segments... Via

AJAX Resources: http://www.ajaxwith.com/

Map references in magazines

ChaosGallery : http://www-chaos.umd.edu/gallery.html

Metaphors, analogies, thought mappings : Discussion

Terrorists 'use Google maps to hit UK troops'

France is the largest country in western Europe, and can be drawn inside a hexagon which has a diameter of 1000 km.

Using ‘raw’ files from digital cameras : http://www.ideography.co.uk/briefings/pdf/RAWCameraFiles.pdf

Informatievisualisatie (http://didactiekinf.uhasselt.be/iv/links.php ) links to LibraryMap (Dewey Decimal System)

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." - Blaise Pascal, mathematician and philosopher, 1623 - 1662.
"I believe that the image is the great instrument of instruction." - John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed
"You wondering "how," would be as silly as me wondering "why." I don't, and neither should you." - The Universe
“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster." - Sun Tzu
"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet." - Woody Allen (1935 – ), comedian, actor & director

14 January 2007

Visual organization : www.lukew.com/resources/articles/visible_narratives.html is the deliberate prioritization of meaning within a visual design. Via

Molecular Phylogeny (PDF) - View as HTML (draw a phylogenetic tree).

The Diatrope Institute : http://www.diatrope.com/projects/ disseminates information and engages in research exploring art, science and visual studies.

Idea to use "Links to this post" as search/find resource. Example

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. " - Lau Tzu (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote "Tao Te Ching" and "The Book of the Way", 600 BC-531 BC)
"Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kiss the ground." - Rumi

12 January 2007

Chameleon : http://chameleon.maptools.org/index.phtml?page=home.html is a distributed, highly configurable, environment for developing Web Mapping applications.

Ajax Q&A

The 50 loudest websites in 2006 : and what made them successful

Visualising attribute and spatial uncertainty in choropleth maps (Reference list) : PDF- View as HTML

Blogosphere Map : http://www.informationarchitects.jp/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/trendlarge.gif Via ------->>>>>>>

Historic Maps of the Southwest US : http://drarchaeology.com/map/historic.htm

mapBid : http://www.mapbid.com/ - View eBay auctions on a Visual Map. Via http://www.blinklist.com/tag/map/

Navigation in 2007 : http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2379&trv=1(It's Much More Than Maps).

Second Life Is Not As Big As Some Would Have It

The ' El Lissitzky's "Red Wedge Beats the Whites"' flag comment : http://lists.webtic.nl/pipermail/infodesign-cafe/2004-March/1160070.html

Abstract art : http://www.patriciagoodrich.com/maps.html without borders.

'Carrefour' means Crossroads.

"If you take a oriental and turn him around so he faces west, does he become disoriented?" - Steven Wright
"You can have whatever you want, IF you let me deliver it however I want." - The Universe
"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it." - George Bernard Shaw
"We don't know where this Internet is going, and once we get there it will be very instructive to look back." - Donald Heath, president of the Internet Society in Reston, Virginia
"If I hadn't seen such riches, I could live with being poor..." - ?

Two Sides of War
All wars are planned by older men
In council rooms apart,
Who call for greater armament
And map the battle chart.

But out along the shattered field
Where golden dreams turn gray,
How very young the faces were
Where all the dead men lay.

Portly and solemn in their pride,
The elders cast their vote
For this or that, or something else,
That sounds the martial note.

But where their sightless eyes stare out
Beyond life's vanished toys,
I've noticed nearly all the dead
Were hardly more than boys.- Grantland Rice

11 January 2007

Map APIs a comparison : http://www.fromthefrontend.co.uk/2007/01/11/map-apis-a-comparison/ (finished homepage: http://www.atlarge.com/ )

Why Google is Good for Science : "I expect we'll see more specimen collections making their way onto Google Earth and Google Maps. That's because they are, at heart, basically just data presentation tools, more akin to Adobe Acrobat than to desktop GIS systems. " : http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/22999/ Via
Framework for Spatial Visual Design of Abstract Information.

Nobel Map : Via (would be better as a cartogram)

World of Biography : Via http://www.worldofbiography.com/Inventor-scientists-biographies.asp Also Revolutionary , Philosophers , Artists , ...

For over a year Eva and Franco Mattes (a.k.a http://www.0100101110101101.org/home/portraits/index.html) lived in the virtual world of Second Life, exploring its terrain and interacting with its peculiar inhabitants. Resulting show ( for which they have been awarded the Premio New York 2006) at Fabioparisartgallery - http://www.fabioparisartgallery.com/ Via

Syntopicon: An Index to The Great Ideas : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Collection of weird eBay pics : http://www.williamboling.com/peel/1.html presenting them in haiku-like trios, hinting at their discarded context and concocting a new narrative, in the tradition of dialectical montage.(Whereas the images once had a narrowly-restricted, easily-read meaning, they now signify in new ways).

Parallel Sovereignty for Palestine/Israel : http://www.flashpoints.net/sambahour1029.html

The Sami: http://www.baiki.org/content/about.htm (also spelled Saami) are the 100,000 Indigenous inhabitants of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Russian Kola Peninsula. Their history parallels that of other Indigenous circumpolar Peoples.

“A mind that works primarily with meanings must have organs that supply it primarily with forms.” - Suzanne Langer, 1895 - 1985
“In a world where the rich and powerful can hire more and better persuaders, who has the last word?” - Bill Moyers, 1934 -
"I have a map of the United States . . . actual size. It says, "Scale: 1 mile = 1 mile." I spent last summer folding it. I also have a full-size map of the world. I hardly ever unroll it." - Steven Wright
"The edge of the map, where it spills into reality, are where the sea serpents and dragons live." - Spooky
"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tom Robbins

10 January 2007

Dynamically load vector data into a svg mapping application : http://www.carto.net/papers/svg/postgis_geturl_xmlhttprequest/ (each time the user zooms or pans).

Navigating Space : How Your Brain Knows Where You Are

(Ancient) JerusalemMaps : http://maps-of-jerusalem.huji.ac.il/html/gallery.html the holy city of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Photos of Jerusalem

China Maps : http://www.mapsofworld.com/country-profile/china.html

Double-meaning Pictures : http://mightyillusions.blogspot.com/2006/05/multiple-meanings-category.html
Citing Maps : http://library.owu.edu/citing222.html Via

Pages tagged with "hex" on del.icio.us : http://del.icio.us/tag/hex

The production of the Great Books of the Western World : http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/excat/ideas5.html proved to be a much more labor-intensive task than anticipated (two years lapsed in to eight years and the estimated $60,000 ballooned to over $2,000,000).

(Documentary) How Art Made the World Via http://www.kk.org/truefilms/index.php

According to Hoyle (Any one of these eccentricities might explain his Nobel exclusion. None provides an excuse.)

Spilled beans (?) Data General Corporation DGC, 4400 Computer Drive, Westboro, MA 01580 US

“My eyes make pictures when they are shut.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 - 1834
"We ought to have a diet salad dressing called "500 Islands." ... See, I'm a visionary. I'm ahead of my time. Trouble is, I'm only about an hour and a half ahead." - George Carlin, "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" (HBO, 1990)
“Whether right or wrong . . . imagination is shaped by the pictures seen.... Consequently, they can lead to stereotypes that are hard to shake.” - Walter Lippmann, 1889 - 1974
"He was tried in absentia, and hanged in effigy — but I can't find either of them on the map." - Ashleigh Brilliant Via
"Are there any questions?" - Steven Wright

09 January 2007

Visual Search Mapping : LivePlasma

Physically Large Displays Improve Performance on Spatial Tasks ( PDF) - View as HTML

Mapping space, conflict and identity : Alternative education and art examples from Israel-Palestine "As a way of looking at how ordinary people deal with conflict, we may take into consideration the concepts of ‘map’ and ‘territory’ to distinguish between the drawings and representations we make, i.e. maps, opposed to the actual territories of affiliation (Cohen, 2005)."

Muslims in Europe : Interactive map shows the distribution and ethnic backgrounds of the 20 million Muslim population across the continent, featuring extra detail on the UK communities.

External blog posts come with a map location of where you posted from in Second Life : http://my.bloghud.com/linapussycat/ , along with RSS feeds to subscribe to for your favourite people or places.

institute of international visual arts : http://www.iniva.org/index features artists and thinkers who explore the creative possibilities provided by the constant interaction of cultures in the contemporary world. News Area

What Else is here? : http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/teachers/exploremaps_lesson3.htm 'Cartography blends science and art. A beautiful map may become popular, even though it may be less accurate than a plainer version.'

Life Size Labyrinths : http://www.astrolog.org/labyrnth/lifesize.htm

2007 promises heaven for gadget freaks

Interesting search : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22maps%20without%20borders%22&btnG=Search

Hex could be the perfect abstract board game. It has the simplest rules : http://members.optusnet.com.au/cameronb/games/hex/hex-1.htm of almost any known game, yet is remarkably difficult to play well.

"Without knowledge of history, the way things are now seems inevitable." - Walter J. Ong, Orality & Literacy
"If you don't have a solid example then your theory is not a good theory." - Rodney Brooks
“One of my basic feelings is that the mind, and the heart alike . . . must be dedicated to the glory, the magic, and the mystery of light.” - Clarence John Laughlin, 1905 - 1985
"Compromise is always only a momentary lull in the fight between the two principles, not the result of logical thinking-out of the problem." - Ludwig von Mises, Socialism, p245
"People may say you are going the wrong way, when it is simply a path of your own." - Anon.

08 January 2007

Link Thumbnail : http://lab.arc90.com/2006/07/link_thumbnail.php shows users that are about to leave your site exactly where they're going. When that curious mouse pointer hovers over a link pointing to somewhere outside of your site, the script displays a small image of the destination page.

Using Self-Organizing Maps to Visualize Clusters and Trends (PDF) - View as HTML

Graphic language for touch : http://www.elasticspace.com/2005/11/graphic-language-for-touch draws heavily on the substantial body of images of visual marking in public space.

‘Fertile Crescent’, ‘Orient’, ‘Middle East’: The Changing Mental Maps... (PDF) ...the invention of the 'Middle East' was not rooted in historical considerations but corresponded to the strategic needs of Western geopolitics.

Tony Buzan reflects on the growth, evolution and future of Mind Mapping : http://www.innovationtools.com/Articles/InterviewDetails.asp?a=252

(Jimmy) Carter's Maps : http://jpundit.typepad.com/jci/2006/12/carters_maps_wo.html Worse Than Plagiarism(?)

Mashup Camp : http://www.mashupcamp.com/ unconference-style event that's dedicated to bringing together the Internet software mashup community for a face-to-face collaborative meetup where new relationships are formed, old relationships are nurtured, ideas are shared, mutiple balls are moved forward, and innovation happens in real-time. Also http://web.mit.edu/piper/www/mashupcamp/

Longitude Dial : http://www.longitudedial.com/index.htmlis a unique and breathtaking precision timepiece (sun dial) with no moving parts.

If you don't care to have blogspot.com in your blog's address : http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=55373

A Bibliography of Secondary Texts Relating to Early Modern Literature and Geography : http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/04-2/woolbibl.htm

3 interesting mappping 'projects' @ http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004229.html

Flickr'd Collages : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/collage/?page=7 (57,629 photos)

Martin Dodge's blog entry on our RGS session : http://cyberbadger.blogspot.com/2006/09/rethinking-maps-sessions-at-rgs-ibg.html

Now added here : http://del.icio.us/anselm/map (Maps to Internet Navigation & eLearning) as 'freeky'.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott
"There's only us, there's only this, forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today." - Jonathan Larson
"Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, but you have an obligation to be one". - Eleanor Roosavelt
“The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one.” - John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900
"The World Wide Web is the most important single outcome of the personal computer. It is the Gutenberg press that is democratizing information." - Bill Atkinson, 1942 -

05 January 2007

Google Maps /YouTube Mashup : http://www.theworgden.com/travel/ See videos of places around the world. Via

Platial Map Awards : http://platial.typepad.com/news/2006/12/this_year_nearl.html (TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/7245124 )

InventionMap : http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=292648333&size=o

MurderMap : http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/news/wpb_murders.html (Teen Homicides in the Palm Beach area).

US ZIPScribble Map : http://eagereyes.org/Applications/ZIPScribbleMap.html shows what simply connecting the dots would do.

TreasureChest : map (7) mapping (22) Maps (33) http://mooonriver.blogspot.com/search/label/Maps

Mapping as a way to teach, learn, and create new knowledge : http://www.mchron.net/site/edublog_comments.php?id=P2357_0_13_0

Phylotaxis (Phyllos - leaf, Taxis - order) is an exploration of the space where science meets culture. Its structure, derived from the Fibonacci Sequence and closely related to the Golden Ratio, is one of nature's most elegant. Via http://sevencolors.org/month/7/y/2006

(NAIT) 2006 GIS Earth Day Conference presentation links

WebAge Mapper : http://akwebhost.com/Dan.Reeder/introduction.shtml Via

Informative Art: http://www.viktoria.se/fal/projects/infoart/pub/infoart-graphite.pdf Information Visualization in Everyday Environments

Always do it for real : http://noisydecentgraphics.typepad.com/design/2006/07/advice_always_d.html

Libraries and the Cartography of Knowledge : http://homepages.gac.edu/~fister/cartography.html Essay

Job interview with Google : http://www.shmula.com/31/my-interview-job-offer-from-google

The Web's 15 best time wasters

"This world is but canvas to our imaginations". - Henry David Thoreau
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert W. Service
"It's never too late to be what you might have been". - George Eliot
"It doesn't matter how well you walk the path if it's not your path." - Katherine Benziger Via
"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." - Forest E. Witcraft

04 January 2007

Create a searchable Google map : http://www.thinkvitamin.com/features/ajax/create-a-searchable-google-map

Manhattan WordMap : http://www.wordmaps.net/ (words in the poem, which is shaped like Manhattan, are located in their appropriate area in the poem).

ObesityConceptMap : http://library.usu.edu/instruct/tutorials/cm/CMinstruction2.htm

Collection of spatial data sets (mostly raster images normalized to geographic coordinates) : http://www.geotorrent.org/ There's 35 datasets up there, most files are about 1 gigabyte.

Mapping bi-weekly data : http://homeless.cartifact.com/ The sequence shows how population shifts over a six week period.

Over 13,748 free animations for you to use on your website : http://www.animationlibrary.com/ ----------->>>>>>>>

When Informative Art Isn't : http://eagereyes.org/VisCrit/InformativeArt.html how were the viewers supposed to know that they were looking at a visualization?

International Cartographic Conference : http://www.icc2007.com/ 4-10 August 2007, Moscow, Russia (ICC 2007)

Israel : http://www.focusmm.com/israel/is_mp_1.htm (Clickable) Road Map

Cartography : http://www.gamegrene.com/node/345 A Powerful Game Mastering Tool (Discussion)

OlyBlog 'We Are the Media' : http://olyblog.net/ "39 days ago in OlyBlog 'We Are the Media' by RToes · 76 blogs link here tries to embrace new media Can Citizens Report? A Deeper Look Into House Spouses and Corruption Manifestaci? per un habitatge digne Great Map" via http://www.technorati.com/search/greatmap.blogspot.com via http://www.technorati.com/search/www.revolvingpaintdream.com

"When dreaming, know that anything can happen. In that magical state, the only price to be paid is with imagination. Having "it all" costs the same as having nothing at all." - The Universe
"The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"The basis of creativity has always been a new connection. To make connections would take hours using words. Your subconscious has to use pictures." - William J.J. Gordon
"Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you." - Bishop Steere Via
"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings". - William Blake

03 January 2007

Top ten (non-Google) map innovations : http://www.lifehacker.com/software/maps/technophilia-top-ten-nongoogle-map-innovations-211149.php

Review of Visualization in the Social Sciences (PDF) historical

Fractal Architecture : http://www.iemar.tuwien.ac.at/modul23/Fractals/subpages/221rugged.html (example of scale-dependence is the length-measurements of borders between countries).

(Embedded in a pdf file, but good example of) Extreme Zoom : http://iscs.teamspam.net/pdf/iscs_jp_3057.pdf Via Inner Sphere Cartography Society Archive

'Nam Maps : http://www.rjsmith.com/topo_map.html "The North Vietnamese Army (NVA) units could easily slip into neutral Cambodia whenever U.S. Army pressure proved too much for them. These sanctuary areas allowed them respite from the incessant U.S. air, artillery, and ground attacks, and was a major reason the NVA was not defeated entirely."

Physical Map of the Coterminous United States : http://www.shadedrelief.com/physical/index.html (Click map to see it in an interactive viewer).

(Animated) Religion History Map : http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-of-religion.html See how has the geography of religion evolved over 5,000 years (in 90 seconds).

Optimizing Images for Search Engines : http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3624327

(Book) Visualization and Holistic Data Mining : http://www.KDnuggets.com/news/2006/n24/22i.html - among top trends for 2007.

MapArtist : http://www.kentgallery.com/cusindex.htm An exhibition of Matthew Cusick’s art, which uses collages of old maps, just wrapped up. Via

"That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer." - J. Bronowski
"Plan to throw one away; you will anyhow." - F. Brooks ("The Mythical Man-Month", Chapter 11)
"If you plan to throw one away, you will throw away two." - C. Zerouni
"I saw a funny cartoon once in the New Yorker." - Archibald Sarantoff
"Ambition is the last refuge of the failure." - Oscar Wilde

02 January 2007

Start the year with ...

A truly motivational minute
Via http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4905706771102090735&q=apple+commercial

Navigation in Information Spaces (Powerpoint) - View as HTML

Map Detailed Driving Directions + : http://blog.useamap.com/

Cartography: The Legend of Zelda : http://gnomeslair.blogspot.com/2006/12/cartography-legend-of-zelda-nes.html (NES) full-resolution map click here.

Spectators Get Into the Game With Second Life Wimbledon Simulation Via http://collaborator.wordpress.com/2006/12/01/being-yourself-in-the-virtual-world/

World Visitor Map tool, Via http://www.modmyprofile.com/map.php?id=226127

SexeHexeS : http://www.geocities.com/liviozuc/sexehexes.html

Putting the Art in Fractal Art : http://orbittrap.blogspot.com/2006/12/putting-art-in-fractal-art.html including Visual Encryption

BarrierMap : http://www.seamzone.mod.gov.il/Pages/ENG/images/Seamzone_map_eng.jpg XL

Best and Worst Public Spaces in the Galaxy : http://www.pps.org/info/newsletter/april2006/galactic_places

Got a "Via" credit here

Forehead Chakra : http://www.earthscape.net/cosmic/chakra.htm

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1474-1564)
"I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders." - Count Leo Tolstoy
"I was very embarrassed when my canvases began to fetch high prices. I saw myself condemned to a future of nothing but masterpieces." - Henri Matisse (1869-1954), French artist.
"By His mighty power at work within us He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope." - Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)
"Go on, get out - last words are for fools who haven't said enough." - Karl Marx, revolutionary, d. 1883 (To his housekeeper, who urged him to tell her his last words so she could write them down for posterity.) Via