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