28 July 2008

(Review) iPhone 3G : Where am I?

MapCruncher quickly converts and re-projects the user's existing map, rendering correctly registered and zoomed tiles that can be mashed up seamlessly with Virtual Earth’s standard road, aerial, and oblique imagery. (Support: Website)

The map as metaphor

The Global Grid Solution (Becker / Hagens)

Facetmap Concepts : 3-minute introduction


(A crazy one) The mystery of ideas Revolution : kempton.wordpress.com/2007/06/16/the-mystery-of-ideas-rev...

'Great' Quotes

Side-Barred at http://www.glassie.com/work18.htm

Interfaith Peace-Builders : http://www.ifpbdel.org/

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." - Mary Kay Ash
"This above all; to thine own self be true." - William Shakespeare
"Magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand." - The Universe
"The one big gift each artist gives to the world is his or her uniqueness." - Brian Knowles
"Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?" - Edgar Allan Poe ( A Dream Within a Dream)

25 July 2008

(Obama's) volunteer GIS army

Sketchup Show (#28 ): Model a House from an Image

Flickr Group : Mosaics and Collages

Zooming in on lunch (the cheese sandwich with lettuce and tomato and the orange and the apple that Jeremy had for lunch on the patio by the breezeway between two buildings at Microsoft Research in an office park in Redmond, Washington, USA. )

The Divine Feminine in Geometric Consciousness

(Paperback) Maps & Dreams (Indians and the British Columbia Frontier)

(Blushing) http://visual-mapping.blogspot.com/2008/02/ron-wild-incredible-information-mapping.html

Interesting visit from (BLACKHOLE-2.IANA.ORG This block is reserved for special purposes.) Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, Marina del Rey

'Fido Spot' celebrates the arts at the Distillery District (The advanced seven-storey high digital video projection system will ensure a crisp, bright canvas for emerging artists to show their work and gain public recognition).

Why You Should be Worried About the Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

"I don't like words that hide the truth."- George Carlin
"Has it occurred to you that you could ask for more? Not just more than what you now have, but more than you're now asking for?"- The Universe
"All cases are unique and very similar to others." - T. S. Eliot
"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
"We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa

24 July 2008

(Conference) Intelligent Visual Mapping As a Systematic Framework for Business Success October 2-3 organized by educator Brian S. Friedlander (Interview) and Wallace Tait (LinkedIn).

(Trace history) Where was Anselm Via

(Map) Western Voyages of the Norsemen : http://www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/viking04.jpg

Map of (ARM) Misery

Snowflake Slitherlinks (Rhombus grid)

'Brain Tour' of IT

Blogging Research: Attribution and Ownership of Ideas

About this Blog for the creative remixing of media : http://www.runran.net/remix_runran/

(Video) Secrets of Great Wall

(Dancing) Hexagon Squares

"When you think of taking consistent action in the general direction of your dreams, do you imagine discipline, stamina, work, sacrifice, monotony, courage, and strategies?; or are you thinking adventure, discovery, new friends, excitement at the crack of dawn, magic, surprises, fun, laughter, and, on occasion, the Macarena? - The Universe
"As nothing has any meaning other than that which we choose to give it, we must either invest belief and meaning in something or abandon the game and go straight to oblivion." - Peter J. Carroll
"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision." - Ayn Rand
"We must take situations as they are. We must only change our mental attitudes towards them." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
"Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around." - Sophia in Vanilla Sky

23 July 2008

Moving beyond the map as metaphor : representation and multiple realities

A Simple Technique for Mapping a Social Network on Paper

America's AuthorsMap A guide to America's most famous authors by place of birth and area of fame. (The red markers indicate that existing multimedia content is available for those topics.)

Britain prepares for invasion by rubber duck armada

(New) http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/

Getting buried deeper(?) ------>>>>>>>

"Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient." - St. Thomas Aquinas
"Great big dreams require great big thoughts and little tiny steps." - The Universe
"Arrange whatever pieces come your way." - Virginia Wolf
"If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it." - Charlotte Bronte
"What one can be, one must be." - Abraham Maslow

22 July 2008

Google Maps API for Flash Documentation

Dynamic Latitude/Longitude Grid ; http://vgmap.eyebeamresearch.org/latlongrid.php

Chinese Population & CO2 Emission Map

'The Minister's Black Veil' Map

HexGrid Tile Puzzles

(On display until 17 August) Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art Featuring; Brian Alfred · Noriko Ambe · Radcliffe Bailey · Jimmy Baker · Bill Brown Jonathan Callan · Matt Coors · Russell Crotty · Leila Daw · Qin GaTorben Giehler · Zach Herrmann · Marco Maggi · Stefana McClure Tim McMichael · Aleksandra Mir · Mollie Oblinger · Elin oHara Slavick Via

Edward Tufte Summary

Communiqu├ęs from the Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art History, The University of Chicago

2012 Freemason Revelations

Side-barrred under 'IDEAS MISCELLANY' at http://newsgrist.typepad.com/

"No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."- ?
"To get where you want to go, you can't only do what you like." - Peter Abrahams (1919- ) South African novelist, Tell Freedom, 1954
"The sign on the door of opportunity reads PUSH." - Unknown Author
"There's always a way." - TU
"...you will find your map, once drawn, as difficult to discard as an unfinished poem." - Barry Holstun Lopez, Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven (1976)

21 July 2008

Visualization as navigation

Drawing Escape Tunnels Through Borders

Trialogue 3 : "History, Fractals and Change" (introduced by Ralph Abraham ) 50 mins. Via

Universality in Particularity

Map Builders Club (84 Members: 0 Chatting, 10 In-Game, 23 Online )

(Example) Twitter : http://twitter.com/rtkrum

Mind mapping webinar (by VizThink, the thriving online community for all things visual), scheduled for July 22 at 11a.m. EST..

(Journal) Artists Using Science & Technology : http://www.ylem.org/Journal/2002Iss02vol22.pdf

(2nd Circuit Affirms) Fair Use With Collage Containing Copyrighted Photographs

(One of few english) Blogrolled here

"Smiling or laughing for no reason at all is one of the best reasons to smile or laugh. Because doing either, turns wheels in the unseen, rearranges players in your life, and summons reason after reason after reason." - The Universe
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has." - Confucius
"I had been given written directions on how to go, detailed directions, but have you ever noticed that instructions from one who knows the country gets you more lost than you are, even when they are accurate?" - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie
"Science is question-driven. And the more interesting the questions, the more compelling the results." - Natalie Jeremijenko (in Seed Video: Revolutionary Minds )
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."- John Lubbock

18 July 2008

Follow the Tour De France (in Street View) : Live Tracker 2008

Penrose Slitherlink Puzzles

Cognitive Bloom's Taxonomy Circle

Even as isometric view of triangle becomes more oblique, the centroid of the triangle maintains its equilateral configuration

This exhibition : explored the map as metaphor, artistic strategy, and graphic device. [PDF]

World Instability Map

DogBreed Map

(Unreal) Google Zoom

(Vide0) 101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes (This is Rapid-Fire Learning, Folks)

One of few comments I've made on other blogs

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them." - John Updike
"Here is your map. Unfold it, follow it, then throw it away, if you will. It is only paper. It is only paper and ink, but if you think a little, if you pause a moment, you will see that these two things have seldom joined to make a document so modest and yet so full with histories of hope or sagas of conquest." - Beryl Markham, West of the Night (1942)
"Your chosen perspective changes everything." - TU
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." - Thomas Huxley
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none - it just depends on what you make of the next note." - Miles Davis

17 July 2008

Interesting (Java?) zoom/scroll interface

An Atlas of Radical Cartography : http://an-atlas.com/ is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues .

Triangle Tilings and Polyhedra : http://www.scienceu.com/geometry/articles/tritile/

The Arctic: Exploration Timeline

The Second Coming Map Via : http://www.preservedwords.com/charts.htm

A group blog on math, physics and philosophy : http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/

Rules of Flag design

The Whale Hunt documenting the annual spring whale hunt (taking 3,214 photos, each at five-minute intervals he has created a “photographic heartbeat” of the experience). Via

Digital Forensics : (5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo)

How to Make a Splash:

"There are many roads to Rome, and there's certainly no single route that subverts all others." - Robert Genn
"However expressive, symbols can never be the things they stand for." - Huxley (page 15, The Doors of Perceptions)
"'Have fun!" ... is my greatest wish for you in all you do." - The Universe
"I brooded by the hour together over the map, all the details of which I well remembered. Sitting by the fire in the housekeeper's room, I approached that island, in my fancy, from every possible direction; I explored every acre of its surface; I climbed a thousand times to that tall hill they call the Spyglass, and from the top enjoyed the most wonderful and changing prospects. Sometimes the isle was thick with savages, with whom we fought; sometimes full of dangerous animals that hunted us; but in my fancies nothing occurred to me so strange and tragic as our actual adventures." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

16 July 2008

MapShot™ displays a Google Map in a Snap Shot (visit maps.google.com, type the address, click "Link to this page", and copy the URL) Example

(Call forSubmissions) 2008 IMAP Awards : for the best examples of applications using Bob Horn's Information Mapping method.

How to mashup (without a screwup)

Surface (polygonal) Simplification ; http://local.wasp.uwa.edu.au/~pbourke/geometry/polygonmesh/


The Cartography of 'The Definition of Love'

Border Device(s) : http://www.multiplicity.it/index2.htm

It tells the truth by lying, like a poem with bold hyperbole of shape and line-- A masterpiece of false simplicity. Its secret meanings must be mulled upon,
Yet all the world is open to a glance. With colors to fire the mind, a song of names, A painting that is not at home on walls But crumpled on a stations wagon floor, Worn through at folds, tape patched and chocolate smudged (What other work of art can lead you home?) --A map was made to use. - Juliana Muehrcke

Side-barred : http://cartografiaurbana.blogspot.com/ BLOGS+WEBS / CARTOGRAFIAS GLOCALES

(Example) Explanatory Animated GIF (175KB) ---->

"Talent imitates; genius steals." - T.S. Eliot
"Between youth and maturity comes a time of questing and discovery; between apprenticeship and mastery comes journeying." - M. S. Rohan, The Forge in the Forest
"Surviving is important, but thriving is elegant." - Maya Angelou
"It won't matter that 10,000 doors might be slammed in your face, because when door number 10,001 flies open, you'll completely forget about all the other doors. Happens every day." - The Universe
"My life flows when I'm in my art." - Jean De Muzio

15 July 2008


Is SumMapping MindMapping? ; A practical framework to organise your thoughts, work and life (Examples).

Hyperbolic and Spherical Tiling Gallery

Fractal Color Scheme Chooser applet

Maps are available for all three of the Final Fantasy IV worlds you uncover : World Underworld Moon

Where are We? An Internet activity about Maps

Architect Evangelist at Microsoft

Take Free Enneagram Personality Test

How to Nap

The Cartoon Controversy

"Don't labour, be artistic." - Robert Genn
"As usual I panicked and got lost. I pulled to the side of the street and got out my book of road maps. But to find where you are going, you must know where you are, and I didn't." - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie
"Sometimes you just have to stand on your head and see everything from a different perspective!" ~ Mani Via
"There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand." - Charles Kettering
"What we experience is only a small part of what matters about objects." - R.L. Gregory, The Intelligent Eye

14 July 2008

What Are the Benefits of Working Visually?

McKinsey Knowledge Center Map

(Topicscape) 3D Mindmaps for Project Management

Talking About Spirals

AceDiscoVery collecting a hand-drawn map (10cm x 10cm piece of paper), of every country in the world.

Map of Humanity

Ethnocentric Cartogram/Maps (click one one of the 7 publication check-boxes):

(Movie) TED 2008 BIGVIZ sketches created by Autodesk animator Small Medium

Top 10 Google Flubs, Flops, and Failures

Is the Universe Actually Made of Math?

"For me a good map is not only a useful tool, but a riveting work of art." - Scott, the mapaholic
"Almost no one ever says it will be easy. Actually, most say it will be hard. Really, really hard. What do you tell yourself, day after day? - The Universe
". . . maps give you a way of seeing things, finding things you had overlooked before." - Seattle Times Post Intelligencer Via
"Even the borderline between practical and decorative graphic elements can sometimes become fuzzy." - Redmond A. Simonsen
"Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber

11 July 2008

Pathfinding with a Hexagon Map

Technology reveals new worlds to map

Circleworld Map (with each country as a circle)

Polynomials, symmetry, and dynamics : An undertaking in aesthetics

(Conference) What is an Image?

What is Visual Dialogue?

Video Montaging

Why Firefox Matters

(Guitar) The Six String Nation : http://sixstringnation.com/en/

(Minutes) Edmontonians Naming

(Complement) 'I do need to make a brief notice of rwilds astounding maps on Flickr because they fill me with sharp envy. posted by Tony '

"If it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be, but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic!" - Tweedledee
"A map says to you, 'Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not.' It says 'I am the earth in the palm of your hand. Without me you are alone and lost.'" - Beryl Markham, West of the Night (1942)
"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela
"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity." - Tom Krause

10 July 2008

What's the best visual approach for information management on computers?

Madrid's new metro map heavily criticised

3D mind map Via LiveSearch

Flickr Upload globe : http://flickrvision.com/maps/show_3d

Leonard da Vinci's Map of Central Italy

School Vaccinations Maps

MapMaker ; http://www.mapcomarketing.com/about.html

Connect the Dots

The Artist Project Toronto (application)

Listed as a resource

"Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent." - Lady Nancy Astor
"A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened." - Albert Camus
"Just because you're a supernatural, unstoppable, manifesting machine, doesn't mean you can't ask for help. A lot of help. And fully expect to receive it. That was part of "the deal." - The Universe
"The creative-inventive animal asks, "How else can this be done?" "What tool do I use to get what I want?" "How can I play here?" - Robert Genn
"Imagination is the true magic carpet.” - Norman Vincent Peale

09 July 2008

London Map Fair : (beware of maps contrived to lead you astray) 'A great map is much more than a navigation tool. Actually, a great map is rarely a navigation tool. It is a political and philosophical statement. What it displays, and especially what it conceals, tells us far more about the values of those who created it than about the terrain it allegedly charts.'

Search for the ultimate information management tool leads to visual mapping solution

(Flash) Collage Zoom Interface

(Video) Walmart spreading like a virus

'Urban cartography ? for global shopping experts'

(Star) Map of the Week

(French map) Cliquez ici pour voir la carte Jerusalem

Early prototype : http://www.1-900-870-6235.com/eLearning/TheGreatIdeas.htm

'...lines the gallery with a same-size simulacrum of itself...' : Via

Blogrolled here : http://herdeirodocaos.wordpress.com/?s=map

"The one thing that can hold someone’s attention the longest on a single sheet of paper is a map." - maps@mappery.com
"If I don’t have many things to do, I am lost.” - Umberto Eco
"Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy." - Groucho Marx
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh (scribed in one of hundreds of letters to his brother Theo)

08 July 2008

World's Biggest (GPS) Drawing :

Some advice : http://christinaslibraryrant.blogspot.com/ for the rank beginner in citation analysis.

Examples of actual concept maps from students, staff and faculty.

Mappery : http://www.mappery.com/ is a diverse collection of real life maps contributed by map lovers worldwide. Also mappery blog.

(Online) Collaging with full 'set' attribution capabilities (example)

'tagged with map' : http://weheartit.com/tag/map Via : http://www.urbancartography.com/2008/04/we-heart-it-vis.html (but Where Wedo What Wedo at least lets you click to enlarge image).

(Currently) Painting like? Pierre Bonnard

Collages involving anatomy, maps and string are a unique connection between our bodies and the geography of life.

Rediscovering the beginner's mind

Blogrolled under'Miscelaneoase' here: http://www.jobsessive.com/?s=map

"...the imperative of drying palettes." - Robert Genn
"A great discovery solves a great problem, but there is a grain of discovery in the solution of any problem. Your problem may be modest, but if it challenges your curiosity and brings into play your inventive faculties, and if you solve it by your own means, you may experience the tension and enjoy the triumph of discovery." - George Polya, 1944.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
"Some are born to greatness, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." - William Shakespeare ("Twelfth Night, or What You Will")
"Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance." - Cowboy Wisdom