30 June 2009

Zoom and Pan large images with Google map interface

California Wine Regions Map

World of Warcraft To Get Map Upgrade

(Isotemporal Lines) The Unevenness of Space-Time Convergence

Interface Design Quotes

How the human brain works

Why Motivation Doesn’t Really Matter

(Fall conference) http://www.creativeplacesandspaces.ca/conference/schedule.html


(Song) Hot Butter – Popcorn

"A map does not converse in sentences. Its language is a half-heard murmur, fractured, fitful, nondiscursive, nonlinear. It is almost as if one had to read from a page where all the words had been assembled in random order: obviously there could be no fixed starting point or sequence of perception.." - Arthur H. Robinson and Barbara Bartz Petchenik (in The Nature of Maps) Via
"No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously." - Dave Barry
"For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps." - Christopher Columbus
"Art need not be what is seen--but what is to be seen." - Robert Genn
"It takes visions and courage to create. It takes faith and courage to prove." - Owen D. Young

29 June 2009

Bing Maps

(Map) The mean centre of US population

Maps as service design: The Incidental (their dual-role was as both service and souvenir).

Iniva Creative Mapping project. http://www.iniva.org/exhibitions_projects/2009/off_the_map_exhibitions
Best 250 Movies of All Time Map Via

Country Information and Political Maps : http://www.mapsnworld.com/ (of All Countries)

Artwork as Interface

(the search engine taste test).

Ambi-valent Objects: Collaborations at the Intersection of Art and Science

Secrecy of the Artist

"It takes courage to be creative. Just as soon as you have a new idea, you are in a minority of one." - E. Paul Torrance
"The opportunity to find happiness dances within every moment, beats within every heart, and grooves within every occurrence, situation, and event." - The Universe
"Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do." - W. H.Auden
"It is not necessary for the public to know whether I'm joking or whether I'm serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself." - Salvador Dali
"When I was young, I believed in expression. … I wanted to express everything. … Now I … no longer believe in expression. I only believe in allusion." - Jorge Luis Borges

26 June 2009

Find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map : http://www.getlatlon.com/

(Example) TrafficFlow Map

Navigating the Cosmos

Pointcarré software enables artists to translate a Photoshop image into weaving structures. Via

(Video Tutorial) Mosaic, montage or joiner effect

(Conference) Information Architecture Institute : http://ideaconference.org/2009/Overview/

(GoogleBooks example) Quotations

Doctors Baffled by Girl Who Doesn't Age

Another Flickr contact

"Ask. Ask for whatever you want. Ask for help. Ask for clarity. Ask for insight... You're always answered." - The Universe
"We have an infinite number of reasons to be happy, and a serious responsibility not to be serious." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
"Things on a small scale behave like nothing you have any direct experience about. They do not behave like waves. They do not behave like particles. They do not behave like clouds or billiard balls or weights on springs or like anything you have ever seen." -Feynman
"I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it." - Richard Stallman
"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God." - Euclid

25 June 2009

Bing Maps Geocodes Searched Images

(Animated) Obesity in the U.S. Map : http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

Swiss Design Network

(Example) MindManager Image Library Add-In (new images to add increased appeal to your maps)

E-Learning Pick of the Day

The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation

"...The eye moves first to the simpler, larger shapes.
The overall pattern is best when it's irregular and varied.
Avoid predictable shapes--blocks, circles, rectangles.
Avoid equality, kissing shapes and homeostatic effects.
Patterns should move beyond the periphery of the work.
The focal area can be more active, with smaller, sharper shapes.
Viewers' eyes ask to be entertained--pattern is the opening act.
Patterns thrive in lights, darks, and plenty of middle tones.
Add mystery--shapes can be muzzy and obscure.
Yin and yang your pattern--alternate dark and light activity.
Squint at your work, invert it, or look at it in a mirror.
Your work should "read" from across the room."
Via http://clicks.robertgenn.com/patterns.php

Coupland Collages

Map Jewelry

Painting With Light : http://www.diyphotography.net/painting_with_light

"At this point, I think everyone understands that maps are a great way of presenting information (and there are probably opportunities there, and that`s long overdue)." - Danny Sullivan
"We should all seek simplicity and distrust it." - Don Norman (In Favour of Complexity keynote) Via
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present." - Roger Babson
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire
"As you start your work These words you'll recall, Make a pattern of shapes; Big, medium and small." - Jane R. Hofstetter

24 June 2009

Mapping the Geography of Cultural Buzz

Market Visual Knowledge Maps

Kleenex® Hayfever Map

Useful Infographics for Web Designers

Perimeter Institute's key research areas

(See related videos) 'How to Storyboard' (Right side bar)

Digital Collage Artists

Palimpsests (Signs of the Times They Are a Changin’)


"I don't twist the truth, I just make it complex." - Bobber
"Tomorrow will be another day." - Don Quixote (to Sancho Panza)
"You live in a world of illusions. A world that springs from a much deeper and far greater reality. And while at times the illusions are indeed ugly, with your physical senses you only see the tip of the iceberg. If you could see the whole, you'd discover that the unpleasantness was only the tiniest piece of a most spectacular puzzle that was created with order, intelligence, and absolute love. You'd see that contrary to appearances, in the grandest scheme of things, nothing is ever lost, no one becomes less, and setbacks are always temporary. And you'd understand that no matter what has happened, everyone lives again, everyone laughs again, and everyone loves again, even more richly than before." - The Universe
"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work." - Mark Twain
"When I think of all the people I respect the most, you're right there, serving them drinks." - Scott Adams

23 June 2009

Photo mapping

Old Map App Via http://turbulence.org/blog/tags/mapping/

(Discussion : Open Source Blogging) Feel Free to Steal My Content

Your Creative Map to Making An Artsy Living

'Map' C & D Notices

Micro-blogging - using Twitter

Artaculous enables the art sector to build an effective and digitalised networking of contacts.

Stop Thinking

(Definition) PI-o-neer (noun) - one who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry; a guide

(Reading) The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (by) Buy

"The ultimate path is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing." - Seng-Ts'an
"Our world is a bevy of unnoticed curiosities, and our lives are richer when we reach beyond what we are used to seeing and thinking." - Timothy Maher
"... art ought to be life-enhancing and not life-deprecating." - (paraphrasing critic) Bernard Berenson
"If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn`t run hard enough." - Steve Jones
"You know, the earth is bipolar." - Fake(?) Steven Wright

22 June 2009

Search Google Maps by Shape and Size

(Revising the Map) Modulated Mapping and The Spatial Interface

(Conference) Multiple Ways to Design Research : http://www.multipleways09.ch/

Participatory GIS training kit

Brainstorming (TTC transit) Map

(Example) Side-bar Pop-up Map

(Early research: 2000) Navigational tools for websites

Israel Flood Map Via

Tufte's Invisible Yet Ubiquitous? Influence

(40+ Fascinating) Digital Painting Tutorials

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf (in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings)
"We are workpeople who give ourselves permission to put our own individual spin to our craft." - Robert Genn
"You have all the information you need to do something right now." - guy's wife
"The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps." - Al Waller
"Learning is finding out what you already know." - Richard Bach

19 June 2009

Google Mapping Out Its Search Results

Experimental Geography

50 Most-Read PNAS Articles

Augmented Books, Knowledge, and Culture

Indigenous Knowledge

(Conference Program) Knotting Mathematics and Art

Custom Maps For Kids

Top Artists of the 20th Century

Stop-motion Post-It art

" Einstein - he just had a different way of looking at things - that is the parallel side - you gotta stick to it -that is what makes you truly unique." - Via
"An unmistakable trait of every true genius, is their persistent awareness of how much more there is to know." - The Universe
"Many of us who walk to and fro upon our usual tasks are prisoners drawing mental maps of escape." - Loren Eiseley
"There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries." - René Descartes

18 June 2009

Conversation Prism Via

The Information Mapping® Method (30 Years of Research Research ...)

Best Web Sites for Maps (to trace your family's paths, find your ancestors' homes and explore the old country).

Mapping friends

(Conference Program) Knotting Mathematics and Art

In Favour of Complexity (Don Norman's keynote at UX London 2009) made the case for complexity with order, lucidity and understandability.

(Video) How To Release Your Inner Genius

Meg Scheminske (artist in Brooklyn) does paintings of Google Map tiles.

How? to write an artist statement

"The perfection of art is to conceal art." - Quintilian
"I'm remembering an old fellow, a regular and probably gone now, who asked what I did for a living and what I was doing at Doagh. Being coy, perhaps philosophical, and attempting to avoid heavy questioning, I told him I was marking maps.'Odd sort of life,' he told me." - Robert Genn
"One must let go, in order to be free." - The Universe
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo

17 June 2009

Information Visualization: a personal retrospective

(Force-Directed Edge Bundling for) Graph Visualization

Mapping calls

Interesting (dead?) project

(Lessons From the Swiss Cheese Map ) "Maps record facts, but whether by design or accident, they also project worldviews and function as arguments. Every map reflects a set of judgments that influence the viewer's impression of the underlying data. The choice of colors and labels, the cropping, and the process of selecting what gets included and what gets left out all combine to form a visual gestalt. A skilled designer can make peace seem inevitable or impossible, reassuring or terrifying, logical or jumbled." - Shari Motro Via

The Future of Learning: Visualization, Collaboration, Play


(Book) Never Use White Type on a Black Background (And 50 Other Ridiculous Design Rules)

(Archives) http://www.banffcentre.ca/bnmi/programs/archives/2002/interactive_screen/listen.aspx

Banksy (aka Robert Banks — a 32-year-old from Bristol) found his own gallery on the streets of Britain; http://www.eyewalls.com/art/entry/banksy/#

"Maps can be counted on to return lively earthbound memories." - Robert Genn
"Time is a by-product of the specific task that we seek to solve." - Craig Mundie
"It's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine." - REM
"The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there." - Eric Hoffer
"Raphael paints wisdom…" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

16 June 2009

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

Swine Flu & Twitter

Detailed Barrier Map

Pascal's Mystic Hexagon

The Institute for the Future of the Book :think-and-do tank investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse as it shifts from printed pages to networked screens.


Why the bad rap on “masonite”?

(30-minute) Flatland: The Movie (stars Martin Sheen and Kirsten Bell)

"A picture is a fact." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
"Life is You and I conVERSING... You-`N-I-Verse... You-niverse." - Neil Slade
"You're going to find, yet again and forevermore, that the hard and difficult stuff only ever seemed hard and difficult, before you began it." - The Universe
"While it's difficult to put a unique spin into every work of art, it's this feeling of "first-time" uniqueness and personal, workmanlike exploration that rings the winning buzzer." - Robert Genn
"If success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do ...
How would I be? What would I do?" - R. Buckminster Fuller

15 June 2009

(Kevin Kelly's) Internet Mapping Project

(Map) THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE (Powered by Google mapping technology)

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), is a school curriculum and teaching method

(Book)Contouring Quebec" (drawings and maps)

was known for his ability to make good approximate calculations with little or no actual data.

(Without Walls) Interview with Lebbeus Woods

Masterstroke: Man wakes from life-saving brain surgery… as an artist

The Specials – Enjoy yourself

"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." William Shakespeare
"I'm takin' my time, but I don't know where..." - Paul Simon (Me and Julio, Down by the Schoolyard)
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
"Be calmly active, and actively calm." - Yogananda
"The logic of capitalism tends toward monoculture; the logic of nature toward diversity." - Michael Pollin

12 June 2009

Google Chrome Browser : Consolidates Core Online Features in One Tool ( Video Clips To Learn About It )

(Map) Flexible Fuel


(Video) Flowing Data visualizations

A treasured mapbook examines the use of modified maps as creative guides (illustrated and live comments on a wide range of map systems for artists).

(Example of 22 different) Ways to social media (see sidebar on right)

Windows 7 May Not Be Much Faster Than Vista

A slightly flawed (but heartfelt) portfolio submission to Magnum.

Notes from "Synectics" (by Willian J.J. Gordon, Harper 1961)

Art of Digital Photo Painting

"Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about." - Regina Brett, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects." - Alexis de Tocqueville
"When your brain lacks sufficient stimulation, it walks looking out for something interesting to draw about." - Anais Nin
"im the map, im the map, im the map, im the map, im the map, im the map, im the map, im the map." - The Map
"Stick with your own perception of yourself—living in your own world—and letting your reality (not the reality presented by other people or particular situations), control your performance." - John Eliot, Ph.D. from Overachievement

11 June 2009

(Empire Total War) Campaign Map (Gameplay information helps you to organize your forces and manage resources).

NLP Mindmap

"Me" Mapping

Zones of Exclusion

(Video) Science Fun Fact: A piece of paper cannot be folded in half more than seven times

(Short film about) looking at art

Emerging Toronto-based artists : http://www.blogto.com/artists/

Los Lobos – La Bamba

(Idea of paying it forward) "I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you [...] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money." (Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Benjamin Webb dated April 22, 1784)

"A verse from the Veda says, 'What you see, you become.' In other words, just the experience of perceiving the world makes you what you are." - Deepak Chopra
"Everything we do is art, even the drawings." - Via
"The baby steps in the beginning of a journey always seem inadequate compared to the brilliance of the dream that inspired them." - TU
"No matter where you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
"All great artists are instinctive neuroscientists; they have an innate understanding of how the brain "sees" the world, and they are fated by this knowledge to constantly try to find a visual language for those concepts." - Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroaesthetics Via

10 June 2009

Two concepts in order to understand why visual search engines are needed.

CartoType talks at State of the Map Via

US Nuclear Weapon Map

Topographic Map Circus

(Embedded music) :

Visual outlining with Flickr


Proof that the ancient Native Americans were aliens who foretold the coming of the iPod.

Fractal Art Frenzy

http://asci.org/INDEX/ : special matching function designed to assist individuals around the world in finding appropriate collaborators for projects of mutual interest.

"Dubium sapientiae initium;. Doubt is the origin of wisdom." - René Descartes (1596-1650)
"The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be." - Robert Fulghum
"When in doubt, just take the next small step." - Regina Brett, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"100,000 minds thinking the same thing is not necessarily progress – perhaps great minds think 'unalike'?". - mindmapdrawer
"Ephemeral silliness will destroy any smarter cutting edge art." - Via

09 June 2009

3D Open Street Map

Stonehenge found in Lake Michigan

Neogeographers and Neogeography Oh My!!!

Structure of Knowledge

Obama's speech draws mixed reviews in Middle East (Transcript PDF)

Local Tweeters

(Video) On the ball...

Sometimes Refusing a Commission is Best (Via Working on Commission).

Maps & Atlases (French pop / Italian pop / German pop )

♫ Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Turn Into

"Almost every significant breakthrough in the history of visual art has come about by serendipity. " - John Kenneth Galbraith
"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." - Alvin Toffler
"Taking action summons miracles, whether you recognize them or not." - TU
"How long will you keep pounding on an open door, begging for someone to open it?" - Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya
"The real need for art is like mathematics, to discover the utterly unseen." - Via

08 June 2009

"A practical guide to webmapping", by Steve Chilton. This short practical guide covers putting both static and dynamic location maps on a website, and how to embed a zoomable/pannable location map. Download guide (Word doc)

North Korea Secrets Uncovered In Google Earth by Amateur Spies

Complexity Science

Fashion Map

Middle East Map Quiz

CRTC expands definition of new media

(Search results) inurl:blogspot.com + "map"

3D Rears its Ugly? Head Again

(Video) The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet (Hardcover)

Tom Waits – House Where Nobody Lives

"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." - Alexis de Tocqueville
"(Want to make the world a better place?) Criticize by Creating." - Michelangelo Via
"Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock
"Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what it is." - D H Lawrence (1885-1930)
"Every exit is an entry somewhere." - Tom Stoppard

05 June 2009

(European) Orienteering Maps : http://maps.worldofo.com/

Faceek.com : where you can scan any web site for faces.

(Animation) Network Graphing

Library Cats Map

The Maps of Louisa Bufardeci (More )

Pioneering Digital Print Exhibitions / Competitions

(Definition) Icosahedron : Uniform Polyhedron: U22 Platonic Solid Platonic Element: Water Vertices: 12 Edges: 30 Faces: 20 Wythoff symbol: 52 3 Symmetry Group: icosahedral Vertex Configuration: {3, 3, 3, 3, 3} Dual: dodecahedron V: s3 * 5/12 * (3 + √5) A: s2 * 20 / 4 * √3 rinner: s / 12 * (3 * √3 + √15) router: s / 4 * √(10 + 2 * √5) One variant of a geodesic dome can be derived from the Icosahedron.

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Agnes Denes was one of the first artists to be involved with the relationship of science to art, and was also a pioneer of ecological art.

♫ Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

"Dreams create their own pathways, if you don't try to force things." TU
"The 'silly' question is the first intimation of some totally new development." - Alfred North Whitehead.
"The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them." - Jackson Pollock
"All glory comes from daring to begin." - William Shakespeare
"It is always there, right where you are; if you seek it, obviously you do not see it." - Muso Kokushi

04 June 2009

Mapumental (tuned to help you work out where else you might live if you want an easy commute to work). Video

Madoff Victim Map : http://madoffmap.com/

C3 Technologies provides detailed 3D city content for the web mapping industry

Moebius Transformations Revealed

Remixes and mashups

Can you tell the difference between an Israeli and a Palestinian?

The Jury Process

Basic eCommerce provider

(Definition) 'Areté : classic Greek philosophers word for the process of self-actualizing and striving to reach your highest potential. Think Arete

Xavier Rudd – Timber and Wood

"This is the highest point of philosophy, to be simple and wise; this is the angelic life." - John Chrysostom
"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are there." - Yasutani Roshi
"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye." - Mary Shelley
"Barn’s burnt down — now I can see the moon." - Mizuta Masahide, 17th Century Japanese Poet and Samurai
"Journal writing is a voyage to the interior." - Christina Baldwin

03 June 2009

Google Wonder Wheel (Keyword Research Tool)

Tornado Risk Map

http://mapspread.com/ 'Import your data from spreadsheets, maintain it with fun tools, share with coworkers and friends, publish to the world.'

(Same term, different interpretation) Threaded Cord Mind Map

What Connects the Map to the Territory?

How I Sold My Book by Giving It Away

Sierpinski Tetrahedra and Other Fractal Sponges

Machu Picchu TUT Adventure

The hazards and limitations of tweeting

Madness – One Step Beyond

"The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed my men." - Ortega Y Gassett
"Full lasting is the song, though he, the singer, passes." - George Meredith
"Some trees grow very tall and straight and large in the forest close to each other, but some must stand by themselves or they won't grow at all." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
"He is enlightened, liberated, who sees all things as One - Unseparated." - Angelus Silesius
"…if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." - Turgenev

02 June 2009


Via Cartifact Maps

(Map) Chrysler Dealership Closures

SongSampling Map

The irony of the Conference Board plagerising a report on intellectual copyright is ... http://is.gd/IGPu

What is Ruby on Rails?


Structured water

Selected http://picasaweb.google.com/timeraiser/2009EdmontonArt#

♫ Tom Waits – Road To Peace

"You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind." - Unknown
"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"He who lives in solitude may make his own laws." - Publilius Syrus
"Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it." - Miguel de Cervantes, early 17th Century Spanish novelist, best known for Don Quixote
"Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist." - Thomas Disch

01 June 2009

Nxtbook Map : http://nxtbook.com/map/ (Letting Your Customers Tell Your Story)

Magnetic Pole Movement

Playground Map : http://playspacefinder.kaboom.org/

(Lectures) Navigation/Zooming

Group Portrait (Map?) with roll-over identifying links to Widipedia

Blogs about: Jorge Luis Borges

Newsletter Archives For Christians Regarding Freemasonry

(Customize) PhotoCube

Artist Run Centres and Galleries

♫ Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

"To open the individual path inward is the most exalted of human endeavors..." - James Perkins
"Sometimes the only thing you know for certain is what you don't want. Yet often that's enough to go on." - The Universe
" I'm not going to give you a map. I can give you only a great passion to discover. Yes, a map is not needed; great passion, great desire to discover is needed. Then I leave you alone. Then you go on your own." - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Indian Spiritual leader, 1931-1990)
"There are some things that are so serious you have to laugh at them." -Niels Bohr
"To be yourself, in a world that tries, night and day, to make you just like everybody else - is to fight the greatest battle there ever is to fight, and never stop fighting..." - E.E. Cummings