30 September 2009

Google Maps: 100+ Best Tools and Mashups

UK government database of all 1,841,177 post codes (together with precise geographic coordinates)

(Links) Hypermedia, Interface Design Theory

Who to follow for infographics on Twitter

http://www.backtype.com/connect shows you all of the conversation surrounding a post or article.

(Book) Map As Art, The: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography


Crazy Horse Memorial (at 60 years)

Amazing Facts

Apparently robdewey has reblipped your blip : Tom Waits - What's He Building?

"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." - Kahlil Gibran Via
"Without challenge adventure is impossible." - The Universe
"What that man creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings." - Plato
"Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." - Samuel Johnson Via
"Aesthetics are a consequence, not the goal." - Info Visualization manifesto

28 September 2009

The best online interactive maps

(Conference Mapping) 30 Years of Ars Electronica Visualized (in Huge Scale)

(SC'09) Visualization Tutorials

Literary Map of San Francisco

http://www.lovelycharts.com/ lets you create regular flow charts, site maps, network diagrams, people charts, BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) and more. Gallery and blog.

6 valuable types of visual maps


Art of Science 2009 Gallery

(Discussion) 'All publicly funded content should be in the public domain'

(Ridiculous) Instructional Videos

"I'm counting on you, to be you." - TU
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - 'Think Different' (television commercials that Apple ran in the late 1990s)
"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” - Charles Kettering
"A 'smART Map' is a map that has never finished saying what it has to say." - R.B.Wild (after Francois Voltaire)
"Mapping is the act of discovery." - R.B.Wild (after E. L. Doctorow)

25 September 2009

(Infographic music video) "Meet The Elements" Via

Aerial photography
( ok? to create a derived work from aerial photography), cock fighting and vodka bottles

Visual Map of Your Online Presence

"Subway Map" Dress

(Video) Big Ideas (Norman Doidge)

Tutorials on Traditional Drawing

Files for spoken word mash-ups : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/linguistics/

How ‘The Big Lebowski’ became a cultural touchstone

Wraparound posters for peace — clever design, laudable message
(Via finiteattention)

(Definition) "Hedgehog Principle" : it’s the idea of finding your niche or what your focus is and sticking with it.

"The difference between an old soul and a young soul is known only by the old soul." - The Universe
"...we must all do what we can, and do our best to try to make the pieces fit together." - Margaret Drabble Via
"I will be a happy and joyful being. I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life." - Abdu'l-Bahá
"We Are What We Do" - Eugenie Harvey
"The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation." - Chuang Tzu

24 September 2009

Interactive Multi-Perspective Views of Virtual 3D Models Via

Novel way of telling a story using Google Maps (via @stickylearning)

Arctic geological map
in final stages

21 beautiful infographic videos

(Visualization) Interactive Comments from Digg.Com


Dealing with Attention and Information Issues

Brain Activity Differs For Creative And Noncreative Thinkers

Lucid Dreaming FAQ (How To)

Firsts In Internet History

"Do your best, and then let nature do the rest." - Robin Sharma (Via #quote #robinsharma )
"... you don't hoist your sails to move the boat, but to put yourself within reach of the wind." - TU
“Swipe from the best, then adapt.” - Tom Peters
"Geography was often destiny in Canada's first 100 years - but now demography is king." - Peter MacLeod (at #TEDxTO)
"The minutes are more important than the years." - Paramahansa Yogananda (mindmapdrawerRT @ViriamKaur)

23 September 2009

http://processingjs.org/ is an open programming language for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions for the web without using Flash or Java. Demo

(Google Maps) Live Plane Tracking

Instructional Design Models Via

(Video) Termespheres together for students to learn about total visual space.


Books for information graphic designers

(Oh, Forget About Genius) Innovation Is What Matters

Britain's most forged artist

Sand Art performance View profile

100 Ways To Show Boldness

"It's better to have information adjacent in space than stacked in time." - Edward Tufte
"A good remix - in any medium - is at least as clever as the original. To do it well requires understanding of original material and context." - finiteattention █ ♥ █
"Knowledge is evolving from a 'stock' to a 'flow'.” - Globe & Mail (on information management)
"Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it." - Mark Van Doren Via
"Take from this world only to the measure of your needs, and forego that which exceedeth them." - Bahá'u'lláh

22 September 2009

Data Visualization and Infographics Resources

MapTango : (Does the world need another mapping/social/post photos app?)

(Infographic) The “Hype Cycle” of Computer-Interface Design

Tube Toilets Map

Hierarchical Equal Area isoLatitude Pixelization of a sphere

(Tutorials) Photoshop

An Interview With Edward Tufte

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

Digital scrapbooking designs

(Learning roadtrip) http://www.methinkspresents.org/nyc/

"Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” - Chinese Proverb Via
"Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. ‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people." - Karen Stephenson Via
"The burned hand teaches best." - J. R. R. Tolkien
"I entrust the past to God's mercy, the present to His love, and the future to His Providence." - St. Augustine
"I’ll play it first and tell you what it is later.” - Miles Davis

21 September 2009

Monopoly Goes Google Maps

Profile Maps [A Unique Way to Create a Resume]

4D Cityscape Puzzle

Illusions are mistaken attempts to foresee the future, so as to see present. Via

Math Artwork

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess

Collaborative photo encyclopedia : http://www.fotopedia.com/encyclopedia

(Toronto's) Historical Plaques

Van Gogh’s (Left) Ear


"The only place worth fishing is where the fish are." - Old Saw
"The positive energy that comes from being optimistic is often the difference between success and failure." - Rick Liebling
"Seed, Select, and Amplify. Test many diverse options, and reinforce the winners. Experiment, don’t plan." - Chris Meyer and Stan Davis Via
"The map is not the mapped." - R.B.Wild (after Jiddu Krishnamurti)
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain." - ?

16 September 2009

News Dots : interactive map of how every story in the news is related (built using an open-source ActionScript library called Flare).

All Google Maps Video : Getting Started

Best RSS feeds for information graphics

Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design


Snow Leopard’s Beautiful Icons

Artists that use maps as their muse (including Matthew Cusick )

We should forget about joining our hemispheres together and let them do what they do best.

Love the Art; Hate the Artist?

Complimenting Strangers

"The ability to connect, recombine, and recreate are hallmarks of knowledge today. Small pieces, which stand on their own, can be recreated in different media, contexts, and used to create more personalized, complex structures." - Via
"We need maps to understand each other in this constant exploration." - Joao Machado
"The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." - Joseph Joupert Via
"This desire to carry the viewer into a different realm of experience is a voyage that I hold sacred, and am in pursuit of as a painter." - Sharon Okun
"The best way to teach somebody something, is to have them think they're learning something else." - Randy Pausch

15 September 2009

('Point of Interest') : http://www.poifriend.com/



Visual Mapping Body of Knowledge?

(How to?) Isometric map in javascript

(LuLu Book) Tattered Fragments of The Map

DNA Portraits (artworks based on your unique genetic code)

Coloring Books For Grown-Ups

(TED Talk) on nurturing creativity

Why don't we all drive on the same side of the road?

"...too much teaching and training is about growing pretty flowers. We should be planting weeds." - bfchirpy
"I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, 'To hell with you.'" - Saul Bellow Via
"There's never been a dream bigger than its dreamer." - TU
"The categories of human thought are never fixed in any one definite form; they are made, unmade and remade incessantly; they change with places and times." - Emile Durkheim Via
"... I don't believe in just coming out and telling people their art is poor. You have to let them discover that for themselves." - Robert Genn

14 September 2009

Use Geotweeter to post your location to Twitter.

(Misleading choropleth) ADHD Med Map (pink is lower rate than white)

(High Definition) Last Supper

Three-Dimensional Type

Stitching together multiple shots makes impossibly shallow depths of field possible. Video

(Online Tools to) Feed Your Creativity

Outline of Modern Art History (1880-1970)

(Book) The Vision Revolution

Juxtapoz Magazine (Online version of the leading monthly contemporary and underground art bible).

How Much Water Do I Really Need When I Exercise?

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by
the laughter of the gods." - Albert Einstein
"If Scotland's so great and all, how come we never hear about this original person named 'Scot'?" - Douglas Coupland
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
"No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that you wish were on the other side." - Jascha Heifetz
"A thought may be compared to a cloud shedding a shower of words." - L.S. Vygotsky

11 September 2009

reMap : interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com Via

(Coming soon) Google Maps JavaScript API v3

Chernoff Faces : way of displaying numeric data as a face (demo)

Guide to Unusual Maps on the Web

(YouTube) - The Amazing Properties of the Star Tetrahedron

Theory of Constraints (TOC)

(Alan Who) 'Every morning I spend 1 hour mindmapping.'

Focusing on a "challenging visuospatial task" can alter the structure of your brain

Top Digital Artists in Latin / South America (US & Canada)

Mathematician Artist : http://www.billralph.com/billralph.htmlbillralph.com/billralph.html

"...for every thought you think today, worlds will come tumbling into existence. For every word you speak, legions will be called into action. And for every step you take, matter will be drawn from the ether." - The Universe
"Web design without technology is just art. You must understand the magic that gets it on the site." - Bill Scott (Looks Good Works Well)
"Keep in mind that life is a continuous succession of present moments." - Elaine St. James
"Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research." - Raymond Queneau
I'm not a word man, I'm a picture man." - David Lean, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, and editor

10 September 2009

Front End Concerns When Implementing Faceted Search

Rural US Health Insurance Map


(Zoom approach?) Cube Tripling (animation)

Cartifact Gallery of Jan Smits

History of 20th C Art (in Three Paragraphs)

Roger Waters knows a thing or two about walls

Secret to a longer life lies on Easter Island

(Definition) 'Outlier' : may be mere measurement error, or may be actual events of consequence.

9 maps Flickr favorited by this Venezuelan

"Go that way really fast. If something gets in your way, turn!" -Better Off Dead
"...Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk?" - ?
"...one of the very best ways of forecasting the future comes from listening to what people tell themselves, and their closest friends, in casual, conversational tones." - TU
"There is never a better measure of what a person is, than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose." - William M. Bulger
"Maps are a form of communication, a universal language that transcends speech and culture. They are intuitively understood to serve as a historical archive of nothing less than mankind''s progress in the world." -Via

09 September 2009

(Webcast) Designing Web Interfaces

2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Book Ban Map

Gender and Spatial Navigation

PosteRazor : http://sourceforge.net/projects/posterazor/ cuts an large image file into smaller pieces and you can easily print then on your home printer and glue them together to a poster.

Haramein's Unification Theory ... relates the dual torus spacetime manifold to the subatomic group theoretical geometry of the cubeoctahedron (i.e. vector equilibrium), completing the picture at the quantum level.

(Discussion) Shifting into right brain

Map Artist : http://www.dykhuis.ca/youarehere/yah.html

(7X24 streaming) MYARTSPACE.TV : contemporary art channel

(Definition) 'Game Theory'

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau
"I believe we should all pay our taxes with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash." - Saw
"Perceiving energy directly as it flows in the universe is a unit of cognition that shamans live by. They see how energy flows, and follow its flow… If the flow is obstructed, they move away to do something entirely different." - Carlos Castaneda (The Active Side of Infinity, Pg.124)
"... one needs to leverage skill, craft and a degree of hard-won cleverness that the average person on the street cannot easily attain." - Robert Genn

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to." - ?

08 September 2009

Zoomorama.com : MapZoom Slideshow(?) delivers a new generation of Art exploration online

Hampton Star Map Via

Puzzle and Game Maps

We will only return to the Moon when we act like all other explorers

(Travel Tip) Fold a Map Like a Pro for Easy Access

Most successful technology companies aren’t rocket ships.

TEDxTO Event Details

Art show organizers decline showing popular artist for fear of reprisal from religious hard-liners

(Dewey Decimal System Map reference in) 'Why cartography is such a good communication tool'

Call : http://www.labspacestudio.com/monosaic.php

"The past only exists insofar as it is present in the records of today. And what those records are is determined by what questions we ask." - Wheeler
"Honestly, I never strove to be an Edison." - Les Paul
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son!" - Rudyard Kipling
"The longer I teach, the less I talk." - Via eduinnovation
" I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby

04 September 2009

Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization

Maps in the inside covers : http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2009/08/maps-for-the-writer-and-the-city.html

WMD Maps (from Carnegie's, Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats )

A la Carte Maps are designed to combine guidebook, tourist map and original art in one.

Classtools.net allows you to create free educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash (Host them on your own blog, website or intrane; No signup, no passwords, no charge).

Users search the web for help more than they search an application's help file for help

How to Blur a Distracting Background

The New York Review of Books : http://www.nybooks.com/archives/

(Music Video) LEONARD COHEN - Closing Time

"Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others." - ?
"The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command." - Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings, Part III, p. 206.
" MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood." - ?
"Study shows that people are six times more likely to retain and understand information that is presented to them visually." - SmartDraw.com
"Are You Going To Jam, Or Direct An Orchestra?" - Robin Good

03 September 2009

Faceted/Guided Navigation


Mapping future water stress Via

The Curse of Knowledge ( The More You Know, the Worse You Become At Communicating That Knowledge) Via

Puzzle and Game Maps

The Cartographer’s Lament (by Kevin Connolly) On the solitary vocation of map-making (From drift, published by Anansi in 2006.)

Map Projector Device

(Video) How the cover of a magazine is created

First? intelligent comment on Hirst Show

(Video) Fail: Using your head

"My next conference presentation stands a very good chance of being inspirational vision or insane ramblings. Its a fine line." - osbornec
"Stopping Construction, Building Peace." - Edgar M. Bronfman
"Have no fear of perfection, because you’ll never reach it." - Salvador Dali
"Even the best ideas can be worthless without passion." - Mike Moritz, Sequoia Capital and Paul Graham, Y Combinator Via
"I could look, admire and be involved with that piece of art for some considerable time and see more each moment." - LJMatthews2

02 September 2009

Search Cube is one of the ways to Search the Web Better with Previews

The Usability Week 2009 Conference

Detention Map : http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/dwnmap

(Map) Iconic Album Cover Photographs

In Iowa and Illinois, the Mississippi River is nearly two miles wide (and that is non-flood stage) : http://www.unkno.com/

(Conference poster) Techcrunch Party 2009 (28" x 40" Limited edition signed & numbered. Silkscreen on Rives Arches paper. $395.00)

Cool Canadians on Twitter

Warhol's junk lends insight

(YYY's Karen O's) "Where the Wild Things Are" - Soundtrack Details Revealed

(Definition) 'wagasa' : simple and complex

"Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple." - Regina Brett
"'Anarchist organisations', isn't that an oxymoron?" - Equivocation
"I pay attention when I 'feel something' strongly, and I always go with that inner inclination." - Wayne Dyer
"Hedgehogs - why can't they just share the hedge?" - Dan Antopolski
"It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today." - ?

01 September 2009

Walled World Map

Apollo Landing Map

Knowledge Visualization Resources : http://piim.newschool.edu/resources/

(MashUp example) The Mix Tape

"Lost archive" of paintings, drawings and diaries are forged

(TED Video: Richard St. John's 8) secrets of success

Da Ali G Show

The Middle East "peace industry"

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats)

(Definition) 'Thought-terminating cliché' (eg; "Why? Because I said so." bare assertion fallacy)

"The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves." - E. M. Forster, English novelist and essayist
"Sorry...yesterday was the deadline for all complaints." - rtkrum
".... With the geometric way, one is thinking in terms of pictures; pictures which one imagines in space in some way, and one just tries to get a feeling for the relationships between the quantities occurring in those pictures. Now, a good mathematician has to be a master of both ways of those ways of thinking, but even so, he will have a preference for one or the other ..." - Paul Dirac
"It's not the heat, it's the humility." - Yogi Berra
"If letters are the clothes that words wear, then it surely follows that there must be as many typefaces as there are voices, languages, and emotions." - Erik Spiekermann