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exploring the resurgence of maps as cognitive processes, maps in the generation of shared and collective knowledge.
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A Visualization of the Work that Went Into Making Magic Lantern What it is Today - PetaPixel

A Visualization of the Work that Went Into Making Magic Lantern What it is Today - PetaPixel | visual mapping | Scoop.it
PetaPixel A Visualization of the Work that Went Into Making Magic Lantern What it is Today PetaPixel In the past month and a half, Magic Lantern has seemingly made the impossible possible by bringing high definition RAW video to several Canon...
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This Detailed Map Reveals 63 Years of Tornadoes' Destructive Paths - TheBlaze.com

This Detailed Map Reveals 63 Years of Tornadoes' Destructive Paths - TheBlaze.com | visual mapping | Scoop.it
This Detailed Map Reveals 63 Years of Tornadoes' Destructive Paths
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The data mapping magic of John Nelson at IDV Solutions has already shown us what 56 years of tornadoes in the U.S.
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Researchers Turn Brains Transparent By Sucking Out the Fat

Researchers Turn Brains Transparent By Sucking Out the Fat | visual mapping | Scoop.it
By turning brains clear and applying colored dyes, connections between neuron networks can now be examined in 3D at unprecedented levels of detail
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Cartography - Mapping - GIM International

Cartography - Mapping - GIM International | visual mapping | Scoop.it
The detailed programe of the 25th International Conference (ICHC) on the History of Cartography is now available. ICHC is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and map making. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic ...
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Google Maps To The Rescue

Google Maps To The Rescue | visual mapping | Scoop.it
When Jason Torchinsky's beloved VW Beetle was stolen, he was lucky enough to get some help from the Internet. Thousands of cars are stolen every year in the U.S., and they are difficult to recover.
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Get prints of your favorite video game maps and classic computers ...

Get prints of your favorite video game maps and classic computers ... | visual mapping | Scoop.it
In City Print's new pop culture category, you can get maps from some of your favorite games and movies rendered in bold colors. There are classics like Pac-Man and Zelda. For the more modern gamer there is a striking map ...
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ChoiceMaps: A New Way to Measure Neighborhoods - Walk Score Blog

ChoiceMaps: A New Way to Measure Neighborhoods - Walk Score Blog | visual mapping | Scoop.it
It's great to see more cities adopting plans with goals around access to neighborhood amenities.
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Online mapping activity allows public participation in drainage update

Online mapping activity allows public participation in drainage update | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Sugar Land citizens are encouraged to participate in an online mapping activity that will help guide an update to the City's Master Drainage Plan.
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Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It’s definitely pretty, and if you’re using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful, too.
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Visualizing the world's Twitter data - Jer Thorp

Visualizing the world's Twitter data - Jer Thorp | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Good morning, Twitter! Millions of tweets are sent everyday, and from these tweets, we can gather a lot of information about people’s lives: where they travel, when they wake up, and their opinions on pretty much everything.
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Using VSM as data gathering for restrospectives

Using VSM as data gathering for restrospectives | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Hi guys, in this post I wrote how can we use Value Stream Mapping as a tool to help with system thinking. Many people asked me if I could explain better what Value Stream Mapping is. Therefore, in ...
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Edge-Serpentine-MapsGallery - John Tooby

Edge-Serpentine-MapsGallery - John Tooby | visual mapping | Scoop.it
John Tooby
Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, Professor, Integrative Anthropological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mapping the undiscovered continents of the mind. In 1970 I developed an early version of map (A) in an attempt to communicate what I thought was being overlooked in the study of the human mind, and what a new evolutionary and computational approach might have to offer. One can crudely map proposed components of the human architecture according to how computationally simple or complex they are on one axis, and how functionally specialized or general-purpose they are on the other axis.

To solve these problems efficiently, the circuit architecture of these components would often need to be complexly specialized for the task. These programs or instincts are numerous, have built in content, generate the major outlines of the human social world, make cultures similar to each other, provide a new natural science foundation for social theories, and are eminently worth studying. Most important, their evolved information processing architectures can be mapped

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Microphone system maps rooms with a snap of the fingers - Gizmag

Microphone system maps rooms with a snap of the fingers - Gizmag | visual mapping | Scoop.it
BBC News
Microphone system maps rooms with a snap of the fingers
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Creating a 3D map of a room could someday be as simple as randomly placing four microphones within the space, then snapping your fingers.
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VC blog » Blog Archive » The Infographic Forefather (1842)

VC blog » Blog Archive » The Infographic Forefather (1842) | visual mapping | Scoop.it

Manuela Lima on Infografic forfathers.

 

The resemblance with modern-day infographics is primarily based on three features: (1) The portrayal of a specific story or topic in a long top-down graphical layout. (2) The use of specific illustrations or clip art (in the case of present-day versions) with complementary text to better elucidate the various components of the subject. (3) The inclusion of large numbers to convey specific quantities pertaining to the analyzed topic.

Here’s a comparison of the 1834 chart next to two modern infographic approaches:

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An Evolving Map of Design Practice and Design Research

An Evolving Map of Design Practice and Design Research | visual mapping | Scoop.it

Written for Interactions magazine by Liz Sanders. Edited by Hugh Dubberly.

Design research is in a state of flux. The design research landscape has been the focus of a tremendous amount of exploration and growth over the past five to 10 years. It is currently a jumble of approaches that, while competing as well as complementary, nonetheless share a common goal: to drive, inspire, and inform the design development process.

 

 

Making a map is a way to hold a domain still for long enough to be able to see the relationships between the various approaches, methods, and tools. Maps are good for visualizing relationships.

Maps can be useful for showing complexity and change. For example, the underlying landscape of the map may be relatively permanent, changing only as major forces affect it. But the tools and methods shift and change somewhat like trends. And the people who inhabit the landscape may come and go. As in the real world, some people like to stay put and others like to travel. So maps are good for layering complexity and for revealing change as it occurs.

In making the map, I found that I needed to name the dimensions of the design research space in a way that would help bring clarity and light to the landscape. Once this happened, everything else fell quickly into place.

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Google lets UK cartographers tweak Maps (Wired UK)

Google lets UK cartographers tweak Maps (Wired UK) | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Google is rolling out its Map Maker software to the UK meaning British users can now make amendments and add features to existing maps
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Contributors build up a trust score based on how well their suggestions are reviewed by other users and, if reliable, gradually require fewer checks before their changes are implemented in the live version of the map.

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Solve 50 problems in 50 days

Solve 50 problems in 50 days | visual mapping | Scoop.it

I'm on an adventure - to explore the limits of design's ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe's top design firms.

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See-through brains promise to clear up mental mysteries

See-through brains promise to clear up mental mysteries | visual mapping | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Dr Karl Deisseroth were an architect, he might be replacing stone or brick walls with floor-to-ceiling glass to build transparent houses. But since he is a neuroscientist at Stanford (Cool, transparent brains!
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Mapping Manhattan, Book of Hand Drawn Maps of Manhattan by ...

Mapping Manhattan, Book of Hand Drawn Maps of Manhattan by ... | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers is a new book of hand drawn maps of Manhattan by ordinary and extraordinary New Yorkers. The book is part of Map Your Memories, ...
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Social Media Maps a Volcano's Aftermath | ArcNews

Social Media Maps a Volcano's Aftermath | ArcNews | visual mapping | Scoop.it
GeoCensos uses ArcGIS Online to map the eruption of the Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala and track community responses by mapping social media from Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. (Social/crowdsource mapping in action.
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Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer - CloudTweaks

Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer - CloudTweaks | visual mapping | Scoop.it
Crime Mapping - The Crime Mapping Applications available for the general public on mobile devices do not all provide (Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer http://t.co/YOM5FGxha7)...
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very small array » So I guess this is on the internet now

very small array » So I guess this is on the internet now | visual mapping | Scoop.it

seen but not spoken an atlas of where we're (almost) finding love.

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Post - NEW VIDEO - eBee maps Swiss alpine valley | INNO-SWISS

Post - NEW VIDEO - eBee maps Swiss alpine valley | INNO-SWISS | visual mapping | Scoop.it

senseFly successfully demonstrated the 3D mapping capabilities of its fully autonomous mini drone under extreme conditions.

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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets | visual mapping | Scoop.it
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.

 

The researchers coded each tweet for its happiness content, based on the appearance and frequency of words determined by Mechanical Turk workers to be happy (rainbow, love, beauty, hope, wonderful, wine) or sad (damn, boo, ugly, smoke, hate, lied). While the researchers admit their technique ignores context, they say that for large datasets, simply counting the words and averaging their happiness content produces "reliable" results.

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