The New Cartographers: The rise of mapping & augmented intelligence Every year the Cartography and Geographic Information Society holds a competition – the equivalent of the Academy Awards for maps — for the best map of the United States. While it’s often won by one of the major players in the mapping world, like the US Census bureau, in 2010 it was won by a one-man shop run by David Imus of Eugene Oregon. Imus’s map differed not just in the scale of operation, but in the very way he went about constructing it.
MLA EMTS Blog The call for posters and papers at MLA 2014 (held May 16–21, 2014 in Chicago, IL) has been announced. Proposals must be entered into the online system by 11:59pm CST on Friday, November 1st, 2013. Someone got a little sponsor-happy during program planning, so EMTS is on the program with 7 different paper sessions. In addition to our perennial favorite – Tech Trends (now in its 7th year), we’re also presenting:
Data Visualization and Infographics Examples and Resources Things wordy, geeky, and webby Since taking a class that discussed Edward Tufte‘s work, I’ve been fascinated by turning information into visual data. His site contains many examples that you could easily spend hours on the site. I have. Plus, I spent several days browsing sites with articles, resources, and examples of infovis (information visualization) in action. It’s not just about presenting data in a presentation or making things colorful.
Creating Concept Maps A concept map is a picture of our understanding of something. It is a diagram illustrating how sets of concepts are related. Concept maps are made up of webs of terms (nodes) related by verbs (links) to other terms (nodes). The purpose of a concept map is to represent (on a single visual plane) a person’s mental model of a concept. Concept maps provide a useful contrast with essays. Blog de Netvibes On Wednesday, September 14, join us in New York or online for a special sneak preview of the new Netvibes Premium, including our new adaptive analytics and alerts features. We’ll also have interesting insights and case studies from Stephen Rappaport, Dir. Knowledge Solutions, The Advertising Research Foundation. This is a great chance for brand marketers and social media professionals to learn how to use Netvibes Premium to discover trends, identify influencers and distill it into actionable insights–without time consuming reporting or metrics! Plus, you’ll be among the first to get a free trial of the new Netvibes Premium!
Mind map A mind map about educational technology A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is hierarchical and shows relationships among pieces of the whole. It is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those major ideas.
100 Reasons to Mind Map 100 examples of how you can use mindmapping whether completely new to mind maps or a seasoned pro. I hope the list helps generate ideas for you. 100 Reasons to Mind Map SirsiDynix.com - user's blog The 2013 Chinese User Conference was organized in conjunction with the China Library Exhibition. Zichun Liu, one of our library relation managers, writes of her experience at the last conference in the following post: We had a sensational show in Shanghai’s fastest growing district, Pudong. It was our most successful event in China to date. Draw A Creative Mind Map for Self Analysis Many personal development experts share about the benefits of using mind maps. My post today takes it one step further with how I have used the concept of mind mapping for self analysis. I also share illustrations from my personal art journal that I created some time ago.
Concept maps or mind maps? the choice What are the differences between mind maps and concept maps? (click to see larger) Sometimes you will have no choice.