Cool Toys Pic of the day – Maps & Media, Sports & Storms, Crime & Even Books (Stamen)

A few nice choosing keywords images I found:

Cool Toys Photo of the day – Maps & Media, Sports & Storms, Crime & Even Books (Stamen)
choosing keywords
Image by rosefirerising
Stamen:
stamen.com/

Every now and again I stumble over Stamen, and my shiny-shiny gene
goes into gear. Stamen is a design and technology firm in San
Francisco that over the past few years has worked on a number of
inspiring projects blending disparate fields and blurring their
boundaries. As they place it, "Experimental and client work have a way
of feeding into one another: the crossover process enriches both.
Stamen doesn’t believe in a clear separation between ideas and
technology, or between client work and research work."

One foundational element that seems common to much of their work is
data visualization. A lot of their dataviz work connects to maps (the
original dataviz!). A couple of their current map projects include
PolyMaps and PrettyMaps. Older projects/clients with mapping
components include Walking Papers (navigation), Crimespotting, Hope
for Haiti, Cloudmade Maps, Hurricane Maps, Cabspotting, TravelTime,
and more. You can see the range immediately, just from titles!

PolyMaps:
polymaps.org/

"Polymaps is a free JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive
maps in modern web browsers." PolyMaps is acquirable for download in
both Zip and GIT file formats. It can incorporate data from
OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and can be formatted with CSS.

PrettyMaps:
prettymaps.stamen.com/

"It is an interactive map composed of multiple freely available,
community-generated data sources:
– All the Flickr shapefiles rendered as a semi-transparent white
ground on top of which all the other layers are displayed.
– Urban areas from Natural Earth both as a standalone layer and
combined with Flickr shapefiles for cities and neighbourhoods.
– Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. …
prettymaps operates very much at the edge of what the current crop of
web browsers are comfortable doing."

Social media is another theme they’ve worked with. Eddy is a new
Twitter visualization product from them, with early models or
prototypes ranging from the NBA Playoffs on Twitter through various
Flickr and Digg mashups and designs.

Eddy:
eddy.stamen.com/

Eddy is a expensive big-ticket product Stamen has created to "build
custom Twitter experiences swiftly with easy powerful tools." It can
be used for metrics and tracking or for creating realtime interactive
audience experiences for live events. One of the barriers to
integrating Twitter on screen in live events is the possibility of
your hashtag stream being hijacked by spammers. Eddy gives you ways to
filter, control, manage, and block certain keywords in real time. It
doesn’t just scroll the stream, but also provides a variety of
visualizations for your onscreen stream in what I am guessing is in a
Digg-like fashion, and thus much more engaging than most of the
Twitter visualization tools acquirable for free.

Stamen has worked in so many areas and applied such a powerful
combination of creativity and content, that I could go on for a very
long time about how and why they inspire me.

You can find more about their work in their Everything section and
their Projects page.

Stamen: Everything:
stamen.com/everything

Stamen: Projects:
stamen.com/projects

I am going to select just one (and oh, my, that was a hard choice!) to
discuss a tiny more.

Stamen: Books:
stamen.com/projects/books
AND
book.stamen.com/

Stamen has been pondering the boundaries and design of conventional
books, individualized notebooks, and e-books with an eye toward trying to
create a vision for the future that incorporates the saint of all of
these. What they state is:

"There’s a fluidity to digital media that’s intensely satisfying: a
sense of nearly infinite malleability, multiple versions, code
proliferating crossways multiple variations, pieces that are different
every time you look at them… but sometimes it can get a bit
overwhelming. While we strive for a kind of engagement with
physicality in the rest of our work, there are limits to digital
media’s capability to leave anything lasting behind. It’s for limits like
this that notebooks are useful—they get filled with the physical
traces of the world instead of manipulation of the world behind the
screen. This work is not so much an antidote for a missing physicality
as it is a complement to the screen, and often a source for more
digital investigations."

What they do is to wage images that show what they envision might be
possible. Or perhaps the images are actually generated from some
mysterious system they have yet to share with the rest of us. I don’t
know. I do know that on our campus there is an initiative to imagine
alternative online textbook formats, and that this collection inspires
me to think very differently about those possibilities.

Print books preserve content in a fixed form. Digital media provide
content in a fluid form. Personal notebooks and printed books provide
space for marginalia, ponderings, explorations, doodling, expansions,
personalization, customization, criticism, carving, snipping,
repurposing, reaction, blending, transforming, connecting and much
much more.

I often sit in meetings next to a woman who seems to need to doodle to
focus and process. Her doodles are delightful visual tiny graphics,
very artistic and visual. Meanwhile, I am usually taking notes in a
code editor on my computer. Have you ever tried to doodle in an ASCII
editor while taking notes? It’s possible, but it sure isn’t very easy
and you can’t really pay attention to what’s going on around you. Not
to mention that there is not much of anything like handwriting in the
digital space. As I look at their images of mixed book experiments
and environments, I find myself really longing for a space that allows
me the visual flexibility and personalization of taking notes by hand
on paper with the capability to share, preserve, disseminate, blend,
repurpose from digital environments. Just something to think about.
There is a lot more potential hidden in plain view in their images.
Go, look, ponder, and share YOUR thoughts about what the saint book
could be like. Next up, adding in 3D visualizations and augmented
reality …

Cool Toys Photo of the day – Maps & Media, Sports & Storms, Crime & Even Books (Stamen)
choosing keywords
Image by rosefirerising
Stamen:
stamen.com/

Every now and again I stumble over Stamen, and my shiny-shiny gene
goes into gear. Stamen is a design and technology firm in San
Francisco that over the past few years has worked on a number of
inspiring projects blending disparate fields and blurring their
boundaries. As they place it, "Experimental and client work have a way
of feeding into one another: the crossover process enriches both.
Stamen doesn’t believe in a clear separation between ideas and
technology, or between client work and research work."

One foundational element that seems common to much of their work is
data visualization. A lot of their dataviz work connects to maps (the
original dataviz!). A couple of their current map projects include
PolyMaps and PrettyMaps. Older projects/clients with mapping
components include Walking Papers (navigation), Crimespotting, Hope
for Haiti, Cloudmade Maps, Hurricane Maps, Cabspotting, TravelTime,
and more. You can see the range immediately, just from titles!

PolyMaps:
polymaps.org/

"Polymaps is a free JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive
maps in modern web browsers." PolyMaps is acquirable for download in
both Zip and GIT file formats. It can incorporate data from
OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and can be formatted with CSS.

PrettyMaps:
prettymaps.stamen.com/

"It is an interactive map composed of multiple freely available,
community-generated data sources:
– All the Flickr shapefiles rendered as a semi-transparent white
ground on top of which all the other layers are displayed.
– Urban areas from Natural Earth both as a standalone layer and
combined with Flickr shapefiles for cities and neighbourhoods.
– Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. …
prettymaps operates very much at the edge of what the current crop of
web browsers are comfortable doing."

Social media is another theme they’ve worked with. Eddy is a new
Twitter visualization product from them, with early models or
prototypes ranging from the NBA Playoffs on Twitter through various
Flickr and Digg mashups and designs.

Eddy:
eddy.stamen.com/

Eddy is a expensive big-ticket product Stamen has created to "build
custom Twitter experiences swiftly with easy powerful tools." It can
be used for metrics and tracking or for creating realtime interactive
audience experiences for live events. One of the barriers to
integrating Twitter on screen in live events is the possibility of
your hashtag stream being hijacked by spammers. Eddy gives you ways to
filter, control, manage, and block certain keywords in real time. It
doesn’t just scroll the stream, but also provides a variety of
visualizations for your onscreen stream in what I am guessing is in a
Digg-like fashion, and thus much more engaging than most of the
Twitter visualization tools acquirable for free.

Stamen has worked in so many areas and applied such a powerful
combination of creativity and content, that I could go on for a very
long time about how and why they inspire me.

You can find more about their work in their Everything section and
their Projects page.

Stamen: Everything:
stamen.com/everything

Stamen: Projects:
stamen.com/projects

I am going to select just one (and oh, my, that was a hard choice!) to
discuss a tiny more.

Stamen: Books:
stamen.com/projects/books
AND
book.stamen.com/

Stamen has been pondering the boundaries and design of conventional
books, individualized notebooks, and e-books with an eye toward trying to
create a vision for the future that incorporates the saint of all of
these. What they state is:

"There’s a fluidity to digital media that’s intensely satisfying: a
sense of nearly infinite malleability, multiple versions, code
proliferating crossways multiple variations, pieces that are different
every time you look at them… but sometimes it can get a bit
overwhelming. While we strive for a kind of engagement with
physicality in the rest of our work, there are limits to digital
media’s capability to leave anything lasting behind. It’s for limits like
this that notebooks are useful—they get filled with the physical
traces of the world instead of manipulation of the world behind the
screen. This work is not so much an antidote for a missing physicality
as it is a complement to the screen, and often a source for more
digital investigations."

What they do is to wage images that show what they envision might be
possible. Or perhaps the images are actually generated from some
mysterious system they have yet to share with the rest of us. I don’t
know. I do know that on our campus there is an initiative to imagine
alternative online textbook formats, and that this collection inspires
me to think very differently about those possibilities.

Print books preserve content in a fixed form. Digital media provide
content in a fluid form. Personal notebooks and printed books provide
space for marginalia, ponderings, explorations, doodling, expansions,
personalization, customization, criticism, carving, snipping,
repurposing, reaction, blending, transforming, connecting and much
much more.

I often sit in meetings next to a woman who seems to need to doodle to
focus and process. Her doodles are delightful visual tiny graphics,
very artistic and visual. Meanwhile, I am usually taking notes in a
code editor on my computer. Have you ever tried to doodle in an ASCII
editor while taking notes? It’s possible, but it sure isn’t very easy
and you can’t really pay attention to what’s going on around you. Not
to mention that there is not much of anything like handwriting in the
digital space. As I look at their images of mixed book experiments
and environments, I find myself really longing for a space that allows
me the visual flexibility and personalization of taking notes by hand
on paper with the capability to share, preserve, disseminate, blend,
repurpose from digital environments. Just something to think about.
There is a lot more potential hidden in plain view in their images.
Go, look, ponder, and share YOUR thoughts about what the saint book
could be like. Next up, adding in 3D visualizations and augmented
reality …

Cool Toys Photo of the day – Maps & Media, Sports & Storms, Crime & Even Books (Stamen)
choosing keywords
Image by rosefirerising
Stamen:
stamen.com/

Every now and again I stumble over Stamen, and my shiny-shiny gene
goes into gear. Stamen is a design and technology firm in San
Francisco that over the past few years has worked on a number of
inspiring projects blending disparate fields and blurring their
boundaries. As they place it, "Experimental and client work have a way
of feeding into one another: the crossover process enriches both.
Stamen doesn’t believe in a clear separation between ideas and
technology, or between client work and research work."

One foundational element that seems common to much of their work is
data visualization. A lot of their dataviz work connects to maps (the
original dataviz!). A couple of their current map projects include
PolyMaps and PrettyMaps. Older projects/clients with mapping
components include Walking Papers (navigation), Crimespotting, Hope
for Haiti, Cloudmade Maps, Hurricane Maps, Cabspotting, TravelTime,
and more. You can see the range immediately, just from titles!

PolyMaps:
polymaps.org/

"Polymaps is a free JavaScript library for making dynamic, interactive
maps in modern web browsers." PolyMaps is acquirable for download in
both Zip and GIT file formats. It can incorporate data from
OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and can be formatted with CSS.

PrettyMaps:
prettymaps.stamen.com/

"It is an interactive map composed of multiple freely available,
community-generated data sources:
– All the Flickr shapefiles rendered as a semi-transparent white
ground on top of which all the other layers are displayed.
– Urban areas from Natural Earth both as a standalone layer and
combined with Flickr shapefiles for cities and neighbourhoods.
– Road, highway and path data collected by the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project. …
prettymaps operates very much at the edge of what the current crop of
web browsers are comfortable doing."

Social media is another theme they’ve worked with. Eddy is a new
Twitter visualization product from them, with early models or
prototypes ranging from the NBA Playoffs on Twitter through various
Flickr and Digg mashups and designs.

Eddy:
eddy.stamen.com/

Eddy is a expensive big-ticket product Stamen has created to "build
custom Twitter experiences swiftly with easy powerful tools." It can
be used for metrics and tracking or for creating realtime interactive
audience experiences for live events. One of the barriers to
integrating Twitter on screen in live events is the possibility of
your hashtag stream being hijacked by spammers. Eddy gives you ways to
filter, control, manage, and block certain keywords in real time. It
doesn’t just scroll the stream, but also provides a variety of
visualizations for your onscreen stream in what I am guessing is in a
Digg-like fashion, and thus much more engaging than most of the
Twitter visualization tools acquirable for free.

Stamen has worked in so many areas and applied such a powerful
combination of creativity and content, that I could go on for a very
long time about how and why they inspire me.

You can find more about their work in their Everything section and
their Projects page.

Stamen: Everything:
stamen.com/everything

Stamen: Projects:
stamen.com/projects

I am going to select just one (and oh, my, that was a hard choice!) to
discuss a tiny more.

Stamen: Books:
stamen.com/projects/books
AND
book.stamen.com/

Stamen has been pondering the boundaries and design of conventional
books, individualized notebooks, and e-books with an eye toward trying to
create a vision for the future that incorporates the saint of all of
these. What they state is:

"There’s a fluidity to digital media that’s intensely satisfying: a
sense of nearly infinite malleability, multiple versions, code
proliferating crossways multiple variations, pieces that are different
every time you look at them… but sometimes it can get a bit
overwhelming. While we strive for a kind of engagement with
physicality in the rest of our work, there are limits to digital
media’s capability to leave anything lasting behind. It’s for limits like
this that notebooks are useful—they get filled with the physical
traces of the world instead of manipulation of the world behind the
screen. This work is not so much an antidote for a missing physicality
as it is a complement to the screen, and often a source for more
digital investigations."

What they do is to wage images that show what they envision might be
possible. Or perhaps the images are actually generated from some
mysterious system they have yet to share with the rest of us. I don’t
know. I do know that on our campus there is an initiative to imagine
alternative online textbook formats, and that this collection inspires
me to think very differently about those possibilities.

Print books preserve content in a fixed form. Digital media provide
content in a fluid form. Personal notebooks and printed books provide
space for marginalia, ponderings, explorations, doodling, expansions,
personalization, customization, criticism, carving, snipping,
repurposing, reaction, blending, transforming, connecting and much
much more.

I often sit in meetings next to a woman who seems to need to doodle to
focus and process. Her doodles are delightful visual tiny graphics,
very artistic and visual. Meanwhile, I am usually taking notes in a
code editor on my computer. Have you ever tried to doodle in an ASCII
editor while taking notes? It’s possible, but it sure isn’t very easy
and you can’t really pay attention to what’s going on around you. Not
to mention that there is not much of anything like handwriting in the
digital space. As I look at their images of mixed book experiments
and environments, I find myself really longing for a space that allows
me the visual flexibility and personalization of taking notes by hand
on paper with the capability to share, preserve, disseminate, blend,
repurpose from digital environments. Just something to think about.
There is a lot more potential hidden in plain view in their images.
Go, look, ponder, and share YOUR thoughts about what the saint book
could be like. Next up, adding in 3D visualizations and augmented
reality …

Nice Website Image Maps photos

A few nice website image maps images I found:

iPhone Background – Nautical Storm
website image maps
Image by Patrick Hoesly
This iPhone Background (640×960 wallpaper) is released under a Creative Commons license.
If you like this image, please leave a comment. Thanks!

How do I get this onto my iPhone?
There are a number of ways to do this, however I think the easiest and fastest way is to download Flickr’s free app. Within the Flickr app you surf over to my pic feed to view the images (if you make me a contact then I’ll appear in the flickr contact list). When you find one you like, just click the download button and save the image directly to your phone. Swift & Simple!

I don’t have an iPhone. Can I still use it on my phone?
As of this writing this image (960 x 640) should be massive enough to be used as cover with the Droid / Android, BlackBerry, Windows 7, and iPhone.

How did you make it?
This background was prefabricated using graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Filter Forge, Genetica, Wacom, Alien Skin, Topaz Labs, as well as several other programs.

About Patrick Hoesly
I’m a graphic illustrator, specializing in architectural illustrations and graphic design. I work with Architects, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects, to help them visualize and sell their designs …Or in other words… I make the fun/cool images!
Check out my Blog at ZooBoingReview.blogspot.com
Also take a look at my website at www.ZooBoing.com

iPhone Background – Chipboard
website image maps
Image by Patrick Hoesly
This iPhone Background (640×960 wallpaper) is released under a Creative Commons license.
If you like this image, please leave a comment. Thanks!

How do I get this onto my iPhone?
There are a number of ways to do this, however I think the easiest and fastest way is to download Flickr’s free app. Within the Flickr app you surf over to my pic feed to view the images (if you make me a contact then I’ll appear in the flickr contact list). When you find one you like, just click the download button and save the image directly to your phone. Swift & Simple!

I don’t have an iPhone. Can I still use it on my phone?
As of this writing this image (960 x 640) should be massive enough to be used as cover with the Droid / Android, BlackBerry, Windows 7, and iPhone.

How did you make it?
This background was prefabricated using graphic design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Filter Forge, Genetica, Wacom, Alien Skin, Topaz Labs, as well as several other programs.

About Patrick Hoesly
I’m a graphic illustrator, specializing in architectural illustrations and graphic design. I work with Architects, Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects, to help them visualize and sell their designs …Or in other words… I make the fun/cool images!
Check out my Blog at ZooBoingReview.blogspot.com
Also take a look at my website at www.ZooBoing.com

Latest Website Image Maps auctions

Most favourite website image maps eBay auctions:

Can I legally use a Google maps image on my website as a visual addition for directions to my business?

Question by cove_farms_palm_trees: Can I legally use a Google maps image on my website as a visual addition for directions to my business?

Best answer:

Answer by NowakFilip
Yes, you can. But make sure you keep the copyright on.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Q&A: Is is possible to use Photoshop Elements version 7,8,or 9 to create hyperlinked image maps for a website?

Question by sam: Is is doable to use Photoshop Elements version 7,8,or 9 to create hyperlinked image maps for a website?
Apparently the full version of photoshop can create these hot-spots with the slice tool, but I’m not sure if the more advanced versions of Photoshop Elements will accomplish this as well?

Best answer:

Answer by Thought Experiment 【ツ】
you can even use Notepad to make image map areas…remember it is the coordinates that are important..nothing else is needed…but of course u have to know the html coding for it which is pretty easy.

What do you think? Answer below!

American Civil War Maps, Photographs & Lesson Plans

American Civil War Maps, Photographs & Lesson Plans
A one-of-a-kind range of products for instructors & students containing comprehensive Battlefield Maps, Archive Photographs and Lesson Plans from the American Civil War. Plus a comprehensive selection of video clip packages of historical places for schools.
American Civil War Maps, Photographs & Lesson Plans

Higher Vibrational Living Ebook & The Feelings Map
the human energy body, vibrations, emotions, frequencies are all explained clearly using each day situations we experience. Parents, The Feelings Map is a parent~child interactive emotional awareness tool that guides kids to comprehend their emotions.
Higher Vibrational Living Ebook & The Feelings Map

Latest Website Image Maps News

More ski areas trying to reduce carbon footprint
Ski resorts are getting greener, and they’re seeking recognition for it partly to boost their image with their environmentally conscious clientele. To educate the public and recognize the ideal programs, one grass-roots organization, the Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition, tracks the environmental impact and efforts of 82 ski areas in 11 Western says and has issued an annual report card apiece of the …
Read more on The Eagle-Tribune

NASA Gives One Last Look at Earth in 2010
NASA is watching the new year rotate in with a view from space. The bureau released this “full disk image” from satellite GOES-13, “one of the last” that government weather satellites will capture of North and South USA in 2010. It’s even more stunning in full size at the NASA website where you can make out clouds forming along the peaks of the Andes and the subtle-by-comparison low pressure …
Read more on GOOD

New Website Displays Historical Data on NOAA’s Deepwater Horizon Response
NOAA has unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public information used by emergency responders, fishermen, mariners and local officials during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Read more on NOAA

Cool Website Image Maps images

Some cool website image maps images:

otro mapa de tendencias de la wet 2008 / web trend map 2008 \ informationarchitects.jp
website image maps
Image by ottonassar
informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-3-get-it/

Google Maps website screenshot
website image maps
Image by Spencer E Holtaway
If you are unsure of how to correctly credit this image on your website or blog, please send me flickrmail or e-mail spencerphotography@Gmail.Com

Latest Website Image Maps News

Zuckerberg Negotiating To Bring Facebook To China?
Photos leaked on the World wide web show that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in China on Monday meeting with the chief of that country’s largest search engine, leading to speculation that the 26-year-old was there in an attempt to stop the blocking of his favourite social networking website. The photos show Zuckerberg, who recently was titled the Time Magazine Person of the Year for 2010, meeting …
Read more on redOrbit

ClickFire Makes Modern “Animagic” for PetSmart’s Holiday Card Campaign
This holiday season pet lovers have an opportunity to immortalize their furry family members in an animated family portrait that stylistically nods to the classic animated holiday specials we all know and love.
Read more on Animation World Network

Benefit of Using Image Maps on website

Image maps are the latest in this trend of audio-visual stimulation for websites, which are basically pictures, including photos, maps, floor plans, charts, diagrams and the like that have single or multiple hotspots, which when clicked leads to more information. In fact, website image maps also wage simple means of navigation within websites along with being informative.

The good thing about image maps is that more visual effects can be applied to grab the eyeballs of customers, thereby driving more traffic to your website. Image maps are one of the ideal audio-visual stimulation elements for websites, which are basically pictures, including photos, maps, floor plans, charts, diagrams and the like that have single or multiple hotspots, which when clicked leads to more information. For example, if you are in the business of selling home furniture, perhaps you can place a massive image of a beautiful home showroom on your web page. Clicking on the furniture items will take users to another page where they can view a collection of couches for selection.

While it is definitely interesting to note the speed with which modern day websites are adapting to this concept, one should think about the evolution of this concept in order to truly admire the pioneers. It is interesting to note that in the early days of this concept, image maps were created using codes written in Javascript and HTML, where the hotspots were defined through x and y coordinates. Basic image map can also be created using a text editor like Notepad or text editor software like Dreamweaver etc and then coded through HTML coding. This was again very specialized and only doable if you were a master in web coding, which was not the case with most business persons.

Recently image map software has been evolved, making the processing of creating website image map a lot simpler. Simply import an image in GIF, PNG or JPG format through the image mapper, then attach parts of the image to different links, and even choose from different custom region shape methods for mapping the hotspots. When placing a mouse over the map, pop up infobox will be displayed showing additional information. The handy tool also features embed code for you to place image maps on website. Apart from that, by using animated icons provided by the mapping tools users can highlight the points of interest and pinpoint locations without any hassle.

While anatomical charts help students retain the maximum amount of knowledge and learn different parts of the body, brick and mortar stores can use the same technology to help shoppers get an overview of their showrooms. You can also use image mapping software to build interactive mind map, family tree diagram and pic attach your friends.

The advanced technology acquirable nowadays enables everyone to create image maps in an easier way. Whether you are an expert or novice users in the field of personal programming, you will be healthy to build a website image map in a matter of minutes.

Visit our website this day to download a free trial version of interactive map software that does not require coding and programming to create an interactive map. You can also find web design software including a flash gallery, music player, video player and flash website creator.

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