Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Toucan Navigate is: "the Geographic Information System (GIS) for users of Groove Workspace, the desktop collaboration software. [...] Toucan Navigate delivers maps and core GIS functionality to members of Groove shared spaces including co-browsing or the ability to have entire teams seeing the same map concurrently regardless of their physical location [and] co-editing of map [...]
The latest travel meme is something I wanted to visualize for a while, but up to now I didn’t know of any tool to do it easily. Thanks World66. And am I pathetic. There are only 3 countries where I’ve spent more than six months (France, Italy and Portugal — ok 4 with Germany but [...]
Fast Company: How MapQuest Gets You From Here to There "MapQuest uses state-of-the-art satellite images and computer algorithms, but it also relies on actual observations in the field. So it is that an army of modern-day explorers is continually remapping the nation."
Not terribly useful, but fun: Anacubis (radial links), Honeycomb (like SmartMoney’s square market map).
"The Visual Thesaurus is a visual representation of the English Language. To understand the Visual Thesaurus, it is important to think more concretely about how we use language, and especially the relationship between words and meanings."
"[D]ialect maps, displaying what terms and pronunciations are used, and where they are used." Fascinating for a foreigner like me. Turns out that you can call sneakers "tennis shoes" (like in French) if you don’t live in the Bay area or in the northwest. Interestingly, some concepts I might have trouble translating are referred to [...]
Blogchalking: "blogChalking is a movement attempting to create a region-sensible blog-search system – descentralized, improvised (influencing existing Internet search engines) and world-wide." This directory in the making requires you to add meta tags to your site.
Jon Schull attempts to map a conversation thread spread among several blogs. 03/17/03 update: Towards structured blogging. 05/21/03 update: Dynamics of a Blogosphere Story. 04/16/04 update: Sharpreader – Threaded RSS. 11/20/04 update: Technorati vote links… an idea. 11/28/04 update: Re: Conversation Category. 03/31/05 update: How Our Blog Travels Through The Blogosphere. 02/07/06 update: coComment.
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.