Gordon Dexter on 8 Sep 2009 10:06:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] XKCD, Map of the internet, and "Fractal" mapping

Randall Monroe posted about this in his blag:


Eric wrote:
> This is a great "cartoon" that I've printed out and use as a resource:
> http://xkcd.com/195/
> Question: Does anybody have more information about these kinds of fractal maps?
> Searching for fractal maps on Google just gives me hit after hit of mapping that
> uses fractals - but it's all about game maps -or- patented fractal image
> compression -or- worldmap generators -or- somebody's proprietary ($) software
> -or- ....
> Many of these end up using Windows/IE only "ActiveX" components (read: exploit
> highways.)
> Perhaps I should use Bing instead of Google?  <ducks>
> [Remember, BING stands for "Because It's Not Google].
> TIA.
> Eric

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