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"My site is basically a Topic Map, so when I write articles, blog posts
and so forth, I'm also talking about stuff, pulling things together ;
http://shelter.nu/ I use my old xSiteable
(http://xsiteable.sourceforge.net/index.html) tool for this, but that
tool is getting hopelessly out of date (and I indeed have a modern
version or two somewhere on my machine somewhere).
Oh, in this article (http://shelter.nu/art-007.html) I have a
graphical representation (graph) of a kind of world-view that I
created through Topic Maps, although it's not integrated into the rest
of the site. Which I should, shouldn't I?"
- from Topic Map List
For ages I've had this idea of a Google Earth equivalent for time, a single timeline which you could layer lods of data on, and then zoom in and out to your hearts content. Now SIMILE, the MIT semantic web project has announced SIMILE | Timeline, described as "It is like Google Maps for time-based information." Looks good but I'll just have to have a play and see if it does all the things I dreamed of (and were too busy to write).