Interoperability

The initiative on mind & concept mapping software interoperability

Feb 11th, 2008 | By
The initiative on mind & concept mapping software interoperability

It’s here at last!  The first publication of mind-mapping.org‘s information for mindmappers who want to interchange information between one mind mapping software package and another. After several months of (spare-time) work I’ve finished putting all the information I’ve been ferreting out and begging for into a usable form, and in one place. Presentation The hardest part was deciding how to present it.  What I decided on was to show what
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Sharing and interchange for mind maps – Eric Blue’s viewer

Nov 27th, 2007 | By

Quite a few months ago, Eric Blue called for a mind maps standard format.  Nothing much seemed to come out of that for a while, so I started gathering together in one place enough information to make it possible to have some form of transfer using XSLT.  I have a good collection of this information now, and will be publishing that soon. 
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The initiative on mind & concept mapping software interoperability

Oct 11th, 2007 | By

In mid-September I emailed publishers of mind and concept mapping software about an initiative to make public either the main map-file format, or the format of any import/export file files that mind and concept mapping software supports.  I blogged about it here, as well. This project is gaining traction and has the potential to remove at least one of the barriers to more widespread use of information mapping – the interchange of map
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The initiative to facilitate exchange of mindmaps and concept maps

Sep 14th, 2007 | By

In the spirit of the well-established move towards open or semi-open file formats, at Mind-Mapping.org I recently began a new initiative. This is to collect information about the format of mind- and concept map files, or the format of exported structured files.  The intent is to make public those formats for which the software publishers give permission.  Over time, I hope that there will not only be file format descriptions,
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