Mindmapinspiration has a Gallery and, as usual with Paul Foreman’s inspiring work, it’s great. A worthy addition to mind-mapping.org’s Mind Map Libraries.
Check it out.
Have you noticed the growth of sites featuring libraries of mind maps on the web? I’ve just published a page collecting information about these.
I’ve has this on my ToDo list for far too long and yesterday I finally put it to bed here: The Mind-mapping.org Mind Map Libraries List. When I say “finally” I mean until someone points me at another worthy addition to the collection, of course!
It is not limited to mind maps – you’ll find concept maps, spidergrams and all the other map types there. Many of the mind map software publishers display galleries of sample work from their own products. Rightly or wrongly, folks, I decided to exclude those.
Update: 24th September 2010. The libraries list now follows the Vic’s Picks style and theme, and the library has a new search box across the top. Search for mind maps in the great mind map libraries shown here.
Have you checked Our Faves yet?
My focus at mind-mapping.org is on software-made mind maps – well obviously, I do claim this as “the master list of mind mapping and information management software”, after all. But in the past, I have pointed readers of this blog at a couple of resources for attractive hand made maps.
Now, here’s some more: A collection of hand made mind maps the Topicscape people have at their blog. Called “The Great Hand-drawn Mind Mappers Face-off” they have five makers of hand drawn maps in one post, and a survey to find your favourite. To see the enjoyable work of these rather special mind map makers, please go to this link:
http://www.topicscape.com/blog/2008/09/22/the-great-hand-drawn-mind-mappers-face-off/. I think you’ll be glad you did.
The master list of mind mapping &
information management software
No, it’s not me that’s moving. Nor this blog.
I just heard from that exciting producer and publisher of hand-drawn mindmaps, Paul Foreman, that his site has moved to http://www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk
Although his site is not mentioned in mind-mapping.org because that focuses on articles and mind mapping software, it has a well-deserved place on my list of canonical mind map sites, MindMapSearch, which now points to the new location.
Here’s a carefully put together and attractive analysis of mind mapping for learning:
Here is the “Study Matrix 101 – Advanced Mind Mapping Strategies“.
A full-size pdf version is available for download as well.
It’s not just a pretty picture — there is a substantial accompanying article.
Singapore has claimed that a two-tennis-court sized mindmap all about Singapore itself, is the world’s largest: http://blogist.wordpress.com/2007/11/17/worlds-largest-mind-map-unveiled/
There are hints of an even larger one (“well over the size of a football field”) here: http://pkab.wordpress.com/2007/11/13/capturing-the-second-life-worlds-information-in-one-giant-map/ but that’s in Second Life, so it’s virtual. I’d call that pushing the claim a bit, wouldn’t you?
They accept maps in many file formats, not just their own ConceptDraw. MindManager, VisualMind, NovaMind, MindGenius, iMindMap and FreeMind maps can all be submitted. You can also submit mind maps in image form, including hand-drawn ones. It would be good if there were some type of browsing capability, with thumbnails, say.
They have some running to do to catch up with the Topicscape Mindmaps Directory, which had almost 600 [updated Dec’09] 1,126 maps, last time I looked. That just has links to maps on their original sites, but it does tag and classify maps and has thumbnails, which makes it easy to browse.
I’ll be adding this new site to MindMapSearch soon.
* I would link to the ConceptDraw site, but it’s rated red in SiteAdvisor, and I don’t want mind-mapping.org to get the same treatment! Can’t you fix that Odessa guys?
OK Now! [updated Dec’09]