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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Assaph Mehr, Peter Fitzgibbons, Nicolas Delsaux   Product:  Pimki    Added:  2008-02-20
What they say:  " Pimki is a PIM (Personal Information Manager) loosely based on Instiki's Wiki technology.
Besides all the regular Instiki features, Pimki adds:

Mind Map: a graph of wiki connections (made with GraphViz). All graphs can be laid-out with the 4 GraphViz engines. There are several options for what pages to include in the map. Graph contents can be arranged as:
Page ? linked pages
Authors ? pages
Categories ? pages
Defaults can be set through the edit_web page.
Requires that GraphViz be installed and the bin on the system PATH environment to be enabled."
Observations:  Personal wiki but it finds its way into Mind-mapping.org because it has a Mind Map feature. Needs Ruby.
Can anyone send me some screenshots? None on the site G+
Where:  http://pimki.rubyforge.org/
OS: Linux, Mac, Windows
Categories: mind maps, wiki-related
  From:  AT&T (originally)   Product:  GraphViz    Added:  2007-04-16
Screenshot mind mapping software GraphViz     Screenshot mind mapping software GraphViz     Screenshot mind mapping software GraphViz    
What they say:  " Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks. Automatic graph drawing has many important applications in software engineering, database and web design, networking, and in visual interfaces for many other domains.
Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. It has several main graph layout programs. It also has web and interactive graphical interfaces, and auxiliary tools, libraries, and language bindings.
The Graphviz layout programs take descriptions of graphs in a simple text language, and make diagrams in several useful formats such as images and SVG for web pages, Postscript for inclusion in PDF or other documents; or display in an interactive graph browser. (Graphviz also supports GXL, an XML dialect.)
Graphviz has many useful features for concrete diagrams, such as options for colors, fonts, tabular node layouts, line styles, hyperlinks, and custom shapes.
In practice, graphs are usually generated from an external data sources, but they can also be created and edited manually, either as raw text files or within a graphical editor.
(Graphviz was not intended to be a Visio replacement, so it is probably frustrating to try to use it that way.)"
Observations:  Graph Visualization Software. See also 'Tomboy mindmap'. This requires considerable technical knowledge to use but is extremely flexible, as the gallery at http://www.graphviz.org/Gallery.php shows G+
Where:  http://www.graphviz.org/
OS: Linux, Mac
Price:  Free (open source)
Categories: concept maps, diagramming, networks
  From:  Austhink Software Pty Ltd.   Product:  bCisive    Added:  2008-09-15
Screenshot mind mapping software bCisive     Screenshot mind mapping software bCisive     Screenshot mind mapping software bCisive    
What they say:  " Software for business decision making and diagramming.
bCisive is ... specifically for Business Decision Mapping. Structure and visualize your thinking, create organized diagrams, and be more confident in your business decisions.

- Build and communicate compelling business cases
- Make informed, considered decisions
- Share your thinking, get consensus and take action
- Collaborate and increase your workplace productivity
- Document the reasoning behind decisions, and improve knowledge management"
Observations:  bCisive is available as a stand-alone desktop application, or as a browser-based online service. There's a review of the on-line service at the blog http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2014/01/austhinks-argument-mapping-goes-online/.

Austhink is the publisher of Rationale, and there was some discussion about their differences on the Rationale Google Group. The company responded in this way: ''bCisive is intended for the 'professional' or workplace market and is oriented towards business decision making. Rationale is being repositioned as a purely educational product, focusing on reasoning, argument and critical thinking.

In bCisive, you'll find much stronger support for decision making (inc. the ''decision summary'' which automatically generates the rationale behind decisions), for formatting of maps, and for communicating with others. Also, a lot of work has gone into making it even more easy to use.

Somebody whose main interest is using this kind of tool in the workplace, specifically for decisions, will find bCisive a much more suitable tool. But somebody who is interested in teaching the fundamentals of reasoning and critical thinking will find Rationale more suitable.'' See also http://bcisive.austhink.com/get-bcisive G+

Where:  http://www.bcisiveonline.com/
OS: browser based, Windows
Price:  desktop:AU$204; online: US$100/150/180 p.a.
Categories: argument maps, concept maps, decision diagrams, logic trees
Concept maps and web research

For me, web research and concept maps are a good pairing. As I research - I build a map. As I map - I realise new areas that need research.
This papers variously by Arguedas, CaƱas, Carnot, Carvalho, Dunn, Eskridge, Gram, Leake, Maguitman, Muldoon and Reichherzer have helped me to understand why, and see other possibilities.

Assessment by concept map

This piece discusses the nature of knowledge, the difficulty in measuring achievement in the three types of domain knowledge, and how concept maps offer one way of judging students' knowledge structure.

Framework for mind mapping

Here is a link to a set of free templates for many types of mind maps. This is good solid stuff, and if you have MindManager, there's no reason not to get it.
But if you don't have MindManager, well, there's still no reason to hold back - go and pick up the MindManager Viewer from MindJet's site. That is also free.

Knowledge mapping for communities

Here's an interesting slideshow in which authors Simon Buckingham Shum and Alexandra Okada make a case for a move away from text towards knowledge or mind mapping presentation in a knowledge community. Their objective is to change cognition, no less.

Visual mapping and recession-proofing your job

It looks like businesses are in for a tough time in 2008 and beyond. If your employer downsizes, how can you take steps to make sure you're one of the survivors?

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