The purpose of Accuracy&Aesthetics is building consensus by fostering groups of people thinking together.


Workshop in Bloomington Indiana for Places & Spaces



Several conferences, meetings, and workshops related to Open Floor Plan Display / Exchange and Place & Spaces: Mapping Science. Progress continues at USPTO re: Context Driven Topologies.


Present Ontology Across Building, Emergency, and Energy Standards at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Ontolog Summit Symposium F2F meeting in April.



2008 Year End Report


Started working on Building Service Performance project (BSP) during BIMstorm LAX. Image above provided by Kimon Onuma.



Projects Director Deborah MacPherson with Ontolog Convener Peter Yim at OntologSummit2008 hosted by NIST. Please see the Open Ontology Repository (OOR) Communique. Reaction on Slashdot is here.


Participated in BIMstorm LAX organized by Onuma Planning Systems OPS 31 Jan 2008 to map between classification systems. BIM Reports are being collected, sorted through, thought about and worked on. Next BIMstorm is New Orleans.


Joined the National Building Information Modeling Standard NBIMS effort with the Model Implementation Guidance Team MIG Task Team Charge and Consensus Task Team.

Performed a NBIMS Background Survey




Projects Director Deborah MacPherson speaking at the Expedition Workshop, Mapping Public Goods and Services, Connecting to Science and Scholarly Knowledge. Subject matter was a comparison between building architecture, construction documents, and building codes to the workshop questions about public information.presentation (3N30)


Joined the Project for Public Spaces. Communities are defined by their sense of place, yet they are seldom evaluated as places by the professionals charged with improving them. This diagram shows the measurable and intangible elements that PPS has observed make a great place. The criteria of sociability, uses and activities, comfort and image, and access and linkages, and their associated measurements and intangibles are what PPS uses to evaluate and improve any public space. Use it to evaluate your public spaces. Learn where they fail how they need to be improved.

Benefits of Place


Joined the Institute for Figuring. Anchored in the conceptual landscape, the Institute For Figuring is located on the edge of the Mandelbrot Set. IFF Mandelbrot set location: (-0.7473198, i0.1084649) with detail (color inset.)


Participated remotely in OntologSummit2007.2006


Ontology. A specification of a conceptualization by Hector Manuel Perez Urbina.December: Joined the NIST-Ontolog-NCOR, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Center for Ontological Research. Ontology (aka Ontolog Forum) is an open, international virtual community of practice. See //ontolog.cim3.net for the collaborative work environment.


November: Became curious about GovBrain www.km.govNovember: Participate in Focus Group in Bethesda MD to discuss the use of Library of Congress digital materials by researchers and the general public.October: Begin to improve website, working towards proof of conceptMay: Deborah MacPherson presented Places & Spaces at CENDI/NFAIS Visualization of Textual Information; Washington, DC.


Meet with David Rumsey at NYPL SIBL prior to his lecture about new technology and featured map Cartographica Extraordinaire, the Historical Map Transformed.April: Grant from Thomson Scientific ISI.Places & Spaces: Mapping Science opens at NYPL SIBL.Second meeting Informal Meeting on Mapping Science with Katy B?rner at the New York Academy of Sciences.Deborah MacPherson interviewed by Deepti Hajela for Associated Press, article available at: http://i.abcnews.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1821242Google Grant with sponsored AdWords and optimization tips from Google, Inc.January to April: Layouts, writing, and project coordination for the second iteration of Places & Spaces at the New York Public Library Science, Industry, and Business Library NYPL SIBL.January: Gifts-in-Kind donation from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) for concurrent ArcEditor licenses, ESRI data, and training for Accuracy&Aesthetics and Indiana University.2005December: With Katy B?rner co-organized first informal meeting on mapping science at Thomson Scientific ISI. Attendees included the top information visualization scientists, designers, cartographers, educators, and others.


April: Exhibitor, Places & Spaces at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Denver CO. San Diego State University (SDSU) Visualization Center, ESRI International User Conference, and many others, see schedule here.March: Gifts-in-Kind donation of MATLAB from the Mathworks, Inc.January: Participant, EnVISION05, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), Mountain View, CA.


Participant, Women in Mathematics Intro to Image Analysis, MSRI.2004December: Recruitment and Election of Board of Directors.IRS Nonprofit Determination Letter received (retroactive to April 2004)April: Articles of Incorporation approved by Commonwealth of Virginia.2003October to present: Identification and recruitment of consultants, collaborators, and sponsors.October: ACCURACY&AESTHETICS organization conceptualized.


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