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November 26, 2007


Lone McCord

Now if we could get that in combination with http://freemindshare.com/ - that would be really cool...

Freemind beta allows you to import a mindjet mindmap and save it. I like freemind's output to an open-office document more than Mindjet's output to word, so that is how I have been making that conversion.



Thanks for the write up! Great point on making it easy to embed the map viewer. I just created a new page that will generate the code for you.


It will generate a direct url, link(href), and embedded code(iframe) very similar to Mindmeister.



I though we had (partly) accomplished this through the use of topicmaps (XTM - Topicmap XML), an ISO standard! for describing knowledge structures and associating them with information resources). As far as I know only Cmap Tools and BrainBank Learning support this. Do you know if this viewer supports Topicmaps?

Douglas Woods

It is a great relief to hear that I am not the only person who is frustrated by the lack of portability of maps between mindmap programs.
We have a common word-processing file format and common graphics formats.
Maybe at present no one map format is the best. So maybe we should simply develop programs that can import and edit different formats, rather like a graphics program can import and edit different image formats.


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