Here are a few other info visualization tools already online.
Antartica (Been around for many years)
A Canadian Company Doing Info Visualization Work
Demo (Free): Antartica Visualization Technology Using the PubMed Database (Cool!)
Visually Browse the ODP
Demo: SmartMoney's Market Map
Visualize the Stock Market
Various Info Visualization Demos (via Inxight)
Includes Best Buy catalog, AllRecipes.Com database
Source: PC World
What's a Web Thumbnail?
A very brief article about Allison Woodruff from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and her research using Web Thumbnails. From the article, "What we do with our Web Thumbnails is return a set of small screenshots of the pages themselves, and if you click on one of the pictures, it takes you to the page, just as a Web link would. Keywords within the picture are blown up to large size in the thumbnail view, so you can get a feel for how relevant the document's text is to your search."
See Also: A Demo/Screen Shots of Web Thumbnail Software
See Also: Download/Demo the Popout Prism Browser (Free/90 Days)