Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 13:56:59 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 10, 22nd Dec. 1999
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Welcome to the Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin. This is a regular, free, email bulletin to inform you of changes and new additions made to the Geography of Cyberspace Directory and the Atlas of Cyberspaces on the Cyber-Geography Research web site. The bulletin is distributed about once a month, depending on how much time I have available for my cyberspace exploration.
This bulletin is available on the Web at http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-1-10.html
We are happy to acknowledge the support of CORPEX. They are kindly sponsoring the Cyber-Geography Research web site.
The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
* http://www.cybergeography.org/ge ography_of_cyberspace.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/c asa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *
New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:
* The NetGeo service offers an Internet Geographic Database. This provides a latitude and longitude for key Internet identifiers such as IP addresses, domain names and AS numbers. It is being developed by Caida. (http://www.caida.org/Tools/NetGeo/)
* Three different projects mapping the "geography" of IP Space,
- The IP-cartography / IP-chronography project, described as a "metalinguistic code and interactive representation of Internet-space". Created Sergey de Rocambol, Anna Nikolayeva, Ilya Komarov (the author of program IP-cartographer). (http://www.atriumatics.wn.ru/ip-cart/ip,en.st )
- The 1:1project by Lisa Jevbratt, C5. This provides several distinct interfaces/visualization of IP address space (hierarchical, every, petri and random). (http://www.c5corp.com/1to1/index.html)
- IP Address Space Utilization, by Sean McCreary and kc claffy at Caida. Aims to give a visual answer to the key question, "How much of the Internet address space is used?" (http://www.caida.org/IPv4space/)
New in the "Internet Statistics" section:
* Latency measurement for the UUNET network. (http://www.uunet.com/network/latency/)
*AT&T IP Network Status. (http://ipnetwork.bgtmo.ip.att.net/)
New for the "References" section:
* The TeleGeography 2000 report is now available. Packed with useful stats, maps and commentary. (http://www.telegeography.com/Publications/tg00.html)
* Chi E.H. & Card S.K., 1999,
"Sensemaking of Evolving Web Sites using Visualization Spreadsheets. Symposium on Information
Visualization (InfoVis '99), San Francisco.
An Atlas of Cyberspaces
* http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.html *
* http://www.cybergeography.com/atlas/atlas.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/atlas/atlas.html *
* Italian Language http://www.museoscienza.org/museovr/cybergeography/ *
New for the "Conceptual" page:
* A concept map from Tim Berners-Lee's original World-Wide Web proposal, a hypertext system called the "Mesh", presented in 1989. (http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html)
New for the "Cables and Satellies" page:
* A map of the cable and satellite infrastructure of Teleglobe Inc. (http://www.teleglobe.com/index_digital.html?framecontent=1)
* An example image of J-Track 3D, an interactive visualisation of satellite tracks created by the Mission Operations Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. (http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/realtime/JTrack/)
New on the "Topology" page:
* Two example Internet "weather maps", showing real-time measurement of network performance on topology diagrams.
- Oléane's international Internet link performance. (http://www.oleane.com/english/Oleane/meteo/international.html)
- The performance on the NORDUnet. (http://www.nordu.net/stat-q/load-map/ndn-map,,traffic,peak)
New for the "Information Maps" page:
* Updated image of NewsMaps. (http://www.newsmaps.com/)
* Map of the Market by SmartMoney.com. (http://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap/)
* Umap information mapping application. (http://www.umap.com/)
* STARRYNIGHT from RHIZOME. (http://www.rhizome.org/starrynight/)
New one the "ISP Maps" page:
* A map backbone network of FORTHnet, a major Internet provider in Greece. (http://www.forthnet.gr/en/network/index.html)
New for the "Historical Maps" page:
* A sketch showing three different network topologies described in Paul Baran's celebrated RAND Memorandum, "On Distributed Communications: 1. Introduction to Distributed Communications Network" (August 1964). (http://www.rand.org/publications/RM/RM3420/)
* A sketch map of the packet switching network in the United Kingdom proposed by Donald Davies, a pioneer in networking in the 1960s. (http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.html)
Please remember there is a Italian language mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces at http://www.museoscienza.org/museovr/cybergeography/. (The mirror is kindly created by the National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan.)
Map of the Month
* http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/ *
Map of the Month columns in Mappa Mundi Magazine.
* December's column discussed the Internet World Map produced by MIDS. (http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/archive/maps_007.html)
Internet Technology Analyst
Netcraft requires an internet technology analyst to write about its range of Internet technology services, which measure all aspects of the internet topology, including web servers, operating systems, content technologies, streaming media, virtual hosting and ISP markets.
The key attributes are that the person should really enjoy writing, and have a consuming interest in internet technology. Being able to produce nice documents in html and Word, make good use of Excel, effective web authoring, and familiarity with Unix and perl all helps too.
The role would include;
Applications from outside the UK are welcome if they have citizenship of an EU country or a current work permit for the UK and an excellent command of the English language.
Applications from people considering a move from an academic environment are also very welcome.
Netcraft is an networking consultancy based in Bath, England and is well known worldwide for its Web Server Survey, which is widely considered a primary empirical metric for the number of web sites and the relative popularity of web server software on the internet. Netcraft's turnover was in excess of 2 million pounds in the year ending September 1998, and is profitable, with growth funded from cashflow. Clients include IBM, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Microsoft.
Send a cv to email@example.com.
thanks for your attention and a merry christmas
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