> Cyber-Geography Research Update Bulletin

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:04:06 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 3, 15th Jan. 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 now available in a Web version at http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-1-3.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/geography_of_cyberspace.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *

The Geography of Cyberspace Directory has undergone a major restructuring. It was becoming way too long, so I have split into separate pages.

New for the "Mapping the Internet" section :

  • The excellent Web version of VisualRoute AutoWeb Server. ( http://www.datametrics.com:81/ )

  • The Internet Mapping Project, by Bill Cheswick (Bell Labs) and Hal Burch (Carnegie Mellon University). One of their maps was featured in Wired Magazine (December 1998, page 216-217). ( http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/who/ches/map/index.html )

  • Mapping Cyberspace with GIS, by Paul Terpstra, Office of Mines and Minerals of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, paper at the 1998 ESRI User Conference. ( http://www.esri.com/library/userconf/proc98/PROCEED/TO650/PAP615/P615.HTM )

  • The Global Web Explorer, a comprehensive listing of Web sites for all countries and territories around the world, including many remote places. Maintained by Robert S. Duggan and Steven H. Gibbs. ( http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/www.html )

  • The Technology Atlas for Pennsylvania, interactive maps of digital infrastructure in considerable detail, including fibre-optic networks and microwave towers. Developed and maintained by the Technology Assessment and Documentation Group, at the University of Pittsburgh. ( http://www.technology.state.pa.us/atlas/ )

    New for "Global Internet Diffusion" section :

  • The Wired World Atlas, by Leila Conners Petersen, Wired, Vol. 6.11, November 1998. The article "Envision the globe according to the density of traditional media - TVs and telephones - and you get a brand-new map." (Unfortunately, the actual cartogram map is not online.) ( http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/6.11/mediamap.html )

    New in the "Internet Traffic and Demographic Statistics" section :

  • Asia Web Watch: a register of statistical data, edited by Dr T.Matthew Ciolek, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. ( http://www.ciolek.com/Asia-Web-Watch/main-page.html )

    New for "Some Useful References" section:

  • Ciolek T.M., 1998, "Exploring the Digital Annapurna: On the Monitoring and Mapping of Asian Cyberspace", paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Noordwijkerhout, Leiden, The Netherlands, 25-28 June 1998. ( http://www.ciolek.com/PAPERS/leiden-98.html )

  • Claffy K., Monk T.E. & McRobb D., 1999, "Internet tomography", Nature, 7th January 1999. ( http://helix.nature.com/webmatters/tomog.html )

  • Gorman S., 1998, "The Death of Distance but not the End of Geography: The Internet as a Network", paper presented at the Regional Science Association Meeting, 29th October 1998, Santa Fe. ( http://www.geog.ufl.edu/grad_students/seanspaper.pdf )

  • Hillis K., 1998, "On the margins: the invisibility of communications in geography", Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 22, No. 4, pages 543-566. (No online info available)

  • Murnion S. & Healey R.G., 1998, "Modeling Distance Decay Effects in Web Server Information Flows", Geographical Analysis, vol. 30, No. 4, pages 285-303. (No online info available)

  • Smith M. & Kollock P., 1998, Communities in Cyberspace, (Routledge). ( http://netscan.sscnet.ucla.edu/csoc/cinc/ )

    New for "Some Other Stuff" section:

  • Jakob Nielsen's useit.com contains valuable information on the creating and maintaining usable web sites and online resources. ( http://www.useit.com/alertbox/ )

  • Course title : "Cyberspace: The Geography and Planning of Virtual Worlds", Lecturer: Michael Batty, Institution : Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. ( http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/cyberspace/ )

    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 *

    Sorry, nothing new on the Atlas this month. I hope to have a couple of new pages in the next month or so.

    Please remember there is a mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces in the USA at http://www.cybergeography.com/atlas/atlas.html (The mirror was kindly donated by TeleGeography, Inc., Washington D.C. - http://www.telegeography.com/).


    The Cybergeography.org web site is in top 100,000. Using the methodology set out by Jakob Nielsen (http://www.useit.com/alertbox/relativeranking.html) www.cybergeography.org was ranked the 67,666th most popular site on the web. This is based on total page views for the site in the week 21-27th Sept. 1998 at 14,896


    thanks for your attention
    martin dodge


    I welcome your comments on the usefulness of the bulletin and also on my Web pages. Suggestions for new information on the theme of the geography of the Internet, WWW and Cyberspace are also welcome. Send them to m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk.

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    (Copyright (c) Martin Dodge, 1999)