> Bulletin-1-12, 8th May 2000

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 18:36:30 +0100 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 01, 17th July 2000

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 01, 17th July 2000  ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-01.html >          ==
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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-2-01.html

I am happy to acknowledge the support of CORPEX. They are kindly sponsoring the Cyber-Geography Research web site.


* New Book * MAPPING CYBERSPACE * New Book*

Over the past two years I have been writing a book examining how cyberspace is being mapped and visualised. The book is called Mapping Cyberspace and is coauthored with a fellow geographer Rob Kitchin. The book is now complete and will be published by Routledge at the end of September 2000. I hope that it will be of interest to many subscribers to this bulletin. The book chapters are as follows,

Introducing Cyberspace
Geographies of the Information Society
Geographies of Cyberspace
Introducing the Cartographies of Cyberspace
Mapping Information and Communication Technologies
Spatialising Cyberspace
Mapping Asynchronous Media
Mapping Synchronous Media
Spatial Cognition of Cyberspace
Imaginative Mappings of Cyberspace
Future Mappings of Cyberspace

A website supporting the book with all the images and maps featured is under construction at http://www.mappingcyberspace.com.

Paperback (ISBN 0-415-19884-4) : £19.99 / $32.99
Hardback (ISBN 0-415-19883-6): £60 / $ 99

If you are really interested the book is now listed on Amazon.com and can be pre-ordered.
- http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415198844/
- http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415198844/


The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
* http://www.cybergeography.org/ge ography_of_cyberspace.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *


New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:

* A Cybergeography project in Germany, by Inga Klas. ( http://www.cybergeography.de/ )

* A second version of the striking 'Whole Internet Map', showing the Internet as measured on the 1st of January 2000 has been released by Peacock Maps. ( http://www.peacockmaps.com/ )


New in the "Network Topology Maps" section:

* The Hong Kong Cyber Map, by IDG Communications, provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on interconnections between Hong Kong and international ISPs.
( http://www.idg.com.hk/cybermap/ )

New in the "Visualising Information Space" section:

* WebBrain ( http://www.webbrain.com/ ) visual browsing Web directory by TheBrain.com.
( http://www.thebrain.com/ )

* Herman I., Melançon G. & Scott Marshall M., 2000, "Graph Visualization and Navigation in Information Visualization: a Survey", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 6, No. 1, pages 24-4.
( http://www.cwi.nl/InfoVisu/Survey/StarGraphVisuInInfoVis.pdf )

* Browser Bashers, by Daniel Lyons. Forbes Magazine, 15th May 2000.
( http://www.forbes.com/forbes/00/0515/6511334a.htm )

* Information Visualization Resources by Gary Ng, University of Manchester.
( http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~ngg/InfoViz/ )


New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* Africa.com: Continental Shift, Wired Magazine, July 2000, page 137-138.


New in the "Internet Statistics" section:

* Internet Pulse by Keynote Systems. ( http://www.internetpulse.net/ )

* Zook, M., (2000), "Internet Metrics: Using Host and Domain Counts to Map the Internet", Telecommunications Policy, Volume 24, No. 6/7, July/August 2000.
( http://www.tpeditor.com/contents/2000/zook.htm )

* Foley P., 2000, "Whose Net? Characteristics of Internet users in the UK", report for the Policy Action Team 15 on ICTs and Social Exclusion, February 2000.
( http://www.pat15.org.uk/pdfs/foley.pdf )

* The 'Bow Tie' map of the Web by researchers at IBM Research Almaden, Compaq Corporate Research Laboratories and AltaVista, May 2000. See their paper for full details,
( http://www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/webmap_press.html )
- Broder, A., et al., 2000, "Graph Structure in the web", paper presented at the the Ninth Internation World-Wide Web Conference, 15-19th May 2000, Amsterdam.
( http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/k53/www9.final/ )

* Odlyzko A., (1999), "The Current State and Likely Evolution of the Intenet". Proceedings of Globecom'99, IEEE, pp. 1869-1875.
( http://www.research.att.com/~amo/doc/globecom99.pdf )

* International Bandwidth 2000, a report by TeleGeography. Provides a most comprehensive guide to global bandwidth supply and demand. April 2000. ( http://www.telegeography.com/Publications/ib00.html )


New for the "References" section:

* Buyukkokten O., Cho J., Garcia-Molina. H. & Gravano, L., 2000, "Exploiting geographical location information of web pages", Proceedings of Workshop on Web Databases (WebDB'99), June 1999. ( http://www.stanford.edu/~orkut/pubs/geog.pdf )

* Dodge, M. & Kitchin, R., 2000, "Exposing the 'Second Text' of Maps of the Net", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communcation, June 2000, Vol. 5, No. 4.
( http://www.ascusc.org/jcmc/vol5/issue4/dodge_kitchin.htm )

* Dodge, M & Kitchin, R., 2000, Mapping Cyberspace, Routledge: London.
( http://www.mappingcyberspace.com/ )

* Janelle, D. & Hodge D. (Eds.), 2000, Information, Place and Cyberspace: Issues in Accessibility, Springer-Verlag: Berlin.
( http://www.springer.de/cgi-bin/search_book.pl?isbn=3-540-67492-6 )

* Malamud C. & Rose M.T., 2000, "Maps, Space, and Other Metaphors for Metadata", Mappa.Mundi Magazine, 1st April 2000.
( http://mappa.mundi.net/features/metadata/ )


New for the "Conferences" section:

* INET'00: Internet Global Summit: Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone, 18-21th July 2000, Yokohama, Japan. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/index.htm )

* The Ninth Internation World-Wide Web Conference, 15-19th May 2000, Amsterdam, Holland. ( http://www9.org/w9cdrom/index.html )

New for the "Miscellaneous" section:

* Course title: "Geography of Cyberspace", spring 2000; Lecturer: Susan Pomeroy; Institution: Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley.
( http://www-geography.berkeley.edu/CoursePages/Geog_170/170.html )

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 "Cables & Satellites" page:

* Street level map of the fibreoptic backbone network in Palo Alto, California.
( http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/utilities/fiberservices/map.html )

* Network route maps for GST Telecommunications, including street level one for Albuquerque and Tucson. ( http://www.gstcorp.com/network/ )

* Maps of the Global Crossing network infrastructure for Europe and South America.
( http://www.globalcrossing.com/interactivemap.asp )


New for the "Topology" page:

* Graph of the gnutella network by Steve G. Steinberg.
( http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/more_topology.html )

* WebBrain visual web directory browsing. ( http://www.webbrain.com/ )


New on the "Information Spaces" page:

* The UBUBU 3d bookmark using icons on planets. ( http://www.ububu.com/ )


New one the "ISP Maps" page:

* The IP backbone network of BTnet in the United Kingdom.
( http://www.bt.net/network_backbone.htm )

* Dynamic network maps of the backbone of Uninett, serving the education and research sector in Norway. ( http://drift.uninett.no/kart/ )

* An interactive network map of the TeliaNet Internet backbone, which includes details on the link capacities. ( http://www.telia.net/ )


New for the "Virtual Worlds and MUDs" page:

* A range of maps of the geography of EverQuest, a massive 3D RPG game.
( http://www.station.sony.com/everquest/ )
- EQ Atlas ( http://www.eqatlas.com/ )
- Kunark Mapping Project ( http://www.tapr.org/~OutridersKarana/kunark/kunark.html )
- Chizuyu's Map Shop of the Norrath ( http://nx.sakura.ne.jp/~chizuya/indexe.html )


Please remember there is a US mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces at http://www.cybergeography.com/atlas/. (This mirror is kindly provided by the TeleGeography, Inc.)


Map of the Month
* http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/ *

Map of the Month columns in Mappa.Mundi Magazine.

* June's column looked at mapping the virtual city in AlphaWorld.
( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_013/ )


Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List

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thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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