> Bulletin-2-02, 7th Sept. 2000

Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:21:18 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 02, 7th Sept. 2000

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 02, 7th Sept. 2000  ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-02.html >          ==
== 				< ISSN 1471-3489 >   		 	==



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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-2-02.html

I am 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/casa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *


New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:

* Moore, D. et al., 2000, "Where in the World is netgeo.caida.org?", paper presented at the INET 2000 Conference, 18-21th July 2000, Yokohama, Japan. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/posters/226/index.htm )

New in the "Visualising Information Space" section:

* A range of information visualization research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA.
( http://multimedia.pnl.gov:2080/infoviz/index.html )

* Benford, S., Taylor, I., Brailsford, D., Koleva, B., Craven, M., Fraser, M., Reynard G. and Greenhalgh, C., 1999, "Three Dimensional Visualization of the World Wide Web", ACM Computing Surveys, December 1999.
( http://www.cs.brown.edu/memex/ACMCSHT/51/51.html )

* Information Visualisation Lecture Notes by Keith Andrews, Institute for Information Processing and Computer Supported New Media (IICM), Graz University of Technology, Austria. ( http://www2.iicm.edu/ivis )


New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* The Mosaic Group are undertaking the Global Diffusion of the Internet Project to measure and analyse the growth of the Internet throughout the world. ( http://mosaic.unomaha.edu/gdi.html )

* Press, L., 2000, "The State of the Internet: Growth and Gaps", paper presented at the INET 2000 Conference, 18-21th July 2000, Yokohama, Japan. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/8e/8e_4.htm )


New in the "Internet Statistics" section:

* "The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value", a useful white paper by BrightPlanet.com, July 2000, on the real size of the Web when you count hidden information resouces in database driven websites. ( http://www.completeplanet.com/Tutorials/DeepWeb/index.asp )

* Minges, M., 2000, "Counting the Net: Internet Access Indicators", paper presented at the INET 2000 Conference, 18-21th July 2000, Yokohama, Japan. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/8e/8e_1.htm )

* Coffman, K.G. & Odlyzko, A.M., 2000, "Internet growth: Is there a "Moore's Law" for data traffic?", unpublished preliminary version, July 2000, AT&T Labs. ( http://www.research.att.com/~amo/doc/internet.moore.pdf )

New for the "References" section:

* Huffaker, B., et al., 2000, "Measurements of the Internet Topology in the Asia-Pacific Region", paper presented at the INET 2000 Conference, 18-21th July 2000, Yokohama, Japan. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2000/cdproceedings/8e/8e_3.htm )

* Koppell J.G.S., 2000, "No 'There' There: Why cyberspace isn't anyplace", Atlantic Monthly, August 2000, Volume 286, No. 2, pages 16-18.
( http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/08/koppell.htm )

* Rohozinski, R., 1998, "Mapping Russian Cyberspace: Perspective on Democracy and the Net", paper Prepared for the UNRISD Conference on Information Technologies and Social Development, 22-24 June 1998, Geneva. ( http://www.unrisd.org/infotech/conferen/russian/toc.htm )

* Smith M.A, Farnham S.D., & Drucker S.M., 2000, "The Social Life of Small Graphical Chat Spaces", Proceedings of CHI 2000, 1-6th April 2000, The Hague, Netherlands, pages 462-469. ( http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/332040/p462-smith/p462-smith.pdf )

New for the "Miscellaneous" section:

* TELECOM-CITIES Research Update, published monthly by Anthony Townsend and Rob Zand, Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. ( http://www.informationcity.org/telecom-cities/index.htm )

* Course title: "Geography of Cyberspace", fall 2000; lecturer: Harvey J. Miller; Institution: Department of Geography, University of Utah. ( http://www.geog.utah.edu/cybergeography/ )


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/ *

A large number of interesting new additions in the Atlas.


New for the "Conceptual Maps" page:

* NewMedia 500 is an annual conceptual map of the new media industry showing 500 hundred different corporations and their financial and strategic interrelations. It was created by NewMedia ( http://www.newmedia.com/ ).


New on the "Artistic" page:

* Some of the stunning images of cyberspace created by Marcos Novak. ( http://www.centrifuge.org/marcos/ )


New for the "Geographic Maps" page:

* Matthew Zook's map of the geography of domain names in downtown San Francisco. ( http://www.zooknic.com )


New for the "Cables & Satellites" page:

* Fibre-optic route map for Oregon, USA. ( http://www.econ.state.or.us/telecom/oregonofficemap.htm )

* The Alcatel map of submarine cable systems across the globe. ( http://www.alcatel.com/telecom/snd/ )

* A map of the extensive fibre-optic network of Williams Communications. ( http://www.williamscommunications.com/ )


New for the "Census Maps" page:

* Maps showing the geographical deployment of high-speed, broadband Internet access technologies in the USA compiled by the FFC.
( http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/News_Releases/2000/nrcc0040.html )

* A census map of Internet connectivity in Turkey created by IIker Temir. ( http://ilker.ulak.net.tr/backbone-map/current/ )


New for the "Topology" pages:

* A graph visualisation of showing the topology of the core of the Internet as defined by AS numbers, developed by CAIDA researchers. ( http://www.caida.org/analysis/topology/as_core_network/ )

* A graphical view of the domain name structure produced by the DNS Bajaj tool. ( http://www.foobar.tm/dns/about_bajaj.html )


New for the "Information Maps" page:

* Two innovative visualisation of conversations on web-based chat boards developed by Rebecca Xiong ( http://graphics.lcs.mit.edu/~becca/ ) as part of her graduate research at MIT Media Lab.
- PeopleGarden ( http://graphics.lcs.mit.edu/~becca/pgarden/ )
- WebFan ( http://graphics.lcs.mit.edu/~becca/webfan/ )

* Lighthouse provides a visual interface to Web search engines. It was developed by Anton Leuski.
( http://toowoomba.cs.umass.edu/~leouski/lighthouse/ )


New on the "Information Spaces" page:

* cospace is an experimental 3D shared environment for browsing the Web, developed by Thomas Kirk and Peter Selfridge at AT&T Labs.
( http://cospace.research.att.com/ )


New for the "Historical Maps" page:

* Two Maps of MILNET (Defense Data Network) in the US and Europe, from 1989. ( http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.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://www.cybergeography.org/maps/ *

Recent Map of the Month columns.

* August's column looked at the mapping work of TeleGeography, with an interview with the founder Greg Staple.

* September's column examined NewsMaps, an information mapping website.


* http://www.mappingcyberspace.com *

Mapping Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
Published by Routledge; October 2000: 246x174: 296pp
Paperback ISBN 0-415-19884-4: £19.99 / $32.99
Hardback ISBN 0-415-19883-6: £60.00 / $99.00

The book Mapping Cyberspace is being printed at present and will be published on the 27th of October 2000. The book website is now fully open at http://www.mappingcyberspace.com/ . The website contains full details on the book along with all the maps and images featured in the book.

We are holding a book launch in London on the 27th of October. There will be a reception followed by a lecture from Rob Kitchin at University College London starting at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Please drop me an email note (m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk) with your name and postal address if you would like to attend and we will send you a formal invitation with full details. Note, that copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reception (hopefully at a discount).


Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List

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Or just send email to: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
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(E.g. join mapping-cyberspace John Smith)



thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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