> Bulletin-2-06, June 2001

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 23:18:26 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 06, 18th June 2001

==    Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 06, 18th June 2001 ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-06.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 every couple of months, 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-2-06.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/geography_of_cyberspace.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *


New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:

* "Mapping the Net: Revenge of the Physical World", by Kevin Werbach, Release 1.0, 29th May 2001, Vol. 19, No. 5, pages 1-20 (full article requires subscription). This useful article discusses many of the issues concerning the significance of grounding the Internet to real-world geography, including a review of the new IP geo-location service providers.
( http://release1.edventure.com/abstracts.cfm?Counter=4359811 )


New for the "Network topology Maps" section:

* Global Internet Map, a new wall poster by TeleGeography, June 2001.
( http://www.telegeography.com/products/maps/pg/index.html )


New for the "Statistics" section:

* OECD Communications Outlook 2001, provides a valuable compendium of statistics on public telecommunication and network infrastructure and services in the OECD countries.
( http://www.oecd.org/scripts/publications/bookshop/redirect.asp?932001021P1 )

* Numbering cyberspace: Internet trends in 2000, by the International Telecommunications Union.
( http://www.itu.int/journal/200102/E/html/indicat.htm )

* Levene, M. & Poulovassilis, A., 2001, "Web Dynamics", Software Focus, February 2001. (pdf format)
( http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~ap/pubs/bbkcs-01-01.pdf )

* Murray M. & Claffy K.C., 2001, "Measuring the Immeasureable: Global Internet Measurement Infrastructure", paper presented at the Passive and Active Measurements (PAM) workshop, 23-24 April 2001, Amsterdam. ( http://www.caida.org/outreach/papers/pam2001/measurement.xml )


New for the "References" section:

* Hargittai E. & Centeno M.A., 2001, Mapping Globalization, special theme issue of American Behavioral Scientist, June 2001, Vol. 44, No. 10. ( http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/ )


New for the "Relevant Courses" section:

* Course title: "The Geography of Cyberspace", spring 2001; Lecturer: Michael W. Longan; Institution: Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. ( http://www.gac.edu/~mlongan/cybergeog/index.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 Spanish Language http://www.iberosoft.org/atlas/atlas.html NEW *


I am very pleased to announce that a Spanish language mirror of the Atlas is being created by Miguel A. García Sánchez at Iberosoft.com. New additions are listed on the "What's New" page.


New on the "Conceptual Maps" page:

* Communications taxonomy sphere by Nathan Shedroff. ( http://www.nathan.com/ )

New for the "Information Maps" page:

* Netscan project boxplots of USENET newsgroups. ( http://netscan.research.microsoft.com/ )

* The Kartoo visual search engine. ( http://www.kartoo.com/ )


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

The Map of the Month columns are now being published online in Mappa.Mundi Magazine.

* May's column, entitled "Flowing From Site to Site", looked at the geographic maps of USENET news flows created by Brian Reid.



New Book

* http://www.atlasofcyberspace.com *

Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
Published by Addison-Wesley: published July / August 2001: 288pp
Softback ISBN 0-201-74575-5: £30.00 / $45.00

A new book aimed at the 'coffee-table' market providing a comprehensive review of field, richly illustrated with over 300 full colour images and maps. The book contents is as follows:


Chapter 1: Mapping Cyberspace
Issues to consider when viewing images
Structure of the book
Final words

Chapter 2: Mapping Infrastructure and Traffic
Historical maps of telecommunications
Maps from the birth of the Net
Mapping where the wires, fibre-optic cables and satellites really are
Infrastructure census maps
Domain name maps
Marketing maps of Internet service providers
Interactive mapping of networks
Visualising network topologies in abstract space
The geography of data flows
Mapping traceroutes
What's the Net 'weather' like today?
Mapping cyberspace usage in temporal space

Chapter 3: Mapping the Web
Information spaces of the Internet
The beginning of the Web
Mapping individual websites
Mapping tools to manage websites
Mapping website evolution
Mapping paths and traffic through a website
'The view from above': 2D visualisation and navigation of the Web
'The view from within': 3D visualisation and navigation of the Web

Chapter 4: Mapping Conversation and Community
Mapping email
Mapping mailing lists and bulletin boards
Mapping Usenet
Mapping chat
Mapping MUDs
Mapping virtual worlds
Mapping game space

Chapter 5: Imagining Cyberspace
Science fiction visions of cyberspace
Cinematic visions of cyberspace
Artistic imaginings: subversive surfing and warping the Web
Imagining the architecture of cyberspace

Chapter 6: Final Thoughts
Further Reading

Advance orders can be placed at:

* Amazon.com
* Amazon.co.uk
* www.it-minds.com


Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List

If you're interested in discussing the wider issues of measuring and mapping the Internet and the Web why not join the new Mapping-Cyberspace List. It is a free and moderated mailing list.

Full details on the list and how to join are available at:

Or just send email to: jiscmail@jiscmail.ac.uk
with the message: join mapping-cyberspace firstname lastname
(E.g. join mapping-cyberspace John Smith)



thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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(Copyright (c) Martin Dodge, 2001)