> Bulletin-2-08, October 2001

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 22:21:42 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 08, 17th October 2001

==  Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 08, 17th October 2001 ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-08.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-2-08.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:

* Danesh, A., Rubin, S.H., Smith, M.H. and Trajkovic, L., 2001, "Mapping the Internet", paper presented at IFSA/NAFIPS 2001, July 2001, Vancouver, Canada. (pdf format)
( http://divine.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ljilja/papers/nafips2001.pdf )

* Internet Topology Project, useful research by Ramesh Govindan and colleagues in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan. ( http://topology.eecs.umich.edu/ )


New in the "topology Maps" section:

* CAIDA's core AS Internet graph is available to buy as a large wall poster. ( http://www.3dce.com/internetmap/ )

* Global Communications Cable and Satellite Map 2002, September 2001. ( http://www.telegeography.com/products/maps/cable/index.html )

* The First Maps of the Internet poster by Peacock Maps presents a range of maps and diagrams of ARPANET and other packet networks from the 1970s and 80s. ( http://www.peacockmaps.com/ )


New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Fiore, A. and Smith, M., 2001, "Tree Map Visualizations of Newsgroups", Technical Report MSR-TR-2001-94, 4th October 2001 (Word doc format). ( http://research.microsoft.com/%7Emasmith/CHI%202002%20-%20Tree%20Map%20Visualizations%20of%20Usenet%20-%20Final.doc )

You can also try out their treemaps of Usenet at Netscan. ( http://netscan.research.microsoft.com/ )

* Gibbs, W.W., 2001, "A Wide Web of Worlds: New Internet Browsers Add an Extra Dimension - But Little Depth", Scientific American, October 2001. ( http://www.sciam.com/2001/1001issue/1001technicality.html ) Also, see the follow-on discussion thread on Slashdot about 3D Web browsing. ( http://slashdot.org/articles/01/09/16/2317231.shtml )


New for the "Statistics" section:

* The Topaz WeatherMap, a custom Internet backbone monitoring service by Mercury Interactive. Includes map presentation of Internet performance data.
( http://www-heva.mercuryinteractive.com/products/topaz/technical/weathermap/ )

* Cockburn A. & McKenzie, B., 2001, "What Do Web Users Do? An Empirical Analysis of Web Use", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 54, no. 6, page 903-922.
( http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~andy/papers/ijhcsAnalysis.pdf )

* Packet Geography 2002, a comprehensive report on global Internet infrastructure. Published TeleGeography, September 2001. ( http://www.telegeography.com/products/books/pg/index.html )

* U.S. Internet IP Traffic Growth, a powerpoint presentation by Lawrence Roberts, Caspian Networks Inc., August 2001. ( http://www.caspiannetworks.com/library/presentations/traffic/Internet_Traffic_081301.ppt )


New for the "References" section:

* Branigan, S., Burch, H., Cheswick, B., & Wojcik, F., 2001, "What Can You Do with Traceroute?", Internet Computing, September/October 2001, Vol. 5, No. 5, page 96. ( http://computer.org/internet/v5n5/index.htm )

* Economist, 2001, "Geography and the net: Putting it in its place", The Economist, 9th August 2001, pages 18-20. ( http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_id=729808 )

* Economist, 2001, "The Internet's new borders", The Economist, 9th August 2001, pages 9-10. ( http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=730089 )

* Gillespie, A, Richardson, R and Cornford, J., 2001, "Regional development and the new economy", European Investment Bank Papers, Vol. 6, No. 1, pages 109-131. (pdf format) ( http://www.eib.org/ced/eibpapers/y01n1v6/y01n1a06.pdf )

* King A.B., 2000, "Mapping the Unmappable: Visual Representations of the Internet as Social Constructions", CSI Working Paper No. WP00-05, Center For Social Informatics Indiana University. ( http://www.slis.indiana.edu/CSI/wp00-05.html )

* Mann C.C., 2001, "Taming the Web", Technology Review, September 2001. ( http://www.technologyreview.com/magazine/sep01/mann.asp )


New for the "Relevant Courses" section:

* Course title: "Virtual Geographies", 2001; Lecturer: Andy Gillespie; Institution: Department of Geography, Newcastle University. ( http://www.ncl.ac.uk/geography/Department/Modules/geo394.htm )


An Atlas of Cyberspaces
* http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/atlas/atlas.html *
* Italian Language http://www.cybergeography.it/ *


New for the "Cables and Satellites" page:

* Africa ONE route map. ( http://www.africaone.com )


New for the "Census Maps" page:

* Internet bandwidth diagrams by TeleGeography. ( http://www.telegeography.com )


New for the "Topology Maps" page:

* Map of a corporate intranet by Lumeta. ( http://www.lumeta.com )

* Internet mapping work of Stephen Coast. ( http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/steve/stuff/ipmap/ )

* gnuTellaVision visualization of the gnutella peer to peer network. ( http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/~rachna/gtv/ )

* gnutella graph created using the Gnucleus client. ( http://www.gnucleus.com )


New for the "Information Maps" page:

* The UK academic map provides a geographic directory of websites. ( http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/uk.map.html )

* Smithsonian Institute's HistoryWired information map. ( http://historywired.si.edu )


New for the "Information Spaces" page:

* Web Forager 3D information environment. ( http://www.acm.org/sigchi/chi96/proceedings/videos/Card/skc2txt.html )


New for the "Historical Maps" page:

* First map of the ARPANET connection between UCLA and SRI. ( http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc4.html )

* USENET geographic traffic map by Brian Reid from 1986. ( http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.html )


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.

* September's column, "Imagining the Inner working of the Internet", discussed the short anaimated movie Warriors of the Net.
( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_023/ )



New Book - Atlas of Cyberspace

* http://www.atlasofcyberspace.com *

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

I am pleased to announce the publication of Atlas of Cyberspace, a new book by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin.

Orders can be placed at all good book shops, including:

* Amazon.com (currently selling at $27.99, a 30% discount)
( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201745755/ )

* Amazon.co.uk
( http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201745755/ )

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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