> Bulletin-2-09, Dec. 2001

Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 22:41:45 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge < m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 09, 07th December 2001

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 09, 07th Dec. 2001  ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-09.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-2-09.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:

* A couple of telecommunications / Internet maps in National Geographic magazine, December 2001 (Vol. 200, No. 6), as part of the article "The Future is Calling", Thomas B. Allen. (One of the maps is available online.) ( http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0112/feature4/index.html )

* Internet World, a new wall posters from Peacock Maps. The poster presents the geography of key Internet routes as arcs around 3 globe views centred on Europe, North America and the Pacific. ( http://www.peacockmaps.com )


New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Cockburn A. & McKenzie B., 2001, "3D or Not 3D? Evaluating the Effect of the Third Dimension in a Document Management System". Proceedings of ACM CHI'2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 434-441. ( http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~andy/papers/chi01DM.pdf )

* Nooface, a blog covering 'post-PC interfaces'. Includes lots of stories on information visualisation and cyberspace mapping. ( http://www.nooface.net )


New for the "Global Diffusion of the Internet" section:

* Paltridge S., 2000, "Local Access Pricing and the International Digital Divide", OnTheInternet, October 2000. ( http://www.isoc.org/oti/articles/1000/paltridge.html )

* Pelletiere D. & Rodrigo G.C., 2001, "An Empirical Investigation of the Digital Divide in the United States", paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Technology, Policy and Innovation, 26-29th June 2001, Netherlands. (Word doc format) ( http://www.delft2001.tudelft.nl/paper%20files/paper1102.doc )


New for the "Statistics" section:

* Information Infrastructure Indicators, 1990-2010, provides a useful assemblage of national-level statistics on telecommunications and Internet for many countries, with projections into the future to 2010. Part of the World Bank's infoDev project. ( http://www.infodev.org/projects/375/fin375.htm )

* The Development of Broadband Access in OECD Countries, a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, October 2001. ( http://www.oecd.org/pdf/M00020000/M00020255.pdf )

* Multiresolution Analysis of Global Internet Measurements Workshop, 10-14th September 2001, Leiden, Netherlands. ( http://www.renesys.com/projects/leiden2001/ )


New for the "References" section:

* Allen T.B., 2001, "The Future is Calling", National Geographic, December 2001, Vol. 200, No. 6, pages 76-83. ( http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0112/feature4/index.html )

* Castells M., 2001, Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press). Includes a useful chapter on the geography of the Internet. ( http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-924153-8 ) [Buy the book from Amazon.com and support Cyber-Geography Research ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199241538/cybergeographyre )]

* Grubesic T.H. & O'Kelly M.E., "Using Points of Presence to Measure City Accessibility to the Commercial Internet", The Professional Geographer, forthcoming. (pdf format, password - grubesic) ( http://whopper.sbs.ohio-state.edu/grads/tgrubesi/POP.pdf )

* Wellman B., 2001, "Computer Networks As Social Networks", Science, 14th Sept. 2001,Vol. 293, pages 2031-2034. ( http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman/publications/science/science.pdf )


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.museoscienza.org/cybergeography *


New for the "Cables and Satellites" page:

* Philadelphia fibre optic cable map. ( http://www.centercityphila.org/it.html )


New for the "MUDs and Virtual Worlds" page:

* AlphaWorld satellite map from August 2001 by Roland Vilett. ( http://www.activeworlds.com/community/maps.asp )


New for the "Historical Maps" page:

* A sketch map of ARPANET topology by Larry Roberts from the late 1960s. ( 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, 2001; 288pp
Hardback ISBN 0-201-74575-5; $45.00 / £30.00

The Atlas of Cyberspace, a new book by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin. A Slashdot reader said, "I have a feeling it will end up being the uber-geek coffee book of choice".

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/ )

* ThinkGeek (currently selling at $29.99, a discount of 25%)
( http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/books/5886.shtml )

* Barnes and Noble (currently selling at $31.99, 20% discount)
( http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=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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