Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 19:11:51 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 10, 8th February 2002
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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-2-10.html
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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:
* Broadband Map UK by Paul Buck
and Karl Orbell. ( http://www.broadbandmap.co.uk
New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:
Email, a project by the Collaborative User Experience group at the IBM Watson
Reseach Center. See their recent paper for more information. Rohall, S.L.,
Gruen, D., Moody, P. & Kellerman, S., 2001, "Email
Visualizations to Aid Communications", Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium
on Information Visualization (InfoVis) 2001, 22-23rd October 2001, San Diego,
* Site Map Usability, Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox, 6th January 2002. ( http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20020106.html ) There is also a full report from the Nielsen Norman Group called "Site Map Usability: 30 design guidelines based on usability studies with people using site maps" ( http://www.nngroup.com/reports/sitemaps/ ).
New for the "Statistics" section:
* Ciolek, T.M., 2001, "Networked information flows in Asia: the research uses of the Altavista search engine and 'weblinksurvey' software", July 2001. ( http://www.ciolek.com/PAPERS/weblinksurvey2001.html )
New for the "References" section:
* Bennahum, D.S., 2001,
"Be Here Now", Wired Magazine, Vol. 9.11, November 2001.
* Perfiliev Y., 2000, "Internet Development In Russia: Territorial and Institutional Particularities", July 2000. ( http://www.rocich.ru/runet/runet_e.php )
* Quarterman J.S., 2002, "Monoculture Considered Harmful", First Monday, February 2002, Vol. 7, No. 2. ( http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue7_2/quarterman/index.html )
* Zook M.A., 2001, "Connected is a Matter of Geography", netWorker, September 2001, Vol. 5, No. 3, pages 13-17. ( http://www.zooknic.com/info/Zook-netWorker-2001.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 *
* French Language Mirror http://www.nicolas-guillard.com/cybergeography-fr/atlas/atlas.html *
* Australian / Asia-Pacific Mirror http://cybergeography.planetmirror.com *
There are two new pages in the Atlas looking at network weather maps and wireless network infrastructure maps.
New for the "Artistic" page:
* Mapping the Web Infome net art project by Lisa Jevbratt ( http://dma.sjsu.edu/jevbratt/lifelike/ ).
New for the "Weather Maps" page:
* The Czech Republic's CESNET2 network weather map ( http://www.cesnet.cz/provoz/zatizeni/ ).
* Weather map for GRNET in Greece ( http://netmon.grnet.gr/map.shtml ).
* Topological diagram of traffic loads on the GARR-B network in Italy ( http://www.noc.garr.it/mappe/backbone.shtml ).
New in the "Wireless Network Maps" page:
* NYCWireless 802.11b network node map ( http://maps.nycwireless.net/ ).
* Consume 802.11b network node map for central London ( http://consume.net/nodes/ ).
* 802.11b network node map from Seattle Wireles ( http://ofb.net/seattlewireless/ ).
* A map of war driving for 802.11b nodes in Los Angeles by Frank Keeney ( http://pasadena.net/apmap/ ).
* Antennas in the USA from Tower Maps ( http://www.towermaps.com/product_summary.htm ).
New for the "ISP Maps" page:
* Network map for Golden Telecom in Russia ( http://www.goldentelecom.ru/eng/network/index.htm ).
* The topology of the new pan European R&E GÉANT network ( http://www.dante.net/geant/ ).
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.
* December 2001 column, "Mostly Cloudy, Clearing Later: Network Weather Maps" ( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_024/ ).
* The September 2001 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:
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Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List
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