> Bulletin-2-11, April 2002

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:05:57 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < m.dodge@ucl.ac.uk >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 11, 30th April 2002

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 11, 30th April 2002  ==
==        < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-2-11.html >          ==
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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-2-11.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:

* GeoTel provides detailed geographic data on Internet and telecommunications network infrastructure in the USA. ( http://www.geo-tel.com )

* www.networkgeography.org, a research project by Sean Gorman. The aim of the research is the study of geographic aspects of complex networks, particularly the Internet. ( http://www.networkgeography.org )

New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Skupin A., 2002, "A Cartographic Approach to Visualizing Conference Abstracts", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 22, No. 1, pages 50-58. ( http://www.geog.uno.edu/~askupin/research/pubs/IEEECGA2002.pdf )

* Special issue of the Communications of the ACM with a number of useful review articles looking at different ways of supporting community and building social capital online (Vol. 45, No. 4, April 2002). ( http://makeashorterlink.com/?W12A214B ) Two notable papers are:

- Donath J., 2002, "A semantic approach to visualizing online conversations", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 45, No. 4, pages 45-49. ( http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/505248.505271 )

- Smith M., 2002, "Tools for Navigating large social cyberspace", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 45, No. 4, pages 51-55. ( http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/505248.505272 )


New for the "Statistics" section:

* Internet Traffic Exchange and the Development of End-to-End International Telecommunications Competition, a report by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, March 2002. ( http://webnet1.oecd.org/pdf/M00027000/M00027258.pdf )

* The Networked Readiness Index: Measuring the Preparedness of Nations for the Networked World, by Geoffrey S. Kirkman, Carlos A. Osorio, and Jeffrey D. Sachs. ( http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cr/pdf/gitrr2002_ch02.pdf ) This is part of a much larger report, The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002, by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Center for International Development at Harvard University. ( http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cr/gitrr_030202.html )

* Huberman B.A., 2001, The Laws of the Web: Patterns in the Ecology of Information, (MIT Press). ( http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?sid=79F658D2-4F1C-4DF2-AEF2-E0BD15D7B256&ttype=2&tid=8498 ) [Buy the book from Amazon.com and support Cyber-Geography Research] See also, Adamic L.A. & Huberman B.A., 2001, "The Web's Hidden Order", Communications of the ACM, September 2001, Vol. 44, No. 9, page 55-62. ( http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/papers/hiddenweb.html )

* Winners don't take all: Characterizing the competition for links on the Web, a NEC study by David Pennock, Gary Flake, Steve Lawrence, Eric Glover, C. Lee Giles, April 15, 2002. ( http://modelingtheweb.com )


New for the "References" section:

* Pomeroy S.M., 2000, "Tracking the Cyberspace Elephant", The Geographical Review, Vol. 90, No. 4, pages 636-645. (No information avilable online.)

* Walcott S.M. & Wheeler J.O., 2001, "Atlanta in the Telecommunications Age: The Fiber-Optic Information Network", Urban Geography, Vol. 22, No. 4, pages 316-339. (No information available online.)

* Sternberg R. & Krymalowski M., 2002, "Internet Domains and the Innovativeness of Cities/Regions - Evidence from Germany and Munich", European Planning Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, pages 251-274. (Abstract only.) ( http://makeashorterlink.com/?B229228C )

* Zook M.A., 2002, "Grounded capital: venture financing and the geography of the Internet industry, 1994-2000", Journal of Economic Geography, Vol 2, No. 2, pages 151-177. ( http://www.zooknic.com/info/Zook-JEG-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.mappedellarete.net/ *
* French Language Mirror http://www.cybergeography-fr.org/atlas/atlas.html *
* Australian / Asia-Pacific Mirror http://cybergeography.planetmirror.com *

New for the "Conceptual" page:

* Visualization of the Linux kernel by the Free Code Graphing Project. ( http://fcgp.sourceforge.net )


New in the "Topology Maps" page:

* Minitasking visual gnutella client. ( http://www.minitasking.com )


New for the "Wireless Maps" page:

* Mapping WLAN signal strength by researchers at the University of Kansas. ( http://www.ittc.ku.edu/wlan/index.shtml )


Cybergeography Books

Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin

A full colour, 'coffee-table' style book published in October 2001.
Published by Addison-Wesley, 2001; 288pp
Hardback ISBN 0-201-74575-5; $45.00 / £30.00


Mapping Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin

An academic text covering in details the geographies of cyberspace, published in 2000.
Published by Routledge, 2000; 296pp
Paperback ISBN 0-415-19884-4: £19.99 / $32.99
Hardback ISBN 0-415-19883-6: £60.00 / $99.00

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thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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