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Map of the Month@Mappa.Mundi Magazine
by Martin Dodge, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL


In This Edition of Map of the Month @ Mappa.Mundi Magazine

Mostly Cloudy, Clearing Later: Network Weather Maps

    Extending the meteorological metaphor beyond the familiar Internet cloud, we could use Net weather forecasts to show oncoming packet storms. Of course, maps are the key means of summarizing and presenting complex meteorological data. We are all familiar with the colourful weather maps on the TV news and on the newspaper back page, with their isobars and little symbols of snow flakes, raindrops and lightning bolts. Are there equivalent weather maps for the Net?

Current Edition » Map of the Month, December 2001.

Map of the Month





Map of the Month - New Series Archives
Imagining the Inner Workings of the Internet - The Warriors of the Net Movie. 21/09/01
Show Me The Money - SmartMoney's Map of the Market. 15/08/01
Mapping how people use a website - MIT Media Lab's Ben Fry discusses his anemone visualization. 23/06/01
Flowing From Site to Site - Brian Reid's USENET Traffic Flow Maps (circa 1986-95). 23/05/01
What Does the Internet Look Like, Jellyfish Perhaps? 31/03/01
The Netscan Project - Marc Smith on mapping the social geography of Usenet news. 10/02/01
Fly Through the Web 12/01/01
Indexing the Web with Geography 11/01/00
Mapping the Geography of Domain Names 10/01/00
NewsMaps: Topographic Mapping of Information 09/01/00
TeleGeography's Traffic Flow Maps 08/01/00

Map of the Month Archives at Mappa.Mundi Magazine

The first 13 editions of Map of the Month were published in Mappa.Mundi Magazine from June 1999 through July 2000.

Mapping a Virtual City - Satellite maps of a virtual city in AlphaWorld by Roland Vilett. 06/01/00
Maps to Market Your Network - How UUNET markets their infrastructure using maps. 05/01/00
Mapping the Global Spread of the Net - The virus-like spread of the Internet around the globe is the subject of a series by Larry Landweber. 04/03/00
Conceptual Map of Net Spaces Circa '94 - There's an Internet beyond the Web on John December's CyberMap Landmarks. 03/01/00
A Map of Yahoo! - Yahoo! is the undisputed king of Web directories. Would an interactive map of Yahoo!'s hierarchical classification be a more useful navigational tool? 02/01/00
Missile Tracks Across The Net - Stephen G. Eick's color coded arches have become popular icons for visualizing the Internet. 01/01/00
MIDS Maps the Internet World - John S. Quarterman's Matrix Internet and Directory Services consultancy has been mapping cyberspace for a decade. Red pill not required. 12/01/99
Web Site Maps from Dynamic Diagrams - Z-Diagrams help designers visualize large Web sites in two-and-a-half dimensions. 11/01/99
Mapping MUDs - Multi-User Dimensions are shared fantasy realms built of words and visible only in a player's mind. Can they be mapped? 10/01/99
Mapping How The Data Flows (traceroute) - The links and hops of the hidden world of the Internet are revealed as Martin Dodge puts three traceroute mapping programs to the test. 09/01/99
Internet Arcs Around The Globe (1996) - Arcs above the globe trace MBone topology in a map series by Munzer, et al. 08/01/99
Tim Bray's Hyperlink Totems (1995) - Totem pole icons of web sites glow with hyperlink light in Tim Bray's 1995 map of the Internet. 07/01/99
ARPANET, October 1980 - Peering back into the dim and distant past - October 1980 - Martin Dodge presents a map of the ARPANET. One of the earliest attempts to chart the reaches of Cyberspace, it reminds us that today's Internet is a cold war child. 06/01/99


The original Map of the Month series was produced by Marty Lucas and Corinne Becknell, of Becknell and Lucas Media.

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