Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 16:31:43 +0100 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 5, 25th April 1999

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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 about once a month, depending on how much time I have available for my cyberspace exploration.

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The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
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New for the "Network Topology Maps" section :

* A new wall map from TeleGeography, Global Communications Cable and Satellite Map, April 1999.
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New in the "Visualising Information Spaces" section :

* /rfcland 1.0 ( ), provides a visual tool for searching and browsing Internet Request for Comment (RFC) documents. It is being developed by Invisible Worlds ( ).

* Chat Circles is a abstract visual interface to real-time conversations on the Internet. It is being developed by Fernanda B. Viégas and Judith Donath, Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab. ( )

* Card S.K., MacKinlay J. & Shneiderman B., 1999, Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think, (Morgan Kaufman Publishers). ( )

New in the "Internet Traffic and Demographic Statistics" section :

* America's Most Wired Cities and Towns, a report in Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, 1st March 1999. ( )

Also, see their 1998 version. ( )

* OECD Communications Outlook 1999, provides a valuable compendium of statistics on public communication infrastructure and services in the OECD countries. ( )

New for "Some Useful References" section:

* Anders P., 1996, "Envisioning Cyberspace: The Design of Online Communities", Fifth International Conference on Cyberspace, 6-9th June 1996, Spain. ( )

* Johnson S., 1999, "Maps & Legends", FEED Magazine, 18th March 1999. ( )

An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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New for the "Traceroute" page:

* WhatRoute, a graphical and geographical traceroute for Mac developed by Bryan Christianson.
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* Xtraceroute, a 3D geographical traceroute being developed for unix machines by Björn Augustsson.
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New in the "Info Maps" page:

* Images from the Chat Circles conversation visualisation by Fernanda B. Vigas and Judith Donath, Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab. ( )

New for the "ISP Maps" page:

* UK Backbone map of Cable Internet. ( )

* PSINet's global backbone map. ( )

Please remember there is a mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces in the USA at (The mirror was kindly donated by TeleGeography, Inc., Washington D.C. -


thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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