Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 20:05:52 +0100 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 6, 2nd June 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 "Mapping the Internet" section :

* "Mapping the Internet", an article by Hal Burch and Bill Cheswick on their research in Computer, April 1999. ( )

* A new search engine service called iAtlas that has sophisticated geographic filters, along with ones for industry type and web site popularity. ( )

* Geir Gundersen is mapping the structure of parts of the Internet, as seen from certain origin points using traceroute. The resulting structure of router connections is visualised using his NetBird interactive graph. ( )

New in the "Visualising Information Spaces" section :

* Internet Cartographer, by Inventix Software, is a tool that maps web browsing. ( )

* Information visualisation research by the User Interface Research Group at Xerox PARC. ( )

* Metaphors and the Net, examines the power of metaphors in constructing and navigating Cyberspace, using a seven-fold typology - physical world, conceptual space, social life, multi-player games, 3D, traditional media and brands & advertising. It was developed by Edventure Holdings. ( )

New for "Global Internet Diffusion" section :

* Africa Information Infrastructure Status, a report by Mike Jensen from April 1999. ( )

* Internet Counts: Measuring the Impacts of the Internet, by Office of International Affairs, National Research Council, Washington DC, 1998. ( )

* Daly J.A., 1999, "Measuring Impacts of the Internet in the Developing World", IMP Magazine, May 1999. ( )

New in the "Internet Statistics" section :

* Domains on Disc provides information on .com, .org, .net and .edu domains. Online information on domains for US states, cities and zipcodes, as well as countries. ( )

New for the "Useful References" section :

* Donert K., 1999, "Virtually Geography", presentation at the Geographical Association, April 1999. ( )

* Imielinski T. & Navas J.C., 1999, "GPS-Based Geographic Addressing, Routing, and Resource Discovery", Communications of the ACM, April 1999, Vol. 42, No. 4, pages 86-92. ( )

* International Telecommunication Union, 1998, "Challenges to the Network: Internet for Development, 1999", December 1998. ( )

An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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A new page has been added to the Atlas called "Cables and Satellites". It contains maps of submarine cables and communications satellites with examples from KDD, Cable & Wireless, TeleGeography, KMI Corporation and SaVi.

The Topology maps page has also been split into two pages as it was getting rather long. The Geographic maps page may well be divided in the near future.

New for the "Topology Maps" page :

* Geir Gundersen's NetBird Internet map ( )

* Topology map of the University of Buffalo's backbone network ( )

New for the "Surf Maps" page :

* Screen-shot of Internet Cartographer in action mapping some of my semi-randon web browsing ( )

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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