Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 14:44:45 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 05, 23rd April 2001

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 05, 23rd April 2001 ==
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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.

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The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
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New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:

* Caimis Geo's IPMapper. ( )

* The Oregon Telecommunications Atlas, by Sam Churchill, provides a comprehensive review of the geography of all telecommunications infrastructure in the state. It was compiled at the end of 2000. The Atlas is "a preliminary survey of data compiled from a variety of trade publications and internet resources. This report has six parts, (1) a broad narrative overview of telecommunications and Oregon anecdotes, (2) Telecommunications facilities by city, (3) County inventory - mostly cell tower locations in lat/long, (4) Oregon maps of cell and fiber infrastructure, (5) Oregon Radio and Television broadcasters, (6) Reference links." ( )


New in the "Visualising Information Space" section:

* Skupin, A. 2000, "From Metaphor to Method: Cartographic Perspectives on Information Visualization". In Roth, S.F., and Keim, D.A. (Eds.) Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2000), 9-10th October 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah, pages 91-97. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society. ( )

* Inf@Vis magazine by Juan C. Dürsteler, ( )


New for the "Statistics" section:

* America's 50 Most Wired Cities and Towns, a report in Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, April 2001. ( )


New for the "References" section:

* Cheswick B., Burch H., & Branigan S., 2000, "Mapping and Visualizing the Internet", Usenix 2000 Conference, San Diego. (gzipped postscript format). ( )

* Gorman S., 2001, "Where are the Web Factories? The Urban Bias of e-Business Location", paper presented at the Information and the Urban Future meeting, 26th February 2001, Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. ( )

* Graham S., 1999, "Global grids of glass: On global cities, telecommunications, and planetary urban networks", Urban Studies, Vol. 36, No. 5, pages 929-949. ( )

* Hülsmann, T., 2000, Geographien des Cyberspace, (Oldenburg: Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem, ISBN 3-8142-0756-4). ( )

* Jiang B. & Ormeling F.J., 2000, Mapping Cyberspace: Visualising, Analysing and Exploring Virtual Worlds, The Cartographic Journal, December 2000, Vol. 37, No. 2, pages 117-122. ( )

* Zook M.A., 2001, "Grounded Capital: Venture Capital's Role in the Clustering of Internet Firms in the U.S.", paper presented at the Information and the Urban Future meeting, 26th February 2001, Taub Urban Research Center, New York University. ( )


New for the "Relevant Courses" section:

* Course title: "Mapping Cyberspace", spring 2001; Lecturer: Mei-Po Kwan; Institution: Department of Geography, Ohio State University. ( )

* Course title: "Geographies of the Information Society", spring 2001; Lecturer: Shannon Crum; Institution: Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin. ( )


An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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New additions are listed on the "What's New" ( ) page.


New for the "Conceptual Maps" page:

* Anatomy of a Linux System poster. ( )

* "Wireless Spectrum for Dummies" chart. (,1640,8836,00.html )

* US radio frequency allocation map. ( )


New for the "Artistic" page:

* Scroll of early networking history. ( )


New for the "Geographic" page:

* Ride the Byte. ( )


New for the "Census Maps" page:

* Map of French websites. ( )


New for the "Topology Maps" page:

* Mapping mailing lists. ( )


New for the "Information Spaces" page:

* The game Doom as an information space. ( )


New for the "Web Site Maps" page:

* WebTracer. ( )


Please remember there is a US mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces at (This mirror is kindly provided by the Peacock Maps.)


Map of the Month
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The Map of the Month columns are now being published online in Mappa.Mundi Magazine.

* March's column entitled "What Does the Internet Look Like, Jellyfish Perhaps?", examined Walrus, a visualisation tool being developed by Young Hyun, CAIDA.




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Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
Published by Addison-Wesley: due June 2001: 288pp
Softback ISBN 0-201-74575-5: £30.00 / $45.00

A new book aimed at the 'coffee-table' market providing a comprehensive review of field, richly illustrated with over 300 full colour images and maps.

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Mapping Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
Published by Routledge; October 2000: 246x174: 296pp
Paperback ISBN 0-415-19884-4: £19.99 / $32.99


Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List

If you're interested in discussing the wider issues of measuring and mapping the Internet and the Web why not join the new Mapping-Cyberspace List. It is a free and unmoderated mailing list.

Full details on the list and how to join are available at:

Or just send email to:
with the message: join mapping-cyberspace firstname lastname
(E.g. join mapping-cyberspace John Smith)



thanks for your attention
martin dodge


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