Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 20:42:52 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 07, 09th August 2001
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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:
research by Venkata N. Padmanabhan, at Microsoft Research.
( http://www.research.microsoft.com/research/sn/location.asp )
For details see the research paper, "An Investigation of Geographic Mapping Techniques for Internet Hosts", by V.N. Padmanabhan & L. Subramanian. Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2001, San Diego, USA, August 2001 ( http://www.research.microsoft.com/~padmanab/papers/sigcomm2001.pdf )
* Ding, J., Gravano, L., & Shivakumar, N., 2000, "Computing Geographical Scopes of Web Resources". Proceedings of the 26th Very-Large Database (VLDB) Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
( http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~gravano/Papers/2000/vldb00.pdf )
* Geo-IP, a Perl module for mapping IP addresses to countries. Developed by T.J. Mather.
( http://geo-ip.com/ )
New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:
* Fabrikant, S.I., 2000, "Spatialized
Browsing in Large Data Archives", Transactions in GIS, Vol.
4, No. 1, pages 65-78. ( http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~sara/html/research/pubs/fabrikant_tig99.pdf
* Fabrikant, S.I. &Buttenfield, B.P., 2001, "Formalizing Semantic Spaces for Information Access", Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 91, No. 2, pages 263-280.
( http://www.geog.ucsb.edu/~sara/html/research/pubs/fabrikant_buttenfield_ann91_2.pdf )
New in the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:
* The Africa Internet -
Status Report, by Mike Jensen, May 2001. ( http://www3.wn.apc.org/africa/afstat.htm
* Ein-Dor P., Goodman S.E., & Wolcott P., 2000, "From Via Maris to Electronic Highway: The Internet In Canaan", Communications of the ACM, July 2000, Vol. 43, No. 7, pages 19-23.
( http://mosaic.unomaha.edu/Canaan_2000.pdf )
* Minges M., 2001, "Internet Around the World", poster presented at the INET 2001 Conference, 5-8th June 2001, Stockholm, Sweden. ( http://www.isoc.org/inet2001/CD_proceedings/G54/Inet2001_100501.htm )
* Martin F., 2001, "Status of the Internet in Pacific Island Countries", paper presented at the INET 2001 Conference, 5-8th June 2001, Stockholm, Sweden.
( http://www.isoc.org/inet2001/CD_proceedings/G29/Report2001.htm )
New for the "Statistics" section:
* Barabási, A-L., 2001, "The
physics of the Web", PhysicsWorld, July 2001, Vol. 14, No. 7.
( http://www.physicsweb.org/article/world/14/7/09 )
* The Google Zeitgeist provides some interesting summary stats on top queries at the Google search engine.
( http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html )
New for the "References" section:
* Sheppard E., Couclelis H., Graham S., Harrington J.W. & Onsrud H.,
of the information society", International Journal of Geographical
Information Science, Vol. 13, No.8, pages 797-823. (Abstract only)
( http://www.catchword.com/cgi-bin/linker?ini=tandf&reqidx=/catchword/tandf/13658816/v13n8/s4/p797 )
* Steineke, J.M., 2000, "The Web and the cities: Explaining spatial patterns of Internet accessibility and use in Norway", Rogaland Research, working paper RF-2000/116.
( http://www.rf.no/internet/student.nsf/199f312efd2a0cacc125680e00635b85/8f0160b7cd298035c12569360057ee9d/$FILE/rf-2000-116.pdf )
* Sternberg, R., 2001, "Internet Domains and the Innovativeness of Cities/Regions - Evidence from Germany and Munich". Paper presented at ESRC CITIES Competitiveness and Cohesion Programme Workshop, Oxford University, 28-30th March 2001.
( http://cwis.livjm.ac.uk/cities/JSworkshop/Sternberg.pdf )
* Wilson M.I., Corey K.E., Mickens C. & Mickens H.P., 2001, "Death of Distance/Rise of Place: The Impact of the Internet on Locality and Spatial Organization", paper presented at the INET 2001 Conference, 5-8th June 2001, Stockholm, Sweden.
( http://www.isoc.org/inet2001/CD_proceedings/U128/INET2001-U128.htm )
New for the "Relevant Courses" section:
* A list of relevant courses on themes of the geography of the information society is maintained by Mark Wilson and the IGU commission. ( http://www.ssc.msu.edu/~igu/Courses.htm )
An Atlas of Cyberspaces
* http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.html *
* http://www.cybergeography.com/atlas/atlas.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/casa/martin/atlas/atlas.html *
* Italian Language http://www.museoscienza.org/museovr/cybergeography/ *
* Spanish Language http://www.iberosoft.org/atlas/atlas.html *
New on the "Conceptual Maps" page:
* The architecture of the proposed Interplanetary Internet.
( http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-irtf-ipnrg-arch-00.txt )
New for the "Artistic" page:
* True Names, Vernor Vinge's 1981 novella, introduced many of the original
( http://progoth.resnet.gatech.edu/truename/truename.htm )
New for the "Cables and Satellites" page:
* Network maps from Cable & Wireless. ( http://www.cw.com/th_05.asp?ID=gn_01maps )
* Intelsat footprint maps. ( http://www.intelsat.com/satellites_coveragemaps.asp )
* Telstar satellite footprint maps. ( http://www.loralskynet.com/fleet/sflt_us.asp )
New for the "Census Maps" page:
* Analysis of the geography of .DE domains by Mark Krymalowski.
( http://www.denic.de/doc/DENIC/presse/stats2000.en.html )
New for the "Topology Maps" page:
* Topology map of the SuperJANET4 network for UK academia. ( http://www.superjanet4.net/ )
New for the "ISP Maps" page:
* The backbone IP network of XO Communications. ( http://www.xo.com/ourstory/network.html )
* The JANET backbone in the UK. ( http://www.ja.net/topology/index.html )
New for the "Historical Maps" page:
* Logical network maps charting the growing of sites connecting to ARPRNET
in the early 1970s.
( http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.html )
Map of the Month
* http://www.cybergeography.org/maps/ *
* http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/ *
The Map of the Month columns are now being published online in Mappa.Mundi Magazine.
* June's column, entitled "Mapping
how people use a website", examined Ben Fry's anemone visualization.
( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_022/ )
New Book - Atlas of Cyberspace
* http://www.atlasofcyberspace.com *
I am pleased to announce the publication of our new book this month. A sneak preview of the contents with some sample colour page spreads is now available, http://www.cybergeography.org/atlasofcyberspace_content1_3.html
Orders can be placed at all good book shops, including:
(currently selling at $27.00, a 30% discount)
( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201745755/ )
(currently selling at £25.21, a 15% discount)
( http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201745755/ )
Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
Published by Addison-Wesley: published August 2001: 288pp
Hardback ISBN 0-201-74575-5: £30.00 / $45.00
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