Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 16:22:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge < > (remove the NOSPAMMY bit)
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 1, 18th December 2002

==  Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 1, 18th December 2002  ==
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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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Cyber Quote

"The Internet is sort of the cockroach of the modern age," he said. "It survives."

By Paul Vixie, Internet Software Consortium, 23rd October 2002. ( from )


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

* Huffaker B., Fomenkov M., Plummer D., Moore D. and Claffy K., 2002, "Distance Metrics in the Internet", IEEE International Telecommunications Symposium (ITS), 8-12th September 2002, Natal, Brazil. ( )

* 'Eyeballing' project pages showing the material geography of US telecommunications infrastructure, by John Young at Cryptome ( ). It is a nice combination of public source maps and aerial photographs.

- Eyeballing Telephone Switching Hubs in Downtown Manhattan, 10th July 2002. ( )

- Eyeballing US Transpacific Cable Landings, 9th July 2002. ( )

- Eyeballing US Transatlantic Cable Landings, 7th July 2002. ( ) (Full list of Eyeballing projects.)

* Rocketfuel: An ISP Topology Mapping Engine, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington. ( ) See their paper for more details, Spring N., Mahajan R. and Wetherall D., 2002, "Measuring ISP Topologies with Rocketfuel", SIGCOMM'02, 19-23rd August 2002, Pittsburgh. ( )

Two recently published reports by TeleGeography. Global Internet Geography 2003, September 2002, provides a wealth of statistics including city-to-city international Internet bandwidth data. ( ) MANs 2003: Metropolitan Area Networks, August 2002, gives detailed information on network infrastructure providers in major European and the USA cities, including street-level maps. ( )


New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Kahn P., Lenk K. and Kaczmarek P., 2002, "Applications of Isometric Projection for Visualizing Web Sites", Information Design Journal, Vol. 1 No. 3, pages 209-235. ( )

* Chi E.H., 2002, "Improving Web Usability Through Visualisation", IEEE Internet Computing, March-April 2002, pages 64-71. ( )


New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* Press L., 2001, "Surveying the Latin American Infrastructure", in Treverton G.F. and Mizell L. (eds.) The Future of the Information Revolution In Latin America, RAND, Santa Monica, CA, 2001. ( )

* Press L., Foster W., Wolcott P. and McHenry W., 2002, "The Internet in India and China", First Monday, October 2002, Vol. 7, No. 10. ( )


New for the "References" section:

* Bevan P., 2002, "The Circadian Geography of Chat", paper presented at the AOIR 3.0 Conference, 13-16th October 2002. ( )

* Downey G., 2001, "Virtual Webs, Physical Technologies and Hidden Workers", Technology and Culture, Vol. 42, No. 2, pages 209-235. ( )

* Gorman S.P. and Malecki E.J., 2002, "Fixed and fluid: stability and change in the geography of the Internet", Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 26, No. 7-8, pages 389-413. ( )

* Grubesic T.H., 2002, "Spatial Dimensions of Internet Activity", Telecommunications Policy, Vol. 26, No. 7-8, pages 363-387. ( )

* Kellerman A. 2002, The Internet on Earth: A Geography of Information, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England. (,,0470844507,00.html )

* Klas I., 2002, "Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Kulturgeographie und Internet", Albert-Ludwigs-Universitšt Freiburg i.Br., Geographie. ( )

* Leamer E.E. and Storper M., 2001, "The Economic Geography of the Internet Age", NBER Working Paper No. 8450, August 2001. ( )

* Malecki E.J., 2002, "The Economic Geography of the Internet's Infrastructure", Economic Geography, Vol. 78, No. 4, pages 399-424.


New in the "Some Miscellaneous Bits: Courses" section:

* Course title: "Geographies of cyberspace", fall 2002; Lecturer: Greg Downey; Institution: School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison. ( )


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

* Sitefinder is an interactive map of mobile phone base stations in the UK ( ).


New for the "Information Landscapes" page:

* City of News, a 3D information browser by Flavia Sparacino ( ).


New in the "Topology Maps" page:

* Cobot map of social relations in a MOO by Charles Isbell and Michael Kearns ( )


Cybergeography Books

Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin

A full colour, 'coffee-table' style book published in October 2001.
Published by Addison-Wesley, 2001; 288pp
Hardback ISBN 0-201-74575-5; $45.00 / £30.00


Mapping Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin

An academic text covering in details the geographies of cyberspace, published in 2000.
Published by Routledge, 2000; 296pp
Paperback ISBN 0-415-19884-4: £19.99 / $32.99
Hardback ISBN 0-415-19883-6: £60.00 / $99.00

Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List

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(E.g. join mapping-cyberspace John Smith)



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martin dodge


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