Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 16:14:12 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < > (remove the NOSPAMMY bit)
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 2, 27th April 2003

==  Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 2, 27th April 2003  ==
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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

"A location-enhanced web will get people out of the house and give them new ways to interact with the world around them. The net might be a tool for localisation as much as for globalisation." Jim McClellan, "Get caught mapping", The Guardian, 27th March 2003.



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

* GeoURL is a directory service for relating web pages to geographical locations, developed by Joshua Schachter. It enables you to find web sites by geographic proximity. You are free to register your web site with the service. ( )


New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Qvortrup L., (ed.), 2002, Virtual Space: Spatiality in Virtual Inhabited 3D Worlds, Springer: London. ( )[Buy the book from and support Cyber-Geography Research]

* Fisher D. and Lueg C., (eds.), 2003, From Usenet to CoWebs: Interacting with Social Information Spaces, Springer: London.
( )[Buy the book from and support Cyber-Geography Research]


New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* RAND, 2002, "Poor connections: Trouble on the Internet frontiers", RAND Review, vol 12, fall 2002.
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New for the "References" section:

* Economist, 2003, "The revenge of geography", The Economist, 13th March 2003, pages 22-27.
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* McClellan J., 2003, "Get caught mapping", The Guardian, Online section, 27th March 2003, pages 1-3.
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New in the "Some Miscellaneous Bits: Courses" section:

* Course title: "Geographies of cyberspace", spring 2003; Lecturer: Martin Dodge; Institution: Department of Geography, University College Lonon. ( )

* Course title: "Geography of the Information Society", fall 2001; Lecturer: Helen Couclelis; Institution: Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara. ( )


An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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* Italian Language *
* French Language Mirror *
* Português language mirror *
* Australian / Asia-Pacific Mirror *

I am very pleased to announce a Portuguese language mirror site for the Atlas is under construction. This kindly being produced by Rodrigo Nóbrega. Please spread the word that this is available. Also, the Italian language mirror site is being dramatically redesigned courtesy of Giuliano Gaia and Stefania Bojano. Many thanks to all those who maintain mirror sites!


New for the "Geographic Maps" page:

* A global map of the websites with a GeoURL. ( )


New in the "Cable and Satellite Maps" page:

* An example of TeleGeography's mapping of metropolitan area networks.
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New in the "Census Maps" page:

* A cartogram of Internet Users by Antonio Scarponi. ( )

* Maps from the Technology Policy Group's NetmapUSA project benchmarking information infrastructure in U.S. states.
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New for the "Information Landscapes" page:

* Mapping aging research by Katy Börner and Kevin Boyack. ( )

Map of the Month
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The latest Map of the Month columns.

* April 2003, "Mapping Peer-to-Peer Networks". ( )

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

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 moderated 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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