Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 16:27:53 +0100 (BST)
From: martin dodge < > (remove the NOSPAMMY bit)
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 3, 23rd August 2003

==  Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 3, 23rd August 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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The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
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New for the "Mapping the Internet" section:

* Byers S. and Kormann D., 2003, "802.11b Access Point Mapping", Communications of the ACM, May, Vol. 46, No. 5, pages 41-46. ( )

* The Geowanking mailing list provides a very useful and active forum for discussions on networked geographies issues. ( )


New for the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* "Grokking the infoviz", The Economist, 19th June 2003. ( )


New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* Cukier K.N., 2000, "The Imperial Internet: Middle Eastern Internet Traffic and International Relations", CAINET'00 Conference, Cairo, March 2000. ( )


New for the "Internet Statistics" section:

OECD Communications Outlook 2003, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, 27th May 2003. (,2340,en_2649_34223_2514080_1_1_1_1,00.html )


New for the "References" section:

* Townsend A.M., 2003 "Wired/Unwired: The urban geography of digital networks", unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT. ( )

* A useful theme issue of the journal Environment and Planning A on the The dialectics of geographic and virtual space, guest edited by Yuko Aoyama and Eric Sheppard. The issue includes the following papers:

- Aoyama Y. and Sheppard E., 2003, "The dialectics of geographic and virtual space" guest editorial, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1151-1156. ( )

- Gorman S.P. and McIntee A., 2003, "Tethered connectivity? The spatial distribution of wireless infrastructure", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1157-1171. ( )

- Murphy A.J., 2003, "(Re)solving space and time: fulfilment issues in online grocery retailing", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1173-1200. ( )

- Aoyama Y., 2003, "Sociospatial dimensions of technology adoption: recent M-commerce and E-commerce developments", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1201-1221. ( )

- Niles S. and Hanson S., 2003, "The geographies of online job search: preliminary findings from Worcester, MA", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1223-1243. ( )

- Wilson M., 2003, "Chips, bits, and the law: an economic geography of Internet gambling", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1245-1260. ( )

- Zook M.A., 2003, "Underground globalization: mapping the space of flows of the Internet adult industry", Environment and Planning A, Vol. 35, No. 7, pages 1261-1286. ( )


* Kolko J., 2001, "Silicon mountains, silicon molehills: Geographic concentration and convergence of Internet Industries in the US", Discussion Paper No. 2001/2, May 2001, World Institute for Development Economics Research. ( )


* Blumenfeld L., 2003, "Dissertation could be security threat: student's maps illustrate concerns about public information", The Washington Post, 8th July 2003, page A01. ( )


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

* Course title: "Geography of the Information Society", spring 2003; Lecturer: Paul Adams; Institution: Department of Geography, The University of Texas at Austin. ( )


An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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* French Language Mirror *
* PortuguÍs language mirror *
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New for the "Artistic" page:

* TextArc, an artistic tool for visualising the structure of writing, developed by W. Bradford Paley ( )


New in the "MUDs and Virtual Worlds" page:

* A map of users trails in a 3D virtual world produced by Katy BŲrner and colleagues. ( )



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

* August 2003, "Revealing Hidden Places: The Cryptome Eyeballing Map Series". ( )

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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