Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 18:22:17 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge < > (remove the NOSPAMMY bit)
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 4, 4th February 2004

==  Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 4, 4th February 2004  ==
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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:

* An interesting new 'open source' Internet network mapping effort called the Opte Project ( ), directed by Barrett Lyon. It is taking a standard approach of mass traceroutes to build up topology graphs. It was also discussed in a Slashdot story, "Map the Internet... In One Day?" November 14, 2003.
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New in the "Visualising Information Spaces" section:

* Snowdon D.N., Churchill E.F., and Frecon E. 2003, Inhabited Information Spaces: Living with your data, Springer. ( )[Buy the book from and support Cyber-Geography Research, ]

New for the "Global Internet Diffusion" section:

* Chen W. and Wellman B. 2003, Charting and Bridging Digital Divides Comparing Socio-economic, Gender, Life Stage, and Rural-Urban Internet Access and Use in Eight Countries. A report by NetLab, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto for AMD Global Consumer Advisory Board, October 2003. ( )

* Hundley, R.O. Anderson, R.H., Bikson, T.K., and Neu C.R. 2003, The Global Course of the Information Revolution: Recurring Themes and Regional Variations, MR-1680-NIC, RAND. ( )

New for the "Internet Statistics" section:

* How Much Information? 2003. A report providing useful global estimates of information production in various sectors including telecommunications and the Internet by Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian, School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. This is an update of their 2000 study. ( )

* O'Neill E.T., Lavoie B.F., and Bennett R., 2003, "Trends in the Evolution of the Public Web, 1998-2002", D-Lib Magazine, April, Vol. 9, No. 4. ( )


New for the "References" section:

* Crampton J.W., 2003, The Political Mapping of Cyberspace, (Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh).
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* Horn D., 2003, La cybergéographie : éléments pour une approche socio-spatiale de l’Internet (Cybergeography : towards a socio-spatial analysis of the Internet), October 2003. The report provides a bibliography that attempts to represent the diversity and dynamism of the field of Cybergeography. ( )

* Park H.W. and Thelwall M., 2003, "Hyperlink analyses of the World Wide Web: A review", Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 8, No. 4, July.
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New in the "Some Miscellaneous Bits: Courses" section:

* Course title: "GEO666: Geography of Information", fall 2003; Lecturer: Narushige Shiode; Institution: Department of Geography, SUNY Buffalo.
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An Atlas of Cyberspaces
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* Australian / Asia-Pacific Mirror *
* Spanish language Mirror *


I am pleased to announce that a Spanish language mirror site of the Atlas is being developed by Emiliano Rodriguez Nüesch. It is largely complete, but a few problems iwth image links.


New for the "Conceptual" page:

* The citizen's guide to the airwaves, a visual explanation of the allocation radio spectrum in the U.S. ( )


New for the "Geographical" page:

* Examples of visual weblogs directories using city subway maps for Washington D.C., New York City and London. ( ); ( ); ( )


New in the "Wireless" page:

* Interactive map of the O2 mobile phone network infrastructure in the United Kingdom. ( )


New for the "Information Maps" page:

* A self-organising map of key themes in geographic research produced by André Skupin. ( )


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)



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martin dodge


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