> Bulletin-1-11

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 21:01:33 +0000 (GMT)
From: martin dodge
Subject: Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 11, 2nd March. 2000

==   Cyber-Geography Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 11, 2nd March 2000  ==
==      < http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-1-11.html >            ==



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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 about once a month, depending on how much time I have available for my cyberspace exploration.

This bulletin is available on the Web at http://www.cybergeography.org/bulletin-1-11.html

We are happy to acknowledge the support of CORPEX. They are kindly sponsoring the Cyber-Geography Research web site.

*NEW* Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List *NEW*

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 unmoderated mailing list.

Full details on the list and how to join are available at:

Or just send email to: mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
with the message: join mapping-cyberspace firstname lastname
(E.g. join mapping-cyberspace John Smith)

The Geography of Cyberspace Directory
* http://www.cybergeography.org/ge ography_of_cyberspace.html *
* http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/c asa/martin/geography_of_cyberspace.html *

New in the "Visualising Information Space" section:

* Munro A.J., Höök K. & Benyon D. (Eds.), 1999, Social Navigation of Information Space, (Springer: Berlin).
( http://www.springer.de/cgi-bin/search_book.pl?isbn=1-85233-090-2 )
[Buy the book from Amazon.com and support Cyber-Geography Research
( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1852330902/cybergeographyre )

  • Infovis.org provides details on the IEEE Information Visualization Symposium series and a infovis mailing list.
    ( http://www.infovis.org/ )

    New for the "Gobal Internet Diffusion and Access" section:

    * The December 1999 issue of Information Impacts (iMP) Magazine has a series of articles examining issues of "Access: Where, Who, How, Why?". ( http://www.cisp.org/imp/december_99/12_99contents.htm )

    New in the "Internet Statistics" section:

    * Internet Trends by Tony Rutkowski, Center for Next Generation Internet. Provides useful summary analysis of Internet host growth. ( http://www.ngi.org/trends.htm )

    * Statistics on Networking in Latin Ameica, provided by TILAN (Trends in Latin American Networking), LANIC, University of Texas at Austin. ( http://lanic.utexas.edu/project/tilan/statistics/ )

    * Statistics on the global geography of Com/Org/Net/Edu domains names by Matthew Zook, University of California, Berkeley. ( http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~zook/domain_names/index.html )

    * Internet Surveys by D.J. Bernstein. Large scale surveys of host many hosts are visible on the Internet, and which Internet email server software is being used. ( http://cr.yp.to/surveys.html )

    * The Web passes 1 billion publicly indexable pages in January 20000 acording to research by Inktomi and the NEC Research Institute. See the Inktomi WebMap and the press release for more details. ( http://www.inktomi.com/webmap/ and http://www.inktomi.com/new/press/billion.html )

    * Kirkwood H.P., 1999, "Internet Surveys, Statistics and Geography", ONLINE, September 1999.
    ( http://www.onlineinc.com/onlinemag/OL1999/kirkwood9.html )

    New for the "References" section:

    * Johansson T.D., 2000, Visualization in Cyber-Geography - Reconsidering cartography's concept of visualization in current usercentric cybergeographic cosmologies, CASA Working Paper 17, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, January 2000. ( http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/cyberviz.pdf )

    * Kolko J., 1999, "The Death of Cities? The Death of Distance? Evidence from the Geography of Commercial Internet Usage", forthcoming in Selected Papers from the Telecommuications Policy Research Conference 1999.
    ( http://www.economics.harvard.edu/~jkolko/papers/domainspaper2.pdf )

    * Taylor C., 1999, "Inside the Geekosystem", TIME Digital, December 1999.
    ( http://www.time.com/time/digital/feature/0,2955,35339,00.html )

    * Wheeler, J.O., Aoyama, Y., & Warf, B., (Eds.), 2000, Cities in the Telecommunications Age: The Fracturing of Geographies, (Routledge: New York). ( http://www.routledge-ny.com/cgi-tin/catalogdisplay.cgi?0415924413)
    [Buy the book from Amazon.com and support Cyber-Geography Research
    ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415924421/cybergeographyre )

    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/ *

    New for the "Census Maps" pages:

    * Two examples of the maps tracking the Internet infrastructure in South of Korea produced by KR Network Information Centre (NIC). ( http://stat.nic.or.kr/public_html/network.html )

    New on the "Topology" page:

    * A screenshot of a 3D model of the vBNS network created by Jeff Brown, a researcher at MOAT, National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR), USA, using his Cichlid data visualisation software.
    ( http://moat.nlanr.net/Software/Cichlid/ )

    * A topology map of a medium-sized ISP created using an automatic network discovery tool called Mercator developed as part of the Scan project by Ramesh Govindan, Anoop Reddy and colleagues, at the Information Sciences Institute, USA.
    ( http://www.isi.edu/scan/scan.html )

    New for the "Information Spaces" page:

    * A ghostly information visualisation of traffic through a Web site created by Ben Fry, in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab. ( http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/fry/logs/)

    * An example of a VISVIP visualisation of a user path through a Web site. It was developed by John Cugini and colleagues in the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA.
    ( http://www.itl.nist.gov/iaui/vvrg/cugini/webmet/visvip/vv-home.html )

    New one the "ISP Maps" page:

    * A map of the pan European KPNQwest network. ( http://www.kpnqwest.com/pressroom/press_factsheets.asp )

    * A map of the infrastructure of points-of-presence (POPs) and the backbone connections of Xlink, a major ISP in Germany.
    ( http://www.xlink.de/english/js/home/index.html )

    * A map of Ten-155, a pan European high-speed network connecting the national reseach and education networks of 16 countries. ( http://www.dante.net/ten-155.html )

    * Map of AT&T's Internet backbone network, as of early 2000. ( http://www.ipservices.att.com/backbone/index.html )

    * Backbone network maps, from early 2000, for Intermedia Communications and GTE Internetworking, both major players in the Internet infrastructure world. ( http://www.intermedia.com/products/businessinternet/ and http://www.bbn.com/infrastructure/ )

    New for the "Web Site Maps" page:

    * An example screenshot of an interactive Web site map called SiteBrain. ( http://www.thebrain.com/products/sitebrain/ )

    * Example visualization, using cone trees and disk trees, showing the evolving structure and content of large Web sites developed by Ed H. Chi, Stuart K. Card and colleagues at the User Interface Research group at Xerox PARC.
    ( http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~echi/papers/infovis99/ )

    New for the "Virtual Worlds and MUDs" page:

    * Two sketch maps of the original Essex MUDs from Richard Bartle ( http://www.mud.co.uk/richard/mud1.htm )

    * A map of Abandon All Hope Mud created by Arkday in March 1999. ( http://www.grayarea.com/mudmaps.htm )

    Please remember there is a Italian language mirror site for the Atlas of Cyberspaces at http://www.museoscienza.org/museovr/cybergeography/. (The mirror is kindly created by the National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan.)

    Map of the Month
    * http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/ *

    Map of the Month columns in Mappa.Mundi Magazine.

    * January's column discussed the Internet visualisation work of Stephen Eick and colleagues at Bell Labs. ( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_008/ )

    * February's column examined ET-Map, an information map of part of Yahoo! created by Hsinchun Chen and colleagues in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Arizona. ( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_009/ )

    * March's column discusses John December's conceptual Map of net space. ( http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_010/ )

    Job Advertisement For TeleGeography, Inc.

    Positions at TeleGeography

    (1) TeleGeography is a research group specializing in international network topology, traffic flow, and emerging industry structures. We're looking for someone smart, creative, and intellectually curious to join us as an Internet research analyst / developer.

    To be comfortable in this role, you'll need to know your way around Linux, speak fluent Perl, and understand TCP/IP from bottom to top. Routing clue would be helpful, and a visualization or geomatics background is a plus.

    More importantly, though, you're someone who learns quickly and works independently, who enjoys thinking about what Internet globalization means, and who thinks maps are pretty cool. Projects will include developing and deploying measurement tools, contributing primary and secondary research, and creating reports and graphics that analyze what's happening and why it matters.

    This is a new and growing part of what we do, and your ideas will have substantial impact on future activities in this area. Relaxed and fun atmosphere; competitive salary & benefits.

    If this sounds like you, please send a cv and a note about yourself to < netanalyst@telegeography.com >. We are located in Washington DC.

    (2) TeleGeography is also seeking another Mapmaker / Graphic Designer. Clever mind (and hands) will help set the tone for our visual style, produce global network maps, and spend time creating graphics that are clear, explanatory, and beautiful.

    An MFA or equivalent experience is essential. Top graphics/layout skills (Quark and Illustrator) are a must. And cartographic or science/medical illustration experience would be great.

    For a highly motivated person, this is an opportunity to affect how people imagine the information society, and make your mark on the world. If you raise your eyebrows at global telecom ad stylings, argue passionately over media aesthetics, or spend more time bbediting than browsing -- we'd like to hear from you.

    Interested? Please send a cv and a note about yourself to , to our fax machine (+1 202 467 0851), or to our door (Recruitment, TeleGeography, 1730 Rhode Island Ave NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20036, USA). Relaxed and fun atmosphere; competitive salary & benefits.


    thanks for your attention
    martin dodge


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