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By Rob Kitchin, Martin Dodge

What does our on-line world 'look' like? The Atlas of our on-line world is the 1st publication to discover the spatial and visible nature of our on-line world and its infrastructure. It examines in available variety why our on-line world is being mapped and the recent cartographic and visualisation ideas being hired. The Atlas is wide in scope, focusing on the various diversified elements of our on-line world resembling the internet, chat, e-mail, digital worlds, and the telecommunications infrastructure that helps our on-line world. it's absolutely illustrated with over three hundred complete color photographs. Cartographers were growing maps for hundreds of years. lately they've got became their recognition to a brand new realm, our on-line world. For the 1st time a finished collection of those maps were collated into one resource. Written in layperson's phrases and entirely illustrated, the 'Atlas of our on-line world' catalogues thirty year's worthy of maps to bare the wealthy and sundry landscapes of our on-line world, a panorama occupied by way of part one thousand million clients and maintaining the knowledge economic system. a number of varieties of maps are detailed.First, a evaluate of maps of the net infrastructure exhibiting the place the desktops can be found, how the networks interconnect them and the site visitors that flows among them. The publication then takes a glance at maps of the World-Wide net, displaying how the link constructions and contents of web sites are mapped to supply informational landscapes. subsequent, comes an exam of the methods social interactions among humans, utilizing e mail, chat, bulletin forums, digital worlds, and video games, may be mapped. It concludes with a dialogue of the ways that artists and writers are imagining the visible constitution of our on-line world.

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