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The geographies of cyberspace

By Martin Dodge


In this I paper I explore the need for a new field of geographic enquiry called cybergeography. This is the investigation of the complex and multifaceted structure, use and experience of the online world inside global computer-communications networks, most obviously represented by the Internet and the World-Wide Web. In particular I focus on how one can study the geography of Internet diffusion from publicly available statistics. Then I consider ways that the landscapes of Cyberspace can be mapped to enhance our understanding of their evolving form and texture using examples of a real-time “weather map” of Internet congestion and maps of the urban structure of virtual world

Topics: cybergeography, cyberspace, virtual environments
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL)
Year: 1999
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Provided by: UCL Discovery

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