The great Internet Mapping

Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute began a great project: the building of an interactive Atlas of Internet. Icing on the cake: it is completely free.

Information is the raw material for much of the work that goes on in the contemporary global economy”, that’s how Mark Graham and Stephano De Sabbata explain their project. They want to draw an Internet map in order to identify the sources of our “knowledge economy” as they call it. This process has taken 4 years now for gathering data from international organizations, institutions reports and drawing visualizations around 3 key points: access, information production and information representation. Their work is still in progress. In the end there will be 30 to 60 maps released both as book and e-book, the whole under the Creative Commons license. (suite…)

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