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Martin Dodge «Internet Mapping Project»
Martin Dodge, «Internet Mapping Project», 2000
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Network map taken from Martin Dodge's «Atlas of Cyberspace.»

 Martin Dodge
«Internet Mapping Project»

The map of the Internet topology by Hal Burch and Bill Cheswick shows the structure of the Internet from December 2000, representing nearly 100,000 network nodes. This highly complex spatialisation takes several hours to generate on a typical PC. The layout algorithm uses simple rules, with forces of attraction and repulsion jostling the nodes into a stable, legible configuration. There are many permutations in the algorithm to generate different layouts and colour-codings of the links according to different criteria (such as network ownership, country).
Martin Dodge

(Source: Lumeta Corporation