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Oxford Internet Institute Infographic


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Ever thought of the Internet as a series of tubes? The Oxford Internet Institute infographic on submarine cable connectivity may be just the ticket.

Description

This schematic map shows a simplification of the world’s network of submarine fibre-optic cables.

Data

The map uses data sourced from cablemap.info. Each node has been assigned to a country, and all nodes located in the same country have been collapsed into a single node. The resulting network has been then abstracted.

For the sake of simplicity, many short links have been excluded from the visualization. For instance, it doesn’t show the intricate network of cables under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the South and East China Sea, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. The map instead aims to provide a global overview of the network, and a general sense of how information traverses our planet.

For the full article refer: http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/?page=internet-tube

 

 

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