New map of the Internet, not on the Internet

11.02.2013 - 11:46

All the maps that are available on the Internet show territories, mountains, cities or rivers, but they don't use show something that is part of our world: the Internet.

This map of the Internet, called Submarine Cable Map 2013  and designed by TeleGeography and sponsored by Telecom Egypt, describes 244 cable systems that are currently active or due to enter service by 2014. Country dialing codes and capital cities are also provided.

It gives detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions including New York, New Jersey, Egypt, Cornwall, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.  Besides, it shows the evolution of used international bandwith and the lit capacity as of December 2012. A submarine cable timeline from 1997 to 2012 is also included.

Furthermore, the design of the map was inspired by antique maps of the 16th. Century and alludes to the historic connection between submarine cables and cartography.

You can download the map or even buy it for $250, printed on Yupo, which is a  a high quality synthetic material. It is also available  flat and shipped in a tube or folded.

You can check the whole map in this link.