It seems that everything can at some point be reduced to a variant of the tube map and then posted onto the internet for all to see.

But what about the internet as a tube map on the internet?

That is sort of what the Oxford Internet Institute has done, with a simplified “tube map” of tubes running under the ocean. And of course, the internet is made up of tubes. Isn’t it?

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

Not only a London themed tube map of submarine tubes, but its notable that many of the early submarine telecoms cables were made in London, at Greenwich in fact.

So here is a tube map of internet tubes.

InternetTubeClick on the map for a larger version

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One comment
  1. Andrew says:

    Other maps are available! How about this one showing bandwidth – http://www.telegeography.com/assets/website/images/maps/global-internet-map-2012/global-internet-map-2012-x.png

    Better than your usual infographic!

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