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The geographies of cyberspace

Dodge, Martin; (1999) The geographies of cyberspace. (CASA Working Papers 8). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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In this I paper I explore the need for a new field of geographic enquiry called cybergeography. This is the investigation of the complex and multifaceted structure, use and experience of the online world inside global computer-communications networks, most obviously represented by the Internet and the World-Wide Web. In particular I focus on how one can study the geography of Internet diffusion from publicly available statistics. Then I consider ways that the landscapes of Cyberspace can be mapped to enhance our understanding of their evolving form and texture using examples of a real-time “weather map” of Internet congestion and maps of the urban structure of virtual world.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: The geographies of cyberspace
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/working_papers/paper8.pd...
Language: English
Additional information: An earlier version of this paper was presented at Association of American Geographers Conference, Boston in March 1998.
Keywords: cybergeography, cyberspace, virtual environments
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/266
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