Internet Map of North America
Published Friday, March 17, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The above is a map of the North American Internet, as drawn by Bill Cheswick of Lumenta
, a network intelligence company. Unlike some of his other work already on the Internet
, this map uses fairly recent data (collected on March 8, 2006) and is available in pdf format
. The map, of course, is not geographic (even though each node or router has a geographic location); rather the manner in which items are laid out reflects the shortest path from a test computer in New Jersey to the various announced nets on the Internet. “Each end node can represent a handful of computers on a small network, or perhaps a parge company with hundreds of thousands of hosts.” The colours on the map inidicate different corporate ownership.
Read Ben Worthen’s CIO blog entry
on the map.