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Submarine Cable Map 2014
A map put together by TeleGeography displays where all the undersea fibre-optic telecommunication cables are and who they connect to … in other words, a map of the physical internet:
The map depicts routes of 263 in-service and 22 planned undersea cables. Each country is colored according to how many international submarine cable system links are connected there. Capital cities and the location and direction of 44 cable vessels (as of December 6, 2013) are also provided.
The map provides detailed information about cable landing stations in key regions including Hawaii, Southern Florida, New York, New Jersey, Cornwall, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney.
The map is available for purchase at TeleGeography. You can find out more about the map here
An interactive version of the map to view and zoom in your browser can be found here
An interview with TeleGeography’s research director about the subject can be found at CNN here
One of the richly illustrated manuscripts of the sixteenth century: the Zubdat-al Tawarikh in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul, dedicated to Sultan Murad III (1583)
Discovering that the world was also round meant the people could use the system of celestial coordinates to describe points on Earth. The tricky thing was using astronomy to work out exactly where one must be. After all, the sky moved, and the Earth didn’t.