Internet use in Britain

Description The map shows percentage of Internet users in local authority districts (LADs) in England, Wales and Scotland based on a statistical tool called Small Area Estimation. Darker shading indicates […]

Mapping collaborative software

Description Github is one of the world’s biggest and best-known hosting services for software development projects. The shading of the map illustrates the number of users as a proportion of […]

The anonymous Internet

Description This cartogram illustrates users of Tor: one of the largest anonymous networks on the Internet. Data The data are freely and openly available on the Tor Metrics Portal, which […]

Uneven Geographies of OpenStreetMap

Description This series of maps shows the location of edited content in the world’s largest collaborative mapping project: OpenStreetMap. Data The maps use OpenStreetMap data downloaded from GeoFabrik.de on December […]

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A global division of microwork

This graphic illustrates the global division of microwork undertaken on the ODesk platform and reveals some of its locally divergent practices.

Internet Tube

Description This schematic map shows a simplification of the world’s network of submarine fibre-optic cables. Data The map uses data sourced from cablemap.info. Each node has been assigned to a […]

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Geographic Knowledge in Freebase

Description This map shows the global distribution of geo-located entities described in Freebase, a collaborative knowledge base that defines itself as “an open shared database of the world’s knowledge”. Data […]

Geographies of Google Search

Description This graphic illustrates the number of pages indexed by Google about each country. Data The data were collected through the Google Custom Search API. We searched for each country […]

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The Geographically Uneven Coverage of Wikipedia

Description This map points out the highly uneven spatial distribution of (geotagged) Wikipedia articles in 44 language versions of the encyclopaedia. Slightly more than half of the global total of […]

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A world’s panorama

Description This map represents the location of public photographs published on Panoramio, one of the largest photo-sharing services on the Web. Data The map uses data collected via the Panoramio […]

The World Through the Eyes of a Search Algorithm

Description These maps show what properties Google Autocomplete associates with countries when one asks the question “why is (country x) so …”. These results offer a window into how Google, […]

Geographic coverage of Wikivoyage

This graphic depicts the geographic focus of four major languages of the Wikivoyage project; one of the world’s most popular crowd-sourced travel guides.

Broadband affordability

This map presents an overview of broadband affordability, as the relationship between average yearly income per capita and the cost of a broadband subscription.

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Geographic intersections of languages in Wikipedia

This graph illustrate the percentage of geo-referenced articles in the twenty editions of Wikipedia containing the larges number of geo-referenced articles.

Gender and Social Networks

This graphic shows the population of some of the world’s most popular social platforms segmented by the gender of their users.

Geography of Top-Level Domain names

This graphic maps a combination of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) and country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) in order to provide an indication of the total number of domain registrations in every country worldwide.

Age of Internet Empires

This map illustrates the most visited website in each country.

Google Removal Requests

This is a visualization of the requests Google receives “from government agencies and courts around the world to remove content from [Google’s] services or to review such content to determine if it should be removed for inconsistency with a product’s community policies”.

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Internet Population and Penetration

This map illustrates the total number of Internet users in a country as well as the percentage of the population that has Internet access.

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User Generated Content in Google

Knowledge indexed by Google plays a key role in how we perceive our material, offline environment. This map visualises the amount of user-generated content indexed by Google in 2009 in a sample of 250,000 points around the world.