MAPPING THE INTERNET

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If the internet is a global phenomenon, it’s because there are fiber-optic cables underneath the ocean. Light goes in on one shore and comes out the other, making these tubes the fundamental conduit of information throughout the global village. To make the light travel enormous distances, thousands of volts of electricity are sent through the cable’s copper sleeve to power repeaters, each the size and roughly the shape of a 600-pound bluefin tuna.Once a cable reaches a coast, it enters a building known as a “landing station” that receives and transmits the flashes of light sent across the water. The fiber-optic lines then connect to key hubs, known as “Internet exchange points,” which, for the most part, follow geography and population.gatefold_int_previewNYC_FIBER_MAP

The majority of transatlantic undersea cables land in downtown Manhattan where the result has been the creation of a parallel Wall Street geography, based not on the location of bustling trading floors but on proximity to the darkened buildings that house today’s automated trading platforms. The surrounding space is at a premium, as companies strive to literally shorten the wire that connects them to the hubs.

In the latest issue of Fortune Magazine, with Andrew Blum’s text. Many thanks to Dave Drazen from GeoTel LLC for providing the data sets.

OIL PRODUCTION AND STOCKS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
OIL PRODUCTION AND STOCKS
CARBON CAPTURE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CARBON CAPTURE
CASH HOARDERS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CASH HOARDERS
WHY THE F500 BEATS THE S&P
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WHY THE F500 BEATS THE S&P
SYRIA, AREAS OF CONTROL
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
SYRIA, AREAS OF CONTROL
NYC TECH MAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
NYC TECH MAP
THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC PLAYERS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC PLAYERS
THE BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS
Fortune magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
THE BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS
WOMEN CEO PERFORMANCE vs. PAY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WOMEN CEO PERFORMANCE vs. PAY
BURIED UNDER BOSTON
The Associated Press
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BURIED UNDER BOSTON
THE SHIPPING NEWS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
THE SHIPPING NEWS
THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
WATER SHORTAGE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
WATER SHORTAGE
IKEA: ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
IKEA: ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
BMW i3 COUPE
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BMW i3 COUPE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
MAPPING THE GLOBAL 500
COMPANIES PRODUCTIVITY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
COMPANIES PRODUCTIVITY
MAP OF TOBACCO TRADE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MAP OF TOBACCO TRADE
WHEELS OF TOMORROW
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
WHEELS OF TOMORROW
FIGHTING IN THE STREET
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
FIGHTING IN THE STREET
HOW DOES AN MRI WORK
Temple Health Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
HOW DOES AN MRI WORK
MOST WANTED MINERALS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MOST WANTED MINERALS
THE COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
THE COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
TAXICABS THROUGH HISTORY
NY Times
DIAGRAM
TAXICABS THROUGH HISTORY
AN HISTORY OF MEDIA COMPANIES
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
AN HISTORY OF MEDIA COMPANIES
FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANIES
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANIES
VOLATILITY IS BACK
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
VOLATILITY IS BACK
CYBER ESPIONAGE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CYBER ESPIONAGE
WORLD AIRLINE HUBS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
WORLD AIRLINE HUBS
TOP REMODELING COMPANIES
Remodel magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
TOP REMODELING COMPANIES
THE 50-STATE SHUFFLE
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE 50-STATE SHUFFLE
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
SMART GUNS ARE READY
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
SMART GUNS ARE READY
MAPPING THE U.S. DATA CENTERS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MAPPING THE U.S. DATA CENTERS
MOBILITY AT WORK
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
MOBILITY AT WORK
WATCHING THE DOW LEAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
WATCHING THE DOW LEAP
ALASKA DRILLING MAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
ALASKA DRILLING MAP
WHICH MARKETS ARE CHEAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WHICH MARKETS ARE CHEAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
U.S. TRADE WITH THE WORLD
EAST BEAT WEST
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
EAST BEAT WEST
CLOTHING IMPORTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
CLOTHING IMPORTS
BOTH SIDE OF THE BARRIER
The Associated Press
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BOTH SIDE OF THE BARRIER
THE GROWING WEALTH GAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE GROWING WEALTH GAP
AMERICA: A GROWTH INDUSTRY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
AMERICA: A GROWTH INDUSTRY
THE GLOBAL 500 MATRIX
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE GLOBAL 500 MATRIX
WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
CITIES OF GOLD
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
CITIES OF GOLD
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
BUILDER MAGAZINE
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
DRUG TRAFFIC IN THE AMERICAS
The Associated Press
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
DRUG TRAFFIC IN THE AMERICAS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
EXPLORE THE FORTUNE 500 (2016)
WHERE THE WAGE WARS ARE WON
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
WHERE THE WAGE WARS ARE WON
St. REGIS TOWER
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
St. REGIS TOWER
LONDON IMPERIAL COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS
Imperial College London
MAPS, DIAGRAM
LONDON IMPERIAL COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS
CHINA INFRASTRUCTURE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
CHINA INFRASTRUCTURE
BYTES BEAT BRICKS
Fortune magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
BYTES BEAT BRICKS
THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Edelman
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, DIAGRAM
THE INTERNET OF THINGS
AMTRAK RIDERSHIP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
AMTRAK RIDERSHIP
WAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL SCARS
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
WAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL SCARS
THE SEX WAGE GAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
THE SEX WAGE GAP
DRUGS
AARP
3-D / CGI
DRUGS
QATAR TAKES OVER
Fortune Magazine
OTHER
QATAR TAKES OVER
CARPENTER WAGES
Remodel Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
CARPENTER WAGES
BURNING MAN
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
BURNING MAN
STOCKS VOLATILITY
Fortune Magazine
ANIMATION AND CODE
STOCKS VOLATILITY
INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
THE NEW MOMA
Architect Magazine
DIAGRAM
THE NEW MOMA
MAPPING THE INTERNET
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
MAPPING THE INTERNET
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
60 YEARS OF FORTUNE 500
RON CONWAY’S INVESTMENTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
RON CONWAY’S INVESTMENTS
THE 500 PROFITS RUN OUT OF GAS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE 500 PROFITS RUN OUT OF GAS
WORLD TRADE CENTER, AN ANNIVERSARY
FORTUNE MAGAZINE
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
WORLD TRADE CENTER, AN ANNIVERSARY
HOW FRACKING WORKS
DIAGRAM
HOW FRACKING WORKS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CHARTING THE GENDER GAP
MAPS, ANIMATION AND CODE
MAPPING THE WORLD CHANGERS
THE MOST INDEBTED COUNTRIES
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE MOST INDEBTED COUNTRIES
CARMAKERS IN THE SILICON VALLEY
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
CARMAKERS IN THE SILICON VALLEY
IRAQ WAR DISPLACEMENT
The Associated Press
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
IRAQ WAR DISPLACEMENT
BRAIN CONTROL
IEEE SPECTRUM
DIAGRAM
BRAIN CONTROL
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CR car brands
THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
DISASTER INSURANCE PAYOUTS
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI
DISASTER INSURANCE PAYOUTS
RENEWABLE FUEL
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
RENEWABLE FUEL
CEO TENURE
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
CEO TENURE
HOUSING STARTS
Builder Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOUSING STARTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
VENTURE CAPITAL’S EXPANDING UNIVERSE
HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING
COVER DESIGNS
Fortune Magazine
OTHER
COVER DESIGNS
THE NEW SILICON VALLEY
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
THE NEW SILICON VALLEY
PILING UP CO2 SAVINGS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
PILING UP CO2 SAVINGS
RAILROAD MERGERS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DIAGRAM
RAILROAD MERGERS
SURGERY ROBOT
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
SURGERY ROBOT
THE TOP DEVELOPERS
Builder Magazine
MAPS
THE TOP DEVELOPERS
SAMSUNG HEALTHCARE
Samsung/Washington Post
DIAGRAM
SAMSUNG HEALTHCARE
HUDSON YARDS PROJECT
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM, ANIMATION AND CODE
HUDSON YARDS PROJECT
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
Builder Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
CORN DERIVATED PRODUCTS
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CORN DERIVATED PRODUCTS
ANIMATION AND CODE
FIND THE BEST VACUUMS FOR YOUR HOME
CLEANING SAND
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
CLEANING SAND
BETTING ON AI STARTUPS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
BETTING ON AI STARTUPS
HEALTH CARE BLAZES AHEAD
Fortune Magazine
ANIMATION AND CODE
HEALTH CARE BLAZES AHEAD
TRUMP’S TWITTER HISTORY
Politico Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
TRUMP’S TWITTER HISTORY
FORTUNE 500 REVENUES AND PROFITS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
FORTUNE 500 REVENUES AND PROFITS
UTAH’S SILICON SLOPES
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
UTAH’S SILICON SLOPES
AFRICA RISE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
AFRICA RISE