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Information Architects is the creator of the Web Trend Map series, the latest and greatest of which is Web Trend Map 3. (For the best view, try the adaptive Startpage.) Modeled on the Tokyo subway map, it envisions the web as a network of stations and exchanges linked by common lines like Technology, Video, eCommerce, and Politics.

Because they're still beautiful, here's the Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0 (below), and the Web Trend Map 2007 Version 1.
Via Strange Maps.

Xkcd presents a Tolkien-style Map of Online Communities, which handily situates social groups along the axes of "pratical—intellectual" and "focus on real life—focus on web".

There's also xkcd's nifty Blogofractal, which helpfully distills all the output of the Internet and crystallizes it in visual format:

In more practical maps, this one at Strange Maps is a world map showing all of the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), weighted by population.

Here's another xkcd Map of the Internet showing the distribution of IP addresses.

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Blogger Stephanie Swain:

You picked all my favorites! To see more graphic representations of the internet, check out my blog on internet geography: http://www.internetgeography.blogspot.com/

Blogger bluewyvern:

Stephanie: Very cool! Now where was your blog when I was researching this post? :)

Anonymous Greg J. Smith:

Don't get me started on the Tokyo Metro. :)

Some nice links.. thanks for sharing!

Blogger bluewyvern:

Greg: Neat stuff. Thanks for the link!

Blogger Princess Haiku:

All these choices. Will it be the Botannical one or the Paper Source. I confess to always buying mine during the discount sales in March. lol I don't make any engagements until then.


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