Map of the Internet by Peer 1 Hosting
By Peer 1
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Map of the Internet is a 3D visualization of all the networks worldwide that are interconnected to form the Internet. The map shows ISPs, Internet exchange points, universities, and other organizations that route traffic online.
Explore the structure of the Internet:
• Zoom and pan to enlarge or rotate the map in 3D
• Tap on nodes to learn more about them
• Browse historical data and events that shaped the Internet
• Perform a traceroute to a node from your network
• Search for companies or domains you're interested in
• Change views to see geographic or hierarchical maps
"This fascinating app represents the Internet and highlights its different aspects." – CNNMoney
"The Map of the Internet app gets a Gearhead rating of 5 out of 5! Outstanding!" – Network World
"It is a beautiful way to show someone what the internet looks like." – GigaOm
"Fantastic and beautiful" - Gizmodo
fascinating fodder for your inner nerd
Not a lot of practical use for most people, but a wonderful general educational tool if you were ever wondering how the internet is put together and who the major players are. Some suggestions for the authors to get five stars: In globe mode, needs an option to show coastlines/political boundaries, including US states, and needs an option have the globe be opaque unless connection lines are being displayed. Needs an option to not automatically zoom full out after identifying a node. Needs an option to have the node dots stop expanding with the zoom at high magnification levels so that individual nodes can be separately identified in congested areas.
There is no questioning that this app is extremely fascinating in regards to how it allows people to view the internet in a whole different way. However, although it is a unique concept, there are still some issues with the app. Some notable ones include how the earth pans back to the U.S. after exiting out of a dialog box, sensitivity with scrolling and zooming in, and how larger dots hide the smaller dots that are clustered underneath it.
I can not decide what is more amazing, the fact that all nodes on the Internet have been cataloged or that they can be presented in an app that doesn't need to run on a supercomputer. What a unique, awesome and incredible way of presenting the cyberspace terrain. Thank you!
- Category: Education
- Released: Mar 05, 2013
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 15.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Peer 1 Network Enterprises, Inc
- © 2013 Peer 1 Hosting Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.