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TeleGeography: Raiders of the Lost Art of map design!

16 May 2017

The intrepid map design team at TeleGeography have gone movie mad this year, and produced a ‘double-feature’ of film-inspired maps!

Firstly, the 2017 edition of our Submarine Cable Map lives up to the quality and invention of its ‘prequels’ as our adventurous designers take on the role of ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’ of map-making: themed as a homage to fictional archaeologist Indiana Jones, the map displays 293 active and planned submarine cables, as well as other features including the level of each country’s resiliency, and changes to submarine cable capacity on major global routes over recent years. This blockbuster of a map looks set to become a historical telecoms artefact in its own right!

Secondly, for TeleGeography’s 2017 Global Internet Map the team took a retro-yet-futuristic approach inspired by the visual feel of the movie Tron Legacy: but you don’t have to be a Sci-Fi nerd to appreciate the stylish, jet-black ‘control panel’ design of this map – and it glows in the dark!

As well as being a Tron-like thing of beauty, the Global Internet Map shows:

• metro-to-metro area internet bandwidth

• total internet bandwidth connected to major metro areas

• IP transit prices across major internet routes

• where internet exchanges are clustered

• how internet bandwidth is used.

As if the maps themselves were not treasure enough, the Submarine Cable Map contains a puzzle stashed within its borders – which a few trailblazing readers have already found and solved; answers are accepted until the end of July, and five winners will receive three bonus TeleGeography maps each. We are also running a give-away this week for the Global Internet Map in partnership with our friends at Geoawesomeness (, with ten maps up for grabs in a competition ending 19 May.

So, break out the network PoP-corn and feast your eye-nodes on these wall-mountable marvels of pictorial telecoms edutainment – quick, before they sell out!

See the TeleGeography blog entries at the link below for more images of the new maps, plus more details, including how to buy.

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