Engine Status: Scanning the Internet Percent Completed: 100%
Total Runtime: 0 Estimated Completion: Finished

Maps

Here you will find static and dynamic 2D JPG/PNG images and 3D VRML maps of the Internet. These maps are built off of our database using two different graphing engines: Large Graph Layout (LGL) by Alex Adai and Graphviz by Peter North at AT&T Labs Research. Each graphing engine produces wonderful displays, but they are only as good as the data and graphing language we provide. You can find our test images and some well produced full Internet maps below. Soon we will release the tools to create these maps on your own.

How to view LGL data:
You can view these maps with LGL View the LGL Java viwer (it requires JRE >= 1.4.1). To view this map in LGL View, download the matching lgl, coords, and edgecolor files. Open open them in order with LGL View (has problems in Windows, works great in Linux)

VRML:
Some of these graphs include VRML wrl files. You will need a VRML browser. Review the FAQ for more information.

Testing Maps:
To see more detailed history of our maps/graphs click here. The testing page shows examples of much smaller graphs and other details on the history of the images from this project.

Image Usage:

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Current Maps

movie4.mpeg Dec 8 2003 (879k)
Movie 4 is our first hand made animation. The quality is poor and the runtime is too fast, but it gives someone an idea of what we really can do with this stuff once we have some computing power. The image zooms direct into one of EasyNews.com's routers.
Date: Jan 16 2005
Graph Engine: LGL
1024x1024 (png, 1,329 K)
4000x4000 (png, 1,505 K)
400x400 (png, 229 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: Yes
LGL 2D Coords: yes
LGL Edge Colors: yes
Here is a little updated version of the database at 30%. There is an obvious problem with the color code that must be corrected, however, the image itself is pretty neat. I'll be correcting the color tomorrow for a more updated view without the black on black routes and the missing .mil, .gov.
net, ca, us com, org mil, gov, edu
jp, cn, tw, au de, uk, it, pl, fr br, kr, nl unknown
Date: Jan 12 2005
Graph Engine: LGL
1024x1024 (png, 1,309 K)
4000x4000 (png, 1,495 K)
400x400 (png, 225 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: Yes
LGL 2D Coords: yes
LGL Edge Colors: yes
This image is only 10% of the new style database. As you can see, there is a lot more detail in this image with just 10% compared to some of the older images. When the database is populated with all of the routes, we will have the most complex image of the Internet ever seen. I also updated the color system a little, I am not sure if I am happy with it yet. Color mappings are:
net, ca, us com, org mil, gov, edu
jp, cn, tw, au de, uk, it, pl, fr br, kr, nl unknown
Date: Nov 24 2003
Graph Engine: LGL
4000x4000 (png, 11,108 K)
400x400 (png, 288 K)
4096x4096 (png, 2,810 K)
700x700 (png, 867 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: Yes
LGL 2D Coords: yes
LGL Edge Colors: yes
This graph is by far our most complex. It is using over 5 million edges and has an estimated 50 million hop count. We will be producing more maps like this on a dialy basis. We still have yet to fix the color system, but all in due time.
Graph Colors:
Asia Pacific - Red
Europe/Middle East/Central Asia/Africa - Green
North America - Blue
Latin American and Caribbean - Yellow
RFC1918 IP Addresses - Cyan
Unknown - White
Date: Nov 22 2003
Graph Engine: LGL
2048x2048 (png, 598 K)
400x400 (png, 272 K)
700x700 (png, 750 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: Yes
LGL 2D Coords: yes
LGL 3D Coords: yes
LGL VRML File: yes
LGL Edge Colors: yes
This is our first full Internet map with color and other graphing logic. RFC1918 addresses have been hashed into a unique checksum so they do not incorrectly overlap with other routers or hosts. The checksums resolve to the same host each time to be sure that all routes connect correctly. Another bit of code also removed the routing loops that made a rather large mess out of previous maps. The colors were based on Class A allocation of IP space too different registrars in the world. The color system is very basic now and rather ugly, I would like to spend some more time in the next week making a better color system.
Graph Colors:
Asia Pacific - Red
Europe/Middle East/Central Asia/Africa - Green
North America - Blue
Latin American and Caribbean - Yellow
RFC1918 IP Addresses - Cyan
Unknown - White
Date: Nov 12 2003
Graph Engine: Graphviz
1884x1884 (jpg, 189 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: no
LGL 2D Coords: no
LGL 3D Coords: no
LGL VRML File: no
LGL Edge Colors: no
This is an older Graphviz graph we were working on. This data is rather incomplete.
Date: Nov 12 2003
Graph Engine: Graphviz
1884x1884 (jpg, 179 K)

LGL Data:
LGL File: no
LGL 2D Coords: no
LGL 3D Coords: no
LGL VRML File: no
LGL Edge Colors: no
This is an older Graphviz graph we were working on. This data is rather incomplete.
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