What is it ? - OVERVIEW
How it works
Mapping the entire IPV4 numbering schema of Internet cyberspace with over 4.3 Billion addresses, the Map of the Internet Maps the computers of the Internet (IPv4) which were each assigned by their host, a unique four part address number such as:
... or ...
126.96.36.199 for alexa.com,
which are Domain Names assigned to those numbers.
GGG is called a Galaxy or Building
ZZZ is called the Z axis or Floor
YYY is called the Y axis (North - South) or Row or Street
XXX is called the X axis (West - East) or Cube or Building
Each floor is shown from a top-down view with the current specified cube in the North West (upper left) corner.
The system can be visualized as 256 Buildings that each have 256 floors, each floor being 256 by 256 cubes, or as 256 Galaxies each with their own 3D co-ordinate system.
Map of the Internet has several Universes which arrange the contents in various ways.
Universe 1 is a one-to-one numerical Internet Map of Domain Names (or computer names) to their actual IP (Internet Protocol) address.
Other Universes allow User placement of cubes to any address, subject categories, one-to-one or many-to-one, alphabetical, or Internet subsets such as Websites, FTP, Telnet, News, Gopher, E-mail etc., special purpose, intranet, and non-internet data retrieval.
The above image shows the Internet Universe mapped in the 1990's.
The Galaxies (GGG) are 0-255 from left to right, with
the Floors (ZZZ) graphed bottom to top.
A few sample IP's are shown from user traffic logs. Note the interesting dispersion. The main density is within Galaxies 190 through 216. The Galaxies in 130 through 170 range tend to be specific countries and governments. Sporadic points on the far left are from major internet pioneer networks such as HP, IBM, APPLE or HOME.COM. Military IP's can be found in Galaxy 33 and 132, among other places.
Click on the top of any text cube, or anywhere on an image cube
to launch the domain or website that the cube is linked to.
- JUMP to Random Cube.
- X Axis - Move Left or Right one cube.
- Y Axis - Move Up or Down one cube or row or street.
- X Axis - Move Left or Right one screen page of cubes.
- Y Axis - Move Up or Down one screen page of cubes.
- Z Axis - Move Up or Down one Floor.
- G Axis - Move Up or Down one Galaxy.
( The Map of the Internet is really 4D - more 4 dimensional than 3 dimensional !
Each of the 256 Galaxies GGG have their own 3D coordinate system. )
VISIT - VISIT LAUNCH Browser Bar
Enter any URL into the input field, just as you would use your internet browser's
Location field. That site will Visit or Launch in a frame below the browser bar.
Your browser will connect directly with the mapped internet URL address. If a web site is not served at that address, you may get a blank screen or some other message generated by that server, or generated by your browser. HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, GOPHER, TELNET protocols may be recognized by your browser, or may require an alternate system to connect.
Enter any words or phrase and the Internet Map Search Engine will LIST the domain names containing the matching phrases, followed by a MAP of cubes. Select from the list and the map will be positioned, with the selected cube in the top left corner.
OR... Enter an exact domain name with extension, and the map will be positioned, with the selected cube in the top left corner.
If an exact match is not found, suggestions will be given.
If you enter a valid website URL in VISIT mode, the website will be launched, with the Internet Map positioned to the cube of the domain hosting the website.
If there is no server for the address you provide in VISIT mode, a standard 404 Not Found error may appear, however the cube of the host domain may still appear in the Internet Map if it has a DNS (Domain Name System) entry on the internet. Click on the host's cube, and you might find the intended page through links provided by the main host or ISP.
INPUT ENTRY COMMANDS:
Enter single commands into the input field on the top of the Internet Map:
POSITION BY NUMBER
Enter any numerical IP address:
GGG.ZZZ.YYY.XXX - IP address. ZZZ.YYY.XXX - IP subset 0 through 255. YYY.XXX - IP subset 0 through 255. XXX - IP subset 0 through 255.Examples:
Enter a value 1 through 256
H=n - Set the Internet Map HEIGHT to 'n' in number of cubes high.
Enter a value 1 through 256
Enter W=10 then press return to set the width to ten columns.
Enter H=2 then press return to set the height to two rows.
5x3 is suitable to a slower/lo-rez terminal, but
8x4 or even 10x5 may be appropriate for high end browsers.
The overall display may be limited to 1024 cubes.
Set grid size to full width 256 cubes wide (Single Row)
Scroll left or right to see the entire row.
Restore grid size to regular width and height.
CON - Turn ON the auto Compact mode. (default)
COFF - Turn OFF the auto Compact mode to display blank cubes.
Map of the Internet will automatically COMPACT blank cubes.
Blank cubes are those which do not return a Domain Name for the given numerical IP address. This does not mean that there is no computer at the address of a blank cube, it only means that there was no name found in the standard DNS lookup to show. Blank cubes can still be launched and often have working websites.
When Compact mode is ON, blank cubes are not displayed.
If a single blank cube is displayed, that means that the entire row is blank.
The left edge column of each row, always starts at the same XXX number, but the cube numbers across the rest of the row may be out of sync with the previous row, due to blank compacting.
You can still move to any blank cube, either by entering the XXX column number or a more specific numerical address, or by 'moving' via the arrow keys.
Page Left or Page Right moves will always move the width of the grid from the first cube, regardless of the range of compacted blank cubes displayed. This means that if the first cube is XXX 4, as in 100.100.100.4, and the grid width is 8, then a Page Right move will begin the new display at 12, even if cube 47 was displayed due to compact blanks between 4 and 47.
You can turn ON the auto compact by entering CON. (default)
You can turn OFF the auto compact by entering COFF.
For your convenience, if information about a Cube is not immediately available, A '?'- Timeout - Reload cube will appear.
Simply click on the '?' - Timeout - Reload cube, or click the 'RELOAD' or 'REFRESH' button on your browser to attempt to display more cubes. It is quite likely that timed out cubes WILL appear on the next reload.
Areas of cyberspace that have working servers usually appear rapidly, whereas empty cyberspace that have no computers to respond, may result in timeouts. Also, distant or outdated computers may timeout.
The Map of the Internet will always look for at least one cube, and always the current top-left cube, however if that cube fails to respond you may need to press the 'STOP' button of your browser, and in fact may need to 'steer' around un-responsive cubes.
- This Help.
Many exciting features are coming online all the time to The Map of the Internet.
The internet is growing daily at an astronomical rate.
Use The Map of the Internet every day to find new things and
new websites that are not found on ordinary search engines.
- JUMP to Random Cube.
Full Grid Width button.
IROBOT - MapoftheInternet.com Robot Crawler
is currently crawling the World Wide Web, verifying domains and cubes.
Internet Galaxy Maps. Click the icon from the Map Menu
to see an overview of the current area of the Galaxy.
This allows complete long range scan overview
and surfing of the entire internet Universe !
Country code filter. Enter dot followed by two characters
to see cubes from specified country.
Examples: .UK .FR .CA .AU .DE .ES .RU .CN
Quicktime Video or Panorama .mov cubes.
IP Number links can be launced from the INFO button.
Adult filter. Toggle via SETUP menu.
WHOIS - Find the current owner information of the host domain of the cube, via the INFO menu.
SERVER - Show Server Type Header Information, via the INFO menu.
You Are Here - Show where your access computer is on the Map.
UP and DOWN moves in Browse mode.
TOP LEFT Corner of floor move button.
FULL LEFT of floor move button.
Domain name cloud found in Galaxy Map of the Internet.
Art Gallery of Internet Maps.
Screen capture images by MapCubes.com IShots.
Search by Subject and Category and DMOZ ODP content.
WICY wiki Cube Yard of The Map of the Internet wiki.cubeyard.com
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special purposes; re-publishing; or to arrange use by automatic robots.
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