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Map of the Internet 1.0. by JaySimons Map of the Internet 1.0. by JaySimons
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First version of the Map of the Internet. This is definitely not the final version, incredible amount of websites and software companies are not on the map and will be incorporated in later updates.

Map of the Internet - First of its kind on such a scale, this map aims for succesful compendation of The Internet to scale suitable for standartized online navigation. This project is still underway, new versions of this map will be available in ulterior months.
Due to the immense size of the Net, only a miniscule portion of it was chosen to represent it on the map.  Otherwise, this map would be unreadable and probably undrawable in entire lifespan of average human being.
This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 minimaps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 websites, quick timeline of the Internet History, top software companies and much more!
By Martin Vargic/Jay Jason Simons

I'm a student and amateur(not full-time professional) graphic designer from Slovakia, Bratislava(Central Europe).

I started making maps about 2 and half years ago, and it has quickly become my free-time hobby. I post my works mainly to deviantart, and until recent days, I was never significantly noticed. It was my hobby, and it still is my hobby, though I am planning to start selling prints of my maps on amazon quite soon(two-three weeks).
Until March 2013, I was working only on minor projects, often making commisioned fantasy map drawings as a side work.

In April, I started to work on my first major project - massive scale political map of the world, which is also on deviantart, and can be found there: the9988.deviantart.com/art/Pol…
In December, I started to work on other two projects, Map of the Internet and Map of the Stereotypes, first version of the Internet Map has already been finished, and Map of Stereotypes will be released sometimes in February.

I was originally inspired by map of the internet created by xkcd, showing most popular social networks as countries and regions, back in 2010. It was not my original idea, but I extended it to such a scale for the first time. I used photoshop for the majority of drawing.
The base style of the map was inspired by the National Geographic Maps, I also used Winkel Tripel Projection and similar border coloring fashion.
I created the map in quite a short time, three weeks to be exact. I often worked early in the morning, and I can say I really enjoyed it.
I got the data about website sizes mainly from Alexa and similar online services.
The map is divided into 2 distinctive parts; the eastern continent, "the old world" showcases software companies, gaming companies and some of the more real-life oriented websites
Western part, "the new world" is composed from two major continent, northern one showcasing social networks, search websites, video websites, blogs, forums and art websites.
All major adult-oriented websites, in addition to varioius warez and torrent sites, are located on the southwestern continent of the map.
In the very south of the map, there is located "Great Southern Land" of obsolete websites and online services.
Outside the main map, there are also 4 minimaps showing NSA monitoring by country, most used browser, most used social network, and internet penetration by country.
The scale between a website's traffic and its size is not exact, but websites are generally portrayed in ratio relative to it.
Map includes mostly english-language websites with some minor exceptions.
Prints of the 1.0 version of the map can be bought there: www.zazzle.com/map_of_the_inte…
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That work is currently a state-of-art itself; I think is one of the most interesting and well-made things I've ever seen on Deviantart.
Although a not particularly original and peculiar techique the result is simply astonishing and really eye-catching. The level of detail is impressing, and – if as you say – it still is a pretty rough version of a 1.0 release, I can't even imagine what the final work can be.
The vision is not so innovative, with an usual – even pretty cliche and not always real – layout of the web situation, if the continents and seas disposition is intended in that way.
The overall impact is surely great, and exceptionally well done; you certainly know how to catch the eye of a casual watcher and have all its attention.

FINAL THOUGHT (GLaDOS style): the result of an odd and fantastic way to view the internet blended with an original reinterpretation of a too widely used style is a stunning artwork that can be always improved. So please, keep doing it.
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I honestly dont know where to begin...Here goes. This is one of the most wonderful pieces i have ever seen.It's just a map yet at the same time the effort it took to make this excelent piece a reality is truly breath-taking. To add to the fact that it is both well thought out and icrendibly done it mixes everything that is good and bad about the internet itself and presents it in a humorous yet interesting way.All that said it is just a map.Not saying of course that its isn't truly well done map, but the idea itself is pretty stale. It doesn't exactly capture the imagination but it can draw people's interest through its subject.In other words you're just presenting and not allowing much room for the imagination.This is a wonderful piece and it deserves recognition and i express nothing more than my adoration towards it.
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you sir, have a lot of free time. for the sake of the free world, continue to use it wisely! X3
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JaySimons 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I have recently finished my newest project, The World - Climate Change, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!
jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/T…
You can find all my work on www.halcyonmaps.com/
Enjoy!
Jay
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sleepyowlet 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You made my day. Thank you! I sat there, scrolling and giggling like an idiot. I love your map.
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JaySimons 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I have recently finished my newest project, The World - Climate Change, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!
jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/T…
You can find all my work on www.halcyonmaps.com/
Enjoy!
Jay
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MissouriPegasister 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG there's a whole island for MLP and another one for Hetalia! YUS!
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JaySimons 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I have recently finished my newest project, detailed World - Climate Change map, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!
jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/T…
The Map of the Stereotypes and Map of the Internet 3.0 will be officially released during the first week of May 2014.
You can find all my work on www.halcyonmaps.com/
Enjoy!
Jay
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One-eyeHitomi Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The best use of Cartography I have ever seen. 
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JaySimons 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I have recently finished my newest project, detailed World - Climate Change map, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!
jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/T…
The Map of the Stereotypes and Map of the Internet 3.0 will be officially released during the first week of May 2014.
You can find all my work on www.halcyonmaps.com/
Enjoy!
Jay
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Hyo38 Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could someone tell me if Homestuck is on here because i can't tell
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JaySimons 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Homestuck will be included in the next version of the map.
I have recently finished my newest project, detailed World - Climate Change map, showing Earth without its ice caps and sea levels 260 ft above the present level!
jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/T…
The Map of the Stereotypes and Map of the Internet 3.0 will be officially released during the first week of May 2014.
You can find all my work on www.halcyonmaps.com/
Enjoy!
Jay
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