Click here to zoom in.
There are lots of people out there who are big fans of fantasy maps - people such as myself. But wait, is this fantasy? The physical realm of the Internet is quite intangible, so it would take quite some imagination to translate "netscape" into landscape.
Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic did it in 3 weeks of 10-hour days. According to the Slovakian artist,
this project was based off of National Geographic maps, and it's still a work in progress - I am sure there are a lot of details to fine tune.
"The map is divided into two 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 continents, northern one showcasing social networks, search websites, video websites, blogs forums and art websites... ...The scale between a website's traffic and its size is not exact, but websites are generally portrayed in ratio relative to it."
Not only will you find common Internet "household" names such as software companies, social media, porn and media torrents; when you look closer, you will find things like Duckface Peninsula, My Little Pony, and the Island of Old Comment Section. If you have severe OCD, expect to be map-gazing in the next 3 hours or so.
The only thing I have trouble finding are Chinese social networks - let me know if you have any luck finding them!
Every great empire eventually falls. In the future, maybe some artist will create A Map of Mobile - who knows?
You can buy a copy of the map on a 34x22 inch poster from Vargic for $34.70 here.