From GoogleMapsMania by Keir Clarke
Every year Telegeography create an undersea cable map of the world and every year the map gets better.
The 2015 Submarine Cable map is inspired by medieval and renaissance cartography and features not only a vintage map style but sea monsters, map border illustrations and images showing some of the common causes of cable faults.
The map shows 299 submarine cable systems across the globe, that are active or are under construction.
The border illustrations provide information on the capacity data of some of the major cable routes.
Other inset illustrations provide information on how submarine cables are laid.
A number of images on the map explain some of the common causes of cable faults.
Some fictional causes of cable faults are also included in the map in the form of mythical sea monsters.
The text provided with each monster includes a reference to which historical map it first appeared on.
- GeoGarage blog : Submarine cables : how the net connected the world / Fibre optics to connect Japan to the UK – via the Arctic / Undersea cables are actually more vulnerable than you might think / Here’s how the Internet’s arteries travel across the world's oceans in 2014 / Messages from the deep: Interactive map plots the sprawling growth of the submarine cable network since 1989