CAIDA's Internet Atlas project began in 1999. Originally scoped as a three-year effort, it had extended to five years. This effort involved developing techniques, software, and protocols for mapping the Internet, focusing on Internet topology, performance, workload, and routing data. It also includes assessment of state-of-the-art in this nascent sector.
Funding for the Internet Atlas project ended in 2004. These pages are left for historical and archival purposes.
For a showcase of CAIDA's visualization efforts, see the CAIDA Visualizations page.
Showcase for Current Internet Mapping Efforts
Project efforts include compilation of examples of Internet mapping efforts. These examples are discussed and evaluated with a goal of determining the strengths and weaknesses of particular visualization techniques.
Abilene Weather Map (using MRTG data)
by Indiana University Network Operations Center (Mark Meiss)
World-Wide Mapping: Reverse traceroute or looking glass Servers
by CAIDA (Wilfred Dittmer)
Graphical Traceroute (GTrace)
by CAIDA (Ram Periakaruppen)
AS Core Network
Layout Showing the Major ISPs
by Bill Cheswick and Hal Burch
Mbone Tunnels of the Major ISP Networks
by Tamara Munzner, Eric Hoffman, kc claffy, and Bill Fenner
skitter Data Using hypviewer
by Tamara Munzner and Daniel McRobb
NSFNET growth until 1995
by Donna Cox and Robert Patterson