Remember being captivated by the colorful countries on the map at school? I used to spin the classroom globe, mapping routes for my imaginary adventures, Indiana Jones-style. If you have similarly nostalgic memories of maps from your youth, you’re going to love TeleGeography’s Submarine Cable Map.
TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map. Image credit: TeleGeography
The Submarine Cable Map, which has been updated to reflect the explosion of projected submarine cables expected by 2014, was inspired by antique maps, according to TeleGeography. It features a timeline of important submarine cable events and a smaller map that provides latency data for major hubs. A hard copy of the map will run you $250, but you can put the map on your PC’s wallpaper right now for free.