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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:…
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:…
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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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225 out of 228 deviants thought this was fair.

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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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
Nice map. ;-)
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
BMHater12 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Holy jeebus, this is big
3vyMoon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Bravo !
Thank You
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Wonderful job!
Vinesaucefan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
is this original, based off of the original, or based off of the updated version?
LProductionsOfficial Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be neat if someone made a animation of a group of people exploring this world and collecting "relics from every major capital? hm. :O i've got some p l a n n i n g t o d o.....:evillaugh:
LProductionsOfficial Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyones interested, deviantart is the yellow bordered backwards L like country to the right of the north connection ocean.
spywarelan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
I had just laugh when I saw this..There are people that their skill is very unique and they only have that gift. I may say that you JaySimons  has a gift from God.Great work!
TheMadBananaDoctor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Wheress Porn-Land, I must nuke it
warped-vision Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
you have made Google more bigger than then Apple : 0
TheMaleGardevoir Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist
We border 4Chan?


That explains so much, and yet, so little.
Ragameechu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I do not like the look of that Southwest Region. :iconwthewwplz:

Great map, anyways! :clap:
TheLastHarbinger Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Porn would be the largest nation on the map lol
spaul90 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Is there a possibility to see it in a resolution actually showing something because I can barely read more than "Google"?
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sums up everything I know about the internet. (Tee hee)
PhantomBlade999 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you forgot the deep web!:scared: 
Tyylien Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could read all the small text! You obviously put TONS of effort into this; it's amazing!!
Ultimate-Jasper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are the ship routes advertisement?
Ask-cities-and-towns Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Now, I can go on the Internet Train. Thank You.
filipeoliveira Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing !!! Could you see my drawing of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow…
ULTRA-Z0NE15 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason,I think the deep web is in the map

Edit:yeah...I was's an island right next to internet crime.... I expect it to be bigger
axelfirekirby Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
isnt the deep web like 99% of the internet?
AaronicWorksInc Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4chan and reddit should be the Hell of the internet, but you might know better
FugiFugi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
where is the deep web
OM3G4du44 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you know the deep-web ocean ?
The-Artist-64 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm currently a drifter in the Land of Forgotten Websites. XD

Seriously though, fantastic map. I could spend hours just staring at it.
SLS-07 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg hentai. Think i found my home... If anyone asks, i live over incest yaoi shotacon... ._.
Walterthewriter Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
This is....WOW.It's very amazing piece of art.You sir have a very liberal amount of free time.How did you make a map this size??Good art piece.
masterfoskia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor megaupload. destroyed by the capitol :ccc
we miss you megaupload/megavideo

by the way you are a genius. please keep doing!
CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing map! But MLP? That's great, ahahaha!
daveisverydramatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Wait, did I see "World of Warcraft"? I think I did! Now I want to play that even more... 
daveisverydramatic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
My Little Pony has it's own island! Dying over here!
Darleen-Hoovestedt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"LLama Hill" :-)
It takes days if not even weeks to discover everything. If one really ever discovers ALL the details.
Really awesome, great work.
jhelisapoh Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here is the map of the internet.
If you look closely at the top left corner,you'll see a small island named "Hetalia",and this island was seperated from the anime and webcomic island,so this says something.
Rise-of-the-Republic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, love this! Just amazing! I looked all around and looked in Deviantart expecting to find MLP section, but found it to be its own little country! I also had to take some time to find the WoW island, and I just love that you interpreted the real names of places from the game into the actual country!
RainbowKittyDragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Did I just see the Proxy Sea..? ermahgeeerd :0
StargazerDesign Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Now this is ultra creative!
SingleGinger96 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
zackosletacos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
// Brillant //
MadiKitten Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Spam Ocean XD I love it!
Mizantroop Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
So much details!
Mewrose Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Artist
This is awesome
MichVampire Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I realy LOVE IT!!
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This is glorious. I absolutely LOVE all the little details here (websites as cities, how "The Capitol" really DOES appear as a nexus for the map etc.), and the design is just beautiful.
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