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Submarine Cable Map

TeleGeography's submarine cable map is based on our authoritative Global Bandwidth research. The map depicts active and planned submarine cable systems, their landing stations, cable length, ready for service (RFS) date, owners, and website. Visit https://www.submarinecablemap.com.

For more background about submarine cables, read our FAQ.

Installation

Install a LTS version of Node.js, Yarn for package management, and finally Ember.

$ git clone git://github.com/telegeography/www.submarinecablemap.com.git
$ cd www.submarinecablemap.com
$ yarn install
$ ember serve

How did you make the Submarine Cable Map?

TeleGeography draws the cable routes and plots the landing points with Adobe Illustrator. Using Avenza's MAPublisher plug-in, which works with Illustrator, two sets of data are exported as KML files: the cable routes (as MultiLineStrings) and landing points (as Points). These KML files are then parsed to create CSV files that are uploaded to Google Fusion Tables.

This interactive map Javascript was created using the Ember web application framework using emberCLI. The Javascript for the map was written in-house at TeleGeography.

How can I download the KML or a CSV of the dataset?

Below are links to both of the datasets used for the Submarine Cable Map.

In the urls below, substitute {{ fusiontables_cable_id }} and {{ fusiontables_landingpoints_id }} with the corresponding ids in public/api/v2/config.json.

Submarine Cables:

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid={{ fusiontables_cable_id }}#map:id=3

Landing points:

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid={{ fusiontables_landingpoints_id }}#map:id=3

To download as KML try the following steps:

  1. Click the 'Map of coordinates' tab.
  2. Click 'File' then 'Download'.
  3. Then select the KML radio button and click 'Download'

Note: For landing points, modify the 'Select location' dropdown menu to 'coordinates' from 'id', then click 'Download KML' to get the landing point data.

License

Our map is made available under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).

Questions? Corrections?

cablemap@telegeography.com

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