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Submarine Cable Map

Submarine Cable Map

TeleGeography's submarine cable map is based on our authoritative Global Bandwidth research and depicts international active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations. The map presents data about each cable, including landing points, owners, length, ready-for-service (RFS) date, and website. Try it today! Visit


$ git clone git://

Point your webserver's document root to the public directory and that's it.


To make sure you get any updates, just watch this repository and perform a pull when you see any new commits:

$ cd
$ git pull

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.

We use Google's Maps API v3. to transform the Google Fusion Tables into two separate map layers of cable routes and landing points. The interactivity on the map is driven by javascript and was written in-house at TeleGeography.

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