@tylermorganwall Visualizes a 3D Map of Undersea Cables

Tyler Morgan-Wall created a 3D map of the Earth’s submarine fiber optic cable network, visualized in RStats with rayrender.

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The data was visualized by coder Tyler Morgan-Wall using a simple script and GeoJSON—an open source format for visualizing geographic features. The data comes from Submarine Cable Map, a website run by TeleGeography, a geographic data intel company. According to TeleGeography, there are 426 active submarine cables in the world. The cables are mostly the diameter of a garden hose and filled with filaments the width of a human hair.

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