Opte Project

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Visualization from the Opte Project of the various routes through a portion of the Internet in 2005

The Opte Project is a project created by Barrett Lyon[1][2] that seeks to make an accurate representation of the extent of the Internet using visual graphics.

The project was started in October 2003 in an effort to provide a useful Internet map with open source code. Lyon believes that the network mapping can help teach students more about the Internet. Additionally it can be used as a gauge for the growth of the Internet and the areas of growth.

The project has gathered support worldwide and is part of the catalogs of the Boston Museum of Science,[3] The Museum of Modern Art[4] and The Louvre.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Opte Project". 
  2. ^ "Opte Project". 
  3. ^ "Mapping the World Around Us". Museum of Science. 
  4. ^ "The Collection". Museum of Modern Art. 

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