Vancouver-based PEER 1 Hosting said that its 3D Map of the Internet mobile app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

The smartphone and tablet app allows users to view what's "under the hood of the Internet" including Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, universities and other organizations through two view options – Globe and Network.

Additionally, the mobile app also allows users to generate a trace route between where they are located and a destination in real-time and get a calculation of the time it takes for data to travel between the two locations. Users can also search for where popular companies such as Facebook and Google are located, including where the domains are on the map.

"The Map of the Internet is a fantastic visualization of the web online, serving as an educational tool for the Web hosting industry, academia and anyone interested in networking and the physical infrastructure of the Internet," said Dominic Monkhouse, UK managing director, PEER 1 Hosting.

If you'd like to see how the Internet will evolve between now and 2020 as well as get a historical perspective, the app is available free from the
and Google Play .

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