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Antarcti.ca Systems Launches Its Visual Net Web Site

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Antarcti.ca Systems Launches Its Visual Net Web Site

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Antarcti.ca Systems, Inc., a developer of visual network maps, has announced the launch of its public Web site (http://map.net), an integrated "continent-sized" map of the Internet. This site, a showcase for Antarcti.ca's Visual Net product, represents sites and subject categories visually and enables users to explore the Web in 2-D and 3-D. Led by XML co-inventor Tim Bray, Antarcti.ca sees Visual Net as the next step in the evolution of how people and companies access and share information on the Internet, enterprise intranets, and extranets, according to the announcement.

"People have gotten used to seeing the Net through the tiny, unsatisfying lens of search engines," said Bray, Antarcti.ca's CEO and founder. "While the engines are getting smarter, nobody would describe Web navigation as either efficient or fun. Antarcti.ca offers a productive and enjoyable public Web site that gives people a view of the whole Net and lets them use it in a way that is consistent with the everyday world they live in."

The Antarcti.ca showcase maps the category structure of the entire Web onto one screen. The basic data is scoured from Netscape/AOL's Open Directory Project (http://dmoz. …

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