Greg’s Cable Map

Greg’s Cable Map is an attempt to consolidate all the available information about the World’s undersea communications infrastructure on a Bing Map. The initial data for the map was harvested from Wikipedia, and further information was gathered by simply Googling and transcribing as much data as possible.

If you mouse-over any of the displayed cables on the map a brief description is displayed at the bottom of the map. If you click on the cable more details are displayed in the map sidebar and links are given to relevant websites.

Greg’s Cable Map

Welcome, Google Apps users!

Google Apps recently launched an improvement that made dozens of Google services available to Google Apps users for the first time. As part of this launch, Google SketchUp and 3D Warehouse are now available to our Google Apps users for free with their Apps accounts.

Google Apps is Google’s suite of cloud-based messaging and collaboration apps, including Gmail, calendar, documents, spreadsheets, and more, specifically optimized for use in organizations. These services, which run entirely in the cloud, are used by over 30 million users in small and large businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. You can learn more about how Google Apps can lower IT costs and improve productivity and collaboration at your organization at

For those users who have a Google Apps account, if your administrator has already transitioned your organization to the new infrastructure, you can get started using SketchUp and 3D Warehouse at with your existing Apps account.

For more details, read the complete post on the Google Enterprise blog and follow all the updates on other newly available services for Google Apps users.

Simpler pricing for Site Search

Based on user feedback, we’ve simplified our pricing for Google Site Search, our hosted search offering for businesses and organizations that want Google-quality search on their sites without ads.

To date, we’ve charged for Google Site Search based on both the number of submitted search queries and the number of pages indexed. Our new pricing is based only on queries. It is much simpler and scales to accommodate the size of your organization.

A bonus — as part of this change, we’ve doubled the allocation for On-Demand pages indexed per search engine.

For more details, please check our post on the Google Enterprise Blog.

Posted by: Hui Xu, Staff Software Engineer