We have collected and visualized a pilot crawl of UK Central Government websites in late 2011, showing all hyperlinks between central departments and the size of departmental web sites. This work was funded by the ESRC Internet, Public Policy and Political Science project and the JISC-funded InteractiveVis project. The UK government digital landscape is set for some major changes with the replacement of the direct.gov portal with the new gov.uk portal — it will be interesting to see the difference in network configuration when we carry out the crawl again later this year.
Please click the image below for an interactive HTML5 exploration of the crawl data. (Please note, this requires an up-to-date browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE9+.)