The Map of CPAN (mapofcpan.org) is an interactive tool for exploring modules of Perl code uploaded to CPAN (the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network). Areas of colour on the map represent groups of modules that share a namespace. The map is updated daily to reflect new uploads and these new uploads cause namespace areas to grow.

This movie is a compilation of map images for an 18 month period and allows you to view the growth and the 'continental drift' that results from growing regions pushing others around. Each dark spot that flashes briefly on the map represents one new upload to CPAN (note this is only new modules, not updates to existing ones).

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