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Log to Map

LogToMap is a tool which takes an access log and produces a geographic map, shading each country in relation to the number of visitors who live there.

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  •  25 Sep 2003 10:55

Release Notes: This release is powered by the GeoTools 2.0 library, and has been updated to work with GeoTools 2.0 beta 1. While there are no changes to the functionality of LogToMap itself, improvements in the GeoTools library do provide performance and stability improvments.

  •  28 Mar 2003 00:14

No changes have been submitted for this release.

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29 Sep 2003 11:46 jmacgill

Re: What's the big deal?

> Last I looked at GeoTools for this kind
> of thing (giving a geographic identity
> to host names) it just seemed to boil
> down to telling me what the gTLD codes
> stood for.
>
> I suppose it's mildly interesting to
> know that .uk means United Kingdom, or
> .nz means New Zealand, but it's hardly
> something to write home about,
> particularly as in practice about 80% of
> requests come .com domains, which means
> those users must be in the US, yes? No.
>
>
> I may be missing something obvious, but
> how is this useful, in any way, at all?

Log2Map does not use the TLD codes to work out what country to use, insead it performs a look up on the IP address using the country database from MAXMIND. Having a map generated from .com, .uk etc would indeed be dull.

As for being useful? LogToMap is more of a small demonstrator app showing how a map can be generated with GeoTools 2.0 rather than a serious application - its just a bit of fun.

25 Sep 2003 14:36 gilgongo

What's the big deal?
Last I looked at GeoTools for this kind of thing (giving a geographic identity to host names) it just seemed to boil down to telling me what the gTLD codes stood for.

I suppose it's mildly interesting to know that .uk means United Kingdom, or .nz means New Zealand, but it's hardly something to write home about, particularly as in practice about 80% of requests come .com domains, which means those users must be in the US, yes? No.

I may be missing something obvious, but how is this useful, in any way, at all?

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