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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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