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Message 59002 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 21:15:50 UTC
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Hi Everyone,

I generated some interesting images for a publication Heidi is working on yesterday, and thought they'd be worth sharing.

I took 10,000 external IP addresses of active hosts, did a GeoIP lookup for their lat/long and then plotted them using google maps. The first is a set of points, and the second is a heatmap (generated with heatmap.js).

Enjoy!



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Message 59004 - Posted: 20 Jun 2013, 21:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 59002.

nice!
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Message 59007 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 0:32:16 UTC
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I'm in that blue blob on the east coast of the USA and have been for quite some time. I used to be in a different blob...sigh. That was my birth blob. I've been away from my birth blob since I got smart-my diploma says I am. I went to a "better" blob after that for 40 years.

While I know my ISP doesn't resolve within police raiding distance, 30 miles is close enough for a project mapping a galaxy :)

Travis, it looks like you have a cluster of fans in the US and Europe, but the penguins on the ice down south clearly have no interest. Perhaps a few astronomy classes for the birds may be in order. One must always look for the "next" thing to accomplish :) In any event you've done well.

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Message 59008 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 0:59:30 UTC

This is really cool to see :) Thanks for posting. Even some from Nigeria! Awesome! I'm myself from the blob in Canada, Ontario :)
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Message 59009 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 3:03:38 UTC

Considering their absurd population, I really don't feel that India is pulling their weight.

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Message 59010 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 3:21:37 UTC

Excellent, Travis. Thanks! Very cool to see blue in Iceland, the northern reaches of Scandinavia, Mauritius (or Reunion?), Sri Lanka, Tasmania. Awesome.

I'm pretty sure I'm that blue dot in the mid-Atlantic coast of the US. No... No, not that one... No. A little to the north... No. More to the east... No... <sigh>
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Message 59017 - Posted: 21 Jun 2013, 13:33:42 UTC
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I believe I'm the southernmost dot in Chile.

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Message 59044 - Posted: 22 Jun 2013, 22:01:04 UTC
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Why I am not on the map :(
Aleppo-Syria

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Message 59073 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 11:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 59044.

Why I am not on the map :(
Aleppo-Syria


I believe the map is of 10,000 randomly-selected users who have recently returned results.

It would be cool to see this map with all active users included - and maybe a version with every registered user, ever...

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Message 59125 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 20:39:03 UTC - in response to Message 59044.
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Why I am not on the map :(
Aleppo-Syria


The map was generated from external IP addresses with successful geo-IP address lookups. Chances are your IP didn't have a latitude/longitude in the database we were using. We were using:

http://www.hostip.info/

Mainly because it was free. If anyone has any suggestions for a better lookup database that we could use I'd be happy to regenerate better maps. :)

So the maps aren't exhaustive by any means.
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