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Friday - 09/Jun/2000 by Tina
service provides free reports to Webmasters who would like
to know what geographical location their visitors are
coming from. It is quite an ingenious little tool, and
interesting to look at.
I like to know as much as possible about who has been
visiting my Web site, since I use it for business purposes
- but I don't want to scare people off by requiring them
to enter a bunch of personal information. Most of the
time, doing a trace route operation doesn't tell you a
whole lot about the surfer's actual physical location.
Networldmap has created a virtual map of IPs according to
information that you (and others) plug in about your
location. The information is collected in a database and
used the next time someone from your area visits.
Of course, this means that the database is relying on
the honesty of visitors, and I thought about that as I
pondered the usefulness of such information. But since I
am the 161st person to visit and enter my location as
Tampa, I figure the law of averages has to win out here -
and that most people are going to enter their location
The whole thing is based on the premise that IP
addresses are allocated pretty consistently according to
geographic location; even dynamic IPs handed out by your
local ISP. This is a pretty cool tool, and the nice part
is that you can install a small button on your Web site
and access free reports about the whereabouts of your Web
NetWorldMap wants to map the nets IP addresses to geographical
locations. A worthy aim indeed: add your IP to the list and tell em
where you live. And check this: the Project offers free info on the
geographical location of hits to your site
To date over 56,000 people have assisted in the project, with over 7,000
joining the projects mailing list, and over 27,000 leaving their mark
in the projects hall-of-fame. These conributions have resulted in the
first NetWorldMap service: the Geographic Location Resolution Server (GLRS),
which can automatically tabulate your Web site's traffic by place of
origin, logging visitors from all over the world and allowing you to drill
down from country through region or state to the nearest city level.
The potential, of course, is enourmous. Those whove spent frustrated
hours wondering just how many of the .com domains that hit their
site come from the States, and how many from home, will now be able to
find satisfaction. All you need to do is cut and paste a bit of code into
your HTML, display a tiny advert for the project, and youre away.
Youll be able to track how many hits came from each region of the
country, from specific cities, and in which month.
The project: www.networldmap.com
In NSD 5.22, we introduced you to the NetWorldMap Project, which
means to map IP addresses to geography. That undertaking has now started
offering a service to the public. After a simple registration, you can
have the NetWorldMap Geographic Location Resolution Server (GLRS)
automatically tabulate your Web site's traffic by place of origin, and
have it present the information in a variety of forms. Sort by date,
city, region, or even country. How many people visited your site from
Ireland is interesting, but even more so perhaps would be knowing how
many came from each region of the country, from specific cities, and
then how many came to your site from Dublin each week in June.
Demographics have found a new medium, with your Net presence now part of
the complex equation that represents the world's many interests.
||This is a translation of the article
published in Hebrew . The translation
was provided by NATTI ASHUSH.
It is a little bit scary to enter the "Net World
Map" web-site. How do they know that I am from Tel-Aviv. If it was
just Tel-Aviv, but with this site It could be concluded that I am from
Dimonna (somewhat off the center of Israel ). "Net World Map"
created, thanks to information "donations" of visitors, a
virtual map of the IP numbers (which identify the "surfing"
computers). this information is gathered into a knowledge-base and used
the next time someone from our zone arrives at
that site. The idea which upon this site is based is that
IP numbers are assigned, pretty much systematically, according to
a geographical key. Even dynamically
assigned IP numbers, assigned by the ISP, are
It is possible to see the distribution of the visitors at the site, according to the countries they are from, and you can
leave your name on the guest book, which is in the
"Hall Of The Fame" (and find other Israelis there).
Any one with his\her own site can write it down in the guest book,
and also can install a small button, in his\her site, which will
announce the wherefrom of the visitors.
(Here comes a link to http://www.networldmap.com
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- IP World Map
Project - an individual's project to map the physical
locations of the world to the virtual IP address locations of
the Internet. Site offers a tool that can provide geographical
visitor analysis reports for web site logs.
My Trip Thru CyberSpace- A CyberDigest of Gems from the Web
BITS & BYTES
HELLO and WELCOME to ALL our readers both OLD &
NEW. I have lots of fun and interesting things for you this week but
before we take a look into the mailbag, I`d like to tell you about a
very very interesting site I found.
There is a fella named Adrian in Australia who
is attempting to draw a VIRTUAL MAP of the Internet. Basically, his
project is to record (on a voluntary basis) the geographical locations
of people who visit his site and thus the Internet itself. If you want
to read about his project and help by giving your location (this is NOT
your address) please go here http://www.networldmap.com/
About the Locations. Adrian is asking for the name of
the closest CITY to where you're located at the TIME you VISIT the SITE.
For example, I live in a small town in Connecticut in the USA. In my
case he wanted the name of the city which is about 20 miles away. That's
because when I visited the site, I was at home using my computer.
Remember, you use the location of where you ARE, not
necessarily where you live. Suppose for example you lived in Montreal
Canada, but you are on a trip to Dublin, Ireland. If you had a laptop
with you or you were using a computer at a friends house there, you
would enter Dublin-NOT Montreal. Then if you were to travel further and
visited the Capital of France and visited Adrian's site again, you would
enter PARIS. Get the Idea? Visit Adrian's site and help him with
his project. I don't know if he can answer all the mail but I know he will try. Don't
forget to tell him "I heard about it in BeeJays Mystery Tour"
||Getting on the map
The IT World Map is handy for curious Webmasters who want to find out
where, geographically, visitors to their site are from. Type in an IP
address and the site will detail the location, including country, region
and city. Now less than half the Net's address space has been mapped,
but this is sure to grow.
- Highly Recommended
This little project has been going for some time now.
They have been collecting IP addresses and matching them to cities. They
now have enough data to offer a couple of services to webmasters for
geographical friendly information about your visitor can be displayed.
Check out the freesticky home page about the Olympics. If you include
the GeoButton you can also generate reports about your visitors down to
how many you had from particular towns !!
REVENUE BEARING: NO
COUNTRY BIAS: International
September 10 - Technical Support|
They know where you are at the IP
World Map Project.