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Re: Visualization: Tor nodes on Google Maps and Google Earth

The KML file works great in Marble
a free software Google Earth-like program. It's also available in Debian
and derivatives under the package "marble".

On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 15:43 +0100, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a small ugly Python script to visualize Tor relays on Google
> Maps and Google Earth. You can see the result here:
> * Open KML file in Google Maps:
> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Fwww.torservers.net%2Fmisc%2Ftormap%2Ftormap.kml
> * Download tormap.kml for Google Earth
> http://www.torservers.net/misc/tormap/tormap.kml
> The KML standard is being pushed by Google and should work for
> OpenStreetMap, too, but I couldn't get it to load there. Feel free to
> modify the script to generate other outputs.
> The initial idea was to scale the marker size to show the relay's
> bandwidth, but Google Maps does not support this.
> The markers might give a false impression of accuracy. Most IPs can only
> be tracked to city level (or even region), ie. the markers are somewhat
> near, not necessarily at the real location of the relay.
> You can download the script here:
> http://www.torservers.net/misc/tormap/tormap.py (LGPL)
> This is a one-time snapshot and I will not update it regularly, unless
> there is public interest to do so. The bandwidth categories are based on
> the reported "observed bandwidth" at the time of creation, so the actual
> number of high bandwidth nodes will fluctuate every time the script is
> run. It would be nice to extend this script to use longer-term bandwidth
> calculation like TorStatus does, and to generate a map over time using
> all the consensus data provided at http://archive.torproject.org/. An
> example of what this could look like is Vis4Net's Wikileaks Mirror World
> Map at http://labs.vis4.net/wikileaks/mirrors/ .
> ( Mostly copied from my blog at
> http://moblog.wiredwings.com/archives/20101213/Visualization-Tor-nodes-on-Google-Maps-and-Google-Earth.html
> )

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