Monday, February 15, 2010

View Packet Routes with Google Maps

Visual Trace Route Tool

You Get Signal are using the Google Maps API to visualise the path Internet packets take to reach a specified destination. The tool works by identifying the IP addresses of each stage taken on the way to the destination network address.

When all of the locations on the route are identified, the path to the destination is animated on Google Maps. All the hops taken by the packets are also displayed in the map sidebar. It is possible to click on the locations in the sidebar to view their locations on the map.

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