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Re: [mat-wg] suggestions for atlas service

  • To: Robert Kisteleki robert@localhost
  • From: Piotr Strzyzewski <Piotr.Strzyzewski@localhost
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 11:43:18 +0200
  • Cc: mat-wg@localhost
  • Organization: Silesian University of Technology, Computer Center

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 11:56:01AM +0200, Robert Kisteleki wrote:
> > 2. Better probe location display. Currently I host two probes, both 10cm
> > one from each other, put into two different ASes. When I have put
> > exactly the same geo data, the "display" mechanism put one of it onto
> > the other one.
> This is a tricky one.
> Background information: we'd rather not publish the exact geo-coordinates
> the hosts put in, because of privacy concerns. So what we do now is that
> whenever we display probes on a map, we round the geo-coordinates to two
> digits. This introduces a "random" error of up to 1000 meters or so. (If you
> zoom in on Amsterdam, where we have enough probes, you'll see that all
> probes are aligned into a neat, sparse matrix; it's because of this.)

It seems to be relatively easy to round the geo-coordinates to two
digits (as you do it right now) and then add some random number from
0.00000 to 0.00999 to it.


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