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Re: [mat-wg] suggestions for atlas service

  • To: Piotr Strzyzewski <Piotr.Strzyzewski@localhost
  • From: Robert Kisteleki robert@localhost
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:19:28 +0200
  • Cc: mat-wg@localhost
  • Organization: RIPE NCC

>> 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.

Yes, but it would also make the probes dance around at each page load. I'm
sure it would be entertaining, but not so sure about the usefulness :-)

We'll try to come up with a solution that emits consistent coordinates.