GÉANT’s new interactive map now online
GÉANT is very excited to announce the launch of its new interactive connectivity map, first shown to the GÉANT community at the recent TNC17 event.
Tom Fryer, Senior International Relations Officer at GÉANT: “This launch is the culmination of many months’ work, and we’re delighted to bring it to the community. GÉANT reaches over 100 countries worldwide, so I especially like how it shows not only links between European countries, but also links to partner networks worldwide as well as the backbone links of regional networks beyond Europe. I’m hopeful it provides a really useful tool for our partners worldwide.”
Developed for the GÉANT Community
Christian Gijtenbeek, Senior Software Engineer in GÉANT’s Software Development team, explains the approach behind the project: “Connecting users with data and information in an interesting way, is one of the key drivers behind great software development. So when the teams asked me to get involved with this project I was really excited to help. The brief was to give users an intuitive and informative experience, that really added value. So for example, we don’t just show the network links, but the link speeds together with clickable partner and project information for each link. And the user can filter the view to see all routes with a certain speed, or zoom in and out to see more or less information. A key feature of the map is that it can also be configured to open at particular coordinates – meaning our partners can use the map on their own websites with the start view based on their own location.”
For those partners wishing to use the map, for general feedback, and also to order printed topology maps please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to help.
You can find the map online now at http://map.geant.org/