Visual Tracert: Use GeoTraceroute to analyze, visualize and embed internet traffic routes

Visual traceroute from Frankfurt to Ukraine shows redirection via Russia
Visual traceroute (aka. tracert) from Frankfurt to Ukraine shows redirection via Russia

Earlier today I read the news from NetBlocks (via Reuters) that since the weekend parts of the Ukrainian internet traffic are rerouted via Russia. To be precise, it’s about Ukrainian Kherson Oblast, which is occupied by Russia since March.

Now I wanted to trace the internet route myself and ideally visualize it. Here I came across the service of GeoTraceroute, which does a great job in visualizing traceroutes (aka. tracert). For the trace, I chose Frankfurt as starting point, and skynet.ua, the local internet provider in Kherson, as the endpoint.

Of course, you can also include the URL of GeoTraceroute as a web element in your Power BI report or Tableau dashboard and parameterize it for dynamic interactions. You can see the format as in my example:

https://geotraceroute.com/?node=2021&host=skynet.ua

Decisively Digital is nominated for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021

The publisher of Decisively Digital, Wiley, has informed me that our book is now officially nominated for the prestigious Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021.

The nomination itself is a very big achievement. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we win this award!

Thank you, everyone, for making this possible — and for the uplifting and inspiring words:

Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau: 2. Auflage des Tableau-Buchs ab heute verfügbar

Tableau Buch - 1. Auflage und 2. Auflage nebeneinader
Tableau Buch – 1. Auflage und 2. Auflage nebeneinader

Ab heute ist die zweite, erweiterte Auflage des Tableau-Buchs 📖 Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau verfügbar!

Neben dem neuen Cover in strahlendem orange, findet ihr ~50 Seiten zusätzlichen Inhalt und zahlreiche neue Praxistipps. Die orange Edition basiert auf der aktuellen Tableau Desktop-Version 2021.2.

Kudos an Dilyana Bossenz, Klaus Schulte, Martin Pohlers und Bhagat Singh Ransi – für eure Ideen und Unterstützung.

The Data Operator: The World’s Largest Particle Accelerator was a Career Boost

Der Daten-Verarbeiter: Der weltgrößte Teilchenbeschleuniger war für Alexander Loth ein Karriere-Turbo
BNN, 14.07.2021: “Der Daten-Verarbeiter: Der weltgrößte Teilchenbeschleuniger war für Alexander Loth ein Karriere-Turbo”

Today in the news:

✔ The Data Operator: The world’s largest particle accelerator was a career boost for Alexander Loth
✔ “Data is the common thread of my professional life.”
✔ 2nd book, 📖 Decisively Digital, published by Wiley.

I am grateful for my journey from CERN, via Tableau, to Microsoft. Thank you.

Link to the online version of the newspaper article: Wie ein Karlsruher am CERN in die Welt der Daten eintauchte (BNN, 14.07.2021)

Decisively Digital is the #1 New Release in Organizational Change on Amazon

Our book Decisively Digital is the number 1 new release in Organizational Change on Amazon!

The paperback of Decisively Digital became available yesterday in the US, with other territories soon to follow.

It took a village to finish this book. Many thanks to all of you: