Thursday, April 21, 2011
Where are you?
Locational intelligence on visits
How do they work? There are some amazing spatial information gatherer and displayer programs available to log visits to websites and blogs.
Here are just three of the most popular.
* Revolver maps
A Revolver Map, an interactive visitor globe rendered by the Revolver Engine. Every visitor leaves an eternal dot on the globe, recent visitors are tagged by the labels showing flag, city and state. What a great example of spatial technology!
* Cluster maps
Cluster maps are basic dot maps which plot and quantify the hits on my blog. How amazing that the technology can record, plot, quantify and visually represent every person in the world who access my site. Cluster maps are free to add to websites and blogs and can be accessed via the cluster map site.
* Google Analytics
Google Analytics is an enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives rich insights into website traffic.