Howard Jones

is creating Network Weathermap

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Hi, I'm Howie, the creator and main developer for Network Weathermap.

Weathermap is an open source network visualisation tool, to take data you already have and show you an overview of your network activity in map form.

Weathermap is widely used by national and international ISPs, tier-1 carriers, internet exchanges, telcos, national academic networks, many Fortune 500 companies in finance, automotive, medical/pharma and other sectors, state and national government departments, schools and universities, and even a church. It's been fairly popular over the last almost 15 years, with several hundred thousand downloads.

Over that time, writing and supporting Weathermap has cost me several thousand hours, and probably a couple of thousand dollars in hosting, software licenses etc. I'm still working on the next release, to get Weathermap back into a place where it can work with current Cacti and other NMS. I still have plans beyond that to make a whole new version - the world has changed in 15 years, with cloud, containers and other dynamic sources of metrics - likely in Javascript with SVG.

If you like, you can buy me a coffee to say thanks. I'm not planning to add any "big" tiers - I don't want anyone to feel that they were promised something and cheated. But thanks very much if you do choose to sponsor me and Weathermap! Connection with users is one of my favourite parts of the project.
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