Understanding customer profiles is key for any web business. It allows you to gain geographic insights into visitor behaviour.
Important questions can be answered:
“How many people visited our site, from which city, which country…. and what did they do?”
Logscape 2.0.4 adds support for GeoIp in 2 ways.
- We now include MaxMinds GeoCityLite. It is exposed as a groovy-bound variable that allows you to interact with their java-api and bind it to your data. See the bottom of the page for more details.
- GeoIP is boring, until you show it on a map! For this purpose (and being D3.js fans) we have integrated using the awesome: http://datamaps.github.io/
Step 1: Extracting the GeoIp Country Code
First you need to extract a public IP address as a field. Then use that within the GeoIP field (Groovy script based). In the following example I’m taking a weblog ClientIP and extracting the country:
Import the Web Access Log by adding a DataSource:
188.8.131.52 - - [29/Nov/2013:05:16:57 -0800] "GET /videos/AndyCoatesInterview.webm HTTP/1.1" 206 19180929 "http://www.logscape.com/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/31.0.1650.57 Safari/537.36"
Mapping the ClientIP using the DataTypes page with a ‘weblog’ DataType:
Extract the ClientIP into a country field (note the use of geoipLookup variable):
View the results on the DataType page
Step 2: Using the County Code on a Search
So lets create search and view the results in a table:
Now lets take the country field and use the chart(map) renderer:
Nice! Mouse wheel zoom and drag.
Step 3: Displaying a City-hit break down using a Bubble overlay
But we aren’t finished. Id like to show the Citys as bubbles ontop the the heatmapped world view. To do this we need a City field as follows, it returns Json which the browser will render onto the Geo-Projection:
The Json field results:
The search now has added the city.count() to display a count based breakdown:
Note the chart legend shows the distribution using a quantised heat-map range over 6 colours.
Best Regards, Neil.
THE MaXMIND GeoLite notice:
This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com
Its a great tool btw! You can configure Logscape to use your own MaxMindGeopDB by setting the system property -Dgeoip.db=/opt/file/GeoIp.dat