Visualising global accessibility of open data resources via traceroute (available)

Starting Date: 1/6/24
Prerequisites: 1/7/24
Will results be assigned to University: No

Research depends on data that is openly available. Recently, it has become clear that access to repositories that store these data sets is variable across the country that accesses the data. This can be due to poor connectivity for Lower income countries to countries that are actively blocked from accessing specific sites. A set of command line tools have been developed to test this using a VPN structure to simulate access from each country with a commercial company, BrightData.

This project will extend this previous by using the traceroute protocol to visualise where timeouts and geo-blocking are occuring when accessing repositories.