Mapping traceroutes with Perl

I was playing around on my smartphone, looking for interesting apps and found one that displays the trace of a request to a server (e.g. www.google.com). Nevertheless, since I didn’t really need it, it was to expensive and I thought: “ok, let’s do it myself!” and I wrote a little perl script and uploaded it to GitHub. The script traces the route of a request and either produces a static google map as png or writes a GPX file, which can be used in GIS-software or Google maps.

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