[Live-demo] Monitoring usage of the osgeo-live website

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Dec 6 17:42:30 PST 2010

I figured someone would bring up, why not google analytics. Your
suggestion makes a lot of sense. If other are up for it I think it's
worth trying an install of it on the adhoc server and would be willing
to file a SAC ticket/help install it.


On 12/06/2010 05:25 PM, Daniel Kastl wrote:
> What about using something like Piwik (http://piwik.org/)?
> It's quite good and easy to use statistics tool.
> If we can't install it on an OSGeo server (or don't want), I have one
> installation running on the Georepublic server.
> It would be OK to use it.
> Daniel
> 2010/12/7 Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>
>> On 12/06/2010 01:31 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> It would be very useful in asking for contributions to OSGeo-Live if we
>>> could quote metrics about OSGeo-Live usage.
>>> Alex, Hamish,
>>> Do we have access to such metrics on http://live.osgeo.org ?
>>> Even better, would be if we could also be notified every time someone
>>> opens a web page on the OSGeo-Live DVD. I'm not sure if that is possible.
>> Yes, the metrics can be calculated from the apache logs. I'll have to
>> check if webalizer or awstats is running on that server yet. I do have
>> webalizer running on my download mirror and have some initial scripts to
>> import apache logs into postgres for more detailed analysis.
>> While possible, doing something like that on the DVD would rely on
>> internet connections and might be somewhat invasive. I'd rather provide
>> an optional feedback system.
>> Analyzing the download logs, conference attendance demographics and
>> creating a feedback survey are all part of my plan. I was actually just
>> talking with my advisor today about how to work that into my dissertation.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex

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