About the IXmaps Project

The IXmaps research project was created to develop an interactive mapping tool that enables internet users and researchers to study the routes that data packets take across the internet, with surveillance and other 'interesting' features highlighted along the way. It also annually reports on the privacy transparency ratings of internet carriers that route Canadian traffic. Beginning in 2008, the project has received funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) , Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) . The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the funders

IXmaps is affiliated with the New Transparency Project and the Information Policy Research Program at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.

Current Project Team
  • Andrew Clement, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Colin McCann, MI, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Antonio Gamba, PhD Student, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Jonathan Obar, PhD, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • David Mason, Software Developer, Montreal
  • Alex Goel, MI Student, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Former Members