I want to operate stake pool nodes in underserved areas. My cloud provider automatically chooses the cheapest datacenter nearest to me. But I am willing to pay more to deploy to data centers in underdeveloped countries.

How can I identify which regions are saturated and which regions have little or no nearby connectivity?

The IOHK Shelley node map, is the best I have found, but it looks hard to interpret. I came away thinking half the nodes are in the ocean.

Yes, it was...

  • Mobile is bunked. But if there’s something in particular besides boilerplate Good Question stuff I’m not sure what you mean. I want to operate a staking pool where there are few to none, how can I spin up some nodes with in underserved areas? Jun 22, 2021 at 13:09
  • Are you talking about staking in under-served locations? It would also be a good idea to take a look at How to Ask for guidance on improving your question.
    – gRebel
    Jun 22, 2021 at 13:09
  • I mean there are no links to the docs on mobile. Jun 22, 2021 at 13:09
  • Yeah I definitely did a couple of searches. I think participating in the network health is on topic. Thank you for the link Jun 22, 2021 at 13:11
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    Thank you, gRebel. Let's reset. :) Jun 23, 2021 at 9:47

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Reddit variety understood the pasta.

PoolGermany says:

There are some maps:




Enjoy! :)

https://adatools.io/hologram only slightly helpful. But adatainment allows one to drill down on to staking pools to see where they are on a political map.

I don't think any of these are exhaustive.

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