Geolocation Recommendations?

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Geolocation Anybody out there use a geolocation service they are happy with?

In case you’re unfamiliar with the term (and thus unlikely to be able to answer my question), Geolocation is the process of converting an IP Address into a geographic location. I think many services simply provide a database of ip address to geographic locations.

Also, how do these services handle AOL? Would every AOL user appear to be coming in from Virginia? Thanks if you have any insight!

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  1. Avatar for vgblog@thegillfamily.us (vern)
    vgblog@thegillfamily.us (vern) June 23rd, 2005

    I use HitMaps. It doesn't do a translation for each visitor that you can display, but it creates a map with dots. Check my site, lower left corner area...

    http://kmi.open.ac.uk/projects/hitmaps/

  2. Avatar for Scott Elkin
    Scott Elkin June 23rd, 2005
  3. Avatar for Brian Delahunty
    Brian Delahunty June 23rd, 2005

    Not sure how much percision you require but there is a free GeoIP webservice available here (http://www.webservicex.net/WS/WSDetails.aspx?WSID=64&CATID=12) that you can use to determine the Country of origin.



    Might be of use.

  4. Avatar for haacked
    haacked June 23rd, 2005

    I need Zip Code precision. Fun, eh?

  5. Avatar for ecks
    ecks June 29th, 2005

    use hostip ---> http://hostip.info