IP geolocation

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IP geolocation is the process of turning an IP address into a physical location. It cannot be done with 100% accuracy, but there are a growing number of both commercial and non-commercial services that can do it pretty well.

Free services:

Commercial Geolocation services:

Freely Downloadable Data Sets:

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  • <a href="http://www.geobytes.com">Geobytes
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  • <a href="http://www.quova.com">Quova (commercial)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.cyscape.com/products/chawk"> CountryHawk (commercial)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.netgeo.com/index.htm">Verifia NetGeo (commercial)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.activetarget.com/">ActiveTarget (commercial)</a>
  • <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/javainetlocator/">Java IP (InetAddress) Locator (free lookup library with database)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.tamos.com/products/ip-location-database/">CountryWhois DB


  • <a href="http://www.IPAddressGuide.com/">IPAddressGuide.com: free online geolocation; unsure about underlying database</a>
  • <a href="http://www.serviceobjects.com/products/dots_ipgeo.asp?zut=GGL1004&bhcp=1">Dots IP Address Validation


  • <a href="http://www.geocate.com/index.htm">GeoCate (commercial)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.ip2country.net/"> Jgsoft IP Address Geolocation (commercial w/free limited online lookups)</a>
  • <a href="http://www.namimedia.com/geo.htm">Nami Media (commercial)</a>
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